Johnson avoids late race chaos, earns record-tying 7th title
SOUTH BEACH —
How about we take a trip to South Beach, where the Nascar Sprint Cup Series Championship was up for grabs as Nascar honored three-time champion Tony Stewart in what would be his final ride in Nascar.
But the action really heated up with ten laps to go with Carl Edwards, one of the championship four leading on a re-start when he dive-bombs to the inside in an attempt to block Joey Logano for position and that sends the 19 car careeming out of control causing a multi-car wreck and ending his chance at a championship.
But after a lengthy red flag, Logano would get one more shot at taking the crown but Jimmie Johnson, you can’t say enough about how dominating he’s been since breaking into the Sprint Cup Series in 2001. He hits nitrous on the restart and puts his name into some rarefied air with his seventh career Sprint Cup Series Championship, tying the King Richard Petty and the intimidator Dale Earnhardt for the most all time.
"The fact that we were in the position we were today to tie history,” said Jimmie Johnson. “I never aspired to be famous, I never aspired to be a champion, I just wanted to race. And I've found a way to put it in that simple mindset and I think it makes us really dangerous and I look forward to the challenge of trying to get number eight."