Jimmie Johnson wins AAA 500 at Texas, full NASCAR results


Jimmie Johnson won Sunday’s AAA 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

The driver of the No. 48 led 189 of the 334 laps in Sunday’s race.

Matt Kenseth began the race on the pole and led early on. Josh Wise would bring out the first caution after hitting the wall. Jimmie Johnson soon emerged as a favorite taking the lead while Kevin Harvick worked his way up to second. The trio of Harvick, Kenseth and Jeff Gordon would all jockey for position behind Johnson.

Late in the race tire strategy came into play but Johnson would move back up to first while Kenseth and Ryan Newman each dealt with tire issues.

Johnson would allow Gordon around on a late race restart but another caution was to be had. Gordon choose the outside line but made contact with Brad Keselowski and then lost two tires spinning around and ruining his chance to win.

In the end it was Johnson holding off Harvick and Keselowski for his first win since Michigan.

NASCAR Results for AAA 500 at Texas

  1. Jimmie Johnson
  2. Kevin Harvick
  3. Brad Keselowski
  4. Kyle Busch
  5. Jamie McMurray
  6. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  7. Kyle Larson
  8. Kurt Busch
  9. Carl Edwards
  10. Denny Hamlin
  11. Tony Stewart
  12. Joey Logano
  13. Greg Biffle
  14. AJ Allmendinger
  15. Ryan Newman
  16. Brian Vickers
  17. Paul Menard
  18. Casey Mears
  19. Martin Treux Jr.
  20. Justin Allgaier
  21. Austin Dillon
  22. Michael Annett
  23. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  24. Aric Almirola
  25. Matt Kenseth
  26. Cole Whitt
  27. Marcos Ambrose
  28. Clint Bowyer
  29. Jeff Gordon
  30. Michael McDowell
  31. JJ Yeley
  32. David Ragan
  33. Reed Sorenson
  34. David Gilliland
  35. Timmy Hill
  36. Danica Patrick
  37. Joey Gase
  38. Kasey Kahne
  39. Trevor Bayne
  40. Brett Moffitt
  41. Alex Bowmn
  42. Josh Wise
  43. Landon Cassill