Wreck Could Have Made Chase Race Better

Wreck Could Have Made Chase Race Better

By most accounts, Sunday’s race at Texas Motor Speedway was a thriller.

 

With championship contenders Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski bumping and banging toward the checkered flag, it was high drama in the eighth of 10 Chase races.

 

Johnson scored a dramatic victory to move one step closer to a sixth Sprint Cup championship. But afterward, all the talk was about how the determined Keselowski refused to give an inch, slamming into Johnson’s car during a fierce battle for the lead and sending a clear message that he’s not backing down from the five-time champion, that this ferocious title bout is far from over.

 

The dramatic finish had everything you could want in a critical Chase race.

 

There’s only one thing that could have made it better.

 

If Keselowski had pushed just a bit harder.

 

Imagine the talk surrounding the sport had Keselowski gone an inch or two farther and sent Johnson into the wall.

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