Jimmie Johnson became the first driver to win five consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships as he dominated the sport from 2006 to 2010 as the driver of the No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports. He easily eclipsed the former NASCAR record of three in row established by Cale Yarborough and is one of only three drivers with five or more Sprint Cup Series crowns. The others are legends Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt with seven each. Johnson has finished among the top five in the championship 10 of his 11 full seasons, the only blemish coming in 2011 when he finished sixth. Heading into the 2013 season, he owned 60 victories – including the Daytona 500 in 2006 and a career-high 10 in 2007 – and has multiple victories in every full season he has competed in since his rookie campaign in 2002. That total ranks eighth in NASCAR history.