Texas as it happened

FORT WORTH, TX - APRIL 11: Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, and Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser/Jimmy John's Chevrolet, pace the field behind the pacecar prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 11, 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)
FORT WORTH, TX - APRIL 11:  Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, and Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser/Jimmy John's Chevrolet, pace the field behind the pacecar prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 11, 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)
FORT WORTH, TX – APRIL 11: Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, and Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser/Jimmy John’s Chevrolet, pace the field behind the pacecar prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 11, 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)

Jimmie Johnson led a race high 128 of 334 laps to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup series Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday night. Here is the complete rundown of how the race unfolded.

Kevin Harvick was able to pull away from polesitter Kurt Busch on the first lap.  Brad Keselowski fell into third.  Kasey Kahne was third, Johnson fourth.  By lap 20 Harvick’s lead was 1.2 seconds.

Alex Kennedy spun between turns 3 and 4 on lap 32 bringing out the first caution.  All the leaders came in for the first stops of the day.  Busch won the race off pit road, Harvick was second, Keselowski third, Logano fourth, Johnson fifth.  Dale Earnhardt Jr. was forced back in after his crew missed lugnuts on the right rear. He came in 10th and restarted 30th.

The green came back out on lap 37. MORE>>>

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