September 18, 2014

Kenseth falls behind as time is running out

Five-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson has a seven-point lead over Wisconsin native Matt Kenseth in the Chase for the Championship with two races left.

Johnson and Kenseth were tied in points when they got to Texas Motor Speedway, although Kenseth was considered the leader based on his seven wins.

Johnson dominated though.  He led 255 of 334 laps for his sixth win this season, earning his 66th career win, including 24th in Chase races.

Kenseth was running second behind Johnson for much of the first half of the race but was penalized for speeding.  That dropped Kenseth to 16th place, although he climbed as far back as 4th to finish.

The next event is in Phoenix, where Johnson has won four times and Kenseth once.