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The Cool Down Lap: Texas Edition

The Samsung Mobile 500 finally got underway on Monday and pole sitter Tony Stewart led the field to green. Stewart was strong all day but the competition was intense. Teammates Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson were up front much of the day and raced each other aggressively, making contact at one point. Dale Earnhardt Jr led 46 laps but lost the handle of his car and wasn’t a factor by the end of the race. But the most excitement came suddenly on lap 318 when Carl Edwards and Stewart made contact coming off Turn 4. Stewart then hit Gordon and after the dust cleared, a total of nine cars were involved. Jeff Gordon saw another win slip away and Denny Hamlin saw his chance. The race was restarted and Denny Hamlin pulled ahead for the lead. ...

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