The first five Sprint Cup titles Jimmie Johnson won -- in a row mind you -- seem like a blur to him now. That's why he said he hopes to savor this sixth one, and not yet entertain the thought of seven ... or more.
Richard Petty is happy his 200 wins is likely an unassailable record, because he figures Jimmie Johnson is about to win his sixth championship and will soon pass The King and Dale Earnhardt, who have seven apiece.
No safety cushion, no riding around. It's been a long time since we've seen title contenders have to really race for the championship at the finale, but that's just what we should have Sunday at Homestead.