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NASCAR Sprint Cup points leader Jimmie Johnson is on the pole again.
Johnson is the top qualifier for the race at Texas Motor Speedway after a fast lap of 191.076 mph Friday. It's his second week in a row as the polesitter, and he won last week at Martinsville to take over the points lead with three races left.
Brad Keselowski, only two points behind Johnson in the standings, qualified eighth at a track where he has never had a top-10 finish.
Johnson finished second at Texas in April, a race won by Greg Biffle.
Biffle will start on the front row with Johnson on Sunday after qualifying second with a lap of 190.382 mph.
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The drivers are at Texas Motor Speedway for the AAA Texas 500. Jimmie Johnson is on the pole for the second week in a row, after winning from that same position, just last weekend at Martinsville.
Johnson is your points leader in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Title, leading Brad Keselowski by 2 points.
Keselowski will roll of the grid in eighth position. Keselowski was fastest...
Brad Keselowski was teammates with Jimmie Johnson for a handful of races a few years ago, and once drove a car owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Johnson won an unprecedented five consecutive Sprint Cup championships before that streak ended last year. Keselowski is wrapping up only his third full season at NASCAR's highest level and should have plenty more title chances.
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Here’s the straight-up truth: after Sunday’s race at Martinsville Speedway, Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski are the only two drivers with a shot at winning this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup.
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Brad Keselowski was fastest in both practices Saturday…
If you were judge how Jimmie Johnson would qualify based off his result in the first practice session Friday at Texas Motor Speedway, you wouldn’t have thought he’d have much of a chance at the top-spot.
Posting the 27th-fastest time, Johnson went out for his timed lap in the middle of the session, shooting straight to the top of the board.
Typical, yes, with the way NASCAR qualifying...
Greg Biffle led the way by putting his #16 Ford Fusion on the front row for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 from the Texas Motor Speedway. Biffle will start 2nd to lead all Ford drivers, Trevor Bayne (7th), Carl Edwards (9th), and Matt Kenseth (10th) were the other Ford drivers in the top 10 after qualifying finished. Below is post-qualifying reaction from them and a few other Ford Racing...
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He did it again.
After winning from the pole last Sunday at Martinsville and grabbing the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup lead, Jimmie Johnson started the eighth Chase weekend in exactly the same way.
Speeding around Texas Motor Speedway in 28.261 seconds, Johnson won the pole for Sunday's AAA Texas 500, edging Greg Biffle (190.382 mph) by .103 seconds.
The Coors Light pole award...
Ryan Blaney finished 30th at Texas Motor Speedway in the No. 29 Cooper Standard RAM on Friday evening. The Brad Keselowski Racing (BKR) driver had a tough night in his Texas debut.
Blaney qualified in the 16th position on Friday afternoon pacing the 1.5 mile tri-oval in 30.35 seconds or 177.901 M.P.H. to begin the WinStar World 350.
On lap 20, Blaney had...
Brad Keselowski led the way with a lap of 28.888 seconds in the second practice for the AAA Texas 500 from Texas. Rounding out the top five was Jimmie Johnson, Denny Hamlin, Greg Biffle, and Carl Edwards.
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