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From JJ's first Cup title to Knaus' suspension, nothing dull about 2006 Chase

Imagine winning the Daytona 500, the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard and the Cup Series championship in the same year. Jimmie Johnson doesn't need to imagine, writes Terry Blount.

Updated: September 10, 2008, 11:23 AM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

The 2006 season was the year Jimmie Johnson could do more than win races and finish well in the Cup standings. He learned he had what it takes to win the championship, and he hasn't lost one since.

Johnson and the No. 48 Chevrolet team had a dream season, but a lot of interesting and unusual things happened in the series along the way. Here are a few that stand out:

Highs• NASCAR's first Triple Crown winner -- Johnson became the first driver ...

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