Jimmie Johnson wins his 7th NASCAR title

Jimmie Johnson lifts the trophy as he celebrates the NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race and series title Saturday, Nov. 20, 2016 in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
Jimmie Johnson lifts the trophy as he celebrates the NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race and series title Saturday, Nov. 20, 2016 in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

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HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson has won his seventh NASCAR championship.

The win ties Johnson with Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty in the NASCAR record books. He did it by holding off defending champion Kyle Busch and Kyle Logano on a late restart.

The fourth contender in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship was Carl Edwards. His day ended with 10 laps to go after he was collected in a wreck after contact with Logano.

It was also the final NASCAR race for three-time champion Tony Stewart, who is retiring.