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NASCAR: Johnson clinches sixth championship to fuel debate on his place in sport

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HOMESTEAD, Fla. – The comparisons with legendary drivers like Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt started long before the Ford EcoBoost 400 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway.

A sixth championship in eight years Sunday only added to that discussion.

A ninth-place finish was more than enough – Johnson only needed to finish among the top 23 to clinch – for Johnson to regain his current position as the sport’s most gifted driver.

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