Sure Jimmie Johnson’s six NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships are impressive, but how does his record stack up against other major sports since the year 2000? The answer might surprise you.
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Boston Red Sox, 3
Since breaking the Curse of the Bambino in 2004, the Sox added World Series titles in 2007 and 2013, tying them for most in Major League Baseball this century.
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San Francisco Giants, 3
The hottest Major League Baseball team this decade, the Giants won the World Series in 2010, 2012 and 2014.
Chicago Blackhawks, 3
It was 49 long years between the time the Blackhawks won the National Hockey League championship in 1961 until they captured the 2010 Stanley Cup. Now, they are a powerhouse, having added Cups in 2013 and 2015.
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Always one of the team’s to beat in NCAA Men’s College Basketball, since 2000, the Blue Devils cut down the nets in 2001, 2010 and last year.
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Another perennial powerhouse in NCAA Men’s College Basketball, the Huskies took championships in 2004, 2011, 2014.
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New England Patriots, 4
The National Football League has been dominated by Tom Brady and the Patriots, who won their first Super Bowl in 2002, and then took the titles again in 2004, 2005 and 2015.
Here’s a remarkable stat: Every one of Coach Nick Saban’s recruiting classes has won at least one NCAA Men’s Football national championship, with the Crimson Tide taking the titles in 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2016.
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Los Angeles Lakers, 4
Yeah, they’re bad right now. But once upon a time not so long ago, the Lakers were the most feared team in the National Basketball Association, winning title in 2001, 2002, 2009 and 2010.
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Jimmie Johnson, 6
Yep, Johnson is truly in a class by himself, winning five consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships from 2006-10 and adding one more 2013. None of the other major sports teams listed here beats that number of titles since 2000.