Trifecta For Jimmie Johnson

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Jimmie Johnson won a dramatic
side-by-side duel with Matt Kenseth, grabbing his third straight
victory to win the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. More
importantly Johnson wrested the NASCAR Nextel Cup points lead from
Jeff Gordon with two races left in the NASCAR Chase for the
championship.
The reigning Cup champion, Johnson erased a nine-point deficit
and moved to a 30-point lead over Jeff Gordon, who finished seventh
heading to Phoenix next weekend.
Johnson edged Kenseth by 94-hundredths of a second -- about 10
car-lengths. Clint Bowyer ran third.

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Here is the list of finishers from the
Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway:

Sunday
At Texas Motor Speedway
Fort Worth, Texas
Lap length: 1.5 miles
(Start position in parentheses)
1. (8) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 334 laps, 131.219 mph.,
$486,211.
2. (18) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 334, $378,041.
3. (1) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 334, $262,245.
4. (17) Kyle Busch, Chevrolet, 334, $217,400.
5. (11) Ryan Newman, Dodge, 334, $214,125.
6. (27) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 334, $192,116.
7. (2) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 334, $184,561.
8. (6) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 334, $165,783.
9. (24) Jamie McMurray, Ford, 334, $134,925.
10. (4) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 334, $168,261.
11. (15) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 334, $159,361.
12. (19) Elliott Sadler, Dodge, 334, $131,620.
13. (20) Scott Riggs, Dodge, 334, $118,325.
14. (12) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 334, $147,058.
15. (39) Ricky Rudd, Ford, 334, $141,758.
16. (13) Bobby Labonte, Dodge, 334, $141,561.
17. (38) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 333, $131,133.
18. (25) Kasey Kahne, Dodge, 332, $146,266.
19. (29) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 332, $110,425.
20. (40) Tony Raines, Chevrolet, 332, $113,275.
21. (32) Dave Blaney, Toyota, 332, $127,908.
22. (36) Jeremy Mayfield, Chevrolet, 332, $125,583.
23. (22) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 332, $101,125.
24. (14) Mike Skinner, Toyota, 331, $98,575.
25. (3) Juan Pablo Montoya, Dodge, 331, $143,300.
26. (21) Carl Edwards, Ford, 331, $108,625.
27. (42) Johnny Sauter, Chevrolet, 330, $100,025.
28. (34) David Gilliland, Ford, 330, $127,039.
29. (7) Denny Hamlin, Chevrolet, 324, $115,625.
30. (16) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 322, $99,425.
31. (9) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 302, $114,225.
32. (41) Robby Gordon, Ford, 300, $96,025.
33. (23) Greg Biffle, Ford, oil cooler, 295, $114,775.
34. (10) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 278, $103,625.
35. (35) Joe Nemechek, Chevrolet, brakes, 275, $95,425.
36. (30) Bill Elliott, Ford, 248, $114,414.
37. (33) David Ragan, Ford, accident, 222, $130,825.
38. (26) Dale Jarrett, Toyota, accident, 217, $94,800.
39. (5) AJ Allmendinger, Toyota, accident, 151, $94,600.
40. (31) Reed Sorenson, Dodge, accident, 143, $116,558.
41. (28) David Stremme, Dodge, accident, 136, $94,180.
42. (37) Kyle Petty, Dodge, accident, 129, $105,638.
43. (43) David Reutimann, Toyota, engine, 90, $103,608..
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Race Statistics
Time of Race: 3 hours, 49 minutes, 05 seconds.
Margin of Victory: .944 seconds.
Caution Flags: 12 for 36 laps.
Lead Changes: 27 among 12 drivers.
Lap Leaders: M.Truex Jr. 1-6; J.Montoya, 7-16; J.Gordon 17-26;
M.Truex Jr. 27-36; J. Gordon 37-46; Ky.Busch 47-83; Ku.Busch 84-92;
Ky.Busch 93-119; D.Earnhardt Jr. 120; Ky.Busch 121-132; D.Earnhardt
Jr. 133-143; Ky.Busch 144-189; Ku. Busch 190; C.Bowyer 191; R.Rudd
192-201; Ky.Busch 202-209; D.Hamlin 210-217; M.Kenseth 218-233;
D.Hamlin 234-270; M.Kenseth 271-273; J.Johnson 274-277; Ky.Busch
278-300; J.Johnson 301; R.Newman 302-305; M.Kenseth 306-327;
J.Johnson 328; M.Kenseth 329-331; J.Johnson 332-334.
Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): Ky.Busch, 6
times for 153 laps; D.Hamlin, 2 times for 45 laps; M.Kenseth, 4
times for 44 laps; J.Gordon, 2 times for 20 laps; M.Truex Jr., 2
times for 16 laps; D.Earnhardt Jr., 2 times for 12 laps; R.Rudd, 1
time for 10 laps; J.Montoya, 1 time for 10 laps; Ku.Busch, 2 times
for 10 laps; J.Johnson, 4 times for 9 laps; R.Newman, 1 time for 4
laps; C.Bowyer, 1 time for 1 lap.
Point Standings: 1. J.Johnson, 6,382. 2. J.Gordon, 6,352. 3.
C.Bowyer, 6,201. 4. Ky.Busch, 6,043. 5. C.Edwards, 6,025. 6.
T.Stewart, 6,009. 7. J.Burton, 5,951. 8. K.Harvick, 5,943. 9.
Ku.Busch, 5,929. 10. M.Kenseth, 5,928. 11. D.Hamlin, 5,858. 12.
M.Truex Jr., 5,858.


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