FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Jimmie Johnson's drive to history took
a hard hit against the wall and Kyle Busch ran out of gas trying to
complete an unprecedented NASCAR trifecta.
Kurt Busch won at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday, taking over
the lead with 2½ laps left when his younger brother's car suddenly
slowed down on the backstretch after leading 232 laps.
Johnson, the series points leader trying to become the first
Sprint Cup driver to win four consecutive season championships,
wrecked on the third lap.
His crew needed more than an hour to repair and basically rebuild his No. 48 Chevrolet, but he returned to finish 38th. His points lead with two races left was cut from 184 to 73 ahead of Hendrick teammate Mark Martin, who finished fourth.
Kyle Busch won the Nationwide and Camping World Truck races at Texas, and was trying to become the first driver to win in all three of NASCAR's national series on the same weekend.