Ho-hum. Another Phoenix, another Jimmie Johnson romp in the des — wait, what? Johnson lost?
Yes, even two days later it's still true. The king didn't claim his customary Phoenix crown. (Don't feel too bad for him; he did extend his points lead in the standings.) No, once again late pit strategy and zero-hour cautions played a role in a race this season, and once again, the winner had to fight his way to victory: