While it seems like it was just yesterday that Dale Earnhardt Jr. was being crucified for starting the big one in the Daytona 500, the final race of the 2009 season is just seven days away.
Jimmie Johnson has all but clinched his fourth straight Sprint Cup Series championship after dominating in Phoenix on Sunday. His win may have also clinched the Creature Championship for our points leader.
But, it's not over yet for both battles as they head to south Florida for the 36th and final race of the season.
We know that Johnson will be heading there with an 108 point lead, here's how our Creatures will head to Homestead-Miami.
Ben Bomberger (6,426 ) Jimmie Johnson won (5 )
Kelly Crandall (-99 ) Mark Martin finished fourth (2 )
Mary Jo Buchanan (-156 ) Kevin Harvick finished 24th (2 )
Kara Martin (-166 ) Mark Martin finished fourth (4 )
Jen Preston (-181 ) Kasey Kahne finished 15th (2 )
Rob Tiongson (-253 ) Kevin Harvick finished 24th (2 )
James Broomhead (-382 ) Mark Martin finished fourth (3 )
SM Napier (-525 ) Kevin Harvick finished 24th (3 )
Mason Dunn (-656 ) NO PICK SENT (0 )
Danielle Henderson (-830 ) NO PICK SENT (2 )
David Phillips (-871 ) NO PICK SENT (2 )
Adam Heasley (-1,396 ) NO PICK SENT (3 )
Next up is the finale in Homestead-Miami.
Creatures, have your picks in for the last time this year as soon as possible. If you risk it by sending it in on Friday, you have until 8:15 am ET .
Also, anyone that would like to join in, or any creature that does or does not want to play again next season, please let me know so I can start making an email list.