Newsmaker of the Week // Jimmie Johnson

Jimmie Johnson raced to his seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup championship Sunday in a finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway Sunday that saw his three main rivals self-destruct.

Johnson got stronger as the race turned in his favor and won going away.

The Chase Format has made winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup crown very difficult, as Johnson’s three rivals, Carl Edwards, Joey Logano and Kyle Busch can attest.

Nevertheless, Johnson persevered and won for the seventh time, achieving NASCAR immortality in the process.

It’s News-making in every sense of the term.