LAS VEGAS -- Jimmie Johnson called winning a record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup title insane Friday night, while Tony Stewart was sent off into retirement and Dale Earnhardt Jr. told his adoring fans at the season-ending banquet that hell be ready to race in 2017.Johnsons dramatic victory in the finale last month at Homestead moved him into a tie with Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt for the most series championships. Johnson was introduced by 23-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Michael Phelps at the Wynn Las Vegas.Ive won as many championships as Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt, but Ill never be the King or the Intimidator, Johnson said. Im just a guy from California who always wanted to race.NASCAR honored Stewart, who retired after an 18-year career that included three series championships, with a video poking fun at his coarse language, weight and temper and with a surprise appearance by Pearl Jams Eddie Vedder.Car owner Rick Hendrick then announced a $1.8 million donation by the the motorsports industry to Vedders children charity in Stewarts name.Totally caught off guard, Stewart said. But really honored that Eddie Vedder would come here for this and Im so excited the racing community raised that kind of money to help that charity.Earnhardt Jr. was voted most popular driver by fans for a record 14th time despite missing the second half of the season following at least the fifth concussion of his career. While not announcing the date or track, he intends to drive a test session this month, the final hurdle before hell be cleared to return.It made the bad days better, Earnhardt said of the unending fan support. Once I started feeling good about coming back, it gave me a lot of motivation and maybe a reminder of why I want to be back in the car. You race to have fun and win races, but it wouldnt be worth even making the trip if the fans didnt show up.The unflappable Johnson was in his tuxedo more than two hours before the red carpet ceremony smiling for numerous photo shoots. He knows how the process works as the 2016 title secures his spot atop the sports hierarchy.This was an emotional one, Johnson said, adding the final laps at Homestead were the most spiritual experience that Ive ever had in my life.Stewart enjoyed his final awards week before becoming just a NASCAR team owner. His boyhood hero, A.J. Foyt, made a surprise appearance at a Thursday fan event that turned into an impromptu Stewart roast as the sport said goodbye to one of its strongest characters.Its just been one hell of a journey, a lot of fun, Stewart said. Everybody keeps saying Im retiring, but Im still going to be the same pain in the (rear) with all the NASCAR officials. Im certain theres already a pool going on back there at the NASCAR officials table on what the over-under is for me getting called to the trailer as an owner.Earnhardt sustained a concussion in a June 12 wreck at Michigan. His last start was July 9 at Kentucky as he continued to suffer serious aftereffects that included balance and vision problems.Earnhardt, who missed the final 18 races, stopped taking medication in October. Hes confident hell be healthy for drive the No. 88 Chevrolet in the Daytona 500 on Feb. 26. His busy offseason will include getting married on New Years Eve and also participating in Januarys testing session at Phoenix.Well get out there and spend half a day somewhere running some long runs and getting a good idea if Im ready to go, Earnhardt said. I feel 100 percent. 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