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Johnson edges Keselowski in AAA Texas 500

Nov. 4, 2012 at 7:55 PM   |   Comments

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Jimmie Johnson improved his chances for a sixth Sprint Cup championship with his second straight series victory in the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Speedway.

Johnson had the pole and led for a race-best 168 laps overall but didn't grab the advantage for good until passing Chase runner-up Brad Keselowski with less than two laps left and eking out an 0.8-second victory.

The Texas result came a week after Johnson's win in Martinsville and boosted his lead over Keselowski in the Chase for the Sprint Cup to seven points.

Just two races remain on the slate as the pair contest for the title -- Phoenix (Nov. 11) and Homestead (Nov. 18).

Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth and Tony Stewart rounded out the Top 5 Sunday.

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