NASCAR Championship Is Coming Down To The Wire
Unlike baseball's World Series this year, NASCAR's season title is coming right down to the final events. We have a new point leader and just 3 races left to go. It's still unknown who the champion is going to be.
Jimmie Johnson held off Kyle Busch on a restart with five laps to go Sunday and won for the seventh time in his career at Martinsville Speedway. The five-time series champion moved into the lead in the championship standings, two points over Brad Keselowski with three races remaining.
Keselowski started 32nd, methodically worked his way forward, and took a late gamble to grab the lead on a restart with 19 laps to go. When Johnson and the rest of the leaders pitted for tires, Keselowski was a sitting duck once the race went back to green.
Johnson made the race a points bonanza, leading the most laps and earning three points for the victory. Busch was second, followed by Kasey Kahne.
Here's a quick snapshot of where things are:
TOP 5 IN POINTS (with point total)
- Jimmie Johnson 2291
- Brad Keselowski 2289
- Clint Bowyer 2265
- Kasey Kahne 2262
- Denny Hamlin 2242
3 RACES TO GO:
- Sunday at Texas
- November 11 at Phoenix
- November 18 at Homestead, FL