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Martin Truex Jr. turned in another dominating performance in winning at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night. This time his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory there came without late-race drama of last year’s.
Truex, who led 175 of 267 laps in his Furniture Row Racing Toyota on Saturday, passed Kurt Busch for the lead with 44 laps […]

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‘Pop’ Sauter Trucks To Texas Victory
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FORT WORTH, Texas _ Reigning NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Johnny Sauter punched his ticket into the 2017 Championship 4 Playoffs for a second consecutive year Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway.
Next up, diaper duty?
“Oh yeah. I’m used to it,” said Sauter, who celebrated the birth of his fourth child and third daughter, Alice, […]

Sat, 11/4/17 – 8:45 | Comments Off on ‘Pop’ Sauter Trucks To Texas Victory
Kurt Busch Presides Over ‘Club 200’ At TMS
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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 […]

Sat, 11/4/17 – 8:37 | Comments Off on Kurt Busch Presides Over ‘Club 200’ At TMS
Kurt Busch Earns Pole At TMS
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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 […]

Fri, 11/3/17 – 19:55 | Comments Off on Kurt Busch Earns Pole At TMS
Junior Is Honored To Be At ‘Second Home”
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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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 […]

Fri, 11/3/17 – 19:49 | Comments Off on Junior Is Honored To Be At ‘Second Home”
TMS Hooking Up With Academia
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Texas Motor Speedway and the University of North Texas are partnering in a “Science of Speed” initiative designed to tap into a young and inquisitive fan base that might prompt TMS President/promoter extraordinaire Eddie Gossage to update his resume.
Accompanied by NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series driver Austin Dillon, Gossage joined UNT […]

Fri, 11/3/17 – 7:05 | Comments Off on TMS Hooking Up With Academia
Leader Bell On Shaky Ground As Trucks Hit Texas
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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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 […]

Thu, 11/2/17 – 18:13 | Comments Off on Leader Bell On Shaky Ground As Trucks Hit Texas
Funny Car Veteran Tasca Returning To Cockpit
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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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 […]

Wed, 11/1/17 – 17:03 | Comments Off on Funny Car Veteran Tasca Returning To Cockpit
‘Bloody Nose’ Can’t Keep Hamilton From ’17 Crown
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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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 […]

Tue, 10/31/17 – 10:11 | Comments Off on ‘Bloody Nose’ Can’t Keep Hamilton From ’17 Crown
McMillen Finally Tastes Victory
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Top Fuel veteran Terry McMillen picked a fine time to score his career-first NHRA victory Sunday, upsetting the playoff field during the 17th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
McMillen, who made his professional debut in 2007, earned his first Wally trophy with a 1,000-foot pass in 3.870-seconds at 253.99 […]

Mon, 10/30/17 – 9:50 | Comments Off on McMillen Finally Tastes Victory
Kyle Busch Survives ‘Kill’ Mode To Win Martinsville
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Kyle Busch punched his ticket to the championship round with a narrow victory in Martinsville Speedway’s First Data 500, but the final 10 laps in Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race provided more twists-and-turns than a TV soap opera.
“The last run of the race there, everybody was just set on kill […]

Mon, 10/30/17 – 7:02 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Survives ‘Kill’ Mode To Win Martinsville