Sat, 23/08/14 – 14:10 | 19 Comments

I’ve never felt sorrier for a race car driver during his career than I feel for Tony Stewart. Usually, it’s an injury keeping a driver out of his race car or ending his career that prompts this sort of response, especially if he got hurt due to no fault of his own.
In Stewart’s case, I [...]

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A Bounce-Back Championship Would Be A Biggie
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Who knows which moment or race or Chase will end up defining Jimmie Johnson’s driving career: The guy looks capable of having one of the longest periods of peak performance in all of sports history.
But a candidate for Johnson’s defining moment has emerged this fall. His run to and through [...]

Tue, 11/6/12 – 11:52 | Comments Off
Johnson Grabs Win, Pads Points Lead At Texas
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Jimmie Johnson passed Brad Keselowski for the lead on the first lap of a green/white/checkered restart and went on to win Sunday’s AAA 500 Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday.
Keselowski, who started the race – the eighth of the 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship playoff – two points behind leader [...]

Sun, 11/4/12 – 19:12 | Comments Off
Johnson Has One Huge Advantage In This Chase
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Talent? Brad Keselowski and Jimmie Johnson both have shelves stacked full of that. Great equipment? The two drivers leading the point standings are well-stocked there as well. Wrenchers? Chad Knaus is this era’s Spanner Boy but Paul Wolfe’s is builing a nice reputation of his own and may just be [...]

Sun, 11/4/12 – 7:48 | Comments Off
Harvick Puts Beating On Texas Nationwide Field
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Kevin Harvick easily won Saturday night’s O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.
The Richard Childress Racing driver crossed the finish line 1.628 seconds ahead of 18-year-old Ryan Blaney, who made the most of a pit stop for tires on Lap 178 of the 200-lap event.
Polesitter Kyle Busch finished third.
Ricky Stenhouse [...]

Sun, 11/4/12 – 6:42 | Comments Off
Sauter Chickens Out At Texas Motor Speedway
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
FORT WORTH, Texas – Johnny Sauter’s season of disappointing double-digit results in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series does not include the two races run at Texas Motor Speedway.
When he races at TMS, Sauter conveniently develops a case of “Romnesia.”
“I’m worried about Tuesday and Mitt Romney winning (the presidential election)…that’s [...]

Sat, 11/3/12 – 20:06 | Comments Off
Sauter Sweeps; Dillon Trims Points Lead at Texas
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Johnny Sauter passed Parker Kligerman with 10 laps left and went on to win Friday night’s Winstar World Casino 350 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.
Sauter, both of whose 2012 victories have come at TMS,  finished 2.199 seconds ahead of second-place Kligerman.
Nelson Piquet Jr. ran third, followed by Kyle Busch and [...]

Sat, 11/3/12 – 7:15 | Comments Off
Bowyer Hopes The Frontrunners Will Stumble
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

FORT WORTH, Texas – Clint Bowyer concedes that, yes, Jimmie Johnson is the favorite to win the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver’s championship.
“Same old Chase. Same races, same racetracks and same guy (Johnson) you’re trying to beat for the championship,” said Bowyer, referring to NASCAR’s 10-event/12-driver playoff. “It’s damn sure the same Chase. But [...]

Fri, 11/2/12 – 18:17 | Comments Off
Johnson Wins Pole At Texas
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Sprint Cup points leader Jimmie Johnson won the pole for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 with a lap around Texas Motor Speedway in 28.261 seconds.
Johnson edged Greg Biffle (190.382 mph) by .103 seconds.
The pole was Johnson’s first at the 1.5-mile track, his fourth of the season and the 29th of his career. The 20th driver to [...]

Fri, 11/2/12 – 17:52 | Comments Off
Danica Ready To Settle Down After ‘Standing Up’
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

FORT WORTH, Texas – Danica Patrick will huddle-up with crew chief/mentor Tony Gibson for the first time Friday morning at Texas Motor Speedway, where her new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series crew chief likely will address a lingering issue.
That would be Mr. Landon Cassill, the Cup driver who became a YouTube curiosity when Patrick sent him [...]

Fri, 11/2/12 – 10:38 | 4 Comments
Texas Trucker Buescher Hoping To Out-Draw Dillon
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

FORT WORTH, Texas – James Buescher’s bid to end “Dillon Domination” of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series continued Thursday evening at Texas Motor Speedway, where two practice sessions laid the groundwork for Friday night’s Winstar World Casino 350.
A 22-year-old native of nearby Plano, Buescher will take a 21-point lead over rookie Ty Dillon into [...]

Thu, 11/1/12 – 20:41 | Comments Off