It certainly was expected for Johnson to win as he finishes 7th and Jeff Gordon finishes 4th at the Homestead Track. Johnson had built up a big lead in the chase with his fours straight wins. It was an emotional win for the Lowe's Chevrolet team. The Hendricks team finishes one, two in the chase. Jeff Gordon put up a valiant fight but had to big a deficit to make up.
Johnson won over 6 million for winning the Nextel Cup. He had a 10 win season for his second cup in a row. He was the better driver in the final races in the chase. Great racing Jimmie.
It was too bad he didn't win his 5th race in a row to set the record. I guess he didn't have the car to do it today.