Jimmie Johnson Wins NASCAR Sprint Cup Race at Texas
It was an exciting finish to the Texas Sprint Cup race this weekend. Jimmie Johnson chased Jammie McMurray and Kevin Harvick up until there were 14 laps left when he managed to get past Harvick and then McMurray in one corner so that he could win. He retained that lead for the rest of the raceholding off threats by Harvick and Dale Earnhardt Jr. This was his 72nd career victory, his second of the year and his fifth on this track.
Harvick was trying to get past McMurray in the last few laps and managed to scrape the wall but still came in as a runner up. He has won or come second in every race this season and actually eight consecutive races until last week when he came eighth. He has never won at Texas though and said that he was not disappointed though as he still raced for a win, but pushed too hard.
Earnhardt had his third time this season with a third place finish. This gave Chevrolet the top three spots but he was disappointed as he felt that he had an opportunity to win but he missed the opportunity.
Joey Logano was in fourth place and Brad Keselowski in fifth. Interestingly Harvick, Logano and Martin Truex Jr are the only drivers to have had a top ten finish in every race this season.