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How Matt Kenseth Must Adjust Now That He’s Jimmie Johnson’s Sole Challenger

In almost a NASCAR version of the TV show Survivor, Matt Kenseth, on Sunday, became the last driver standing in Jimmie Johnson's way to a sixth Sprint Cup championship. Johnson and Kenseth came into Sunday's race at Texas Motor Speedway tied for the Sprint Cup points lead. Three other drivers—Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch—were all within striking distance if something happened to the two guys on top. But after Sunday's race, with Harvick now in third place (40 points back), the younger Busch brother in fourth (52 back), fifth-ranked Dale Earnhardt Jr. (62 back) and Gordon having dropped an almost unconscionable 42 points to fall to sixth, 69 points back, it's pretty clear it's Johnson and Kenseth only from here ...

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