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NASCAR: Carl Edwards wins the last race of the season, but Jimmie Johnson wins his third NASCAR Cup championship in a row.
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Actually go left to. Mac hit that goes by the pole sitter David recommend. Last thirteen Carl Edwards as Einstein remain at. Get five points in the lap because my teammate max can't. And -- Carl Edwards started born Jimmie Johnson way back in thirtieth having to work his way through traffic and making a mom won its time. Meanwhile it's been pretty -- even work some guy like. Kurt Busch Kurt Busch. In this race similar Tuesday's -- -- -- theories that he was just happy to. I'm on the restart he blitzes. The most laps land that's an additional five bonus points and -- they needed everything he needed to do. But Marcus Ambrose in -- to stay in the top 35 in owner points which helps tremendously for next -- this problem when he hits. A wall. And meanwhile Jeff Gordon and he is out in front he did not hit a pit strategy playing Gordon's favor. He'd get those five bonus points as well Jeff Gordon -- chase drivers so has Jeff Burton Jeff Burton. Winning recently -- motor speedway no -- for him here today he's been through the infield. -- -- Trying to make your five wins -- -- -- for Roush Fenway racing. Jeff Gordon in the winning score Reed Sorenson his final ride in the NFC. Born again to his tenure there he hit the wall. One of the major points in the race came on lap 200 -- The lead but it wouldn't last long there easy Mac can't -- you mentioned how strong Roush cars are here. After ten years 33 wins NC championships Tony Stewart driving game. The victory lane one more time for Joe Gibbs racing deep passes -- for the lead. Dale Earnhardt junior mechanical troubles and became. You mentioned Tony Stewart trying to get that we appear even hit that would give the lead back to him. Can't -- so it was seventeen out front but it's Carl edwards' teammate coming back. Carl Edwards would take the lead and he was running out of fuel when he had enough. Well Jimmy Johnson as -- said the magic number finished 36 or better he'd. Finishes fifteenth that leads to a customary back flip from Carl Edwards in the win bodies Jimmie Johnson said and finishing fifteenth. He wraps up that third consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup title. -- -- for Hendrick Motorsports. After the race box dinners -- -- champion Jimmie Johnson. History was made tonight by Jimmy Johnson three consecutive. Cup championships and -- I ask you be so listen to you turn the radio. Conversation during the race and it was a wide range of emotion tell me about that tonight Jimmy yeah I mean there's there's a lot on the line and in we have had a -- car. Great stops. Strategy I had a southeast at one point had pitted and didn't and an -- fight draw that traffic again and answers. You going to the traffic stuff -- few problems and it is at bottom of the big picture and news who has affiliation -- teams and gun on himself aspect why injuries to guard them. Some of the guys just race cars they can't go into the wall down force and knocked the ball down a couple of times got to play -- But it you know it was it's a great night we had a great race car pass that was more comfortable confident. -- about this event of performance and we -- And I truly enjoy myself and. They thought Griese -- didn't. We. We have -- little better track position from qualifying history that have come of the green and also an eroded which would have put us up front and and got a track position but. Great performance team effort and in the history books I'm pretty -- do you realize what you accomplish what you in this team accomplished here this evening. Now I can't think it's that set in yet I've deliberately dodgers' all forms of media last and we. A -- how much hype we had coming in where that's all -- I'll probably turn on the television tomorrow and -- evidence what's going on and in the last game of someone it's literally said and not on me until it's Daytona and it got in the pre season testing -- now about not -- there can't be February of it. All enjoy the time off between now and then and savor this and not special it is to. -- don't -- the final point standings for this 2008. NASCAR Sprint Cup season the final margin of victory 69 points between Jimmie Johnson. And Carl Edwards Greg Biffle Kevin Harvick and Clint Boyer all inside the top five. Remember the top -- go to this stage of the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. For the -- great season for Carl Edwards. Wins until he said after tonight's race and we would. Who won the race. -- -- a lot harder wallop but been on that we we capped off the season -- our ninth when a season high and you know the guy we got beat by the championship is is number -- -- great guy good person and on the top of his game right now so. We have -- we've learned this season. Gotten back gets have a flawless chase next year because other than those two race we were great. I feel good after that about it done and it it. The effort that we put forth a we can't do more than win the race that's what Carl Edwards does they're easy the other chasers in yellow with good top ten finishes tonight Jamie McMurray another one of those Roush cars -- -- how strong they are but it's great finishes and great -- and the year for guys who struggled a little bit C mears Travis Bobble T eighteen finishing that Martin Truex. Rounding out. The top ten. Well for the last 200 in about 73 days nearly forty race weekends Bob Gilder has been covering. All the action from the Sprint Cup race tracks and Bob. Quite a few guys having a lot on the line here in the season finale there was a lot on the line and it was very exciting year at homestead Miami theory he Jimmie Johnson in the background the championship celebration ongoing here but it wasn't only Carl Edwards and Jimmie Johnson having a good night here it was a bunch of guys that good good top ten finishes to end this season including Kevin Harvick. Yeah I was definitely don't ordinary event I don't know where -- basement. Good -- first of those guys out hot sellers in the catbird seat of their beds 99 made on death. We have not had a great car. And no way that -- Siegel worked out we had great pit stops again tonight that it would set shuffled to the back and track position obviously was really important so we have some of that Pele minister -- the wonderful called the Glendale we didn't have enough fuels. So make it -- -- had to save a plus laps but. Really good late in the season three countries. Well I'm really proud of Saddam Jimmie and Chad that whole Lowe's Chevrolet team. Rick standard ten all everybody and it motorsports when incredible effort. You know. Win when you see eighteen he sent them like that game it's news it's impressive average at any time in in his -- telling -- no one at a time. But yeah I've been part of I'm a great team before and it's almost like things are easy win when you get to the racetrack and that's it makes a dynasty had a great team and a three. He does a good weekend now everything worked -- you know alliances. As our goals its -- and you know this weekend to win a nationwide championship in his. Hopefully I've been I didn't think guys are going to be Jeff Burton that had to beat out but you know we're only eight points behind Harvick. -- on par on nine and down you know it's unfortunate. You hate to knock guys you know you teammate missed that CS top five -- these guys in the last go around it again. Media did everything we get news though good thing as we've and it's competitive and nine I mean we can win a race win accomplish what -- -- one accomplished Dinah. They knew we were here and we we showed why we we've been champions -- 33 season when you've been with a group of guys for ten years and sponsors and the like this. It's. You know that's a long time relief and -- people who come and Mary -- and so. You know it's. As glamorous I mean we've -- we had a shot to win the north south course. Bob this season finale but we also heard there from Tony Stewart the end of an era for him and Jeff Gordon. His winning streak and well. It was an emotional night for a lot of different drivers here don't have but especially for those two guys you know it's the first time in Jeff Gordon's cup career that he hasn't won a single race during the season. And he said he is very disappointed about that but it's not the end of the world especially because that guy Jimmy Johnson is in the championship victory lane but. As far as Tony Stewart. Something very special with immediate get out of the car after the race that in -- for a while and then he got out -- all of his crew members before the race and after the race so. Come Monday Tony Stewart though going to forget about his -- career and focus on Stewart Haas racing but it's been that incredible year for all of us here at speed on the cup season. And I want to thank everybody here at the track but especially everybody back there at the speed report studios back in Charlotte because it's been a whale of the year -- Our I thank you Bob great job as always and remembered they talk only what like ninety days away thank -- it.