Johnson wins at Phoenix, needs 25th or better at Homestead to wrap it up
I missed the entire race and only got into my Blazer, turned on the SIRIUS Satellite radio to hear "Jimmie Johnson WINS at Phoenix".
Grrrrr. Then I hear that he didn't win by enough to clinch the Championship, so I'm a little happier, because my friends who will be at Homestead for the final race of the season will actually get to see some racing and some strategy. Jimmie needs to finish 25th or better to beat Mark and take his fourth consecutive Championship. He only needs to hit the start switch to ensure he beats Jeff Gordon.
In any case, congrats to Jimmie Johnson and his crew. I'm sure they deserved it, it just isn't the finish I wanted to hear when I climbed into the Blazer at the end of an entirely too long work day.