Reminiscent of the post-race battle royal in Charlotte, drivers at Texas Motor Speedway put the track’s “No Limits” tag to the test Sunday after the AAA Texas 500, as the Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick and their teams went after the driver of the No. 2, Brad Keselowski, who is already on probation in NASCAR after his involvement with the Charlotte incident.
While they were all jostling on pit road, Jimmie Johnson was celebrating in victory lane.
Sprint Cup Series – Johnson took the checkered flag at Texas, followed by Harvick, Keselowski, Kyle Busch and Jamie McMurray. Finishes of other drivers in the Eliminator Round: Joey Logano – 12th, Denny Hamlin – 10th, Ryan Newman – 15th, Gordon – 29th, Matt Kenseth – 25th and Carl Edwards – ninth.
Logano and Hamlin are tied atop the Chase points standings, followed by Newman; Gordon, Kenseth, Edwards, Keselowski and Harvick are all within six points of each other for the fourth and final spot in the Championship Round at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday, November 16th.
Nationwide Series – Busch took the checkered flag in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at TMS on Saturday, followed across the finish line by Logano, Ryan Blaney, Chase Elliott and Kenseth. Elliott has a 48-point lead over his JR Motorsports teammate Regan Smith going into next weekend’s race at Phoenix.
Camping World Truck Series – Busch began an almost-perfect weekend by taking the checkered flag Friday night in the WinStar World Casino and Resort 350 at TMS. Jeb Burton, Timothy Peters, Tyler Reddick and Matt Crafton rounded out the top five. Crafton leads Blaney by 23 points going into Phoenix next week.
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series – Erica Enders-Stevens regained the Pro Stock points lead with one race remaining in the 2014 NHRA Countdown to the Championship following her win in the NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Spencer Massey (Top Fuel), Del Worsham (Funny Car) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also took home Wallys from LVMS.
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