Jimmie Johnson’s season-ending performance left no doubts as to who was the best of the best in 2006. The ninth-place finish was his worst in six races.
On the strength of an impressive third-place run in the Ford 400, Denny Hamlin finished the season third in the standings.
0.389 – Greg Biffle’s margin of victory, in seconds, over Martin Truex Jr. in the Ford 400 at Homestead.
Already 0-for-4 with championship opportunities, there was Jimmie Johnson, sitting on pit road without enough lugnuts on all four of his tires.
In the Nextel Cup finale, Greg Biffle held off Martin Truex Jr. in a green-white-checkered finish to win the Ford 400 at Homestead.
After 36 races during a 10-month long season, a champion will be crowned, and most likely, that champion will be Jimmie Johnson. How will Johnson be received?
The Ford 400 is the final event on the 36-race NASCAR Nextel Cup Series schedule. The Cup Series visits the 1.51-mile Homestead-Miami Speedway just once a year.
Q: When are you media types going to give Jimmie Johnson his due? He’s raced a great Chase, and he’ll be the next Nextel Cup champion after Sunday. I can’t get over the hatred for what he does and who he is. Oh wait, I get it – he’s Jeff Gordon‘s buddy. No wonder you …
Anyone that chooses not to watch the season-ending race this Sunday at Homestead, I’ve got one thing to tell you: you may be bitterly disappointed.
And then there were five. After 35 races, over 10,000 laps and countless hours spent behind the wheel, the final race of the season at Homestead comes down to five drivers from five different organizations battling for the 2006 Nextel Cup championship. There is Jimmie Johnson, the perpetual bridesmaid who has specialized in watching titles …
Kevin Harvick outlasted Jimmie Johnson following a restart with three laps remaining to win at Phoenix in Sunday’s Checker Auto Parts 500.
AVONDALE, Ariz. – Kevin Harvick had the hottest car in the Arizona desert today – in more ways than one. With sunny skies and temperatures in the 80s, Harvick battled a battery problem that required turning off his cooling fans in the cockpit for much of the race. Nevertheless, he was dominant throughout the afternoon, …