HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Jimmie Johnson began the 2013 NASCAR season celebrating a victory at the Daytona 500, accidentally tearing up his car during a celebratory burnout.
He finished the season in celebratory mode again at Homestead on Sunday, completing the perfect bookends to a 36-race grind by winning his sixth NASCAR Cup title.
"Yes, yes, yes!" Johnson screamed over the radio after the checkered flag at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Denny Hamlin's first victory of the 2013 season was obliterated by Johnson's amazing "Six Pack" — a title that brings him to within one championship of tying Richard Petty and the late Dale Earnhardt Sr. for most...