The NASCAR schedule continues with a huge Sunday showdown, as the AAA Texas 500 in Fort Worth, Texas, gets ready to shake up the title picture even more.
Firmly in the midst of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, the world's best drivers will be competing for much more than one race, as a number of contenders look to put themselves in position for a championship moving forward.
Let's break down everything you need to know for the Texas 500.
Where: Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas
When: Sunday, Nov. 3, at 3 p.m. ET
Live Stream: WatchESPN
|2013 AAA Texas 500 Lineup|
|7||Dale Earnhardt Jr.|
|9||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.|
|15||Martin Truex Jr.|
|16||Juan Pablo Montoya|
Information courtesy of NASCAR.com
Drivers to Watch
When things get going on Sunday afternoon, all eyes will be on Jimmie Johnson, as he aims to get back on top of the world of racing with another championship.
Coincidentally for Johnson, he's been at his best in Texas, seemingly finishing in the top 10 every time he appears at the speedway. He'll start in good position as the No. 3 driver in the pole.
Coming off a couple of inspiring performances, Johnson is right in the thick of things in the Chase and could really take a firm hold of the lead with a win on Sunday.
The 41-year-old is a co-leader in the Chase along with Johnson, and whoever notches the best finish on Sunday will get a big leg up moving forward.
Kenseth finished in 12th place earlier this year in Texas but will be looking for a slightly better finish this time, as he's in the midst of a tight race with Johnson at the top of the Chase.
If he can channel his career success at Texas, where he leads all drivers with 12 finishes in the top five, Kenseth could begin pulling away in the Chase.
Despite entering Sunday's race at No. 10 in the Chase and 76 points back, Carl Edwards will be an important driver to watch as he won the pole position.
The 34-year-old got into the winner's circle in Fort Worth back in 2008, and with him coming off his first pole at Texas, it makes him an attractive option to get there again on Sunday.
Edwards entered the postseason as one of the favorites, before a 35th-place finish at Dover derailed his chances. But starting at the front of the pack in Texas will help him to finish his year off on a high note.
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