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NASCAR At Texas: Title Contender Tony Stewart Leads

The AAA Texas 500 is 140 laps old, and championship contender Tony Stewart is where he needs to be if he is to deny Carl Edwards his first championship while picking up his third.

Stewart overhauled Matt Kenseth after racing side-by-side with the dominant driver on the day following a restart at lap 117. Kenseth maintains second place, ahead of Unadilla's David Ragan and Edwards, two of his Roush-Fenway Racing teammates. Brad Keselowski, one of two drivers behind Edwards and Stewart that were within 30 points of the lead entering the race, rounds out the top-five.

Jimmie Johnson, likely in the final three races of his five-year title reign, holds down sixth place, with the top-10 finished out by Marcos Ambrose, Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick - the other driver within 30 points of the lead - and Kasey Kahne.

The only yellow in the first 140 laps was for debris on the backstretch. There have been no accidents despite the majority of the cars being varying degrees of loose.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.