Jimmie Johnson won his sixth Sprint Cup Series championship in eight years at Homestead-Miami Speedway, as Denny Hamlin held off Matt Kenseth and Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win the Ford EcoBoost 400 on Sunday.

Johnson needed only to finish 23rd or better to clinch the 2013 NASCAR title, but he managed to place ninth and edge out Kenseth for the championship by 19 points. Johnson's sixth title left him trailing just Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt Sr., each of whom won seven career NASCAR championships.

Hamlin won a race on NASCAR's premiere circuit for the eighth consecutive year, though he waited till the season's final day to claim a victory in 2013. Kenseth, Earnhardt Jr, Martin Truex Jr. and Clint Bowyer rounded out the top five on Sunday.

Johnson and Kenseth were followed by Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Earnhardt Jr. in the season's final points standings.

1Denny HamlinToyota
2Matt KensethToyota
3Dale Earnhardt Jr.Chevrolet
4Martin Truex Jr.Toyota
5Clint BowyerToyota
6Brad KeselowskiFord
7Kyle BuschToyota
8Joey LoganoFord
9Jimmie JohnsonChevrolet
10Kevin HarvickChevrolet
11Jeff GordonChevrolet
12Carl EdwardsFord
13Kasey KahneChevrolet
14Elliott SadlerToyota
15Kyle LarsonChevrolet
16Aric AlmirolaFord
17Ryan NewmanChevrolet
18Juan Pablo MontoyaChevrolet
19Mark MartinChevrolet
20Danica PatrickChevrolet
21Kurt BuschChevrolet
22Ricky Stenhouse Jr.Ford
23Jeff BurtonChevrolet
24Greg BiffleFord
25Parker KligermanToyota
26Marcos AmbroseFord
27David GillilandFord
28Casey MearsFord
29David RaganFord
30Jamie McMurrayChevrolet
31David ReutimannToyota
32J.J. YeleyChevrolet
33Landon CassillChevrolet
34Ken SchraderFord
35Joe NemechekToyota
36AJ AllmendingerToyota
37Travis KvapilToyota
38Dave BlaneyChevrolet
39Paul MenardChevrolet
40Trevor BayneFord
41Josh WiseFord
42Tony RainesChevrolet
43Michael McDowellFord
Final 2013 Sprint Cup Standings
1Jimmie Johnson2419-
2Matt Kenseth2400-19
3Kevin Harvick2385-34
4Kyle Busch2364-55
5Dale Earnhardt Jr.2363-56
6Jeff Gordon2337-82
7Clint Bowyer2336-83
8Joey Logano2323-96
9Greg Biffle2321-98
10Kurt Busch2309-110
11Ryan Newman2286-133
12Kasey Kahne2283-136
13Carl Edwards2282-137

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