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2010 Jimmie Johnson ♯48 Lowe's CHEVROLET IMPALA '10

Jimmie Johnson, who has been the Sprint Cup champion five years running since 2006, drives this blue and white Lowe's color Chevrolet Impala, number 48.

Since his debut in the premier NASCAR series in 2002, he has won 47 races in this number 48 car. A combination of the most powerful driver and machine, he is the face of NASCAR in the 21st century.

In stock car racing, the ability of the crew chief who is the brains of the team also plays a major role in the race, from the setting of the machine, the strategy during the race, and the positioning of the staff and more. For car number 48, Chad Knaus is always there, and he is well known to be one of the best crew chiefs in NASCAR. His ability to constantly produce the fastest machine in high-speed ovals, short ovals and restrictor plate races in ultra-high-speed ovals, is immense. With the combination of Johnson's driving skill and Knaus's uncanny ability to set up the machine, there is a powerful force pushing Johnson towards the champion spot.

The team owner of Johnson's car, number 48, is, of course, Jeff Gordon, of the same Hendrick Motorsports family. It was Gordon who recognized the skills of Johnson, who was formerly off-road racing - which is a rare background for a NASCAR driver. Gordon was the one who suggested Johnson's entry into the team. In 2007, Johnson this favor to Gordon through a historic battle for the title with his mentor, and in 2010 he engraved his name forever into the annals of racing history by achieving five series championship titles in a row for the first time ever in NASCAR.

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