Johnson wins his sixth NASCAR title

  • Monday 18th November, 2013 11:20am
  • Author: SpeedCafe ©
Jimmie the champ 344x223 Johnson wins his sixth NASCAR title

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

11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 5 267 72 Running 47 4

2

20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 1 267 144 Running 44 2

3

88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet 21 267 28 Running 42 1

4

56 Martin Truex Jr Toyota 8 267 0 Running 40 0

5

15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 25 267 0 Running 39 0

6

2 Brad Keselowski Ford 4 267 9 Running 39 1

7

18 Kyle Busch Toyota 11 267 0 Running 37 0

8

22 Joey Logano Ford 3 267 0 Running 36 0

9

48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 7 267 0 Running 35 0

10

29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 6 267 8 Running 35 1

11

24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 26 267 0 Running 33 0

12

99 Carl Edwards Ford 18 267 0 Running 32 0

13

5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 13 267 0 Running 31 0

14

55 Elliott Sadler Toyota 10 267 0 Running 0 0

15

51 Kyle Larson Chevrolet 20 267 1 Running 0 0

16

43 Aric Almirola Ford 19 267 0 Running 28 0

17

39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 15 267 0 Running 27 0

18

42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevrolet 27 267 0 Running 26 0

19

14 Mark Martin Chevrolet 22 267 0 Running 25 0

20

10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 24 267 0 Running 24 0

21

78 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 2 267 4 Running 24 1

22

17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Ford 9 267 0 Running 22 0

23

31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 14 267 0 Running 21 0

24

16 Greg Biffle Ford 16 267 0 Running 20 0

25

30 Parker Kligerman Toyota 30 267 0 Running 0 0

26

9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 23 267 0 Running 18 0

27

38 David Gilliland Ford 31 266 0 Running 17 0

28

13 Casey Mears Ford 40 266 0 Running 16 0

29

34 David Ragan Ford 29 266 1 Running 16 1

30

1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 28 265 0 Running 14 0

31

83 David Reutimann Toyota 32 265 0 Running 13 0

32

36 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet 37 264 0 Running 12 0

33

33 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 39 264 0 Running 0 0

34

32 Ken Schrader Ford 41 263 0 Running 10 0

35

87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 42 263 0 Running 0 0

36

47 AJ Allmendinger Toyota 36 257 0 Running 8 0

37

93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 33 248 0 Running 7 0

38

7 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 38 242 0 Running 6 0

39

27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 12 229 0 Accident 5 0

40

21 Trevor Bayne Ford 17 223 0 Engine 0 0

41

35 Josh Wise Ford 35 119 0 Rear Gear 0 0

42

40 Tony Raines Chevrolet 43 104 0 Vibration 0 0

43

98 Michael McDowell Ford 34 63 0 Brakes 1 0

 

STANDINGS

Position

Driver

Points

Behind

Starts

WINS

Top 5 

Top 10 

DNF

1

Jimmie Johnson 2419 Leader 36 6 16 24 1

2

Matt Kenseth 2400 -19 36 7 12 20 3

3

Kevin Harvick 2385 -34 36 4 9 21 2

4

Kyle Busch 2364 -55 36 4 16 22 4

5

Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2363 -56 36 0 10 22 3

6

Jeff Gordon 2337 -82 36 1 8 17 5

7

Clint Bowyer 2336 -83 36 0 10 19 2

8

Joey Logano 2323 -96 36 1 11 19 3

9

Greg Biffle 2321 -98 36 1 4 13 0

10

Kurt Busch 2309 -110 36 0 11 16 2

11

Ryan Newman 2286 -133 36 1 6 18 5

12

Kasey Kahne 2283 -136 36 2 11 14 3

13

Carl Edwards 2282 -137 36 2 9 16 2

14

Brad Keselowski 1041 -1378 36 1 9 16 2

15

Jamie McMurray 1007 -1412 36 1 4 9 0

16

Martin Truex Jr. 998 -1421 36 1 7 15 3

17

Paul Menard 949 -1470 36 0 3 9 2

18

Aric Almirola 913 -1506 36 0 1 6 4

19

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 910 -1509 36 0 1 3 0

20

Jeff Burton 906 -1513 36 0 2 6 2

21

Juan Pablo Montoya 894 -1525 36 0 4 8 1

22

Marcos Ambrose 872 -1547 36 0 0 6 2

23

Denny Hamlin 753 -1666 32 1 4 8 8

24

Casey Mears 719 -1700 36 0 0 1 3

25

Mark Martin 649 -1770 28 0 1 5 2

26

David Gilliland 648 -1771 36 0 1 2 6

27

Danica Patrick 646 -1773 36 0 0 1 5

28

David Ragan 633 -1786 36 1 1 2 6

29

Tony Stewart 594 -1825 21 1 5 8 0

30

Dave Blaney 526 -1893 35 0 0 0 5

31

Travis Kvapil 496 -1923 36 0 0 0 9

32

J J Yeley 472 -1947 35 0 0 1 8

33

David Reutimann 465 -1954 36 0 0 0 9

34

Bobby Labonte 412 -2007 28 0 0 0 6

35

A J Allmendinger 410 -2009 18 0 0 1 2

36

David Stremme 362 -2057 25 0 0 0 3

37

Michael McDowell 210 -2209 33 0 0 1 26

38

Timmy Hill 190 -2229 19 0 0 0 3

39

Ken Schrader 118 -2301 10 0 0 0 1

40

Michael Waltrip 114 -2305 4 0 2 2 0

41

Scott Speed 99 -2320 12 0 0 1 9

42

Terry Labonte 87 -2332 5 0 0 0 1

43

Boris Said 48 -2371 2 0 0 0 0

44

Ron Fellows 31 -2388 2 0 0 0 0

45

Alex Kennedy 21 -2398 3 0 0 0 2

46

Justin Marks 14 -2405 1 0 0 0 0

47

Scott Riggs 11 -2408 7 0 0 0 7

48

Victor Gonzalez Jr 10 -2409 2 0 0 0 1

49

Brian Keselowski 9 -2410 2 0 0 0 2

50

Tomy Drissi 8 -2411 2 0 0 0 1

51

Jacques Villeneuve 3 -2416 1 0 0 0 1

52

Jason Leffler 1 -2418 1 0 0 0 1

53

Brian Vickers -50 -2469 17 1 2 6 5

54

Elliott Sadler 5 0 0 0 1

55

Trevor Bayne 12 0 0 0 2

56

Justin Allgaier 4 0 0 0 1

57

Joe Nemechek 33 0 0 0 15

58

Austin Dillon 11 0 0 0 1

59

Regan Smith 6 0 0 2 0

60

Landon Cassill 33 0 0 0 8

61

Kyle Larson 4 0 0 0 2

62

Blake Koch 1 0 0 0 1

63

Johnny Sauter 2 0 0 0 2

64

Owen Kelly 1 0 0 0 0

65

Parker Kligerman 2 0 0 0 0

66

Tony Raines 11 0 0 0 8

67

Brian Scott 1 0 0 0 0

68

Kevin Swindell 1 0 0 0 0

69

Mike Bliss 12 0 0 0 11

70

Morgan Shepherd 1 0 0 0 1

71

Cole Whitt 7 0 0 0 2

72

Paulie Harraka 1 0 0 0 0

73

Josh Wise 35 0 0 0 16

74

Ryan Truex 3 0 0 0 1

75

Max Papis 1 0 0 0 0

76

Reed Sorenson 6 0 0 0 6

77

Brendan Gaughan 1 0 0 0 0

78

Sam Hornish Jr 1 0 0 0 1

 

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