For the first time in over two years, Matt Kenseth is a NASCAR Sprint Cup winner.
The Roush-Fenway Racing driver dominated the Samsung Mobile 500, leading 169 of the 334 laps for his first victory since he opened the 2009 season with back-to-back wins in the Daytona 500 and at Auto Club Speedway. Clint Bowyer was second, followed by Carl Edwards, Greg Biffle, and Paul Menard.
Marcos Ambrose, polesitter David Ragan, Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Kurt Busch rounded out the top-ten. Tony Stewart was third when he ran out of gas on the last lap of the race, finishing 12th.
Kyle Busch finished 16th, becoming the seventh man in as many races this season to enter the event as the point leader and to relinquish it by the end of the day. Carl Edwards now holds the lead for the third time this season, by nine points over Busch.
Ford won for the tenth time at Texas. Jack Roush now has eight victories at the track, while Robert Yates won in 2001 and 2004 with Dale Jarrett and Elliott Sadler, respectively.
The race was marred by a major accident on lap 215 that, for the second week in a row, left Martin Truex Jr. with a demolished Toyota. Mark Martin and Regan Smith were also knocked out of the race in the crash, but all were okay.