RACE PREVIEW

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AAA 500

TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY

NOVEMBER 3, 3PM EST ESPN TV

1.5 Miles, 24 Degrees of Banking

Seven races into the Chase and #48 Jimmie Johnson and #20 Matt Kenseth are tied in points with Matt winning the tie breaker. There are just three races left for these drivers to settle this. This track is another that may as well hang a sign that says “House of Roush”. In the 25 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 2012 (Greg Biffle). No other owner even comes close: Hendrick Motorsports and Joe Gibbs Racing each have four wins – when combined still less than Team Roush. Matt Kenseth has two of those wins in his time with Roush/Fenway and Jimmie Johnson has two of the Hendrick Motorsports wins. Matt 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.

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