Published November 22, 2010
Jimmie Johnson's five consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup championships from 2006-2010 are a feat accomplished by no other driver.
Only Richard Petty and the late Dale Earnhardt, with seven titles, have more.
Jeff Gordon, Johnson's Hendrick Motorsports teammate, is next with four championships.
Johnson's 53 race wins are second among active drivers behind Gordon, and 10th all-time.
Johnson's top-five finishing percentage is second among active drivers, trailing only Gordon. Johnson's top-10 percentage is first among active drivers.
Johnson has won at the following NASCAR tracks: • Shortest: Martinsville• Longest: Talladega• Oldest: Indy• Newest: Kansas • Most Famous: Daytona• Highest-banked: Bristol, Talladega• No banking: Infineon• Half mile: Bristol, Martinsville • 75-Mile: Richmond• One mile: Dover, New Hampshire, Phoenix• Mile and 1.5-mile: Atlanta, Kansas, Charlotte, Las Vegas, Texas• 2-Mile: Fontana• 2.5-Mile: Daytona, Pocono, Indy• Road Course: Infineon
Johnson has captured the most famous NASCAR races: the Daytona 500, Brickyard 400, Coca-Cola 600 and Southern 500
The only current tracks where Johnson hasn't won are Chicagoland (he had his only Nationwide win there), Homestead-Miami Speedway (he usually has such a big lead at the finale that he doesn’t need to win), Michigan and Watkins Glen (he won on a road course at Infineon).
Johnson's wins are nicely divided among different length tracks:• (2 Miles +): 12• (1-2 Miles): 30• (Short Tracks): 10• (Road Courses): 1
Johnson is the only driver to make the Chase every season since NASCAR adopted the playoff format, and has the most Chase wins of any driver by a huge margin. Johnson has 19 wins in the Chase, including at least one every year.
Gordon and Johnson have raced each other 327 times. Here's how they've stacked up against each other:• Johnson has finished better 181 times to Gordon's 146• Johnson has 53 race wins to Gordon's 24• Johnson has 134 top fives to Gordon's 127• Johnson has 203 top 10s to Gordon's 189• Johnson's average finish is 11.7 to Gordon's 13.0• Johnson's winning percentage is 16 percent to Gordon's 13 percent
Gordon and Johnson are first and second in career earnings• Gordon: $115 million in 617 starts• Johnson: $96 million in 327 starts