Fan Awards: Biggest Story
December 31, 2008 | 1:19 A.M. EST
The 2008 season was filled with major stories all across the racing world including Jimmie Johnson's third consecutive Sprint Cup Series championship, Tony Stewart formng his own team, and the move of Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Hendrick Motorsports.
Johnson matched Cale Yarborough's streak of three straight titles when he captured the 2008 Sprint Cup Series crown. The accomplishment gave team owner Rick Hendrick his eighth career series title.
Hendrick was also in the news with the addition of Earnhardt Jr. to its stable, a move that gave the team an all-star line-up that includes Johnson and four-time champion Jeff Gordon.
Another NASCAR star made headlines when Tony Stewart announced plans to leave Joe Gibbs Racing after 10 seasons to start his own operation in 2009 with the creation of the Stewart-Haas Racing Team.
Finally, a big news story for this year was the economy and the financial impact on the racing world. NASCAR in particular has been hit hard by the economic downturn, a development that has caused teams to layoff employees and set off a flurry of mergers and partnerships.
That's some of our picks for biggest stories of the year. Tell us yours.
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