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Jimmie Johnson finalist for charitable contributions award

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In this Aug. 18, 2017, file photo, driver Jimmie Johnson watches atop his car hauler during practice for the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup auto race in Bristol, Tenn. Johnson was chasing a record championship this year, he didn't put his philanthropic efforts on hold. Johnson spent portions of this year's NASCAR season raising money for local schools and donating time and funds to hurricane assistance. He's a finalist for the Comcast Community Champion of the Year, which will be announced Thursday prior to NASCAR's championship weekend. (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson won’t win a record eighth championship this year. He could wind up as NASCAR’s charitable champion, though.