What Years Did Jimmie Johnson Win NASCAR Championships?

What Years Did Jimmie Johnson Win NASCAR Championships
What Years Did Jimmie Johnson Win NASCAR Championships

Jimmie Johnson is one of the most successful drivers in the history of NASCAR, having won seven championships in the sport’s premier series, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. He won his first championship in 2006, and then went on to win the championship every year from 2007 to 2010, making him the only driver in NASCAR history to win five consecutive championships. He then won his sixth championship in 2013 and his seventh in 2016.

Johnson’s dominance in the sport began in the 2006 season, when he won his first championship driving for Hendrick Motorsports. He won the championship by a margin of 56 points over second-place finisher Matt Kenseth. That season, Johnson won a total of eight races and finished in the top-10 in 26 out of 36 races. He also won a total of four poles and had an average finish of 8.2.

The following year, Johnson continued his dominance by winning his second consecutive championship. He won the championship by a margin of 77 points over second-place finisher Jeff Gordon. That season, Johnson won a total of 10 races and finished in the top-10 in 27 out of 36 races. He also won a total of four poles and had an average finish of 8.5.

In 2008, Johnson won his third consecutive championship, becoming the first driver in NASCAR history to win three consecutive championships. He won the championship by a margin of 69 points over second-place finisher Carl Edwards. That season, Johnson won a total of six races and finished in the top-10 in 27 out of 36 races. He also won a total of three poles and had an average finish of 9.1.

In 2009, Johnson won his fourth consecutive championship, becoming the first driver in NASCAR history to win four consecutive championships. He won the championship by a margin of 141 points over second-place finisher Mark Martin. That season, Johnson won a total of six races and finished in the top-10 in 27 out of 36 races. He also won a total of four poles and had an average finish of 8.8.

In 2010, Johnson won his fifth consecutive championship, becoming the first and only driver in NASCAR history to win five consecutive championships. He won the championship by a margin of 39 points over second-place finisher Denny Hamlin. That season, Johnson won a total of six races and finished in the top-10 in 27 out of 36 races. He also won a total of four poles and had an average finish of 9.1.

After a three-year drought, Johnson won his sixth championship in 2013, again driving for Hendrick Motorsports. He won the championship by a margin of 28 points over second-place finisher Matt Kenseth. That season, Johnson won a total of six races and finished in the top-10 in 26 out of 36 races. He also won a total of four poles and had an average finish of 8.9.

Finally, in 2016, Johnson won his seventh championship, becoming the first driver in NASCAR history to win seven championships. He won the championship by a margin of 19 points over second-place finisher Carl Edwards. That season, Johnson won a total of four races and finished in the top-10 in 20 out of 36 races. He also won a total of three poles and had an average finish of 9.1.

In summary, Jimmie Johnson won his first NASCAR championship in 2006, and then won the championship every year from 2007 to 2010, making him the only driver in NASCAR history to win five consecutive championships. He then won his sixth championship in 2013 and his seventh in 2016. Johnson’s dominance in the sport is truly remarkable, and his seven championships are a testament to his skill and determination.

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