Johnson became the first driver to win consecutive championships since Jeff Gordon in 1997 and ’98, wrapping up the title by finishing a trouble-free seventh in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Johnson said after Miami race: “I think that we have a lot of good years ahead of us and we’ll be fighting for more championships and certainly winning more races as the years go by, and hopefully be a three-time champion in the near future.”
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Five races and the 2007 Nextel Cup Series is over. Four drivers are competing for the first place in the Drivers Championship. From now one they will treat every race like the last one of the championship. They are willing to fight until the last lap, until the last drop of fuel, and their team mates can represent an important advantage.
The four drivers that are fighting for the title are: Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Clint Bowyer and Tony Stewart. Jeff Gordon Driver Details
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Jeff Gordon won Saturday night’s race held at Lowe’s Motor Speedway after an exciting race with fuel problems for Gordon that made him think he would not finish the race.
Despite all his concerns, Gordon made it to the finish line for his sixth win of the season, and staked his claim on the Nextel Cup title. After that incredible day for Gordon’s team, Hendrick Motorsports, he declared: "We needed to get to the finish. We had such a hard time getting to the finish, whether we (...) > Full story
Hendrick Motorsports is the team that won 10 Nascar championships in the last decade. Currently the team competes in top two divisions: the Nextel Cup Series and Busch Series.
Jeff Gordon began driving the No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet of Hendrick Motorsports in the Nascar Nextel Cup in 1993. Over the years Gordon amazed his team by winning over 70 races including three Daytona 500 events, four Brickyard 400’s, five Southern 500’s and three Nascar Nextel All-star Challenges.
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Nascar issued penalties to the Hendrick Motorsports teams that compete in the Nextel Cup Series, all of these as a result of rule infractions found at the last race at Sonoma.
The two cars of the team driven by Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson were found with components and equipment that are not approved by the Nascar regulations.All of these were found last Friday during the initial inspections of the car.
As a result, the two drivers have been penalized with 100 points each,their crew (...) > Full story