Johnson wins his sixth NASCAR title

Monday 18th November, 2013

11:20am

Author: SpeedCafe ©

Jimmie Johnson is the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion

Jimmie Johnson is the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion

Jimmie Johnson, the man formerly known as ‘Five-Time’, has won his sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup title as the season closed at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

The Ford EcoBoost 400 was won by Denny Hamlin, with championship challenger Matt Kenseth in second. Johnson’s ninth place was more than enough to take the title.

After winning his five-straight titles from 2006-2010, Johnson added this year’s title after a strong performance in the 10-race Chase for the Cup.

“I hear you up there! Thank you!” Johnson acknowledged the grandstand in victory lane.

“This sport’s about people. And our people rose up and got the job done this year. I’m so honoured and excited to have the six-pack.

“I know my grandma (who died about four months ago), was guiding me around the track.”

Johnson was up front in the first half of the race, but with 74 laps to run he had major moment on a re-start. As the field took the green flag, Johnson got caught in a concertina effect and his front left made contact with Kenseth. Both cars squirmed sideways and smoke started to come from the guard. After some repairs he was able to continue and held his own through to the finish.

In terms of other major incidents, Paul Menard had a scary moment when the right-rear of his car caught fire. As he brought the Chevy to the pits his crew were sent scurrying after the tyre exploded. Although spectacular, no one sustained an injury.

Australia’s Marcos Ambrose finished the final race of the year in 26th.

VIDEO: Final Laps

VIDEO: Johnson and Kenseth make contact on re-start

VIDEO: Paul Menard tyre explosion

RESULTS: Ford EcoBoost 400 – Homestead-Miami Speedway

POS 

Car # 

Driver 

Make 

Start

Laps 

Laps Led 

Final Status

Points

Bonus Points

1

11Denny HamlinToyota526772Running474

2

20Matt KensethToyota1267144Running442

3

88Dale Earnhardt JrChevrolet2126728Running421

4

56Martin Truex JrToyota82670Running400

5

15Clint BowyerToyota252670Running390

6

2Brad KeselowskiFord42679Running391

7

18Kyle BuschToyota112670Running370

8

22Joey LoganoFord32670Running360

9

48Jimmie JohnsonChevrolet72670Running350

10

29Kevin HarvickChevrolet62678Running351

11

24Jeff GordonChevrolet262670Running330

12

99Carl EdwardsFord182670Running320

13

5Kasey KahneChevrolet132670Running310

14

55Elliott SadlerToyota102670Running00

15

51Kyle LarsonChevrolet202671Running00

16

43Aric AlmirolaFord192670Running280

17

39Ryan NewmanChevrolet152670Running270

18

42Juan Pablo MontoyaChevrolet272670Running260

19

14Mark MartinChevrolet222670Running250

20

10Danica PatrickChevrolet242670Running240

21

78Kurt BuschChevrolet22674Running241

22

17Ricky Stenhouse JrFord92670Running220

23

31Jeff BurtonChevrolet142670Running210

24

16Greg BiffleFord162670Running200

25

30Parker KligermanToyota302670Running00

26

9Marcos AmbroseFord232670Running180

27

38David GillilandFord312660Running170

28

13Casey MearsFord402660Running160

29

34David RaganFord292661Running161

30

1Jamie McMurrayChevrolet282650Running140

31

83David ReutimannToyota322650Running130

32

36J.J. YeleyChevrolet372640Running120

33

33Landon CassillChevrolet392640Running00

34

32Ken SchraderFord412630Running100

35

87Joe NemechekToyota422630Running00

36

47AJ AllmendingerToyota362570Running80

37

93Travis KvapilToyota332480Running70

38

7Dave BlaneyChevrolet382420Running60

39

27Paul MenardChevrolet122290Accident50

40

21Trevor BayneFord172230Engine00

41

35Josh WiseFord351190Rear Gear00

42

40Tony RainesChevrolet431040Vibration00

43

98Michael McDowellFord34630Brakes10

 

STANDINGS

Position

Driver

Points

Behind

Starts

WINS

Top 5 

Top 10 

DNF

1

Jimmie Johnson2419Leader36616241

2

Matt Kenseth2400-1936712203

3

Kevin Harvick2385-343649212

4

Kyle Busch2364-5536416224

5

Dale Earnhardt Jr.2363-5636010223

6

Jeff Gordon2337-823618175

7

Clint Bowyer2336-8336010192

8

Joey Logano2323-9636111193

9

Greg Biffle2321-983614130

10

Kurt Busch2309-11036011162

11

Ryan Newman2286-1333616185

12

Kasey Kahne2283-13636211143

13

Carl Edwards2282-1373629162

14

Brad Keselowski1041-13783619162

15

Jamie McMurray1007-1412361490

16

Martin Truex Jr.998-14213617153

17

Paul Menard949-1470360392

18

Aric Almirola913-1506360164

19

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.910-1509360130

20

Jeff Burton906-1513360262

21

Juan Pablo Montoya894-1525360481

22

Marcos Ambrose872-1547360062

23

Denny Hamlin753-1666321488

24

Casey Mears719-1700360013

25

Mark Martin649-1770280152

26

David Gilliland648-1771360126

27

Danica Patrick646-1773360015

28

David Ragan633-1786361126

29

Tony Stewart594-1825211580

30

Dave Blaney526-1893350005

31

Travis Kvapil496-1923360009

32

J J Yeley472-1947350018

33

David Reutimann465-1954360009

34

Bobby Labonte412-2007280006

35

A J Allmendinger410-2009180012

36

David Stremme362-2057250003

37

Michael McDowell210-22093300126

38

Timmy Hill190-2229190003

39

Ken Schrader118-2301100001

40

Michael Waltrip114-230540220

41

Scott Speed99-2320120019

42

Terry Labonte87-233250001

43

Boris Said48-237120000

44

Ron Fellows31-238820000

45

Alex Kennedy21-239830002

46

Justin Marks14-240510000

47

Scott Riggs11-240870007

48

Victor Gonzalez Jr10-240920001

49

Brian Keselowski9-241020002

50

Tomy Drissi8-241120001

51

Jacques Villeneuve3-241610001

52

Jason Leffler1-241810001

53

Brian Vickers-50-2469171265

54

Elliott Sadler50001

55

Trevor Bayne120002

56

Justin Allgaier40001

57

Joe Nemechek3300015

58

Austin Dillon110001

59

Regan Smith60020

60

Landon Cassill330008

61

Kyle Larson40002

62

Blake Koch10001

63

Johnny Sauter20002

64

Owen Kelly10000

65

Parker Kligerman20000

66

Tony Raines110008

67

Brian Scott10000

68

Kevin Swindell10000

69

Mike Bliss1200011

70

Morgan Shepherd10001

71

Cole Whitt70002

72

Paulie Harraka10000

73

Josh Wise3500016

74

Ryan Truex30001

75

Max Papis10000

76

Reed Sorenson60006

77

Brendan Gaughan10000

78

Sam Hornish Jr10001

 

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