Matt Kenseth wins the battle at Homestead while JJ hangs out in the top ten all day to win back to back championships.
Kenseth wasn't challenged most of the day in one of the most lackluster season finales of all time. Johnson rode around close enough to Jeff Gordon all day to ensure his second consecutive championship.
The season of great changes comes to an end and the end of the lopsided stock car ends as well. It may not be a popular position, but I really look forward to 2008 and the return of one style of car. The 2008 car isn't the "true stock" car that I've advocated for the last three years, but I'll take it over the cockeyed version of the last few years.
Bring on 2008. Its going to be a great year in NASCAR and ARCA. Trust me on this one.
The Buzz ON PIT ROW is:
Regardless of the outcome; was the season finale at Homestead what you had hoped for?
The Fast Lap this week asks:
1) Did you like the duel burnout of Johnson and Kenseth after the race?
2) Was the Kasey Kahne incident at Homestead the beginning of the new tougher Budman image?
3) How will Matt Kenseth do in 2008 without Robbie Reiser as his crew chief?
4) Will Jimmie Johnson three-peat?
Let us know how you feel about these questions, or anything else that happened at the finale in the swamp. If we like your comments, whether we agree or not, we may use them on the air during Tuesday's ON PIT ROW. Leave us a comment on the blog or call the show--toll free at 1-877-502-8255 between 5-7pm edt on Tuesdays.
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