NASCAR Sprint Cup 2009: Season preview

NASCAR Sprint Cup 2009: Season preview

The Sprint Cup is back and, global economic disasters notwithstanding, it's set for one of its closest and most exciting seasons in years. Diego Mejia looks at the long line of stars looking to stall Jimmie Johnson's momentum

While Jimmie Johnson tries to keep his momentum running towards yet another title, there's plenty more to watch out for in 2009 as the Sprint Cup series season gets underway on Sunday at Daytona

Following three years of Johnson domination, you could get the impression that the Sprint Cup is going through a period similar to that of Formula One's Ferrari-Schumacher domination in the first half of the decade. That may well be the case and looking at the facts, it doesn't look very likely that 2009 would be the end of it, even if Johnson doesn't set a record fourth straight title.

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