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Hendrick signs Johnson through 2015

Updated: November 20, 2009, 3:07 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Jimmie Johnson, on the verge of a NASCAR-record fourth consecutive championship, signed a contract extension Friday to drive for Hendrick Motorsports through the 2015 season.

The announcement comes just two days before Johnson likely will wrap up the Sprint Cup championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Johnson goes into Sunday's finale with a 108-point lead over Hendrick teammate Mark Martin and needs only to finish 25th or better to win the title.

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