Guess what NASCAR fans, I'm a very happy person right now.

Why? Because my driver, Tony Stewart, won the race at Homestead Miami and the NASCAR point championship.

I can honestly say, back at the start of this racing season, I would not have picked Tony to win the championship.

About halfway through the year I made comments about how disappointed I was with Tony's attitude and his driving.

But that's all changed now. I'm really proud of him.

He is the first owner/driver to win the championship since the late Alan Kulwicki did back in 1992.

Carl Edwards and Tony actually tied in the points but Tony had five wins to Carl's one. All five of those wins came in the last 10 races of the Chase.

The drivers had to attend many press conferences through the week. Tony kept telling everyone he knew he would have to win the race to beat Carl, and that's what he did.

In the Nationwide Series, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. beat out Elliot Sadler to win his first title for Roush Fenway Racing. Brad Keselowshi won the last race.

Austin Dillon made his grandfather, Richard Childress, very happy by winning the Camping World Truck Series championship for Richard Childress Racing. Johnny Sauter won the final race.

Austin, 21, is the youngest driver to win the title in that series. He's moving to the Nationwide series next year to run for Rookie of the Year and, who knows, maybe even the championship.

One more racing champion who's worth mentioning here is Peter Dance of Warren.

He won the title at Accord Speedway in New York in the Lightning Sprints series.

Peter was actually tied in points with Rich Woods, but he had more top five finishes to earn the title.

Congratulations to Peter on his fifth different championship.

All in all, I think this racing season went pretty well.

There were 18 different NASCAR winners and five of them were first-time winners.

So don't fear the winter, my fellow race fans, it's only 92 days until the Daytona 500.

I hope everyone has a safe winter. I'll talk to you in February.