NASCAR’s Mount Rushmore is three-fourths complete: Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt, say hello to Jimmie Johnson.
Johnson joined the two biggest names in NASCAR history as seven-time Cup season champions on a night where the fortuitous heavens parted, beckoning Johnson to join the cool-kids club.
Out of the four drivers who qualified to run for the Cup title, Johnson was officially Mr. Slowpoke for much of Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. His No. 48 Lowe’s Chevy was chugging along from the very first lap when the team was pushed to the back of the pack because of an unapproved car modification.
Johnson led just two laps, which happened to be the last two...