won his second consecutive Nextel Cup NASCAR award thingy. Prior to finishing seventh in yesterday's race at Homestead, Johnson had won four straight Chase races to all but seal the championship, a feat made even more impressive by the way Jeff Gordon drove this season.
Gordon, who finished second in the standings, won six races this year and set a NASCAR record with 30 top-10 finishes. He also impregnated model Ingrid Vandebosch, who gave birth to his progeny. Not bad for second place.
NASCAR has by far and away the shortest offseason of any sport, if you're one of those people who consider driving a sport. I think the new season starts next week, actually.