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  • Bad day at worst time ruins Kenseth's season

    Matt Kenseth did his best to put on a brave face following his worst performance of the season, which just happened to come at the worst possible time in his championship battle with Jimmie Johnson.

  • Pole winner Jimmie Johnson (48), right, and Denny Hamlin (11) lead the field into turn one during the first lap of the AdvoCare 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Phoenix International Raceway, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

    Jimmie Johnson in control as Matt Kenseth flounders in Phoenix

    Johnson widened his lead in the Sprint Cup standings to 28 points over Kenseth heading into next Sunday's season finale at Homestead by finishing third in a workmanlike performance for the five-time champion.

  • Chase leaders mix racing and Play-Doh

    Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth want to beat each other every time they get on the track.

  • Kenseth playing with house money in title race

    Roughly two months into the season, Mark Martin was having a conversation with Matt Kenseth about the fast start to Kenseth's year. Kenseth had grabbed two wins in his first eight races with Joe Gibbs Racing, and Martin believed his former teammate could have legitimately won all eight of the events.

  • Johnson wins pole for Phoenix, Kenseth to start

    Jimmie Johnson, his eyes squarely on a sixth NASCAR championship, set the tone for what could be yet another dominating weekend in the desert by winning the pole at Phoenix International Raceway.

  • Keselowski's NASCAR reign coming to a close

    Brad Keselowski rolled into Phoenix International Raceway a year ago locked into a tight championship battle with Jimmie Johnson, and left the track poised to claim his first Sprint Cup title.

  • Johnson feels good even with Kenseth in mirror

    Just like last season, Jimmie Johnson enters the next-to-last race with a seven-point lead in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. He came up empty in his bid for a sixth title last year, but is more confident about his chances following Sunday's dominating victory at Texas.

  • Jimmie Johnson (48) takes turn four during the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Larry Papke)

    Johnson cruises to victory in Texas, takes points lead with two races left

    Jimmie Johnson led 255 of 334 laps for a dominating victory Sunday that put the five-time champion back in the Chase for the Sprint Cup lead with two races left in the season.

  • Kenseth, Johnson best at Texas in deadlocked Chase

    Matt Kenseth started to answer a question about how he could affect Jimmie Johnson on the track when the five-time Sprint Cup champion suddenly leaned around a corner of the room.

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