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Bristol’s Spring Race Has Been Driver Springboard
Saturday, 6 Apr, 2019 – 18:15 | Comments Off on Bristol’s Spring Race Has Been Driver Springboard
Bristol’s Spring Race Has Been Driver Springboard

Dale Earnhardt got his first Cup victory when he won the Bristol spring race in 1979. (Photo courtesy of NASCAR)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Forty years ago, a 27-year-old Dale Earnhardt rolled into victory lane for the first time in his NASCAR Cup career, defeating veteran Bobby Allison by three seconds at […]

Bristol Notes: Taking A Car For A Spin Has Become More Difficult
Saturday, 6 Apr, 2019 – 7:56 | Comments Off on Bristol Notes: Taking A Car For A Spin Has Become More Difficult
Bristol Notes: Taking A Car For A Spin Has Become More Difficult

Playing bumper cars at Bristol is becoming a thing of the past. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Alan Marler)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

BRISTOL, Tenn. – The sheet metal grinding and bumping that once characterized NASCAR short-track stock car racing is almost extinct and Ryan Newman says that is due to a combination of things.

“The bumpers, […]

DW Ready To Start Something, And End Something
Friday, 5 Apr, 2019 – 16:02 | Comments Off on DW Ready To Start Something, And End Something
DW Ready To Start Something, And End Something

Darrell Waltrip has been a hit on NASCAR tracks and also in front of cameras. (File photo by Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)

By Jeff Hood | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

BRISTOL, Tenn. – When Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway gets underway, NASCAR Hall of Famer Darrell Waltrip won’t be in his familiar TV broadcasting […]

Hamlin Survives Hiccup Attack To Win At Texas
Monday, 1 Apr, 2019 – 7:11 | Comments Off on Hamlin Survives Hiccup Attack To Win At Texas
Hamlin Survives Hiccup Attack To Win At Texas

Denny Hamlin overcame a pair of penalties to win at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

FORT WORTH, Texas – Denny Hamlin says he and crew chief Chris Gabehart are “plugging away” at the revised 2019 rules package for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

“Me and […]

Cup Qualifying Continues To Not Work
Sunday, 31 Mar, 2019 – 11:56 | Comments Off on Cup Qualifying Continues To Not Work
Cup Qualifying Continues To Not Work

Jimmie Johnson picked up his first pole of the season when he led qualifying at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

FORT WORTH, Texas – Jimmie Johnson’s morale-boosting, pole-winning lap around Texas Motor Speedway Friday couldn’t disguise the inconvenient truth that group qualifying in the Monster Energy […]

Kyle Busch Sets Up Shot At A Texas Three-Sweep
Saturday, 30 Mar, 2019 – 17:50 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Sets Up Shot At A Texas Three-Sweep
Kyle Busch Sets Up Shot At A Texas Three-Sweep

Kyle Busch added another checkered flag to his collection as he won Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. (RacinToday/HHP photo)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

FORT WORTH, Texas – Kyle Busch’s Xfinity Series crew chief says there’s no secret strategy whenever “Rowdy” starts his engine in one of NASCAR’s three national touring series.

“The […]

Busch Kicks Off Texas Weekend With A Truck Victory
Saturday, 30 Mar, 2019 – 7:59 | Comments Off on Busch Kicks Off Texas Weekend With A Truck Victory
Busch Kicks Off Texas Weekend With A Truck Victory

Kyle Busch took the checkers in Friday night’s Truck Series race in Texas.

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

FORT WORTH, Texas – Regulars in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series are closing the gap on all-time race-winner Kyle Busch. But not enough to prevent “Rowdy” from scoring his milestone fourth consecutive victory during Friday night’s 21st […]

Johnson Hoping His Pole Win Leads To A Race Win
Saturday, 30 Mar, 2019 – 7:49 | Comments Off on Johnson Hoping His Pole Win Leads To A Race Win
Johnson Hoping His Pole Win Leads To A Race Win

Jimmie Johnson picked up his first pole of the season when he dominated qualifying at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

FORT WORTH, Texas – Seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson returned to form Friday evening at Texas Motor Speedway, qualifying on-pole for Sunday’s […]

Custer: Harvick Was My Video Star At TMS In ’18
Friday, 29 Mar, 2019 – 17:15 | Comments Off on Custer: Harvick Was My Video Star At TMS In ’18
Custer: Harvick Was My Video Star At TMS In ’18

Cole Custer took the checkered flag in the Xfinity Series race at Texas Motor Speedway last November – thanks in part to Kevin Harvick. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Alan Marler)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

FORT WORTH, Texas – Cole Custer’s first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory at Texas Motor Speedway was aided and abetted by Stewart-Haas […]

The Biff Man Makes His Return In A Truck
Thursday, 28 Mar, 2019 – 19:51 | Comments Off on The Biff Man Makes His Return In A Truck
The Biff Man Makes His Return In A Truck

Greg Biffle is making a return to the cockpit. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Alan Marler)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

FORT WORTH, Texas – The “Biff-Man” is back and hot-lapping at Texas Motor Speedway.

Greg Biffle, who has not competed in a NASCAR event since the 2016 Cup Series season-finale, logged 18 laps during Thursday afternoon’s opening […]