Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski are in an epic points battle running one and two in points for the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup. At the end of the AAA Texas 500 it was Jimmie Johnson getting the checkered flag only .808 seconds in front of Keselowski.

Johnson's win at Texas now gives him a seven point lead going into the 9th of the 10 Chase races, at Phoenix International Races.  (It's important to mention that Johnson has won four of the last ten races at Phoenix.)

This win at Texas is his fifth of the 2012 season, his second at Texas Motor Speedway, and the 60th of his career.  This is the second week in a row that Jimmie Johnson has won from the pole.  Brad Keselowski finished second, Kyle Busch ran third, followed by Matt Kenseth in fourth, and Tony Stewart rounded out the top 5.

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Kevin Harvick was the big winner of the NASCAR Nationwide Series O'reilly Challenge on Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway.  Harvick was the top of the field, for the whole night, and in the end he finished in dominate fashion 1.6 seconds in front of second place 18-year-old Ryan Blaney, polesitter Kyle Busch finished third, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was fourth, erasing the six point lead that Eliot Sadler was holding at the beginning of the race. Stenhouse, and Sadler are now in a tie for the Nationwide Series Championship.

After the O'reilly Auto Parts Challenge they shoot off the regular celebratory fireworks, but not all were in the air above the speedway, there were some on the track between Sprint Cup veteran Denny Hamlin, and Austin Dillon...

Up next the NASCAR Sprint Cup series travels to Pheonix International Raceway for the Advocare 500 Sunday November 11th.  Television coverage for the race will be on ESPN beginning at 1 p.m. (cst).

Sprint Cup points going into Phoenix:

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