The AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway Sunday was a race worth sticking around to the end for. Jimmie Johnson appeared to have the race well in hand, at least in the early going. Johnson led a race high 168 laps and looked like the car to beat. Late in the going however, Johnson began to fade. While he still held his ground inside the top three, his nearest rival in the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup, Brad Keselowski, charged towards the front taking the lead thanks in large part to a pit stop call that gave him great track position.
Keselowski was able to keep his lead on a late race restart by holding off Johnson. On that restart Keselowski seemed to have gained an advantage, perhaps jumping the start. Johnson complained to his crew on the radio, but NASCAR took no action.
“Yeah, seemed really early to me,” Johnson said after the race. “We have this gray area exiting on to the racetrack off turn two when you leave the pits. Last week, two weeks ago we had a hard reference point. This week we don’t. It’s just in the area of.” MORE>>>