Johnson would of won Championship even without Chase

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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season has come to an end – and Jimmie Johnson has claimed his sixth Championship in the series. Fans have had multiple opinions on the setup of the 10-race Chase format to declare the Champion since its inclusion in NASCAR in 2004. As some years, going back by the classic point standings a driver different than the Chase winner would of taken home the trophy.

This season, with or without the Chase – Johnson would of been the 2013 Champion. After all was said and done, Johnson held a 41 point lead on second place Kevin Harvick according to the pre-Chase points format after Homestead.

Below are the official point standings without the Chase.

  • 1) #48-Jimmie Johnson(X) [6 wins], 1248
  • 2) #29-Kevin Harvick(X) [4 wins], 1207, -41
  • 3) #20-Matt Kenseth(X) [7 wins], 1192, -56
  • 4) #18-Kyle Busch(X) [4 wins], 1163, -85
  • 5) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr.(X), 1144, -104
  • 6) #99-Carl Edwards(X) [2 wins], 1118, -130
  • 7) #15-Clint Bowyer(X), 1115, -133
  • 8) #24-Jeff Gordon(X) [1 win], 1087, -161
  • 9) #16-Greg Biffle(X) [1 win], 1077, -171
  • 10) #22-Joey Logano(X) [1 win], 1071, -177
  • 11) #78-Kurt Busch(X), 1071, -177
  • 12) #2-Brad Keselowski [1 win], 1041, -207
  • 13) #39-Ryan Newman(X)[1 win], 1027, -221
  • 14) #5-Kasey Kahne(X) [2 wins], 1022, -226
  • 15) #1-Jamie McMurray [1 win], 1007, -241

Las Vegas has Johnson pegged as a 3-1 odd to win the Cup in the 2014 season.

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