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    LM Otero - AP
    Driver Martin Truex Jr., left, finishes up signing an autograph for Brad Sigley during practice for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. Truex has a new full-time ride, agreeing to a multiyear deal to drive for Furniture Row Racing. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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    LM Otero - AP
    Driver Jimmie Johnson signs autographs for a fan during practice for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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    LM Otero - AP
    Driver Jeff Gordon (24) leans and looks out from the garage before practice for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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    LM Otero - AP
    Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Gordon stands by his his car in the garage before NASCAR auto race practice at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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    LARRY PAPKE - AP
    Driver Carl Edwards (99) drives his car onto pit row after qualifying Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at the Texas Motor Speedway, Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, in Fort Worth, Texas. Edwards qualified on the pole. (AP Photo/Larry Papke)
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    LM Otero - AP
    Driver Carl Edwards smiles after he took the pole for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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    Jared C. Tilton - Getty Images for Texas Motor Spe
    FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 01: Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Aflac Ford, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 1, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)
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    Jared C. Tilton - Getty Images for Texas Motor Spe
    FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 01: Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, looks on from the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 1, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)
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    Jared C. Tilton - Getty Images for Texas Motor Spe
    FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 01: Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Aflac Ford, sits in his car in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 1, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)
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    Ronald Martinez - Getty Images
    FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 01: Aric Almirola, driver of the #43 Farmland Ford, looks on from the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 1, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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    Ronald Martinez - Getty Images
    FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 01: Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Time Warner Cable Chevrolet, looks on from the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 1, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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    FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 01: Paul Menard, driver of the #27 Quaker State / Menards Chevrolet, looks on from the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 1, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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    LM Otero - AP
    NASCAR2nam Sprint Cup Series driver Jimmie Johnson pretends to listen in as fellow driver Matt Kenseth, not shown, makes comment about Johnson in the media center at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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    LM Otero - AP
    Sprint Cup Series driver Jimmie Johnson speaks to reporters before NASCAR auto racing practice at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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    LM Otero - AP
    Driver Jeff Gordon stands by his his car in the garage before practice for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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    LM Otero - AP
    Driver Jeff Gordon signs autographs for fans while heading to the garage before practice for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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    Larry Papke - AP
    Driver Brad Keselowski prepares to take the track for practice for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Larry Papke)
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    LM Otero - AP
    Driver Jeff Gordon (24) speeds down the strait away practice for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. With only three races left in the NASCAR championship chase, and third in the standings, Gordon needs one of those good finishes at the track, where he has 11 top-10 finishes, but also two last-place finishes. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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    Ronald Martinez - Getty Images
    FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 01: Aric Almirola, driver of the #43 Farmland Ford, looks on from the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 1, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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    LM Otero - AP
    Driver Carl Edwards smiles after he took the pole for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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    LM Otero - AP
    Driver Carl Edwards playfully posses for photos after he took the pole position during qualifying for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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    LM Otero - AP
    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Matt Kenseth, left, shows fellow driver Jimmie Johnson something on his smart phone between news conferences in the media center at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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    Larry Papke - AP
    Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Gordon sits in the car before NASCAR auto racing practice at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Larry Papke)
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    Ronald Martinez - Getty Images
    FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 01: Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 AMP Energy Gold / 7-Eleven Chevrolet, looks on from the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 1, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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    Ronald Martinez - Getty Images
    FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 01: Aric Almirola, driver of the #43 Farmland Ford, looks on from the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 1, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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    Ronald Martinez - Getty Images
    FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 01: Elliott Sadler, driver of the #55 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota, walks on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 1, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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    Ronald Martinez - Getty Images
    FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 01: Team owner Michael Waltrip stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 1, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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    Robert Laberge - Getty Images for Texas Motor Spe
    FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 01: Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Aflac Ford, poses with a Texas Motor Speedway Pole Award Rifle after qualifying for the pole for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 1, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)
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    Ronald Martinez - Getty Images
    FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 01: Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 AMP Energy Gold / 7-Eleven Chevrolet, looks on from the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 1, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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    Ronald Martinez - Getty Images
    FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 01: Mark Martin, driver of the #14 Bass Pro Shops / Mobil 1 Chevrolelt, looks on from the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 1, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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    FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 01: Austin Dillon, driver of the #33 Boot Barn Chevrolet, looks on from the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 1, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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    FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 01: Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy Chevrolet, right, talks with Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 1, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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    FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 01: Kyle Larson, driver of the #51 Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau Chevrolet, looks on from the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 1, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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    FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 01: NASCAR President Mike Helton looks on from the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 1, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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    Ronald Martinez - Getty Images
    FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 01: Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, walks on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 1, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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    Ronald Martinez - Getty Images
    FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 01: Elliott Sadler, driver of the #55 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota, walks on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 1, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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    Jared C. Tilton - Getty Images for Texas Motor Spe
    FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 01: Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 AMP Energy Gold / 7-Eleven Chevrolet, walks from his car after qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 1, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)
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    Jared C. Tilton - Getty Images for Texas Motor Spe
    FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 01: Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, looks on from the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 1, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)
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    Max Faulkner - MCT
    Sprint Cup Series driver Matt Kenseth (20) appears in the garage during practice at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, November 1, 2013. (Max Faulkner/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT)
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    Jared C. Tilton - Getty Images for Texas Motor Spe
    FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 01: (L-R) Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Aflac Ford, and Miss Coors Light Rachel Rupert pose with the Coors Light Pole Award after Edwards qualified for the pole for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 1, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)
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    Max Faulkner - MCT
    Sprint Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski (2) puts on his helmet during practice at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, November 1, 2013. (Max Faulkner/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT)
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    Max Faulkner - MCT
    Sprint Cup Series driver Jimmie Johnson (48) crew works on his car during practice at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, November 1, 2013. (Max Faulkner/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT)
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    Max Faulkner - MCT
    Sprint Cup Series driver Matt Kenseth (20) drives during practice at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, November 1, 2013. (Max Faulkner/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT)
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    Max Faulkner - MCT
    Sprint Cup Series driver Danica Patrick talks to the media at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, November 1, 2013. (Max Faulkner/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT)
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    LM Otero - AP
    Driver Jimmie Johnson, left, playfully interrupts fellow driver Matt Kenseth as Kenseth gives an interview during qualifying for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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    LM Otero - AP
    Driver Carl Edwards watches qualifying for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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    LM Otero - AP
    Kyle Busch talks to his team owner during qualifying for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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    Jared C. Tilton - Getty Images for Texas Motor Spe
    FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 01: Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Aflac Ford, poses with the Coors Light Pole Award after qualifying for pole position for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 1, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)
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    Jared C. Tilton - Getty Images for Texas Motor Spe
    FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 01: Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Aflac Ford, sits in his car in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 1, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)
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    Ronald Martinez - Getty Images
    FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 01: Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet, signs autographs during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 1, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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    Robert Laberge - Getty Images for Texas Motor Spe
    FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 01: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Snickers Toyota, prepares his equipment during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 1, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)
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    Robert Laberge - Getty Images for Texas Motor Spe
    FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 01: Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 AMP Energy Gold / 7-Eleven Chevrolet, looks on in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 1, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)
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    Max Faulkner - MCT
    Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Gordon talks to the media at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, November 1, 2013. (Max Faulkner/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT)
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    Max Faulkner - MCT
    Sprint Cup Series driver Kyle Busch (18) drives during practice at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, November 1, 2013. (Max Faulkner/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT)
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    Max Faulkner - MCT
    Sprint Cup Series driver Clint Bowyer and Sprint Cup Series driver Kyle Busch talk in the garage during practice at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, November 1, 2013. (Max Faulkner/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT)
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    Max Faulkner - MCT
    Sprint Cup Series driver Danica Patrick talks to the media at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, November 1, 2013. (Max Faulkner/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT)
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    Chris Graythen - Getty Images for Texas Motor Spe
    FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 01: Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Office Toyota, sits in his car in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 1, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)
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    Max Faulkner - MCT
    Sprint Cup Series driver Jimmie Johnson (48) drives during practice at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, November 1, 2013. (Max Faulkner/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT)
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    Max Faulkner - MCT
    Sprint Cup Series driver Dale Earnhardt, Jr., appears in the garage during practice at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, November 1, 2013. (Max Faulkner/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT)
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    Max Faulkner - MCT
    Sprint Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski (2) looks at his phone in the garage during practice at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, November 1, 2013. (Max Faulkner/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT)
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    Max Faulkner - MCT
    Sprint Cup Series driver Matt Kenseth (20) and Sprint Cup Series driver Jimmie Johnson (48) cars are serviced in the garage during practice at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, November 1, 2013. (Max Faulkner/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT)
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    Max Faulkner - MCT
    Sprint Cup Series driver Kyle Busch (18) car sits in the garage during practice at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, November 1, 2013. (Max Faulkner/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT)
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    Max Faulkner - MCT
    Sprint Cup Series driver Jimmie Johnson (48) appears in the garage during practice at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, November 1, 2013. (Max Faulkner/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT)
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    LM Otero - AP
    Driver Kyle Busch watches qualifying for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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    LM Otero - AP
    Carl Edwards poses for photos with a rifle presented to the pole-sitter after he took the pole position for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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    Larry Papke - AP
    Driver JJ Yeley (36) spins in turn four during qualifying for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Larry Papke)
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    Larry Papke - AP
    Matt Kenseth drives onto pit road after qualifying for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway, Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Larry Papke)
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    LM Otero - AP
    Driver Carl Edwards pumps his fist after his time held to take the pole for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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    LM Otero - AP
    Jimmie Johnson, left, playfully interrupts Matt Kenseth as Kenseth gives an interview during qualifying for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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    Larry Papke - AP
    Jimmie Johnson drives his car onto pit road after qualifying for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Larry Papke)
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    Larry Papke - AP
    Driver JJ Yeley (36) spins out in turn four during qualifying for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Larry Papke)
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    LM Otero - AP
    Danica Patrick reaches to sign an autograph before qualifying for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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    Larry Papke - AP
    JJ Yeley spins into the grass during qualifying for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Larry Papke)
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    Sprint Cup Series driver Jimmie Johnson appears during Sprint Cup qualifying at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, November 1, 2013. (Max Faulkner/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT)
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    Sprint Cup Series driver Joey Logano appears during Sprint Cup qualifying at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, November 1, 2013. (Max Faulkner/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT)
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    Max Faulkner - MCT
    Sprint Cup Series driver Carl Edwards (99) celebrates as the Coors Light Pole Winner in the Sprint Cup qualifying at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, November 1, 2013. (Max Faulkner/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT)
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    Max Faulkner - MCT
    Sprint Cup Series driver Carl Edwards (99) celebrates as the Coors Light Pole Winner in the Sprint Cup qualifying at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, November 1, 2013. (Max Faulkner/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT)
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    Max Faulkner - MCT
    Sprint Cup Series driver Carl Edwards (99) emerges from his car as the Coors Light Pole Winner in the Sprint Cup qualifying at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, November 1, 2013. (Max Faulkner/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT)
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    Max Faulkner - MCT
    Sprint Cup Series driver Carl Edwards (99) emerges from his car as the Coors Light Pole Winner in the Sprint Cup qualifying at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, November 1, 2013. (Max Faulkner/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT)
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    Max Faulkner - MCT
    Sprint Cup Series driver Jimmie Johnson appears during Sprint Cup qualifying at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, November 1, 2013. (Max Faulkner/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT)
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