Alright Nascar fans, you have waited long enough, the race to the Nextel Cup can now officially commence.
There is just one glaring issue. Don't expect to see Dale Earnhardt Junior hoisting up the championship trophy. That's because Nascar's favorite son, Dale Junior has been eliminated from the competition.
I'd imagine next year he'll have a better shot with Hendrick Motorsports. As for this season, it's fitting that the two Hendrick boys finish up in first and second place during the regular season.
"Happy to be hitting our stride at this point in the season. As everybody knows it was a tough summer for us. Everything's working right... We're strong on all fronts," says Points Leader Jimmie Johnson.