It was a walk on eggshells all day long for drivers, as almost everyone had problems 20 laps into their run on their Goodyear tires. Kyle Busch prevailed after a long day on a rough California backstretch.
Last year wasn't exactly awesome for Carl Edwards, but this year, the backflip aficionado seems to have things in line inside the #99 camp. Edwards and company scored the victory in a rain delayed, wild one at Bristol on Sunday evening.
After a tough fight by Matt Kenseth today in Miami, Jimmie Johnson held on with a solid day to maintain the lead and clinch his sixth championship, his first since 2010. Denny Hamlin won his first race in over 40 races.
With the stakes growing higher and higher as we reached the final race of the NASCAR season, Jimmie Johnson has done everything he's needed to do to make sure he's in the best position to win a championship. Kevin Harvick, however, won the day.
With his first win of the season and his eighth at Martinsville, Jeff Gordon took a huge leap up to third in the points standings for the Sprint Cup, as Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth now sit tied at first.