NASCAR at Texas 500 2013: Live Results, Updates and Analysis

Michael GuadalupeFeatured ColumnistNovember 3, 2013

FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 03:  Jimmie Johnson, driver of the
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Three drivers went into Texas with a chance at winning the championship.

And only two of them came out with their Chase hopes intact.

Kyle Busch was a long shot to win the championship, and it looked like his Chase hopes were over once he hit the wall earlier in the race. The 18 team and Busch would rally back, but it still wasn't enough to catch up to the Chase leaders.

Jeff Gordon looked like he could possibly catch up to Johnson and Kenseth in the points, but he hit the wall hard and was out for a majority of the race.

His Chase hopes are over.

The story of the day though would be Jimmie Johnson and his dominance. Johnson spent most of the day out in front, and even after a slow 17 second pit stop which put him several spots, Johnson came back and pushed to the front to lead the race again.

Now, with NASCAR heading into Phoenix, the Chase is officially a two-man battle with Jimmie Johnson leading Matt Kenseth by seven points.

Kenseth ran well at Texas, and even after being hit with a Pit road speeding penalty he would come back and finish the race in fourth.

Will the points change next week at Phoenix? Or will Johnson continue his dominance?

Make sure to join us next week on the Bleacher Report for the live coverage of the race at Phoenix.


Winner at Texas: Jimmie Johnson