Back on top with only two NASCAR greats left to catch, Jimmie Johnson won his sixth championship in eight years Sunday and staked his claim as one of the most dominant competitors in sports history.
Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth aren't just racing each other for the Sprint Cup title, they're racing the track and tires for the winning setup.
As the Chase for the Sprint Cup enters its final two weeks, four drivers are still alive under the Rule of 72. But everything points to one of two drivers - Jimmie Johnson or Matt Kenseth -- holding the championship trophy in Miami.
Jimmie Johnson led 255 of 334 laps for a dominating victory Sunday that put the five-time champion back in the Chase for the Sprint Cup lead with two races left in the season.
They call him Mr. November for a reason. Jimmie Johnson's quest for a sixth Sprint Cup title is right on track after a dominating win at Texas.
There are five drivers in position to win the 2013 Sprint Cup title, but when you talk to two of them, they say realistically it's down to Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson.
Jeff Gordon's inclusion in the Chase was more than just a little controversial, but he doesn't really care what anyone thinks. That he's still in contention sure feels like validation.
Winning the Sprint Cup title and the respect that goes with it has been great for Brad Keselowski. He writes adding a Harley J. Earl trophy for winning the Daytona 500 would be cool, too.
Brad Keselowski became a first-time Sprint Cup champion in 2012. Will another first-time champ be crowned in '13? Terry Blount looks at 10 drivers capable of winning it all.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. appreciates the unwavering fan support more than you know. If only he could reward Junior Nation with the grandest gift of all: a Sprint Cup title.
The sports book at the Las Vegas Wynn has Brad Keselowski tied with Jeff Gordon for seventh in odds for winning the 2013 title.
Five-time champion Jimmie Johnson has knowledge, wisdom and experience in battling for titles. But he faces a tall hurdle in the form of a 20 point deficit to the No. 2 Dodge of Brad Keselowski.
In the battle between Brad Keselowski and Jimmie Johnson, the time for talking is almost through. Who has the advantage at Homestead when they lace up the gloves Sunday?
A chaotic race at Phoenix blew NASCAR's championship fight wide open Sunday, moving Brad Keselowski to the brink of a first Sprint Cup title for himself and team owner Roger Penske.
Jimmie Johnson has won the pole for this weekend's Sprint Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway -- an impressive start for the five-time champion whose streak of Cup titles came to an end last year.
In Mark Martin's world, racers wouldn't be so preoccupied with salvaging top-20 finishes and trying to make the Chase. Racers would just race, like Martin does today.