Jimmie Johnson Wins Folds of Honor 500 Sprint Cup Race in Atlanta

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Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, celebrates with champagne in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

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As the No. 48 car crossed the finish line in Atlanta, NASCAR nation is already predicting who will be the 2015 Sprint Cup champion.

Jimmie Johnson won the Folds of Honor 500 Sprint Cup series race at the Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday (March 1). This was his 71st career win and 4th checkered flag at the 1.54-mile track.

But no matter how many times you win the same race, it seems like it only gets better. And how does a NASCAR driver celebrate a victory? By doing burnouts.

And more burn outs.

As Johnson climbed out of his car, the crowd around him erupted with cheer.

And after you hug and kiss your family, you celebrate with a champagne shower.

The most surprising and impressive thing about Johnson’s win was the fact that he started in 37th place. During qualifying Friday (Feb. 27) Johnson was having an issue getting through technical inspection.

The six-time Sprint Cup champ has always had a knack for finishing the season strong when winning races in the start of the season. The Folds of Honor 500 is the second race of the year. Three times in the 39-year-old’s career Johnson has won the championship after winning one of the first two races of the year.

The 2015 NASCAR season may have just started, but Johnson is always looking for the finish.