Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/13/14
For Matt Kenseth, Jimmie Johnson was proof that perfect is the enemy of good. Kenseth had a good day -- a very good day -- in the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday, finishing fourth, his fifth top-five finish in the first eight races of this year's Chase for the Sprint Cup. But Johnson was nearly perfect, leading 254 of 334 laps to put his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet in Victory Lane ahead of teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr., Joey Logano and Kenseth. Johnson's victory was the most dominant of the entire Chase, and while Kenseth entered NASCAR's playoff round as the top seed and was tied in points with Johnson coming into Texas, he now finds himself second, seven points back of Johnson with just Phoenix and Homestead left on the schedule. Last year, Johnson won this race and left with a seven-point lead over Brad Keselowski, only to lose the championship with two bad races to end the year. But last year, Johnson barely beat Keselowski. This time, Kenseth acknowl...
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