Johnson’s four consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup championships are a feat never achieved in the 61-year history of the sport. Not by the sport’s king, Richard Petty. Not by the sport’s most beloved and ruthless competitor, Dale Earnhardt. And not by Johnson’s mentor and modern day NASCAR archetype, Jeff Gordon.
In fact, winning four titles consecutively in any professional league is almost unheard of in today’s sports landscape. But Johnson already has four in the bag, and is aiming — with deadly accuracy — at a fifth.