Johnson can clinch with 36th place at Homestead

Johnson Needs 36th-Place Finish to Clinch at Homestead DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 9, 2008) -- Jimmie Johnson's third consecutive championship is well within reach, needing to finish 36th or better in next Sunday's season finale Ford 400 at ...

Johnson Needs 36th-Place Finish to Clinch at Homestead

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 9, 2008) -- Jimmie Johnson's third consecutive championship is well within reach, needing to finish 36th or better in next Sunday's season finale Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway to clinch.

Even if second-place Carl Edwards wins and leads the most laps -- a 195-point day -- Johnson would clinch with the 36th-place finish.

Additionally, Johnson can clinch by finishing 37th and leading at least one lap or 39th and leading the most laps.

In his Phoenix win, Johnson held race-best statistics in a number of categories. He earned a near-perfect Driver Rating of 149.9 (a perfect rating is 150.0), had 217 Laps Led, an Average Running Position of 1.5, 66 Fastest Laps Run and was the only driver to run all 313 laps in the top 15.

-credit: nascar

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Jimmie Johnson , Carl Edwards