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NASCAR at Texas 500 2013 Leaderboard: Results and Updated Sprint Cup Standings

A co-leader for the Chase lead entering Sunday, Jimmie Johnson took a firm grasp on the campaign for his sixth Sprint Cup championship with a victory at NASCAR's AAA Texas 500.      In the win, Johnson distanced himself from Matt Kenseth, who stayed on his heels throughout the race and finished in fourth. NASCAR summed up the finish: Johnson leads Kenseth by seven points, and the heat is certainly on with two races left: With his sixth win of the season, Johnson is in control and will decide his own fate down the stretch. Starting in third place, Johnson hung around the front of the pack all race long, but he trailed pole-sitter Carl Edwards—who led 38 laps—in the early goings.  The showdown be...

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