Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet SS captured their sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup title and extended the Moog Steering and Suspension brand’s Cup Series championship streak to 48 years in Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway.
Johnson’s title, the first in the era of NASCAR’s advanced Gen-6 vehicle platform, continues an unprecedented winning streak that began in 1966 with David Pearson and the Moog-equipped No. 6 Dodge. In total, 20 different drivers – including racing legends Richard Petty, Benny Parsons, Cale Yarborough, Bobby Allison, Dale Earnhardt, and Jeff Gordon – have won Cup Series championships on Moog parts over the past 48 years.
Sunday’s race capped a perfect weekend as Matt Crafton and the Moog-equipped No. 88 Toyota clinched the season title in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, and Austin Dillon won his first NASCAR Nationwide Series title in his No. 3 Chevrolet.