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 the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
"Two more of these (expletive) victories we've got to get and we got a big one waiting for us," Johnson said after taking the checkered flag. "The gloves are off and it's bare-knuckle fighting. I have a lot of respect for that No. 2 team (of Brad Keselowski). Those guys are doing a great job."
Keselowski didn't make it easy for Johnson. In turn, multiple cautions in the closing laps foiled any shot that the No. 2 Penske Racing Dodge had of maintaining the lead, particularly after the team elected to take two tires as opposed to the No. 48 team's decision to take four tires o...