Found November 04, 2012 on
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By: Toby Christie – Follow on Twitter @Tobalical
On a day that started with a skydiver slamming into Kevin Harvick’s racecar on pitroad; Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski brought fans to their feet in an electrifying finish for the ages that lived up to the billing of “Wild Asphalt Circus.”
Jimmie Johnson dominated the early stages of the race, in what looked to be another snoozefest like was the case at Texas Motor Speedway in April, but when the sun went down the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge came to life and so did the race for the championship. Brad Keselowski drove like a man possessed on his path to the front, and he did the same on his way back to the front after being blocked in his pit stall on his next-to-last pit stop of the night.
Keselowski dropped from the lead on that pitstop, to eighth; meanwhile his competitor for the title — Jimmie Johnson — hung firmly on to the second position. When the green flag fell, Keselowski’s gloves cam...
BEST OF MAXIM
For the past two weeks, Jimmie Johnson has shut out Brad Keselowski.
Despite Keselowski finishing second on Sunday, Johnson earned the maximum points at both Martinsville Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway - by leading the most laps and winning the two races.
His victory in the AAA Texas 500 Sunday extended his advantage over Keselowski by seven points with two races remaining in...
Jimmie Johnson regained the lead on the final restart, beating Brad Keselowski in an ending two-lap shootout to win Sunday at Texas and add to his NASCAR Sprint Cup points lead with two races left.
Johnson led 168 laps, but found himself chasing toward the end. The third restart in the late laps proved to be the charm for No. 48 Chevrolet.
During that restart on the 333rd of 334...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski are in quite a fight for the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship.
With two rounds to go, five-time champion Johnson now has a bigger edge after a slugfest in Texas that included some hard banging late.
Johnson regained the lead on the final restart on the 334th of 335 laps before holding off the young challenger in an ending...
By Reid Spencer
FORT WORTH, Tex. -- Brad Keselowski was right on the money in most of what he said Sunday night, but he was dead wrong about the one thing that might matter most.
Keselowski was right about the nature of the racing in the AAA Texas 500. It was breathtaking. After the next-to-last restart in the AAA Texas 500, Keselowski refused to give up the lead, taking his car...
FORT WORTH, Texas – Brad Keselowski, driver of the Penske Racing No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS), finished second in the AAA Texas 500 – the eighth race in the 2012 Chase for the Championship – at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) on Sunday evening. Keselowski and series points leader, Jimmie Johnson, provided fans with a thrilling finish as...
Drivers Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch talked to the media after finishing second and third in Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 from the Texas Motor Speedway. Video courtesy of NASCAR Media Group.
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 fastest in both practices Saturday…
NASCAR fans couldn't have asked for much more in Texas, as the top two drivers were neck-and-neck down the stretch, with Jimmie Johnson passing Brad Keselowski on a restart with just two laps remaining.
Johnson extended his points lead to seven with the victory, and just two races stand between him and a remarkable sixth championship. For a second consecutive week, Keselowski...
FORT WORTH, Tex. — The haymaker Jimmie Johnson delivered Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway turned out to be an eight-point swing.
Taking advantage of a late caution and four fresh tires to Brad Keselowski’s two, Johnson pulled away from Keselowski in a green-white-checkered-flag finish to win the AAA Texas 500 and tighten his grip on a possible sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship...
FORT WORTH – Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet, displayed a remarkable will to win on Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) as he scored his second NASCAR Sprint Cup series (NSCS) win in a row, and his fifth win of 2012. Johnson led seven times for a race-high 168 laps; and was able to pass and hold off his closest championship rival, Brad Keselowski, for the win in a...
Brad Keselowski led the way with a lap of 29.300 seconds in the final practice for the AAA Texas 500 from Texas. Rounding out the top five was Clint Bowyer, Matt Kenseth, Jimmie Johnson, and Carl Edwards.
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