Jimmie Johnson won the NASCAR Sprint Race at Martinsville Speedway Sunday afternoon, ensuring he will be one of four drivers with a chance to win the championship next month.

Johnson is going for his 7th title and only Richard Petty and the late Dale Earnhardt have 7 championships.

The win Sunday was Johnson's 79th career win.

Brad Kesolowski finished second in the race but cannot make the so-called 'Champonship 4' next month.