Jimmie Johnson wins furious battle for 5th victory at Texas

FORT WORTH, TX - APRIL 11: Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Pro Services Chevrolet, celebrates with pistols in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 11, 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)
FORT WORTH, TX - APRIL 11:  Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Pro Services Chevrolet, celebrates with pistols in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 11, 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas.  (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)
FORT WORTH, TX – APRIL 11: Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe’s Pro Services Chevrolet, celebrates with pistols in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 11, 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)

Jimmie Johnson came to Texas with the most wins in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series at the track just north of Ft. Worth and after making a an amazing move late in the going Saturday night leaves Texas with a series high fifth win.  Johnson led the most laps on the night but the win was in doubt late in the going. The five time champion would not be denied however and was able to take the lead for the final time with 15 to go and score career win number 72.

“We just kept plugging at it,” Johnson said in Victory Lane.  “I think the off-week was good for us to sit down and relax, reboot and come back to the track and they brought me a fast race car that was good all weekend.”

Kevin Harvick was Johnson’s only real threat all race long he led the second most laps of the night and shot past Dale Earnhardt Jr. for second as the two crossed the line. Behind Earnhardt Joey Logano was fourth with Brad Keselowski fifth. MORE>>

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