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Jimmie Johnson is media's pick to win NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship

Johnson and gordon For the first time since 2005, Jimmie Johnson was selected in a media preseason poll to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship.

Johnson will be in search of an unprecedented fifth-straight Cup championship.

Jeff Gordon, Johnson's teammate at Hendrick Motorsports, was picked to finish second. Tony Stewart, a two-time Cup champion, was selected to finish third.

Go to Haddock in the Paddock for a look at which drivers were voted by the media to make the Chase.

-- Tim Haddock

Photo: Jimmie Johnson, left, was the favorite in a media poll on who would win the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon finished second. Credit: Todd Warshaw / Getty Images for NASCAR

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