So when Jimmie Johnson led for more than a 100-lap stretch late Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway, it appeared team owner Rick Hendrick could finally celebrate that 200th victory.
But with Johnson getting held up in lapped traffic, Greg Biffle passed him with 31 laps remaining and never relented as Hendrick lost its 13th opportunity for its 200th win.
“Whenever it happens is going to be very special for the company,” said Johnson, who scraped the wall in the final 10 laps. “I just want to win. I don't care where it is, whatever reason. There's 36 of these (races) a year, and I want to take home a bunch of trophies.
“Second is nice, but winning is everything.”
Johnson left the track frustrated with Ryan Newman, the lapped driver that held him up when Biffle passed him.
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