Jimmie Johnson wanted to defend his victory from last fall. Matt Kenseth wanted to make it a second-straight week of scoring more points than Johnson. And Jeff Gordon hoped to follow his win a week ago by taking another bite from the points lead of Johnson and Kenseth.
500 miles at Texas Motor Speedway had plenty on the line for the drivers in the top-3 of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. It also featured Carl Edwards starting on the pole for the second time this season and a young driver making his Sprint Cup debut.
Find out who mastered the eighth race of the Chase and who left the Fort Worth track disappointed.