After winning at Texas Motor Speedway on November 4, Jimmie Johnson improved his lead over Brad Keselowski in the race for the Sprint Cup.
Johnson went to Texas with a two-point lead over second place Keselowski and a 26-point lead over the third place Clint Bowyer. The latest first place win puts Johnson ahead of Keselowski by 7 points and Bowyer by 39 points.
Toward the end of the race, Johnson became upset when he thought Keselowski jumped a restart and later thought Keselowski was going to crash the both of them. Johnson said he drove up next to Keselowski and pointed his finger at him, Sporting News reported.
“I was a little shocked by the commitment into Turn 1,” Johnson told the news source about the two cars bumping toward the end of the race. “I've joked before about driving in far enough to where I see Elvis. And we went past Elvis.”
Texas was Johnson's second consecutive win and fifth win of the season. Although 10 racers are still considered to have a chance at winning the Sprint Cup with just one race in Phoenix remaining, Keselowski and Johnson are the only ones with real chances at winning since Johnson's average performance is 5.3 at Phoenix, the highest in history at the track.