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SHR Makes It Official: Patrick Out, Almirola In The 10
Thursday, 9 Nov, 2017 – 16:57 | Comments Off on SHR Makes It Official: Patrick Out, Almirola In The 10
SHR Makes It Official: Patrick Out, Almirola In The 10

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Aric Almirola and his primary sponsor will join Stewart-Haas Racing’s revamped Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series lineup for the 2018 season in the No. 10 car currently wheeled by Danica Patrick.
Almirola, currently driving the No. 43 Ford Fusion for Richard Petty Motorsports, will compete in SHR’s No. 10 Smithfield Foods […]

Harvick Wins Texas, Moves To Championship 4
Sunday, 5 Nov, 2017 – 18:33 | Comments Off on Harvick Wins Texas, Moves To Championship 4
Harvick Wins Texas, Moves To Championship 4

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas –Kevin Harvick finally checked Texas Motor Speedway off his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series to-do list Sunday while checking into the Championship 4 Playoffs with a hustle-from-behind victory over Martin Truex Jr. in the 13th annual AAA Texas 500.
Harvick, of Stewart-Haas Racing, ended a daunting 0-for-29 streak […]

Junior Feeling Right At Home In Texas Fame Hall
Saturday, 4 Nov, 2017 – 18:35 | Comments Off on Junior Feeling Right At Home In Texas Fame Hall
Junior Feeling Right At Home In Texas Fame Hall

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – NASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt Jr. has another reason to call Texas his “second home.”
Junior’s historically unique connection to Texas Motor Speedway formally was recognized Saturday afternoon, when the third-generation NASCAR racer became the 19th member inducted into the Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame.
“This place is special […]

Kurt Busch Presides Over ‘Club 200’ At TMS
Saturday, 4 Nov, 2017 – 8:37 | Comments Off on Kurt Busch Presides Over ‘Club 200’ At TMS
Kurt Busch Presides Over ‘Club 200’ At TMS

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – If you weren’t cranking out a qualifying lap at 200-plus mph Friday afternoon around Texas Motor Speedway, you were relatively slow.
Welcome to Club 200!
Kurt Busch led a five-driver assault on the 200 mph barrier with a track-record lap in 26.877-seconds at 200.915 mph during qualifying for […]

Junior Is Honored To Be At ‘Second Home”
Friday, 3 Nov, 2017 – 19:49 | Comments Off on Junior Is Honored To Be At ‘Second Home”
Junior Is Honored To Be At ‘Second Home”

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – Dale Earnhardt Jr. previewed his final scheduled NASCAR weekend as driver at Texas Motor Speedway _ site of his first career Xfinity and Cup series victories _ during one of his typically thoughtful, insightful and  honest-to-the-bone media sessions Friday morning.
“Yeah, I mean I didn’t know coming […]

Leader Bell On Shaky Ground As Trucks Hit Texas
Thursday, 2 Nov, 2017 – 18:13 | Comments Off on Leader Bell On Shaky Ground As Trucks Hit Texas
Leader Bell On Shaky Ground As Trucks Hit Texas

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – To classify Christopher Bell’s point-lead in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs as “tenuous” is as simple as counting to 1-2-3.
With an eighth-place finish in the Texas Roadhouse 200 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway last weekend in the opening race of the Round of 6, Bell […]

Funny Car Veteran Tasca Returning To Cockpit
Wednesday, 1 Nov, 2017 – 17:03 | Comments Off on Funny Car Veteran Tasca Returning To Cockpit
Funny Car Veteran Tasca Returning To Cockpit

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The Ford brand-loyal racing family that pioneered the iconic phrase “Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday” is returning to the NHRA’s Funny Car ranks in 2018.
Bob Tasca III _ grandson of Tasca Ford founder Bob Tasca Sr. _ will partner with Ford Performance on Tasca Racing’s Mustang-bodied Funny Car for […]

‘Bloody Nose’ Can’t Keep Hamilton From ’17 Crown
Tuesday, 31 Oct, 2017 – 10:11 | Comments Off on ‘Bloody Nose’ Can’t Keep Hamilton From ’17 Crown
‘Bloody Nose’ Can’t Keep Hamilton From ’17 Crown

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Lewis Hamilton backed into his fourth World Driving Championship during Sunday’s Mexican Grand Prix, where the most successful British driver in Formula One history took a moment to reflect upon his experience as a reluctant fighter.
“I was going back to when my Dad put me in the boxing ring when […]

Gragson Notches A Sickening Victory In Martinsville
Sunday, 29 Oct, 2017 – 11:47 | Comments Off on Gragson Notches A Sickening Victory In Martinsville
Gragson Notches A Sickening Victory In Martinsville

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – First-time winners usually bring a breath of fresh air to an environment that has a tendency to become jaded. Such was the case Saturday when rookie Noah Gragson won the Texas Roadhouse 200 at Martinsville Speedway.
After exiting his truck on the short track’s frontstretch, the teenager […]

Hamlin: Speed Overcomes Experience In Playoffs
Saturday, 28 Oct, 2017 – 17:37 | Comments Off on Hamlin: Speed Overcomes Experience In Playoffs
Hamlin: Speed Overcomes Experience In Playoffs

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Half of the drivers remaining in NASCAR’s playoffs for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup championship have earned a title in the series, but Denny Hamlin said Saturday he doesn’t believe that experience gives them an advantage like it once did.
“I think it’s about the speed that you […]