HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) -Denny Hamlin's day was bad from the start.
Kevin Harvick appeared to have a shot at winning the race and maybe even the championship, only to have it taken away by a NASCAR penalty.
Jimmie Johnson was ready to pounce on his championship rivals' mistakes, finishing second in Sunday's season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway to win a remarkable fifth straight NASCAR Sprint Cup series title.
Harvick recovered from a pit road speeding penalty to finish third, but that wasn't enough to pass Johnson in the final points standings. Hamlin collided with Greg Biffle early in the race, sending him sliding through the grass. He finished 14th, not enough to preserve the 15-point championship lead he brought into the race.

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