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Comparing Johnson's dominance to other sports

November 20, 2013, Staff report,

Hendrick Motorsports title percentage the best in major American professional sports

Jimmie Johnson will be the first active athlete to have a vote in his sport's Hall of Fame. Johnson will cast one ballot for the 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame class as part of a new rule that includes the reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion in the process.

different times Hendrick Motorsports has won four consecutive Sprint Cup Series titles (1995-1998, 2005-2010). No other organization has won more than three Sprint Cup championships in consecutive seasons.

2.4  is the average finish for Johnson in the championship standings over the 12 years he has worked with crew chief Chad Knaus. Together, the duo has never finished lower the sixth in the final point standings.

Hendrick drivers have won Sprint Cup Series championships. Those drivers are Johnson, Jeff Gordon and Terry Labonte.

is the number of titles Johnson has won in the past eight years. How does that compare to other sports? According to Matt Willis at -- the New York Yankees won six of eight World Series titles twice (1936-43, 1947-53); the Montreal Canadiens won six Stanley Cups in eight seasons (1953-60); the Boston Celtics won eight consecutive NBA titles (1959-66); UCLA men’s basketball team won seven consecutive championships (1967-73); and the Chicago Bulls won six of eight NBA titles (1991-98 ).

10.7 was the average finish for Johnson in 2013.

11 is the number of Sprint Cup Series championships won by Hendrick Motorsports and team owner Rick Hendrick, which is tied for the seventh-most all-time among major American professional sports leagues.

14 is the number of car owner championships for Hendrick Motorsports across NASCAR's three national series. In addition to the 11 Cup championships in the car owner category, Hendrick also has three car owner championships in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

16 is the number of top-five finishes Johnson had in 2013.
24 is the number of top-10 finishes Johnson had in 2013.
28 is the number of consecutive seasons that Hendrick Motorsports has won a Sprint Cup Series race.

36.7 is Hendrick Motorsports all-time title-winning percentage, which makes it the most efficient team in major American professional sports. The National Basketball Association's Boston Celtics rank second with 17 NBA titles in 67 seasons (25.4 percent).

38 years and 61 days was Johnson's age when he won his sixth Sprint Cup championship, making him the youngest driver (by 83 days) to win six titles. Petty was 38 years and 144 days old when he won his sixth title in 1975 (which was also just over two months after Johnson was born). Earnhardt was 42 years old when he won his sixth title in 1993.

57.9 is Hendrick Motorsports title-winning percentage in the past 19 seasons. The team has won 11 of the 19 Sprint Cup championships contested since 1995.

66 is the number of career victories Johnson has in the Sprint Cup Series.

110.3 was Johnson's Driver Rating for the season, which was second to Matt Kenseth.

125.8 was Johnson's Driver Rating in the 10 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup races in 2013.

218 is the number of Cup victories for Hendrick Motorsports in 30 seasons, which ranks second all-time behind Petty Enterprises (268).

974 is the number fastest laps Johnson ran in 2013, which was the most among all drivers.

1,985 is the number laps Johnson led in 2013, which was the most among all drivers. Overall, he led 18.8 percent of the laps run this season.

2,419 is the final point total for Johnson this season.


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