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 shootout for a 1-2 finish in Texas.
"It was an awesome race. It's a great way to do it when the gloves are off and it's bare-knuckle fighting," Johnson said. "I got a great restart and got by him. I knew we had the speed if I could just get by him."
They were side-by-side on the final restart, but Johnson charged his No. 48 Chevrolet hard on the outside, cleared Keselowski on the backstretch and led for the final 1 laps. Johnson won from the pole for the second week in a row, and increased his series lead by five to seven points.
Though he led 168 laps, Johnson found himself chasing for much of the fin...