Date: Sunday, Nov. 3
Start Time: 3 p.m. ET
Site: Texas Motor Speedway -- Fort Worth, Texas
Track: 1.5-mile oval
Capacity: 122,377 (grandstand seating)
On TV: ESPN
On Radio: Performance Racing Network (PRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio
Race record: Greg Biffle, 2012 (160.577 mph)
Qualifying record: Kyle Busch, 2013 (196.299 mph)
Defending champion: Jimmie Johnson
Runner up: Brad Keselowski
Pole winner: Jimmie Johnson (191.076 mph)
1. Jimmie Johnson (Start: 1)
2. Brad Keselowski (8)
3. Kyle Busch (3)
4. Matt Kenseth (10)
5. Tony Stewart (5)
6. Clint Bowyer (4)
7. Dale Earnhardt Jr (19)
8. Kurt Busch (18)
9. Kevin Harvick (23)
10. Greg Biffle (2)
Average speed: 136.117 mph
Time of race: 3 hrs., 41 mins., 30 secs.
Margin of victory: 0.808 secs.
Caution flags: 9 for 49 laps
Lead changes: 20 among 7 drivers
2012 Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 136.117 mph
2011 Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 152.705 mph
2010 Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 140.456 mph
2009 Kurt Busch, Dodge, 147.137 mph
2008 Carl Edwards, Ford, 144.219 mph
2007 Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 131.219 mph
2006 Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 134.891 mph
2005 Carl Edwards, Ford, 151.055 mph
Race: Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 (Oct. 27)
Site: Martinsville Speedway -- Martinsville, Va.
Finish line order: Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth, Clint Bowyer, Brad Keselowski, Jimmie Johnson
Time of Race: 3 hrs., 44 mins., 21 secs.
Average speed: 70.337 mph
Margin of victory: 0.605 secs.
Caution flags: 17 for 111 laps
Lead changes: 15 among 8 drivers
Lap leaders: D. Hamlin 1-2; J. Johnson 3-24; Ky. Busch 25-36; M. Kenseth D. Hamlin 1-2; J. Johnson 3-24; Ky. Busch 25-36; M. Kenseth 37-110; J. Johnson 111-174; J. Burton 175-179; J. Johnson 180-216; M. Kenseth 217-237; C. Bowyer 238-281; J. Gordon 282-338; D. Hamlin 339-350; C. Bowyer 351-366; M. Kenseth 367-367; E. Sadler 368-373; M. Kenseth 374-479; J. Gordon 480-500.
#1 Jamie McMurray (Joplin, MO) Chevrolet/McDonald's
#2 Brad Keselowski (Rochester Hills, MI) Ford/Miller Lite
#5 Kasey Kahne (Enumclaw, WA) Chevrolet/Time Warner Cable
#7 Dave Blaney (Hartford, OH) Chevrolet/Tommy Baldwin Racing
#9 Marcos Ambrose (Launceston, Australia) Ford/MAC Tools
#10 Danica Patrick (Roscoe, IL) Chevrolet/GoDaddy.com
#11 Denny Hamlin (Chesterfield, VA) Toyota/FedEx Office
#13 Casey Mears (Bakersfield, CA) Ford/Geico
#14 Mark Martin (Batesville, AR) Chevrolet/Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops
#15 Clint Bowyer (Emporia, KS) Toyota/5-Hour Energy
#16 Greg Biffle (Vancouver, WA) Ford/3M
#17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (Olive Branch, MS) Ford/Roush Fenway Racing
#18 Kyle Busch (Las Vegas, NV) Toyota/Snickers
#20 Matt Kenseth (Cambridge, WI) Toyota/Home Depot
#21 Trevor Bayne (Knoxville, TN) Ford/Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire
#22 Joey Logano (Middletown, CT) Ford/AAA
#24 Jeff Gordon (Vallejo, CA) Chevrolet/Drive to End Hunger
#27 Paul Menard (Eau Claire, WI) Chevrolet/Menards/Quaker State
#29 Kevin Harvick (Bakersfield, CA) Chevrolet/Budweiser
#30 Cole Whitt (Alpine, CA) Toyota/Swan Energy
#31 Jeff Burton (South Boston, VA) Chevrolet/Caterpillar
#32 Timmy Hill (Port Tobacco, MD) Ford/U.S. Chrome
#33 Austin Dillon (Welcome, NC) Chevrolet/Boot Barn
#34 David Ragan (Unadilla, GA) Ford/safercar.gov
#35 Josh Wise (Riverside, CA) Ford/MDS Transport
#36 J.J. Yeley (Phoenix, AZ) Chevrolet/Accell Construction
#38 David Gilliland (Riverside, CA) Ford/Long John Silver's
#39 Ryan Newman (South Bend, IN) Chevrolet/Outback Steakhouse
#40 Landon Cassill (Fairfax, IA) Chevrolet/Pilot Oilfield Serv.
#42 Juan Pablo Montoya (Bogota, Colombia) Chevrolet/Target
#43 Aric Almirola (Tampa, FL) Ford/Farmland
#47 Bobby Labonte (Corpus Christi, TX) Toyota/Clorox
#48 * Jimmie Johnson (El Cajon, CA) Chevrolet/Lowe's
#51 Kyle Larson (Elk Grove, CA) Chevrolet/Dallas Convention
#55 Elliott Sadler (Emporia, VA) Toyota/Aaron's Dream Machine
#56 Martin Truex Jr. (Mayetta, NJ) Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts
#78 Kurt Busch (Las Vegas, NV) Chevrolet/Furniture Row
#83 David Reutimann (Zephyrhills, FL) Toyota/Burger King/Dr. Pepper
#87 Joe Nemechek (Lakeland, FL) Toyota/NEMCO-JRR
#88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Kannapolis, NC) Chevrolet/Amp Energy/7-Eleven
#93 Travis Kvapil (Janesville, WI) Toyota/Burger King/Dr. Pepper
#98 Michael McDowell (Glendale, AZ) Ford/Phil Parsons Racing
#99 Carl Edwards (Columbia, MO) Ford/Aflac
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|Martin Truex Jr||15||14||3||8||14||38||8||13|
Construction of Texas Motor Speedway began in 1995. This 1.5-mile racetrack has 24 degrees of banking in all four turns and 5 degrees of banking on the front and back straightaways.
There have been 25 Sprint Cup races held at Texas, including one event per season from 1997-2004 and two each year since.
Jeff Burton, Jeff Gordon, Bobby Labonte and Mark Martin are those drivers who have competed in the previous 25 races at Texas. Burton won the inaugural Sprint Cup race at this track on April 6, 1997. He drove for Roush Fenway Racing at the time. All four drivers are on the entry list for this weekend's event there.
Carl Edwards holds the record for most wins at Texas with three. Greg Biffle, Burton, Denny Hamlin, Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth and Tony Stewart have two victories each there. Johnson won at this track one year ago.
Two drivers have scored a season-sweep at Texas: Carl Edwards (2008) and Denny Hamlin (2010). Kyle Busch won the spring race there in April.
Kenseth and Johnson, currently tied for the lead in the Chase point standings, share the record for most top-10 finishes at Texas with 15 each. Kenseth's 12 top-five finishes is tops among all drivers there.
Jack Roush has the most car owner wins at Texas with nine, followed by Rick Hendrick and Joe Gibbs with four each.
The race winner at Texas has started from the pole position three times: Kasey Kahne (April 2006), Johnson (November 2012) and Busch (April 2013).
The closest margin of victory in a Sprint Cup race at Texas occurred in April 2004 when Elliott Sadler beat Kahne to the finish line by just 0.028 seconds.
Brad Keselowski and Trevor Bayne are those drivers competing in this weekend's race that made their Sprint Cup debuts at Texas. Keselowski started 37th and finished 19th in his Cup debut on Nov. 2, 2008. Bayne started 28th and finished 17th in his maiden start on Nov. 7, 2010.
Burton and Dale Earnhardt Jr. are those drivers who won their first Sprint Cup races at Texas. Burton's maiden win in the series came in the inaugural event there in '97. Earnhardt scored his first victory on April 2, 2000. It came in his 12th start.
Two drivers who are entered for this race claimed their inaugural poles in Sprint Cup at Texas: Martin Truex Jr. (November 2007) and David Ragan (April 2011).
Ryan Newman holds the record as the youngest driver to win a race at Texas. Newman took the checkered flag there on March 30, 2003 when he was 25 years, 3 months and 22 days old. When Dale Jarrett was 44 years, 4 months and 6 days old, he became the oldest driver to win at this track on April 1, 2001.
Round 9 in the championship Chase is the Nov. 10 AdvoCare 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. Kevin Harvick is the defending race winner.