Jimmie Johnson holds off Harvick, Earnhardt to win for fourth time in last six races at Texas

CCXJox4W0AAru2mJimmie Johnson dominated the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Duck Commander 500 Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS), as Johnson held off the current series points leader, Kevin Harvick – by 1.107 seconds – for the victory.

Johnson, who led the most laps – 128 out of 334, received his second series victory of the 2015 season, his 72nd series career victory and his fifth series victory at Texas Motor Speedway.

Following Johnson and Harvick to the drop of the checkered flag were Dale Earnhardt Jr. finishing third, and the Team Penske teammates of Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski finishing fourth and fifth respectively.

Rounding out the top-10 finishing positions were Jamie McMurray claiming sixth-place, Jeff Gordon seventh, Kasey Kahne eighth, Martin Truex Jr. ninth and Carl Edwards bringing home 10th.

With his second-place finish, Kevin Harvick leaves Texas with a 26-point lead over Joey Logano.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 140.500 MPH
Time of Race: 03 Hrs, 33 Mins, 57 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 1.107 Seconds
Lead Changes: 29 among 9 drivers
Cautions: 8 for 40 laps

Next Up: The Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes and Stand Up to Cancer at Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 19th, with an approximate starting time of 1:20 p.m. (ET), and television coverage of the race provided by FOX, beginning with their pre-race show at 12:30 p,m. (ET).

Duck Commander 500 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Led Points Bonus Points
1 48 Jimmie Johnson 334 Running 128 48 5
2 4 Kevin Harvick 334 Running 96 43 1
3 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 334 Running 0 41 0
4 22 Joey Logano 334 Running 19 41 1
5 2 Brad Keselowski 334 Running 27 40 1
6 1 Jamie McMurray 334 Running 9 39 1
7 24 Jeff Gordon 334 Running 3 38 1
8 5 Kasey Kahne 334 Running 6 37 1
9 78 Martin Truex Jr. 334 Running 0 35 0
10 19 Carl Edwards 334 Running 0 34 0
11 11 Denny Hamlin 334 Running 0 33 0
12 31 Ryan Newman 334 Running 0 32 0
13 18 David Ragan 334 Running 0 31 0
14 41 Kurt Busch 334 Running 45 31 1
15 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 334 Running 0 29 0
16 10 Danica Patrick 334 Running 0 28 0
17 16 Greg Biffle 334 Running 0 27 0
18 6 Trevor Bayne 334 Running 0 26 0
19 43 Aric Almirola 334 Running 0 25 0
20 3 Austin Dillon 334 Running 0 24 0
21 47 AJ Allmendinger 334 Running 0 23 0
22 15 Clint Bowyer 334 Running 0 22 0
23 20 Matt Kenseth 334 Running 0 21 0
24 14 Tony Stewart 334 Running 0 20 0
25 42 Kyle Larson 334 Running 0 19 0
26 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 334 Running 0 18 0
27 13 Casey Mears 333 Running 0 17 0
28 38 David Gilliland 333 Running 0 16 0
29 55 Brett Moffitt # 333 Running 0 15 0
30 34 Chris Buescher (i) 332 Running 0 0 0
31 95 Michael McDowell 332 Running 0 13 0
32 40 Landon Cassill (i) 332 Running 0 0 0
33 7 Alex Bowman 330 Running 0 11 0
34 83 Matt Dibenedetto 330 Running 0 10 0
35 35 Cole Whitt 330 Running 0 9 0
36 32 Mike Bliss(i) 328 Running 0 0 0
37 33 Alex Kennedy 325 Running 0 7 0
38 98 Josh Wise 284 Running 0 6 0
39 51 Justin Allgaier 257 Accident 0 5 0
40 46 Michael Annett 246 Accident 0 4 0
41 27 Paul Menard 222 Engine 1 4 1
42 21 Ryan Blaney 71 Engine 0 0 0
43 23 J.J. Yeley (i) 13 Engine 0 0 0

# – Rookie
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Unofficial Point Standings
After Race 7 of the 2015 season at Texas Motor Speedway
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s DNF
1 4 Kevin Harvick 306 Leader 7 2 6 7 0
2 22 Joey Logano 280 -26 7 1 4 7 0
3 78 Martin Truex Jr. 266 -40 7 0 1 7 0
4 2 Brad Keselowski 246 -60 7 1 3 6 1
5 5 Kasey Kahne 230 -76 7 0 1 3 0
6 48 Jimmie Johnson 216 -90 7 2 3 4 0
7 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 213 -93 7 0 4 5 1
8 11 Denny Hamlin 205 -101 7 1 3 3 0
9 43 Aric Almirola 195 -111 7 0 0 0 0
10 18 David Ragan 194 -112 7 0 1 1 0
11 1 Jamie McMurray 193 -113 7 0 1 3 1
12 20 Matt Kenseth 189 -117 7 0 2 3 0
13 24 Jeff Gordon 186 -120 7 0 0 4 1
14 19 Carl Edwards 182 -124 7 0 0 1 0
15 13 Casey Mears 178 -128 7 0 0 1 0
16 27 Paul Menard 177 -129 7 0 1 1 1
17 10 Danica Patrick 176 -130 7 0 0 1 0
18 15 Clint Bowyer 168 -138 7 0 0 1 0
19 16 Greg Biffle 165 -141 7 0 0 1 0
20 47 AJ Allmendinger 161 -145 7 0 0 2 1
21 41 Kurt Busch 144 -162 4 0 2 2 0
22 3 Austin Dillon 143 -163 7 0 0 0 1
23 6 Trevor Bayne 138 -168 7 0 0 0 0
24 31 Ryan Newman 137 -169 7 0 3 4 0
25 38 David Gilliland 136 -170 7 0 0 0 0
26 42 Kyle Larson 135 -171 6 0 0 2 1
27 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 132 -174 7 0 0 0 1
28 35 Cole Whitt 111 -195 7 0 0 0 1
29 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 110 -196 7 0 0 0 0
30 55 Brett Moffitt # 109 -197 6 0 0 1 0
31 51 Justin Allgaier 109 -197 7 0 0 0 2
32 14 Tony Stewart 107 -199 7 0 0 0 2
33 46 Michael Annett 69 -237 7 0 0 0 1
34 7 Alex Bowman 67 -239 6 0 0 0 1
35 98 Josh Wise 58 -248 6 0 0 0 0
36 95 Michael McDowell 57 -249 4 0 0 0 0
37 26 Jeb Burton # 43 -263 5 0 0 0 0
38 83 Matt Dibenedetto 34 -272 4 0 0 0 0
39 55 Brian Vickers 32 -274 2 0 0 0 0
40 33 Alex Kennedy # 24 -282 3 0 0 0 0
41 32 Bobby Labonte 20 -286 1 0 0 0 0
42 55 Michael Waltrip 18 -288 1 0 0 0 0
43 44 Reed Sorenson 12 -294 1 0 0 0 0
44 66 Mike Wallace 8 -298 1 0 0 0 0
45 30 Ron Hornaday Jr. 2 -304 1 0 0 0 1

# – Rookie

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2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Owner Standing 
After Race 7 of the 2015 season at Texas Motor Speedway
Pos. Owner Car # Wins Points Behind Attempts
1 Tony Stewart 4 2 263 Leader 7
2 Walter Czarnecki 22 1 239 -24 7
3 Barney Visser 78 0 231 -32 7
4 Roger Penske 2 1 206 -57 7
5 Linda Hendrick 5 0 196 -67 7
6 Gene Haas 41 0 193 -70 7
7 Jeff Gordon 48 2 180 -83 7
8 Rick Hendrick 88 0 173 -90 7
9 J D Gibbs 11 1 172 -91 7
10 Richard Petty 43 0 172 -91 7
11 Felix Sabates 1 0 170 -93 7
12 Joe Gibbs 18 0 168 -95 7
13 Joe Gibbs 20 0 168 -95 7
14 Rick Hendrick 24 0 162 -101 7
15 JD Gibbs 19 0 161 -102 7
16 Bob Germain 13 0 154 -109 7
17 Richard Childress 27 0 148 -115 7
18 Tony Stewart 10 0 148 -115 7
19 Rob Kauffman 15 0 148 -115 7
20 Jack Roush 16 0 146 -117 7
21 Chip Ganassi 42 0 144 -119 7
22 Tad Geschickter 47 0 138 -125 7
23 Richard Childress 3 0 138 -125 7
24 Michael Waltrip 55 0 125 -138 7
25 John Henry 6 0 120 -143 7
26 Richard Childress 31 0 119 -144 7
27 Brad Jenkins 38 0 112 -151 7
28 John Henry 17 0 104 -159 7
29 Jerry Freeze 34 0 103 -160 7
30 Bob Jenkins 35 0 102 -161 7
31 Richard Petty 9 0 102 -161 7
32 Harry Scott 51 0 92 -171 7
33 Margaret Haas 14 0 87 -176 7
34 Michael Hillman 40 0 75 -188 7
35 Joe Falk 33 0 71 -192 7
36 Archie St Hilaire 32 0 61 -202 7
37 Tommy Baldwin 7 0 60 -203 7
38 Ron Devine 23 0 56 -207 7
39 Ron Devine 83 0 52 -211 7
40 Mike Curb 98 0 50 -213 7
41 Bob Leavine 95 0 49 -214 4
42 Harry Scott 46 0 44 -219 7
43 Anthony Marlowe 26 0 43 -220 7
44 Glen Wood 21 0 32 -231 3
45 Jay Robinson 62 0 30 -233 7
46 John Cohen 44 0 12 -251 4
47 Jay Robinson 66 0 8 -255 4
48 Rick Hendrick 25 0 6 -257 1
49 Curtis Key 30 0 2 -261 3
50 Robby Benton 129 0 0 -263 4

 

2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Manufacturer Standings
After Race 7 of the 2015 season at Texas Motor Speedway
Pos. Manufacturer Wins Points Behind
1 Chevrolet 4 315 Leader
2 Ford 2 296 -19
3 Toyota 1 264 -51

 

 

 

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