FILe - In this Sept. 21, 2013 file photo, Matt Kenseth leads Jimmie Johnson during practice for a NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H. Just like last season, Johnson enters the next-to-last race with a seven-point lead.. He came up empty in his bid for a sixth title last year. He's more confident after his victory at Texas, but with Kenseth in his rearview mirror that could be a false sense of security.