Four-time Cup champion stops short of retiring, but 2015 will be his last full season.
The top stories as NASCAR's best head to Richmond International Raceway...
There has been a discussion surrounding the lack of safer barriers around certain parts of tracks in NASCAR for a long time now, and it's been reignited after Dale Earnhardt Jr. crashed into an unprotected wall at Texas this past weekend.
Jimmie Johnson piles it on; Jeff Gordon earns coveted Lifetime Achievement Award.
"Even better because you are the most recent race winner for a few months"
"A lot can and will happen during the race this Sunday and it could very well shake up the standings"
Jeff Gordon will be searching for that "feel" so he can find the edge of the tire grip - without going beyond
Johnson earns fifth Sprint Cup this season, and his first in The Chase at Dover International Speedway. Teammate Earnhardt Jr gives Hendrick team 1-2 finish.
Pit stops that go wrong can hurt any driver's chance of winning the Sprint Cup trophy.