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NASCAR’s Texas Motor Speedway Proves to Be a Wild Ride for Hendrick Trio

Jeff Gordon was growing weary of finishing second and third lately.  It was inevitable he would try to return to the winner's circle. Despite a late crash, he proved to be the fastest of three potent Hendrick cars this afternoon in the Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, although Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. were able to lead the field and maintain top positions throughout. Jimmie had a moment when he thought a tire had gone down early in the race.  As the No. 48 slowed on the high side, cars were forced to slow up behind him. Once he got back to a new set of four tires, Johnson assumed the familiar position of running in the top three. Dale Earnhardt Jr. looked relaxed and confident with his hat on backwards and...

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