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Johnson widens points lead over Keselowski with Texas win

4:22 PM, Nov 4, 2012   |    comments
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Fort Worth, TX (Sports Network) - Jimmie Johnson increased his points lead to seven over Brad Keselowski in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship after winning Sunday's AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Johnson, the pole sitter, passed Keselowski for the lead with less than two laps remaining and then held off Keselowski at the finish by 0.8 seconds for his second consecutive win. The five-time Sprint Cup Series champion led the most laps with 168, which allowed him to earn a total of five bonus points for the victory.

Last week, Johnson won at Martinsville Speedway after starting on the pole and leading the most laps. He entered the 500-mile race at Texas with a two-point advantage over Keselowski.

Kyle Busch finished third, while Matt Kenseth and Tony Stewart completed the top-five.

Just two races remain in the Chase -- Phoenix (Nov. 11) and Homestead (Nov. 18).

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