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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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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 […]

Byron’s Career Began By Ringing Doorbells
Friday, 4 Nov, 2016 – 7:19 | Comments Off on Byron’s Career Began By Ringing Doorbells
Byron’s Career Began By Ringing Doorbells

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – We interrupt William Byron’s improbable pursuit of the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship to revisit a not-so-long ago Halloween night and two doorbells well-rung.
Winner of the NCWTS night race at Texas Motor Speedway on June 10, Byron will look for the sweep Friday night […]

Cup Chase Now Has Big Historical Implications
Monday, 31 Oct, 2016 – 7:25 | Comments Off on Cup Chase Now Has Big Historical Implications
Cup Chase Now Has Big Historical Implications

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – For weeks Jimmie Johnson has attempted to ignore any conversation about a seventh NASCAR championship, but the winner of Sunday’s Goody’s Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway can no longer sidestep the issue.
With Johnson’s 79th career victory Sunday, he now has a guaranteed position in the Chase’s […]

Johnson Wins Martinsville; Enters Final Four
Sunday, 30 Oct, 2016 – 15:42 | Comments Off on Johnson Wins Martinsville; Enters Final Four
Johnson Wins Martinsville; Enters Final Four

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Six-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson won Sunday’s race at Martinsville Speedway and in the process, solidly set himself up to earn a record-tying seventh title.
The win moves Johnson into the Chase playoff’s’ final Round of Four, which will be contested at Homestead-Miami Speedway in three weeks.
If Johnson finishes ahead […]

Out Of Chase, He’s Now Truex The Trophy Hunter
Sunday, 30 Oct, 2016 – 7:54 | Comments Off on Out Of Chase, He’s Now Truex The Trophy Hunter
Out Of Chase, He’s Now Truex The Trophy Hunter

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Martin Truex Jr. readily admits the week after his elimination from NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Chase at Talladega has been a tough one.
After all, Truex’s strong Toyota was one of the favorites in the title run. He lost the season opening Daytona 500 by inches, produced a dominating […]