Who Won the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup?

Jimmie Johnson wins the 2008 Sprint Cup

Jimmie Johnson made Nascar history when he won the 2008 Sprint Cup. He won his third consecutive Nascar championship - the first since Cale Yarborough thirty years ago.

Going into the final race, the Ford 400, Johnson had a sizable points lead over Ford 400 winner and cup runner-up Carl Edwards.

Johnson ended the season with seven wins. Edwards won nine races in 2008. Kyle Busch started the season with eight wins, but his season fell apart when the Cup Chase started in September.


2008 Sprint Cup Standings

 DriverPointsBehindWins
1Jimmie Johnson6684-7
2Carl Edwards6615-699
3Greg Biffle6467-2172
4Kevin Harvick6408-2760
5Clint Bowyer6381-3031
6Jeff Burton6335-3492
7Jeff Gordon6316-3680
8Denny Hamlin6214-4701
9Tony Stewart6202-4821
10Kyle Busch6186-4988
11Matt Kenseth6184-5000
12Dale Earnhardt Jr6127-5571

2008 Sprint Cup Races

Feb 9, 2008 2008 Budweiser Shootout Dale Earnhardt, Jr
Feb 14, 2008 2008 Gatorade Duels
Feb 17, 2008 2008 Daytona 500 Ryan Newman
Feb 25, 2008 2008 Auto Club 500 Carl Edwards
Mar 2, 2008 2008 UAW-Dodge 400 Carl Edwards
Mar 9, 2008 2008 Kobalt Tools 500 Kyle Busch
Mar 16, 2008 2008 Food City 500 Jeff Burton
Mar 30, 2008 2008 Goody's Cool Orange 500 Denny Hamlin
Apr 6, 2008 2008 Samsung 500 Carl Edwards
Apr 12, 2008 2008 Subway Fresh Fit 500 Jimmie Johnson
Apr 27, 2008 2008 Aaron's 499 Kyle Busch
May 3, 2008 2008 Crown Royal Dan Lowry 400 Clint Bowyer
May 10, 2008 2008 Dodge Challenger 500 Kyle Busch
May 17, 2008 2008 Sprint Showdown AJ Allmendinger
May 25, 2008 2008 Coca-Cola 600 Kasey Kahne
Jun 1, 2008 2008 Best Buy 400 Kyle Busch
Jun 8, 2008 2008 Pocono 500 Kasey Kahne
Jun 15, 2008 2008 LifeLock 400 Dale Earnhardt, Jr
Jun 22, 2008 2008 Toyota/Save Mart 350 Kyle Busch
Jun 29, 2008 2008 Lenox Industrial Tools 301 Kurt Busch
Jul 5, 2008 2008 Coke Zero 400 Kyle Busch
Jul 12, 2008 2008 Lifelock.com 400 Kyle Busch
Jul 27, 2008 2008 Allstate 400 at the Brickyard Jimmie Johnson
Aug 3, 2008 2008 Pennsylvania 500 Carl Edwards
Aug 10, 2008 2008 Centurion Boats At The Glen Kyle Busch
Aug 17, 2008 2008 3M Performance 400 Carl Edwards
Aug 23, 2008 2008 Sharpie 500 Carl Edwards
Aug 31, 2008 2008 Pepsi 500 Jimmie Johnson
Sep 6, 2008 2008 Chevy Rock & Roll 400 Jimmie Johnson
Sep 14, 2008 2008 Sylvania 300 Greg Biffle
Sep 21, 2008 2008 Camping World RV 400 Greg Biffle
Sep 28, 2008 2008 Camping World RV 400 Jimmie Johnson
Oct 5, 2008 2008 Amp Energy 500 Tony Stewart
Oct 11, 2008 2008 Band Of America 500 Jeff Burton
Oct 19, 2008 2008 Tums QuikPak 500 Jimmie Johnson
Oct 26, 2008 2008 Pep Boys Auto 500 Carl Edwards
Nov 2, 2008 2008 Dickies 500 Carl Edwards
Nov 9, 2008 2008 Checker Auto Parts 500 Jimmie Johnson
Nov 16, 2008 2008 Ford 400 Carl Edwards