Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Jimmie Johnson wins for record seventh time at Texas

Not smart to bet against JJ at Texas. He was 10/1 to win at Las Vegas sports books.
FORT WORTH, Texas — In the end, it was the most familiar face of all that ended up conquering the new Texas Motor Speedway in Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500.

That would be Jimmie Johnson, who passed Joey Logano for the lead with 17 laps to go and sailed away for the victory on a sunny day when winds were gusting up to 25 miles per hour, adding yet another element of uncertainty to a race that was full of mystery following a repave and reconfiguration of the 1.5-mile track.

Johnson handled it all like the seven-time Cup champion that he is, winning his first race of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season and his record seventh at TMS. The driver of the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet led only one other time for a single lap before those final 17 laps, but that was all that mattered.

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