Gallery: A look back on Jimmie Johnson’s legendary career

Jimmie Johnson’s career as a full-time NASCAR Cup Series driver will end Sunday at Phoenix Raceway, so let’s take a look back on the biggest moments from his Hall of Fame career.

Announcing his arrival

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The first of many

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The Chase for the Cup

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Tragedy in the air

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Healing wounds

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Winning the Daytona 500

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2006 – CHAMPION for the first time

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2007 – Champion over Jeff Gordon by 77pts

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2008 – Champion over Carl Edwards by 69pts

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2009 – Champion over Mark Martin by 141pts

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2010 – Champion over Denny Hamlin by 39pts

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2013 – Champion over Matt Kenseth by 19pts

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Win No. 76

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2016 – Champion over Joey Logano by 3pts

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Seven-time – Among the legends

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The final win

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686 starts; 18,937 laps led, 83 wins; 36 poles; 231 T5s; 373 T10s; 7 championships

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A new challenge

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