NASCAR at Homestead-Miami

Johnson Wins 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship

Jimmie Johnson is the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) champion. It is the sixth time in a record-setting eight-year span that Johnson, the driver of the No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet SS fielded by Hendrick Motorsports, has claimed the coveted crown. His first five championships came consecutively in a run that started in 2006.

“I am at a loss for words, but I am so proud, and so thankful for this opportunity at Hendrick Motorsports,” said Johnson. “Thankful that Jeff Gordon and Rick Hendrick gave me this opportunity back in 2002. Thankful that Lowe's came on board. I want to say hi to all the employee-owners that are watching; everybody back at Hendrick Motorsports in all departments. This sport is about people and our people at Hendrick Motorsports, especially on this 48 car, rose up and got the job done. I am so thankful to be able to drive for this race team, and so honored and so excited to have a six-pack."

Johnson’s title delivered Chevrolet’s 29th NSCS driver’s championship. With a total of 16 wins this season by Team Chevy drivers, Chevrolet also captured its 37th Manufacturers’ Cup.

“Congratulations to Jimmie Johnson, Chad Knaus, Rick Hendrick and the No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet SS team on winning a remarkable sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship,” said Jim Campbell, Chevrolet U.S. Vice President, Performance Vehicles and Motorsports.

“Preparation, strategy, teamwork and great driving were key elements of the No. 48 team’s success this season. The Hendrick engine shop along with our powertrain engineers prepared Chevrolet-Hendrick V8 engines that delivered the right combination of power, fuel economy and reliability all season long.”