The 100 Greatest Athletes of the Complex Decade

77. Jimmie Johnson

Sport: Nascar
Bonafides From 2002-2012: 5x Nascar Cup Series Champion, 55 wins, 150 Top 5 finishes, and 226 Top 10 finishes
We're still debating whether driving a souped-up Impala in circles for three hours constitutes a sport, but there's no debating the greatness of Jimmie Johnson. Between 2006 and 2010, JJ had NASCAR on lock—no really, he won the Sprint Cup every year during that span. If you hoist that many trophies, we don't care if you sit on your ass all day and turn—you deserve to be called great.

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