AAA 500



1.5 Miles, 24 Degrees of Banking

Seven races into the Chase and #48 Jimmie Johnson takes the lead for the first time. Jimmie leads #2 Brad Keselowski by just two points after trailing Brad by seven last week. There are just three races left for these drivers to settle this – all Jimmie Johnson needs to do for the next three weeks is finish in front of Brad – easier said than done. Brad Keselowski. has to keep the pressure on and maybe pick up a win or two along the way. This track is another that may as well hang a sign that says “House of Roush”. In the 23 Cup races that have been run here, nine of them have been won by the Roush/Fenway team of drivers; the first in the inaugural race in 1997 (Jeff Burton) and the last in April of this year (Greg Biffle). No other owner even comes close: Hendrick Motorsports and Joe Gibbs Racing each have three wins – when combined still less than Team Roush. Brad and Jimmie come in here looking strong and hoping to lock in the lead. Can one of them do it in Texas?  We’ll see on Sunday.


Tuesday look for our Top 10 drivers on Intermediate tracks in advance of the AAA 500 from Texas Motor Speedway.