Johnson could take a big step forward in winning his sixth Sprint Cup Series title this weekend at Phoenix International Raceway. Johnson enters the ninth race in the ten event Chase for the Sprint Cup championship with a seven-point lead over Brad Keselowski. Third place Clint Bowyer is a distant 36 points behind.
Just 2 drivers in the Chase, Kevin Harvick and Dale Earnhardt Jr.,have been mathematically eliminated from championship contention. Any driver who is 49 points or more behind the leader after Phoenix will be out of the title hunt.
Johnson has won the last two races at Martinsville and Texas. Danica Patrick is scheduled to make her 10th and final Sprint Cup start of the season at Phoenix. Our live coverage of the Advocare 500 from Phoenix on AM 1590 and FM 95.5 starts at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon.