FORT WORTH, Texas -- We'll get straight to the point. There was no question who was going to win Sunday's AAA 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
It was all Jimmie Johnson. The five-time champion thoroughly dominated the race -- "nobody had anything" for him, teammate and second place finisher Dale Earnhardt Jr. said -- and led 255 of the race's 334 laps.
OK, sure, there could have been a late race debris caution to bunch up the field, but that didn't happen. Johnson reassumed the lead after the race's final round of pit stops and coasted to a win, four seconds ahead of Junior.
If there was a late race caution, it would have taken a serious mistake for anyone to challenge him. That's how good Johnson and car were. Following the race's final restart on lap 262, Johnson had a second lead on the field in just a handful of laps.
The win gives Johnson a seven point lead over Matt Kenseth with two races to go in the Chase. After the two entered the race tied in the points standings, KensethRead More »from Jimmie Johnson wins at Texas as Matt Kenseth finishes fourth