Jimmie Johnson accomplished on Sunday what only two other men in NASCAR history were able to do before him. Johnson became the third driver to become a 7-time Sprint Cup champion and how he did it was absolutely amazing.
Sometimes it's a matter of being in the right spot at the right time. In auto racing it also helps to be in the lead when the rain comes. Carl Edwards won the AAA Texas 500 Sunday night when rain brought out the yellow flag and eventually the red flag 43 laps before the scheduled end.
Six-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has earned a spot in the final four for a seventh title. Johnson won for the ninth time at Martinsville and for the fourth time this season to guarantee himself a shot at tying the record for most Cup championships in a career. Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt share the all-time record.
Kevin Harvick entered Sunday's race at Kansas Speedway dead last in the Chase for the Sprint Cup standings, but with his victory he nailed down a slot in the Round of 8 following next week's race at Talladega.
Jimmie Johnson dominated Sunday's rain-delayed race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Johnson led 155 laps to break a 24-race winless skid and assure himself of a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship final eight.
The first race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship at Chicagoland Speedway goes to Martin Truex, Jr. Using a late pit stop for new tires, Truex caught and passed rookie Chase Elliott in the final restart of the race and held on for the victory. Elliott had led 75 laps until that last caution flag came out.
Denny Hamlin won Saturday night's regular-season finale at Richmond International Raceway for his third win of the season and it also set the grid for the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship beginning next week including three rookies...