Johnson wins at Texas

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RIDGEWAY, VA (TheSpread) – Jimmie Johnson picked up an important victory on Sunday, as he won the NASCAR AAA Texas 500 to put himself in the points lead.

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Johnson cruised to the victory, leading 254 of the 334 laps. He pulled away from Dale Earnhardt Jr., Joey Logano and Matt Kenseth in the end laps for the win.

According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Johnson had 7/2 odds to win this race, which means a $100 wager on Johnson entering the race will pay out an additional $350.

Johnson now has a 7-point lead on Kenseth with two races remaining in the series. Earnhardt Jr. improved to fifth place with his second-place finish (62 points out of first), while Logano moved up to ninth with his finish (91 points out of first). Jeff Gordon took a big drop, as he fell to sixth place after placing 38th (69 points out of first).

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For a complete look at the results from the 2013 AAA Texas 500, see below

2013 AAA Texas 500 Results

1 Jimmie Johnson (48)

2 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

3 Joey Logano (22)

4 Matt Kenseth (20)

5 Kasey Kahne (5)

6 Brad Keselowski (2)

7 Denny Hamlin (11)

8 Kevin Harvick (29)

9 Ryan Newman (39)

10 Clint Bowyer (15)

11 Mark Martin (14)

12 Greg Biffle (16)

13 Kyle Busch (18)

14 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

15 Paul Menard (27)

16 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (17)

17 Kurt Busch (78)

18 Parker Kligerman (30)

19 Elliott Sadler (55)

20 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

21 Marcos Ambrose (9)

22 Austin Dillon (33)

23 Kyle Larson (51)

24 Jeff Burton (31)

25 Danica Patrick (10)

26 David Gilliland (38)

27 Aric Almirola (43)

28 David Reutimann (83)

29 Trevor Bayne (21)

30 J.J. Yeley (36)

31 Jamie McMurray (1)

32 Travis Kvapil (93)

33 Casey Mears (13)

34 Landon Cassill (140)

35 Dave Blaney (7)

36 Joe Nemechek (87)

37 Carl Edwards (99)

38 Jeff Gordon (24)

39 Josh Wise (35)

40 Bobby Labonte (47)

41 Timmy Hill (32)

42 David Ragan (34)

43 Michael McDowell (98)

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