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Jimmie Johnson takes Cup lead with Texas win

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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.

Johnson and Matt Kenseth arrived at Texas Motor Speedway tied in points, though Kenseth was the leader based on his seven wins.

Johnson got his sixth victory this season, becoming only the second three-time Cup winner at Texas. The No. 48 Hendrick Chevrolet team takes a 7-point lead to Phoenix next week.

Kenseth was running second behind Johnson for much of the first half of the race before getting penalized for speeding.

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