Three down and more to go? Johnson, 48 team, might just be getting started

Before you think Jimmie Johnson, crew chief Chad Knaus, and owner Rick Hendrick are ready to rest on their three-peat laurels, realize that's not what makes this team tick, writes Ed Hinton.

Updated: November 17, 2008, 5:17 PM ET
By Ed Hinton | ESPN.com

HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Turns out three in a row isn't really the milestone Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus were looking for. It's just a step in the right direction.

"To get four championships in a row, you have to get three," crew chief Knaus said, maybe 10 minutes into their media conference Sunday night after the 48 team won its third straight Sprint Cup championship.

"It's not that we're chasing a number," Johnson said. "It's just what we're capable of …"

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