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Where does Jimmie Johnson rank among NASCAR greats?

November 23, 2009 | 12:54 pm

2009 Homestead NSCS Jimmie Johnson hoists trophy thumb Jimmie Johnson has done what no other driver in NASCAR has done: win four Cup championships in a row.

That would put him at No. 3 on my list of all-time great NASCAR drivers.

Of course Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt are Nos. 1 and 2.

Here's a look at my top 10:

  1. Richard Petty
  2. Dale Earnhardt
  3. Jimmie Johnson
  4. Cale Yarborough
  5. Jeff Gordon
  6. Darrell Waltrip
  7. Junior Johnson
  8. Bobby Allison
  9. Neil Bonnett
  10. Harry Gant

Go to Haddock in the Paddock for comments from Johnson on winning four Cup championships in a row and more on my top NASCAR drivers list.

-- Tim Haddock

Photo: Jimmie Johnson hoists the Sprint Cup trophy for the fourth consecutive year at Homestead-Miami Speedway. (Photo Credit: Rusty Jarrett / Getty Images for NASCAR)