Johnson Wrecks on Lap 3 at Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Jimmie Johnson has crashed early in the
NASCAR race at Texas, where he is trying to move closer to an
unprecedented fourth consecutive Sprint Cup season championship.

The series points leader was coming out of the Turn 2 on the
third lap Sunday when Sam Hornish got loose and made contact.

Johnson scraped the outside wall and appeared to possibly save
his car before he was hit again by Hornish. That knocked Johnson's
No. 48 Chevrolet hard into the inside wall. There was heavy damage
to both cars.

Crew members were preparing to replace the front and rear suspensions of Johnson's car, sure to be a lengthy process before
getting him back on the track.


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