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No pit stops for Jimmie Johnson on the way to the Chase checker

Jimmie Johnson wins the Texas Dickies 500 to extend his lead over Jeff Gordon to 30 points in the Chase standings.

No pit stops for Jimmie Johnson on the way to the Chase checker Battling Matt Kenseth till the end, Jimmie Johnson won the Dickies 500 and celebrated the Texas way - with a cowboy hat and a pair of pistols. The win at Texas Motor Speedway was third consecutive for Johnson in the Chase for the NASCAR Nextel Cup Championship and he extended his lead over teammate Jeff Gordon to 30 points. Only two races remaining and Jimmie Johnson is already well on his way to become the first repeat champion, since Jeff Gordon 97-98 double. "That was tough racing. Matt was crowding me and I was trying to move him up a little bit and we were doing all that at 190 miles an hour. It was pretty intense,"  said Jimmie Johnson after the victory on Sunday, "It's so tough from year to year to think about a repeat. I do know that we're racing for the championship and now we have control of it."

 The remaining two races are at Phoenix next week and on the 18th at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

 Published on 11/05/2007

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