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AAA Texas 500 Preview: Homestretch to the Championship

Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor

Taylor covers NASCAR for RotoWire. He is a three-time winner of the FSWA's Racing Writer of the Year award. He is also a military historian, specifically the World War II U.S. Navy in the Pacific.

NASCAR's Chase for the Cup is coming down the stretch, and this week the Sprint Cup Series comes to Texas Motor Speedway for a race that will be pivotal in crowning the next champion. This is potentially great news for championship points leader Matt Kenseth. He leads Jimmie Johnson by virtue of tiebreak entering this event. The duo is tied atop the standings with 2,294 points each. By virtue of his seven victories, Kenseth holds the advantage coming to Fort Worth. Without a doubt, the Joe Gibbs Racing star will be going for the win and taking one more step closer to his second Sprint Cup Series championship. Among the Toyota camps, Kenseth is always well ...

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