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Jimmie Johnson aims to end drought at Chicagoland track in Chase opener

Jimmie Johnson aims to end drought at Chicagoland track in Chase opener

Jimmie Johnson’s dominance on the NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit is unmatched among his contemporaries.

His six Cup championships rank third all time; only legends Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Richard Petty have more, with seven each. Johnson is also the only driver to have won five consecutive titles.

But he hasn’t won at Chicagoland Speedway.

He will try to end that drought Sunday at the Joliet, Ill., track in the MyAFibRisk.com 400, the opener in the 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup.

Johnson, who turned 40 last week, shares the Chase points lead with Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch. He will start 12th Sunday based on Friday morning practice runs as afternoon rain...

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