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Suarez Captures Historic Xfinity Championship
Saturday, 19 Nov, 2016 – 20:13 | Comments Off on Suarez Captures Historic Xfinity Championship
Suarez Captures Historic Xfinity Championship

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Daniel Suarez made history on Saturday night and he made it with style. The native of Mexico won the NASCAR Xfinity race at Homestead-Miami Speedway and also the series’ 2016 championship, thus becoming the first foreign-born driver to claim a national touring series title.
The 24-year-old driver from Monterrey beat Ty Dillon to the finish line […]

Jimmie Way Too Quietly On Verge Of Big History
Friday, 18 Nov, 2016 – 9:44 | Comments Off on Jimmie Way Too Quietly On Verge Of Big History
Jimmie Way Too Quietly On Verge Of Big History

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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An apt slogan for auto racing in 2016 might be: Wake me when it’s over. It’s been a bore of a season. Sanitized drivers, blah racing, unappealing machinery, absurd politics and drab championship quests.
Racing, it seems, has become what external detractors have long said it is; corporate PR reps going around in […]

Stewart Got All Dolled Up At His Texas Farewell
Thursday, 17 Nov, 2016 – 12:43 | Comments Off on Stewart Got All Dolled Up At His Texas Farewell
Stewart Got All Dolled Up At His Texas Farewell

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – As retirement gifts at Texas Motor Speedway go, Tony Stewart could have done worse.
Consider that last November, TMS President Eddie Gossage presented retirement-bound/four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon, and children Ella and Leo, a pair of Shetland ponies named Scout and Smoky…and a shovel…and […]

Logano Wins PIR; Championship Race Field Set
Sunday, 13 Nov, 2016 – 18:04 | Comments Off on Logano Wins PIR; Championship Race Field Set
Logano Wins PIR; Championship Race Field Set

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Joey Logano won Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Speedway in overtime and in doing so secured a spot in next weekend’s four-driver Championship 4 Chase playoff finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
“Man this feels good,” the Team Penske driver said in Victory Lane. “I never felt this good about a win before. There’s so […]

Laughlin Picks Tree Lights Over Friday Night Lights
Sunday, 13 Nov, 2016 – 10:10 | Comments Off on Laughlin Picks Tree Lights Over Friday Night Lights
Laughlin Picks Tree Lights Over Friday Night Lights

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Rising NHRA Pro Stock contender Alex Laughlin never has lacked for self-confidence, dating to his football-playing days as a high school freshman and sophomore in North Texas.
“I went to Stephenville High School and they’re super-big on football,” said Laughlin, 28, briefly recalling those gridiron glory days from inside his hauler […]

Edwards Wins Texas; Earns Final Four Berth
Monday, 7 Nov, 2016 – 8:23 | Comments Off on Edwards Wins Texas; Earns Final Four Berth
Edwards Wins Texas; Earns Final Four Berth

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Rain returned to Texas Motor Speedway on Lap 293 of Sunday night’s AAA Texas 500, with Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship contender Carl Edwards in the lead and looking for a deluge.
Moments after parking his car on pit road at Texas Motor Speedway, Edwards […]

Racing Cars Is Easiest Thing Tifft Has Been Facing
Sunday, 6 Nov, 2016 – 8:42 | Comments Off on Racing Cars Is Easiest Thing Tifft Has Been Facing
Racing Cars Is Easiest Thing Tifft Has Been Facing

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Stick-and-ball athletes routinely resume their careers after dealing with torn knee ligaments, shattered shoulders and concussions. Those hurts come with the turf.
But brain surgery _ that’s a whole other ballgame and a life-altering circumstance aspiring NASCAR driver Matt Tifft has stared-down during a career in […]

Late Restart Makes Larson A Texas Xfinity Winner
Saturday, 5 Nov, 2016 – 18:56 | Comments Off on Late Restart Makes Larson A Texas Xfinity Winner
Late Restart Makes Larson A Texas Xfinity Winner

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Kyle Larson used a late-race pass on a restart to overhaul Brad Keselowski and win Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.
Larson passed pole-sitter Keselowski on the day’s fifth and final restart on Lap 171 of the scheduled 200 around TMS’ high-banked/1.5-mile quadoval and paced […]

Kyle Busch’s Texas Weekend Hits Early Wall
Friday, 4 Nov, 2016 – 18:15 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch’s Texas Weekend Hits Early Wall
Kyle Busch’s Texas Weekend Hits Early Wall

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kyle Busch will contest the AAA Texas 500 in a backup car after crashing his primary No. 18 Toyota Camry during Friday’s opening practice at Texas Motor Speedway.
Busch, of Joe Gibbs Racing, is among seven drivers looking to join six-time […]

Tifft To Race Full ’17 Xfinity Slate For Gibbs
Friday, 4 Nov, 2016 – 15:05 | Comments Off on Tifft To Race Full ’17 Xfinity Slate For Gibbs
Tifft To Race Full ’17 Xfinity Slate For Gibbs

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Ohio-native Matt Tifft will drive a Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry for the full, 33-race NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule in 2017.
Tifft, who underwent surgery to remove a benign brain tumor in July, has run a limited schedule in both the Xfinity and Camping World Truck series […]