NASCAR: 5 Reasons Why You Must Watch Sunday's AAA Texas 500

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NASCAR: 5 Reasons Why You Must Watch Sunday's AAA Texas 500
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Who are you voting for to win the 2012 Sprint Cup championship, Brad Keselowski or Jimmie Johnson?

As the saying goes, things are always bigger and better in Texas.

And that certainly describes Sunday's AAA Texas 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway. Take the potential of having one of the largest crowds of the season (TMS can hold up to 150,000 fans), coupled with arguably the fastest or second-fastest  (depending upon who you talk to) non-restrictor plate racetrack on the Cup circuit, and you're sure to have tons of action and excitement.

Oh yes, and they give the race winner a Stetson cowboy hat, a pair of cowboy boots and a pair of six-shooters (with fake bullets, thankfully). Pretty cool prizes, don't you think?

If you're planning on spending your Sunday watching the NFL or NBA, you might want to think twice and reconsider.

Neither the NFL nor NBA are even remotely close to their playoffs, but NASCAR is right in the thick of its playoffs.

Sunday's race is the third-from-last of the season. It features one of the tightest points battles we've seen in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, as Jimmie Johnson, who is seeking a sixth Cup championship (in seven years), squares off with young Brad Keselowski, seeking his first career Cup title.

Need more convincing? Check out the 5 Reasons You Need to Watch the AAA Texas 500:


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