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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jimmie Johnson hoists the Sprint Cup championship trophy in victory lane after the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Jimmie Johnson captures sixth Sprint Cup title

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The Sports Xchange, By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service

HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Denny Hamlin found redemption for a lost season, as Jimmie Johnson advanced to the threshold of legend.

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Sidelined for four races with a broken back earlier in the season, Hamlin took the checkered flag in Sunday's Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, as Johnson claimed his sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship with a ninth-place finish.

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