One more win, One step closer
Six may be Jimmie Johnson’s lucky number. Johnson’s sixth win of the season may have put him on track for his sixth Cup championship. This was a dominant win for Johnson as he led 255 of the 367 laps at Texas Motor Speedway. Combine that with a speeding down pit road penalty for Matt Kenseth and Johnson is looking strong for another Championship trophy. For more details, go to Speedway Digest.
Keslowski outduels Hamlin for Nationwide at Texas
Keslowski ran up front early and late, turning his dominant performance into a nearly a one-second win at Texas Motor Speedway. The highest finishing Nationwide regular was Sam Hornish as Denny Hamlin ran second to Keslowski. This win gave the Penske #22 a definitive edge in the Owners’ Points for the Nationwide Series. For more information, go to Speedway Digest.
Gordon wins his first of the year…More to follow?
In a drama-filled weekend, Jeff Gordon earns his 88th career win and takes home another Martinsville grandfather clock. This win brings Gordon a little closer to a potential sixth Championship, now only 27 Cup points back. For more information on Gordon’s win, go to SpeedwayDigest.com.
50 years later…
While the big story of the day was Darrell Wallace’s victory, the close second of the day was Kevin Harvick’s meltdown about fellow RCR driver, Ty Dillon. For more about the real story of the day, go to Speedway Digest.com.
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McMurray takes this win, Johnson takes the lead
It was a big one, but not The Big One. Coming to the checkers, McMurray had the lead and Earnhardt Jr. had talked strategy. Then not too far behind them did things start getting a little crazy. And while it was too late for Jr Nation, McMurray flew the #1 Cessna Ford to Victory Lane. Breaking a 108-race drought, McMurray became the 2nd “non-Chaser” to win this month.
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Wild finish at Talladega
Coming back to the checkered flag, Sauter led the pack only to see “The Big One” happening behind him. Sauter captured his third win of the season and the ninth of his career. For more information on this race, go to Speedway Digest.com.