15 – Career wins for Kyle Busch in 160 starts.
1 – Career Cup win for car owner James Finch after Brad Keselowski’s trip to victory lane on Sunday.
5 – number of times winner Mark Martin led the Subway Fresh Fit 500 Saturday.
6 – number of times winner Jeff Gordon led the Samsung 500 Sunday.
2 – number of times winner Jimmie Johnson led the Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 Sunday.
5 – number of times winner Kyle Busch led the Food City 500 Sunday.
6 – number of times winner Kurt Busch led the Kobalt Tools 500 Sunday.
3 – number of times winner Kyle Busch led the Shelby 427 Sunday.
3 – Number of times winner Matt Kenseth led the Auto Club 500 Sunday.
1 – number of times winner Matt Kenseth led the Daytona 500 Sunday.
1 – lap led by Bud Shootout winner Kevin Harvick, the last one.
After 36 points-paying events, nine months, and 14,493 miles of racing, the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup season is finally in the books. When the smoke cleared, it was Jimmie Johnson winning his third consecutive championship, tying Cale Yarborough as the only drivers in history to accomplish that feat. Behind him, Carl Edwards finished second but won the most trophies, with a total of nine checkered flags captured throughout the year. In contrast, Jeff Gordon snapped his streak of at least one win per season at 14, while Matt Kenseth and Kevin Harvick were some of the other notables who got shut out of victory lane. However, none of those drivers mentioned got left out of our final Power Rankings poll of the season. As you might expect, Johnson was unanimously voted number one on our list; but where did the other drivers mentioned wind up? Read on to see if your wheelman shone in the Florida sun or got sand kicked in his face in the final edition of our 2008 Power Rankings.