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Kenseth Wins PIR; Final Four Field Is Set
Sunday, 12 Nov, 2017 – 19:34 | Comments Off on Kenseth Wins PIR; Final Four Field Is Set
Kenseth Wins PIR; Final Four Field Is Set

Matt Kenseth, a former champion who has no ride for the 2018 season, held off Chase Elliott to win Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway.
Kenseth, who is not eligible to move to the final four in the Cup Playoffs and who will be dropped by Joe Gibbs Racing in favor of unproven […]

Blaney P1 For Sunday’s Cup Race In Phoenix
Saturday, 11 Nov, 2017 – 8:55 | Comments Off on Blaney P1 For Sunday’s Cup Race In Phoenix
Blaney P1 For Sunday’s Cup Race In Phoenix

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Ryan Blaney posted a lap at Phoenix Raceway in 26.098 seconds (137.942 mph) to edge Denny Hamlin (137.936 mph) by .001 for the top starting spot in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup race; the final race in the Playoff’s Round of 8 (on NBC at 2:30 p.m. ET).
With the Playoff field set to be trimmed from eight drivers to four […]

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
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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
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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 […]

Texas Boss Says 3 Beats 2
Sunday, 5 Nov, 2017 – 16:59 | Comments Off on Texas Boss Says 3 Beats 2
Texas Boss Says 3 Beats 2

FORT WORTH, Texas – The camping grounds circling Texas Motor Speedway have been filled on a daily/nightly basis this week in anticipation of Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff race.
These mobile “temporary cities” are precisely what TMS President Eddie Gossage wants to see out his tower office window, and why he […]

Kenseth: It May Be About Over
Saturday, 4 Nov, 2017 – 18:44 | Comments Off on Kenseth: It May Be About Over
Kenseth: It May Be About Over

FORT WORTH, Texas – Free-agent Matt Kenseth has come to the realization he could be counting down the final three starts of his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career.
Kenseth, who announced this summer he would not be returning to Joe Gibbs Racing, confirmed Saturday he is not actively searching for another ride for 2018.
“Yeah. That’s […]

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
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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
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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 […]

Kurt Busch Earns Pole At TMS
Friday, 3 Nov, 2017 – 19:55 | Comments Off on Kurt Busch Earns Pole At TMS
Kurt Busch Earns Pole At TMS

Kurt Busch covered the 1.5-mile distance in 26.877 seconds (200.915 mph) to top the previous record lap of 200.111 mph posted by Tony Stewart in 2014 in winning the pole at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday.
Busch set the fastest qualifying lap ever recorded on a 1.5-mile intermediate speedway. The pole was Busch’s first of the […]

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 […]