Johnson Third At Phoenix, Can Win 6th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Title Next Sunday

November 11, 2013

With a third-place finish at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday and a 23rd-place finish by Matt Kenseth, Jimmie Johnson set the stage for a nearly unbeatable chance to win his sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship in Homestead, Florida next weekend.

Kevin Harvick won the Advocare 500 for the second consecutive year on Sunday, finishing ahead of Kasey Kahne.  Johnson, closing third, boosted his points lead over Kenseth to 28 points.  A finish of 23rd or better next weekend would ensure Johnson the championship.  Only Johnson, Kenseth and Harvick remain mathematically eligible to win the title.


Sunday’s Top Ten:

1)  Kevin Harvick

2)  Kasey Kahne

3)  Jimmie Johnson

4)  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

5)  Kurt Busch

6)  Juan Pablo Montoya

7)  Kyle Busch

8)  Martin Truex, Jr.

9)  Joey Logano

10) Ryan Newman


The Points Standings Leaders:

1)  Jimmie Johnson  2,384

2)  Matt Kenseth  2,356

3)  Kevin Harvick  2,350

4)  Kyle Busch  2,327

5)  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.  2,321

6)  Jeff Gordon  2,304

7)  Greg Biffle  2,301

8)  Clint Bowyer  2,297

9)  Joey Logano  2,287

10) Kurt Busch  2,285

11) Ryan Newman  2,259

12) Kasey Kahne  2,252

13) Carl Edwards  2,250

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