Jimmie Johnson wins seventh NASCAR championship, tying record

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Jimmie Johnson won a record-tying seventh NASCAR series championship Sunday, after surging from last place to first to win the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Johnson, 41, beat out Joey Logano, Kyle Busch, and Carl Edwards to join racing legends Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt Sr. in the exclusive club of seven-time champions. Dale Earnhardt Jr. visited Johnson in victory lane. “I told him I wished my dad was here to shake his hand,” Earnhardt said, “because he would have said Jimmie has put himself in the conversation for the best driver ever.”

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