Sprint Cup stories in the SI Vault

Two For The Road By Lars Anderson, September 20, 2004 The Chase is on and very fast friends Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon are the drivers to beat in the brand new 10-race showdown.

Eight's Enough By Lars Anderson, December 06, 2004 Despite a tragedy that rocked his team, Jimmie Johnson roared to the most Cup wins and is SI's Driver of the Year.

Bringing It Home Again By Lars Anderson, November 26, 2007 With a flawless run at Homestead, Jimmie Johnson sewed up his second straight Nextel Cup and proved that he and his Hendrick Racing team are the best of their era.

Not Over Yet! By Mark Beech, November 10, 2008 With a gutsy gamble on gas at Texas, Carl Edwards won another race and put the chase back into the Chase.

Six Against A Sixth By Lars Anderson, February 21, 2011 Jimmie Johnson has won five straight Cup titles and is gunning for yet another, but half a dozen of NASCAR's best have a shot at ending his streak

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