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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 in final place on Saturday with a speed of 184.300.
Texas is the third to last race of the 2012 NASCAR season. It is 501 miles, 334 laps around a 1.5 mile track.
NASCAR heads to Phoenix next weekend before ending their season at Homestead.
The races green flag start time is set for [...]
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Jimmie Johnson, driver of the No.48 Lowes Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports won from the pole just last weekend at Martinsville. This weekend, he aims to do it again. Johnson is a five time NASCAR Champion, and is looking for his sixth title this season. If he keeps doing what he is doing, surely he [...]
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...
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...
Brad Keselowski was fastest in both practices Saturday…
Matt Kenseth led the Ford Racing drivers across the finish line by coming home fourth in the AAA Texas 500 from the Texas Motor Speedway. Greg Biffle was the only other Ford driver in the top 10, finishing in 10th place. Below are quotes from both of those drivers plus a few other Ford Racing drivers on their race.
MATT KENSETH, No. 17 Ford EcoBoost Fusion (Finished 4th) – YOU...
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...
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...
Dollar General will sponsor Matt Kenseth in the No. 20 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota for 17 races in 2013...
(RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)
MATT KENSETH - WINNER
#17 Ford EcoBoost Ford
· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 100.5
· Three wins, 12 top fives, 18 top 10s; one pole
· Average finish of 11.1
· Led 21 races for 477 laps
Texas Motor Speedway Outlook:
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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