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The 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion

Posted by Amy in General | NASCAR
A Six Pack Of Gatorade Celebration of 6 Time!

Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe’s/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet, celebrates in Champions Victory Lane after winning the series championship following the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 17, 2013 in Homestead, Florida. (November 16, 2013 – Source: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images North America)

On Sunday November 17th, 2013 Jimmie Johnson was crowned NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion for the the 6th time in 8 years.

I KNOW I am not in the majority here but I think what Jimmie and the 48 team has managed to do is historic- possibly bordering on- wait for it: legend-ary. We are witnessing one of the greats in NASCAR- and I am interested to see just how many championships Jimmie can amass.  Yes I am a diehard Stewart fan- but I can appreciate what Jimmie and Chad and the rest of the Lowes racing team is doing. They obviously have a little something more than the rest of the field. I don’t know if it’s more dedication, more drive, more talent, better engineering, the fact that their crew chief openly admits he has no life outside of work. Whatever they have- they have just a wee little bit more- and have had it six times now.  Misty mentioned that she didn’t understand why Jimmie and team are so widely despised.  I told her “Haters just hating on success…they are just jealous.”

Of course you can be dang sure if he was running up against Tony Stewart for that championship I would have been all sour grapes about number 6- that is just the way I am- and I freely admit that.

That said: Congratulations Jimmie Johnson, Chad Knaus and the entire Lowes racing team on Championship number 6!

Some of my favorite pictures from the Championship celebration:

Adorable father/daughter moment in Championship Lane:

Jimmie celebrates with daughter Evie

Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe’s/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet, celebrates in Champions Victory Lane with his daughter Genevieve Marie after winning the series championship following the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. (Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images North America)

Jimmie’s got his championship goggles on:

Jimmie's Got His Championship Goggles On

Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe’s/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet, celebrates with champagne in Champions Victory Lane after winning the series championship following the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. (Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images North America)

Apparently Chad does not practice safe victory lane procedures (aka no safety goggles):

Celebrate!

Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe’s/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet, celebrates with champagne in Champions Victory Lane after winning the series championship following the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. (Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images North America)

A Champion and his steed:

A Champion and his steed.

Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe’s/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet, celebrates after winning the series championship after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 17, 2013 in Homestead, Florida.
(November 16, 2013 – Source: Robert Laberge/Getty Images North America)

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  • Charity says:

    I won’t say that it isn’t bordering on legendary, but I do find it to be rather tiresome. I’ve been watching for 9 seasons now and 6 have been JJ winning the champions. I’m getting bored. LOL



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