HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Racing has an old adage: If you run near the front long enough, good things will happen.
Jimmie Johnson was starting to wonder. Johnson has run near the front for a long time, but the ultimate prize of his profession had eluded him.
As he stood on a stage Sunday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway, holding the Nextel Cup, all the doubts were erased. Finally, Johnson is the champion.
He finished ninth in the Ford 400 to clinch the title, something ...Read full story