Stories for '09: Jimmie's Dominance

Here's what everyone will be talking about as the NASCAR haulers roll into Daytona International Speedway next month for the start of one the most unpredictable seasons in recent memory.

In the days -- even hours -- leading up to the 2008 season finale, Jimmie Johnson was uncomfortable talking about his impending third consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup championship, even though all he had to do was finish 36th or better in the last race. Johnson preferred to wait until he had wrapped his arms around the hardware and the historic feat was accomplished. He didn't want to assume anything.

Now he better get used to a new round of questioning.

Stories for '09: Jimmie's Dominance originally appeared on Motorsports FanHouse on Wed, 21 Jan 2009 11:00:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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