NASCAR at Texas 500 2013: Live Results, Updates and Analysis
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?
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Winner at Texas: Jimmie Johnson
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Winner: Jimmie Johnson
Johnson leads Kenseth by seven points, and this Chase is now officially a two man battle.
Jimmie Johnson wins at Texas!
Four Laps to go. Johnson is closing in on another victory.
10 Laps to go.
Top 10: Johnson, Dale Jr, Logano, Kenseth, Kahne, Keselowski, Harvick, Hamlin, Bowyer, Newman
18 Laps to go. Johnson is still your leader.
green flag pit stops starting. This should be the last stop of the race if it stays green.
50 Laps to go and Jimmie Johnson is still your leader.
Top 10: Johnson, Logano, Kyle Busch, Kenseth, Dale Jr, Kahne, Keselowski, Hamlin, Bowyer, Harvick
Jimmie Johnson gets back out in front for the lead as we go back to green flag racing.
Jimmie Johnson takes the lead just as a caution for debris comes out.
Jimmie Johnson is on the move. He's up to second place after the long Pit stop.
Top 10: Keselowski, Kyle Busch, Dale Jr, Johnson, Logano, Kenseth, Kahne, Bowyer, Harvick
17 second pit stop for Jimmie Johnson. Where will he end up once green flag stops are done?
96 Laps to go and green flag pit stops are starting. Looks like clouds have set in over Texas, will this impact how well Johnson performs as the race comes to an end?
Matt Kenseth is up to sixth place. He is desperately trying to regain the track position he lost.
219 Laps in, and Jimmie Johnson has managed to lead 156 of them.
Welcome to the Jimmie Johnson show.
Hopefully Kenseth can have a solid finish today and keep close to Johnson in the standings.
Top 10: Johnson, Logano, Keselowski, Kyle Busch, Dale Jr, Bowyer, Kenseth, Harvick, Truex Jr, Kahne
We're past lap 200 at Texas and Jimmie Johnson continues to dominate today's race.
Kyle Busch has come back from hitting the wall earlier in the race and is now in second place.
Carl Edwards heads to the garage. Looks like he lost his engine.
Caution comes out. Looks like there's oil somewhere on the backstretch.
Big break for Matt Kenseth.
Kenseth rejoined the race in 14th. He's driving the wheels off his car.
Matt Kenseth hit with a pit road speeding penalty. This could be a huge problem for his Chase chances. Can he and the 20 team make it up?
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