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THINGS WE LEARNED AT TEXAS

THINGS WE LEARNED AT TEXAS

1. Lap leader

brad keselowski had sunday’s race in the bag, until a caution flew on lap 311 of 334.

The dozen or so lead-pack cars pitted and chad knaus sprinkled fairy dust on Jimmie Johnson’s no. 48 chevy, which passed “kez” four laps from the finish and won the event.

only one lap really counts.

2. Where was Matt?

matt kenseth wasn’t in his no. 20 Toyota at Texas. why?

because the 2003 cup series champ was suspended two races by nascar for crashing into Joey logano at martinsville. he appealed and lost.

“more than a little disappointed,” kenseth told media last week.

3. Kid can drive

so kenseth’s replacement was 19-year-old erik Jones, who won friday’s camping world Truck series race, finished fourth in saturday’s Xfinity series event, then capped it off with a 12th-place showing in the cup race. yes, he may have a nascar future.

— Godwin Kelly, [email protected]

Jimmie Johnson racing fans make their way to the track before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. ralph laUer/ ap phoTo

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