Hamlin wins at Homestead as Johnson celebrates sixth Sprint Cup title

HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 17: Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 17, 2013 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

HOMESTEAD, FL – NOVEMBER 17: Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 17, 2013 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

Denny Hamlin won the season ending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway Sunday night. The win was over shadowed however as Jimmie Johnson did what he had to do to win his sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup title.

Matt Kenseth did almost all he could leading the most laps (144 of 267) and coming home second, but with Johnsons ninth place finish, the title was Johnson’s by 19 points.  A late race restart nearly spelled disaster for Johnson but as he has done on more than one occasion Johnson was able to come back from 20th to finish inside the top 10.

The win for Hamlin came in a season when he was forced to set out several races after being injured early in the year. Johnson’s sixth title puts him one away from tying with Richard Petty and the late Dale Earnhardt Sr. for seven NASCAR Cup titles. MORE>>>

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