Jimmie Johnson came from last on the grid to pass Joey Logano with 16 laps to go to win Sunday’s O’Reilly 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway, which hosted its first race since the track was repaved and reconfigured.
Here’s where all 40 drivers finished deep in the heart of Texas.
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After spinning out in qualifying, Johnson had to start in the back, but he sure didn’t stay there long. There’s a reason he has seven championships. A lot of them, actually.
The points leader coming into the race, Larson’s car didn’t make it through tech on Friday, so had to start out back. But he roared to the front to finish second yet again.
The Fords were fast this weekend, and that included Logano, who gambled successfully on tire strategy.
The Stewart-Haas Racing squad appears to have found its mojo after Harvick qualified on the pole and ran well in the race.
Brutal start to the weekend for Elliott, who had to go to a backup car after crashing in practice and then didn’t make it through tech. Fortunately for him, Sunday went better as he became the third Hendrick driver to finish in the top 10.
In the four previous races before Texas, Busch finished 24th or worse. He ran a lot better on Sunday.
The newest member of the Stewart-Haas Racing squad continues to deliver outstanding results.