NASCAR Jimmie Johnson was unfailingly humble, even on a night when the NASCAR community came together to honor his monumental accomplishment. With a victory on Nov. 20 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Johnson claimed his record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. Nevertheless, the driver of the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet was reluctant to claim the same stature as the two seven-time champions who preceded him â€“ Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt.
FOX NASCAR Reporter and Las Vegas Native This extended Q&A marks the next in a series with FOX Sports motor sports personalities to be highlighted over the next several months. FOX NASCAR reporter Jamie Little, who also covers Supercross for FS1, hails from Las Vegas, site of this weekend's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Ceremony and NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion's Week. As part of the 2016 celebration, Little will host Thursday's NASCAR Victory Lap on the Strip.
NASCAR Joey Logano and Kyle Busch raced toward the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship late into the evening Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, and both saw their shots disappear in the closing laps. Logano watched Johnson pull away on the final restart and into the history books while Busch charged from the back of the field only to come up short of defending his 2015 Sprint Cup title.
Jimmie Johnson Scores Historic 7th Sprint Cup Title
by Pete McCole History was made Sunday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway as Jimmie Johnson came from the back of the pack to win the season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400 to become just the third driver in NASCAR history to win seven Sprint Cup championships - joining Hall of Fame drivers Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt. Johnson passed race leader Kyle Larson on an overtime restart and beat out Kyle Busch and Joey Logano for the title.
Starts 11th In Final Sprint Cup Race Sunday Tony Stewart will make is final Sprint Cup start in Sunday's season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, and even though he's not going ride into the sunset with another championship, he's still going to go out his way.
Daniel Suarez Makes NASCAR History With Xfinity Title
by Pete McCole Daniel Suarez made history on Saturday night, becoming the first Latin American to win a NASCAR title after scoring a victory in the Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway to clinch the NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship. Suarez passed follow championship contender Elliott Sadler on a restart with three laps to go and then drove away from the field to score his third victory of the season.
3 that are competing for Sunday's Sprint Cup championship OEM Reps: Jim Campbell (Chevrolet, U.S. Vice President, Performance Vehicles and Motorsports) Ed Laukes (Toyota, Vice President of Integrated Marketing Operations for Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A.) Dave Pericak (Ford Performance, Global Director)
Johnny Sauter Wins First Truck Series Championship
by Pete McCole It's been a long time coming for Johnny Sauter. On Friday night, the second-generation NASCAR driver claimed his first NASCAR championship after more than 15 years in the sport, winning the Camping World Truck Series title in the season-finale Ford Ecoboost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
by Pete McCole The 2016 Sprint Cup Championship will be decided in Sunday's Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway by four drivers who have a lot to live up to.Among the contenders in the Championship 4 is one looking to make history and another looking to repeat history, a driver looking to shake the demons of the past and another looking to finally make his mark as a Sprint Cup Champion.
Kevin Harvick Spoils Chase Party With Homestead Pole
by Pete McCole Kevin Harvick may be out of the Chase, but that doesn't mean his season is over, and it certainly doesn't mean he doesn't like playing the role of the spoiler on the Championship 4 party. Harvick rocketed to his second pole position of the season on Friday evening, taking the top spot in qualifying for Sunday's season-finale Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway â€“ the final race in the 2016 Chase for the Sprint Cup.
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