Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Race: AAA Texas 500

Place: Texas Motor Speedway

Date and Time: Sunday, Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. ET

Tune-in: NBC, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 501 miles (334 laps)

What to Watch For: Jimmie Johnson goes for his fifth straight fall win at Texas as he attempts to tie NASCAR Hall of Famers Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty with a record seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. … Drivers try to move into the top four of a Chase Grid led by Johnson (clinched berth in Championship 4 with win at Martinsville), followed by Denny Hamlin (six points above Joey Logano on the cutoff line), Matt Kenseth (+6), Kyle Busch (+4), Joey Logano (-4), Kevin Harvick (-16), Kurt Busch (-18) and Carl Edwards (-32). … Joe Gibbs Racing, which has Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth and Carl Edwards still alive in the Chase, and Stewart-Haas Racing, which has Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch remaining, attempt to become the first teams ever to put multiple drivers in the Championship 4. … Past Texas winners not in the Chase – Greg Biffle (two victories) Tony Stewart (2), Kasey Kahne and Ryan Newman – try to spoil a Championship 4 bid with a victory on Tuesday. Since the new Chase format was implemented in 2014, four of 27 races have been won by non-Chase-eligible drivers (Jimmie Johnson: Texas 2014, Texas 2015; Dale Earnhardt Jr.:  Martinsville 2014, Phoenix 2015). … Kevin Harvick attempts to register his first win in 27 starts at Texas after logging two runner-ups and a third-place showing in his last four races there.

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Greg is a published award winning sportswriter who spent 23 years combined active and active reserve military service, much of that in and around the Special Operations community. Greg is the author of "The Nuts and Bolts of NASCAR: The Definitive Viewers' Guide to Big-Time Stock Car Auto Racing" and has been published in major publications across the country including the Los Angeles Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was also a contributor to Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul, published in 2010, and the Christmas edition in 2016. He wrote as the NASCAR, Formula 1, Auto Reviews and National Veterans Affairs Examiner for Examiner.com and has appeared on Fox News. He holds a BS degree in communications, a Masters degree in psychology and is currently a PhD candidate majoring in psychology. He is currently the weekend Motorsports Editor for Autoweek.