Jimmie Johnson becomes NASCARs third seven-time champion with Homestead victory

Mark J. Rebilas—USA Today SportsNASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jimmie Johnson (48) celebrate winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship after the Ford Ecoboost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

The number seven has long been a seemingly unreachable mountain at NASCAR’s highest level. Hall of Famers Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt were the only drivers with seven career championships, with the final between the two coming in 1994.On Sunday …READ MORE