Jimmie Johnson Wins His First Spring Race At Texas Motor Speedway
Chalk up the second win of the season for Jimmie Johnson. After waking up sick on Saturday morning, the six-time Cup champion led 128 laps including the final 14 when he used a low-side pass to get by Jamie McMurray and Kevin Harvick and held on for his first spring race victory at Texas Motor Speedway. It gives him a total of five wins at Texas and it's his 72nd career victory.
Heading into the 8th and final caution of the race, Johnson's crew chief Chad Knaus decided to go with four tires and it paid off. Johnson exited pit road in seventh place but quickly moved to third setting up the winning pass.
Harvick came in second just one second back. It left him still looking for his first win at Texas in 25 races.
Johnson's Hendrick Motorsports teammate Dale Earnhardt, Jr. came in third with Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski completing the Top Five.
Next up on the schedule for Sprint Cup drivers is Bristol Motor Speedway next Sunday.