Thursday, 07 November 2013
FORT WORTH, Texas – The speed in Jimmie Johnson’s No. 48 Chevrolet was positively jaw-dropping.
Able to pull away from his pursuers with apparent ease, Johnson finished three positions ahead of Matt Kenseth in Sunday's AAA Texas 500, breaking a tie for the lead in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, but – make no mistake – Johnson's performance amounted to a brutal bludgeoning of Kenseth and the rest of the opposition.
Kenseth hurt his own cause with a pit-road speeding penalty, but not even a perfect day on pit road likely would have overcome the dominance of the five-time champion, who led 255 of 334 laps en route to his third victory at Texas Motor Speedway, his sixth of the season and the 66th of his career.