Sunday, November 18, 2007

Jimmy Johnson Wins NEXTEL Championship

Six years ago when Jeff Gordon recruited Jimmie Johnson to race for Hendrick Motorsports, he probably had no idea just what kind success was ahead for his protege. This afternoon, Johnson clinched his second consecutive Nextel Cup championship with a seventh place finish tonight in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Gordon himself came in fourth place, and finished second in the cup standings, 77 points behind Johnson. In winning back-to-back titles, Johnson becomes the first driver to do so since Gordon himself did it in 1998. Congratulations to Jimmie & everyone at Hendrick Motorsports on an outstanding season. With the addition of Dale Earnhardt Jr. to the team in 2008, who knows just how much more dominant team Hendrick will be next year????


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