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Johnson cruising into finale after Phoenix victory

AVONDALE, Ariz. – Jimmie Johnson won’t plan any parties this week, or waste a minute pondering his place in NASCAR history.

Instead, he’ll spend this next week mentally running laps around Homestead-Miami Speedway. Johnson’s win at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday moved him one step closer to a record fourth consecutive championship, which can be wrapped up with a mediocre run in the finale.

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