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2014 AAA Texas 500
Race details [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
Race 34 of 36 in the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Date November 2, 2014 (2014-11-02)
Location Texas Motor Speedway
Fort Worth, Texas
Course Permanent racing facility
1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Distance 341 laps, 511.5 mi (823.179 km)
Scheduled Distance 334 laps, 501 mi (806.281 km)
Weather Partly cloudy with a temperature of 71 °F (22 °C); wind out of the SSE at 14 miles per hour (23 km/h)
Average speed 132.239 mph (212.818 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Joe Gibbs Racing
Time 27.095
Most laps led
Driver Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports
Laps 191
Winner
No. 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports
Television in the United States
Network ESPN & PRN
Announcers Allen Bestwick, Dale Jarrett and Andy Petree (Television)
Doug Rice and Mark Garrow (Booth)
Rob Albright (1 & 2) and Brad Gillie (3 & 4) (Turns) (Radio)
Nielsen Ratings 2.8/6 (Final)
2.6/6 (Overnight)
4.749 Million viewers [11]

The 2014 AAA Texas 500 was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car race held on November 2, 2014, at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. Contested over 341 laps, it was the 34th race of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season and eighth race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Jimmie Johnson won the race, his fourth win of the season and third straight win in the fall Texas race, while Kevin Harvick finished second. Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch, and Jamie McMurray rounded out the top five. The top rookies of the race were Kyle Larson (7th), Justin Allgaier (20th), and Austin Dillon (21st).

Previous week's race

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. took the lead from Tony Stewart with four laps to go and held off a hard charging Jeff Gordon to score his first career win at Martinsville Speedway. [12] “Oh, man, been trying to win here for so many years,” Earnhardt said. “Real emotional win. I can’t believe we won here. We’re going to drink a lot of beer tonight. It’s a real emotional win. This team on pit road was great and Steve (Letarte, crew chief) and the guys did a real good job all day. They gave me a great shot at it there with the call at the end to take tires. I can’t believe we won here. This means so much to all of us. It’s just real emotional.” [12] "That means so much to Hendrick Motorsports," Gordon said. "That's the best way you can possibly pay tribute to those that we lost 10 years ago. To have a 1-2 finish, that's pretty awesome. I would have loved to have gotten that win to move on to Homestead, but this is certainly a great start for us." [13] "I thought we had the car to beat," Gordon said. "Those last couple of laps were just wild. This means so much to Hendrick Motorsports. It's the best way to pay tribute to everyone we lost 10 years ago. I would have loved to get that win to move on to Homestead. But I'm real happy for Dale. I know this means so much to him." [14]

Report

Background

Texas Motor Speedway is a speedway located in the northernmost portion of the U.S. city of Fort Worth, Texas – the portion located in Denton County, Texas. The track measures 1.5 miles (2.4 km) around and is banked 24 degrees in the turns, and is of the oval design, where the front straightaway juts outward slightly. With the ability to seat over 190,000, Texas Motor Speedway has the largest capacity for any NASCAR track after Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The track layout is similar to Atlanta Motor Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway (formerly Lowe's Motor Speedway). The track is owned by Speedway Motorsports, Inc., the same company that owns Atlanta and Charlotte Motor Speedways, as well as the short-track Bristol Motor Speedway.

Practice and qualifying

Brian Vickers was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 27.106 and a speed of 199.218 mph (320.610 km/h). [15] Matt Kenseth won the pole with a time of 27.095 and a speed of 199.299 mph (320.741 km/h). [16] “It’s crazy fast,’’ Kenseth said. “It’s amazing that you can go around there with that much throttle in a Cup car. It was cold outside and you get a lot of grip. We haven’t qualified that good this year most of the year. All three of those laps were all I could get.” [16] “We hit it the second round, and I missed it in the third round, my fault,’’ Tony Stewart said. “To be the first to run 200 mph average on a 1.5-mile is pretty cool.” [16] "It was three incredible laps and a great effort by our Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet team today," Jeff Gordon said. "All day long we have had a fast race car. It's awesome to be able to be able to back that up in qualifying." [17] Carl Edwards was the fastest in the second practice session with a time of 27.503 and a speed of 196.342 mph (315.982 km/h). [18] Jimmie Johnson was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 27.865 and a speed of 193.791 mph (311.876 km/h). [19]

Race

Prior to the start of the race, Danica Patrick changed transmissions and started last.

The race was scheduled to begin at 3:16 PM Eastern time, but started at 3:20 p.m. with Matt Kenseth leading the field to the green. During the first 30 laps of the race, Kenseth moved past Jimmie Johnson to become the all-time laps leader at Texas Motor Speedway. Danica Patrick made an unscheduled stop on lap 38 for a flat tire. The first caution of the race flew on lap 42 after Josh Wise got loose, overcorrected and hit the wall in turn 2. [20]The race restarted on lap 47. Kenseth led the first 54 laps, but Jimmie Johnson took the lead from him on lap 55. [21] Johnson gave up the lead on lap 93 to pit and Kevin Harvick assumed the lead. Harvick ducked onto pit road on lap 94 and the lead cycled back to Johnson. [21] Johnson pitted on lap 138 and Jeff Gordon assumed the lead. Gordon hit pit road on lap 140 and gave the lead back to Johnson. [21] Debris in turn 2 brought out the second caution on lap 176. [21] Johnson and Gordon swapped the lead on pit road with Johnson pitting before the start/finish line, but he beat Gordon off pit road. [21] The race restarted on lap 183. Earlier in the race, Matt Kenseth became the all-time laps leader at Texas. Jimmie Johnson took back that title at somewhere between lap 183 and lap 200. Kyle Busch, who had won both Truck and Nationwide Series races and was looking to sweep the weekend, hit the wall and lost a tire on lap 205 to bring out the third caution of the race. [21] Just as during the previous pit cycle, Gordon and Johnson swapped the lead on pit road before Johnson wins the race off. The race restarted on lap 211. Jeff Gordon took the lead from Johnson on lap 218. [21] Caution flew for the fourth time on lap 223 for a Ford grill plate that came off the front of Carl Edwards's car. [21] Denny Hamlin took two tires when the leaders took four to take the lead. [21] The race restarted on lap 228 and Hamlin promptly lost the lead to Jeff Gordon. [21] Debris in turn 4 brought out the fifth caution on lap 241. [21] Jimmie Johnson beat Jeff Gordon off pit road to take back the lead. The race restarted on lap 247. Debris from the No. 10 car of Danica Patrick brought out the sixth caution of the race on lap 251. [21] Brad Keselowski stayed out when the leaders pitted to take the lead. [21] The race restarted on lap 259. Jeff Gordon and Brad Keselowski swapped the lead with 68 and 67 to go. Gordon was finally able to get by Keselowksi with 58 laps to go. [21] The seventh caution of the race came out with 49 laps to go when A. J. Allmendinger lost the car in turn 3. [21] Jimmie Johnson took back the lead off pit road. [21] The race restarted with 44 laps to go. Caution flew for the eighth time with 38 laps to go for a trail of debris left by Brett Moffitt. [21] Matt Kenseth stayed out when the leaders pitted and assumed the lead. [21] The race restarted with 32 laps to go. Kurt Busch took the lead and caution flew for the ninth time with 31 laps to go. [21] Joey Logano cut the right-front tire and spun out in turn 2. [21] The race restarted with 26 laps to go. Caution flew for the tenth time with 21 laps to go after Kasey Kahne got loose exiting turn 4, made contact with Marcos Ambrose and went through the grass on the front stretch. [21] The race restarted with 17 laps to go. Jimmie Johnson took back the lead with 16 laps to go. [21] The eleventh caution of the race flew with 15 laps to go after Trevor Bayne hooked Kasey Kahne and sent him into the backstretch wall. [21] The race restarted with nine laps to go. Jeff Gordon took the lead with eight laps to go. [21] Caution flew for the twelfth time with four laps to go after Clint Bowyer got loose, overcorrected and slammed the fall on the front stretch. [21] Gordon lost the lead on the first attempt, made contact with Brad Keselowski, spun out and brought out the 13th caution of the race. [21] Jimmie Johnson held off Keselowski and Harvick to score his 70th career win. [22] “It’s a testament to this team and the fact that we’ll never give up,” said Johnson. “We’ll always keep fighting and keep trying to make our cars better. We’re not in the Chase and not where we want to be - fighting for the championship.” [23]

Post-race

There was a brawl on pit road involving Jeff Gordon and Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick. [23] Keselowski and Harvick were parked in the post-race impound area where the cars that finished second through sixth are held for post-race inspection. Gordon pulled his car and parked it right beside Keselowski's car. He got out and had a level-headed conversation with the driver of the No. 2 Ford that seemed to make him more angry. As Keselowski was putting on his Miller Lite cap, Kevin proceeded to shove him towards Gordon and as the brawl began. Multiple pit crews from the three racing stables as well as Paul Menard's, Danica Patrick's and Kasey Kahne's crew were involved (Keselowski's spot in the impound area was in the pit stall of the No. 27 car). ESPN's Jamie Little was caught in the middle of it. “We’re racing for the win,” said Keselowski of the on track contact as the crowd booed loudly during the interview. “[Wasn't trying] to wreck him, just racing hard. He left a hole and you know, everything you watch in racing, you leave a hole, you’re supposed to go for it. It closed back up and we made contact. I don’t want to ruin anyone’s day. I want to win the race and that was our opportunity. Just didn’t come together.” [23] “I spun the tires a little bit but I got a pretty decent start and we went down into one and I just wanted to get to the outside of the 48 [Johnson] and out of nowhere, I got slammed by the 2 and it cut my left rear tire. [23] He's just a dipshit," Gordon said in a nationally televised interview on ESPN. "I don't know how he's ever won a championship. I'm just sick and tired of him. ... That was a huge race for us. I'm proud of Jimmie Johnson for winning that race. I didn't want that you-know-what (Keselowski) to win that race. ... (Keselowski) gets himself in this position himself and as far as I'm concerned he's got to pay the consequences. … It's total crap. The kid is just doing stuff way over his head." [24] “I'm not trying to sit here and sugarcoat it and try to be The Intimidator,’’ Keselowski said. “That's not what I'm trying to say. My expectation is if there's a gap, they'll go for it. If there's a gap, I'll go for it. If it closes up, there's contact, then that's racing. And that's what happened today. Will those guys race me hard or harder than others? Absolutely, I'm certain they will. But that's just part of it. I can't fault them for that. I just feel like I have to go for the gap if it's there, and I have to race the way I race or I won't even be in NASCAR. I'd rather have enemies in NASCAR than have friends and be sitting at home.’’ [25] “If you’re going to drive like that, you better be willing to fight,’’ Harvick said he told Keselowski. “He was going to stand behind his guys. Jeff Gordon deserved to at least have a face-to-face conversation with him. I wasn’t standing up for anybody. (Keselowski) just ran over (Gordon). He was standing back behind all his guys, not wanting to defend what he did. I said, ‘You’re the problem, get in your own fight.’ ‘’ [25] Robin Pemberton, NASCAR's senior vice president of competition, said that series officials will review what took place to determine what, if any, penalties will be issued. [25] “Holding onto each other and grabbing… that's one thing. When punches are landed, it's a different scenario," Pemberton said. [26]

Penalties

On Tuesday, November 4, the following penalties were handed down by NASCAR regarding the post-race brawl. [27]

Jeremy Fuller, rear tire changer with the No. 5 team along with Dwayne Doucette and Jason Ingle, mechanics with the No. 24 team, each have been fined $25,000 and suspended from NASCAR through the completion of the next six NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship points races (They'll be eligible to return for the March 22, Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway). [27] All three were found to be in violation of:

• Section 12-1: Actions detrimental to stock car racing [27]

• Section 12-4.9: Behavioral penalty – involved in a post-race physical altercation with a driver on pit road [27]

Dean Mozingo, mechanic with the No. 24 team and the team's hauler driver, has been fined $10,000 and suspended from NASCAR through the completion of the next three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship points races. [27] He was found to be in violation of: • Section 12-1: Actions detrimental to stock car racing [27]

• Section 12-4.9: Behavioral penalty – involved in a post-race physical altercation with another crew member on pit road [27]

Kenny Francis, crew chief of the No. 5 team, and Alan Gustafson, crew chief of the No. 24 team, have each been fined $50,000 and placed on NASCAR probation through the completion of the next six NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship points races. [27] They were found to be in violation of:

• Section 9-4A: Crew chief assumes responsibility for the actions of his team members [27]

• Section 12-1: Actions detrimental to stock car racing [27]

• Section 12-4.9: Behavioral penalty [27]

"While the intensity and emotions are high as we continue through the final rounds of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, the actions that we saw from several crew members Sunday following the race at Texas are unacceptable," said Robin Pemberton, NASCAR senior vice president/competition and racing development. "We reviewed the content that was available to us of the post-race incident along pit road, and identified several crew members who crossed the line with their actions, specifically punching others." [27]

"We therefore have penalized four crew members as well as their crew chiefs, as they ultimately are responsible for members of their team per the NASCAR rulebook," Pemberton continued. "A NASCAR championship is at stake, but we can't allow behavior that crosses the line to go unchecked, particularly when it puts others in harm's way." [27]

Results

Qualifying

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer R1 R2 R3
1 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 27.158 27.087 27.095
2 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 27.078 27.042 27.096
3 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 27.036 27.169 27.138
4 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 27.174 27.173 27.148
5 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 27.043 27.055 27.158
6 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 27.100 26.985 27.203
7 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 27.298 27.034 27.204
8 78 Martin Truex, Jr. Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 27.262 27.172 27.218
9 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 27.286 27.173 27.227
10 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 27.069 27.168 27.263
11 99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 27.210 27.157 27.267
12 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 27.286 27.138 27.308
13 55 Brian Vickers Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 27.196 27.184
14 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 27.225 27.186
15 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 27.327 27.202
16 9 Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 27.321 27.205
17 42 Kyle Larson (R) Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 27.162 27.224
18 17 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 27.205 27.230
19 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 27.197 27.255
20 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 27.216 27.304
21 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 27.221 27.307
22 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 27.097 27.345
23 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 27.295 27.399
24 15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 27.330 27.452
25 21 Trevor Bayne Wood Brothers Racing Ford 27.332
26 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 27.386
27 10 Danica Patrick [N 1] Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 27.436
28 95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Ford 27.455
29 3 Austin Dillon (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 27.462
30 51 Justin Allgaier (R) HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 27.497
31 38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 27.500
32 36 Reed Sorenson Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 27.553
33 7 Michael Annett (R) Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 27.586
34 40 Landon Cassill Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet 27.587
35 23 Alex Bowman (R) BK Racing Toyota 27.599
36 98 Josh Wise Phil Parsons Racing Chevrolet 27.621
37 34 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 27.629
38 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet 27.637
39 83 J. J. Yeley BK Racing Toyota 27.821
40 26 Cole Whitt (R) BK Racing Toyota 27.998
41 66 Brett Moffitt Identity Ventures Racing Toyota 28.013
42 33 Timmy Hill Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet 28.114
43 32 Joey Gase Go FAS Racing Ford 28.476

Race results

Pos Grid No. Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 3 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 341 48
2 5 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 341 43
3 26 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 341 42
4 9 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 341 40
5 21 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 341 39
6 12 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 341 38
7 17 42 Kyle Larson (R) Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 341 37
8 4 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 341 37
9 11 99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 341 35
10 20 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 341 35
11 6 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 341 33
12 10 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 341 32
13 19 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 341 31
14 23 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 341 30
15 7 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 341 29
16 13 55 Brian Vickers Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 341 28
17 15 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 341 27
18 38 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet 341 26
19 8 78 Martin Truex, Jr. Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 341 25
20 30 51 Justin Allgaier (R) HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 341 24
21 29 3 Austin Dillon (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 341 23
22 33 7 Michael Annett (R) Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 341 22
23 18 17 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 341 21
24 22 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 341 20
25 1 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 341 20
26 40 26 Cole Whitt (R) BK Racing Toyota 341 18
27 16 9 Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 341 17
28 24 15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 341 16
29 2 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 340 16
30 28 95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Ford 338 14
31 39 83 J. J. Yeley BK Racing Toyota 338 0
32 37 34 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 338 12
33 32 36 Reed Sorenson Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 337 11
34 31 38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 335 10
35 42 33 Timmy Hill Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet 334 9
36 27 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 332 8
37 43 32 Joey Gase Go FAS Racing Ford 330 0
38 14 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 319 6
39 25 21 Trevor Bayne Wood Brothers Racing Ford 318 0
40 41 66 Brett Moffitt Identity Ventures Racing Toyota 283 4
41 36 98 Josh Wise Phil Parsons Racing Chevrolet 256 3
42 35 23 Alex Bowman (R) BK Racing Toyota 245 2
43 34 40 Landon Cassill Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet 134 0

Race statistics

  • 23 lead changes among different drivers
  • 13 cautions for 61 laps
  • Time of race: 3:52:05
  • Jimmie Johnson won his third race

Standings after the race

Note

  1. ^ Danica Patrick started last for a transmission change.

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