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Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg: How Jimmie Johnson stacks up against Scott Dixon

The seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion is a rookie next to the six-time IndyCar Series champ.
Published Apr. 24
Updated Apr. 25

By adding NASCAR legend Jimmie Johnson to a team that already included reigning IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing has produced one of the most accomplished duos in any sport. Here’s how Dixon and Johnson stack up against each other:

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Scott Dixon

Scott Dixon clinched his sixth IndyCar Series championship at last year's Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.
Scott Dixon clinched his sixth IndyCar Series championship at last year's Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. [ LUIS SANTANA | Times (2020) ]

Car/team: No. 9 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda

Age: 40

Hometown: Auckland, New Zealand

IndyCar Series championships: Six (2003, 2008, 2013, 2015, 2018, 2020)

IndyCar wins: 50 (most among active drivers and third all-time)

Starts: 336

Indianapolis 500 wins: One (2008)

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Jimmie Johnson

Jimmie Johnson's storied NASCAR career included winning the 2006 Daytona 500.
Jimmie Johnson's storied NASCAR career included winning the 2006 Daytona 500. [ Times (2006) ]

Car/team: No. 48 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda

Age: 45

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Hometown: El Cajon, Calif.

Cup Series championships: Seven (2006-10, 2013, 2016)

Cup wins: 83 (tied for sixth all-time)

Starts: 686

Daytona 500 wins: Two (2006, 2013)

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