The NASCAR AAA Texas 500 as it happened

FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 08: Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Wurth Ford, races during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 8, 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)
FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 08:  Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Wurth Ford, races during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 8, 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas.  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)
FORT WORTH, TX – NOVEMBER 08: Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Wurth Ford, races during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 8, 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)

Proving that the race is never over until the checkered flag falls, Jimmie Johnson took the lead with six laps to go and stormed to his 75th career victory Sunday in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Brad Keselowski, who a track record led 312 laps, came up just short and will need nothing short of a win next Sunday. Here’s how it all went down Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway.

Keselowski led the field to the green from his frost career NASCAR pole. Tony Stewart was forced to give up his 22nd starting spot and started in the back after missing driver introductions, as was Ryan Preece due to an engine change.

Keselowski was quickly out to the point, Harvick overcame a slow start and took over second, Kyle Busch was third, Joey Logano fourth and Kyle Larson fifth. MORE>>>

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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.