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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Fort Worth, Texas: AAA Texas 500 at a glance

Jimmie Johnson poses for photos in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup series race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth.
Jimmie Johnson poses for photos in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup series race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. AP

Distance: 334 laps, or 501 miles.

Where: Texas Motor Speedway, a 1.5-mile, tri-oval in Fort Worth, Texas.

When: 2 p.m. Sunday.

TV: NBC.

Radio: Performance Racing Network.

Last year’s winner: Jimmie Johnson.

Also this weekend: O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge, Xfinity Series, Texas Motor Speedway, 3:30 p.m., Saturday, NBC. Longhorn 350, Truck Series, Texas Motor Speedway, 8:30 p.m., Friday, Fox Sports One.

Worth mentioning: Johnson wasn’t in the Chase when he won last fall at Texas. ... The final three weekends of the NASCAR season will feature Cup, Xfinity and Truck tripleheaders.

Who’s Hot/ Who’s Not

HOT

Jimmie Johnson: Championship No. 7 is beckoning.

Brad Keselowski: Give him credit, he was closing fast on Johnson at the end at Martinsville, despite being out of the Chase.

Johnny Sauter: Victory at Martinsville sends him into Trucks’ championship round.

NOT

Stewart-Haas Racing: Both SHR drivers still alive in the Chase – Kurt Busch and Kevin Harvick – are in serious trouble.

Carl Edwards: He’s going to need to win at either Texas or Phoenix to advance after a bad day at Martinsville.

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