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NASCAR announced Thursday that Monster Energy drink will become the entitlement sponsor of its premier series.
Press releases from NASCAR did not say what the name of the series would be. Some media reports had asserted that the word “Cup” would be dropped.
Cup has been attached to the name of the series since R.J. Reynolds tobacco’s […]

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Edwards Wins Texas; Earns Final Four Berth
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Rain returned to Texas Motor Speedway on Lap 293 of Sunday night’s AAA Texas 500, with Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship contender Carl Edwards in the lead and looking for a deluge.
Moments after parking his car on pit road at Texas Motor Speedway, Edwards […]

Mon, 11/7/16 – 8:23 | Comments Off on Edwards Wins Texas; Earns Final Four Berth
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Carl Edwards, who began Sunday’s rain-plagued Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway last in Chase points, ended the race with a trip to Victory Lane and the automatic berth in the championship-deciding Round of Four.
Edwards, who had crashed a week ago at Martinsville Speedway, damaging both his Joe Gibbs Race car and his […]

Mon, 11/7/16 – 8:13 | Comments Off on Edwards Wins Texas; Earns Final Four Berth
Racing Cars Is Easiest Thing Tifft Has Been Facing
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Stick-and-ball athletes routinely resume their careers after dealing with torn knee ligaments, shattered shoulders and concussions. Those hurts come with the turf.
But brain surgery _ that’s a whole other ballgame and a life-altering circumstance aspiring NASCAR driver Matt Tifft has stared-down during a career in […]

Sun, 11/6/16 – 8:42 | Comments Off on Racing Cars Is Easiest Thing Tifft Has Been Facing
Late Restart Makes Larson A Texas Xfinity Winner
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Kyle Larson used a late-race pass on a restart to overhaul Brad Keselowski and win Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.
Larson passed pole-sitter Keselowski on the day’s fifth and final restart on Lap 171 of the scheduled 200 around TMS’ high-banked/1.5-mile quadoval and paced […]

Sat, 11/5/16 – 18:56 | Comments Off on Late Restart Makes Larson A Texas Xfinity Winner
Bad Brad Looking Good In Texas
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Brad Keselowski served notice Saturday afternoon that he intends to be a player during Round 8 of NASCAR’s Chase for the Championship at Texas Motor Speedway.
The 2012 Sprint Cup Series champion, Keselowski is not among the Round of 8 drivers looking to advance into the Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on […]

Sat, 11/5/16 – 17:02 | Comments Off on Bad Brad Looking Good In Texas
Austin Dillon Hunts Down The Cup Pole In Texas
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FORT WORTH, Texas – North Carolina native and avid outdoorsman Austin Dillon is taking on the look of a naturalized Texan, courtesy of one hot lap Friday evening around Texas Motor Speedway.
Dillon will start Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 12th annual AAA Texas 500 on-pole after touring TMS’ high-banked/1.5-mile quadoval […]

Sat, 11/5/16 – 8:07 | Comments Off on Austin Dillon Hunts Down The Cup Pole In Texas
Sauter Wins Texas; Is Dominating First Truck Series Chase
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FORT WORTH, Texas _ Johnny Sauter is threatening to turn the inaugural NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase into a one-man show.
Sauter’s victory in Friday night’s 18th annual Striping Technology 350 at Texas Motor Speedway was his second in the Round of 6 that will determine which four drivers compete for the championship at Homestead-Miami […]

Sat, 11/5/16 – 7:57 | Comments Off on Sauter Wins Texas; Is Dominating First Truck Series Chase
Hildebrand Signs With Carpenter
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Declaring he has “something to prove,” JR Hildebrand will contest the full 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule for Ed Carpenter Racing in the No. 21 Chevrolet vacated by fellow-American Josef Newgarden.
“Honestly, I just couldn’t be more ready to get started,” said Hildebrand, 28, a key member of ECR the past three years during the Month […]

Fri, 11/4/16 – 18:35 | Comments Off on Hildebrand Signs With Carpenter
Kyle Busch’s Texas Weekend Hits Early Wall
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kyle Busch will contest the AAA Texas 500 in a backup car after crashing his primary No. 18 Toyota Camry during Friday’s opening practice at Texas Motor Speedway.
Busch, of Joe Gibbs Racing, is among seven drivers looking to join six-time […]

Fri, 11/4/16 – 18:15 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch’s Texas Weekend Hits Early Wall
Tifft To Race Full ’17 Xfinity Slate For Gibbs
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Ohio-native Matt Tifft will drive a Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry for the full, 33-race NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule in 2017.
Tifft, who underwent surgery to remove a benign brain tumor in July, has run a limited schedule in both the Xfinity and Camping World Truck series […]

Fri, 11/4/16 – 15:05 | Comments Off on Tifft To Race Full ’17 Xfinity Slate For Gibbs