Sun, 31/08/14 – 23:00 | No Comment
Kasey Kahne, with an assist from Kyle Busch and Paul Menard, won Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway and locked himself into the upcoming Chase playoff.
The victory was Kahne’s first of the season and came with just two races to go before the start of the Chase.
“Yeah, man, it took a [...]

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Ganassi DP Car Switching To Ford Power
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Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates announced it will switch from BMW to Ford power for next year’s inaugural TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season.
CGR, winner of seven of the last 10 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series Daytona Prototype Championships, made the announcement Tuesday during the Ford press conference at the SEMA show in Las Vegas.
Ganassi’s [...]

Tue, 11/5/13 – 17:22 | Comments Off
Top Fuel Title Is Next Item On Langdon’s Itinerary
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Monday’s telephone call from Shawn Langdon came a little bit later than originally scheduled. Seems a mis-reading of a travel itinerary had resulted in a missed flight, a chaotic scramble for another and, of course, the exploding of his whole day.
And all to start off what he admitted was the [...]

Tue, 11/5/13 – 15:34 | Comments Off
Johnson Dominates Texas; Takes Lead In Chase
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Jimmie Johnson had been very un-Jimmie Johnson-like on 1.5-mile ovals this season.  Thirty-three races into 2013, he had yet to win on tracks of that size. Then came Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway and all of that changed.
Johnson dominated the race – the third-to-last of the season – by leading 255 of [...]

Sun, 11/3/13 – 18:38 | 2 Comments
Chase Blues: Gordon Wrecks, Edwards Explodes At Texas
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

It appears that Jeff Gordon’s pursuit of a fifth career Sprint Cup championship is over for the time being.
Also over is Carl Edwards’ bid to win his first championship.
Gordon, who had moved to third in this year’s Chase with a victory last weekend in Martinsville, wrecked early in Sunday’s event at Texas Motor Speedway.
The trouble [...]

Sun, 11/3/13 – 17:20 | Comments Off
After Homestead, The Future’s Uncertain For Burton
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
FORT WORTH, Texas – The driver who won the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway may be competing on the 1.5-mile quad-oval for the last time Sunday afternoon. But as daylight fades into dusk during the AAA Texas 500, Jeff Burton won’t be turning his back [...]

Sun, 11/3/13 – 8:55 | Comments Off
Keselowski Dominates Texas NNS Race
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Brad Keselowski took the lead for the final time with 14 laps to go and went on to win Saturday’s ninth annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.
The victory was the sixth of the year for the Penske Racing driver but his first at TMS. He led 105 of 200 laps.
“We [...]

Sat, 11/2/13 – 17:31 | Comments Off
Bowman Back On NNS Pole In Texas
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Rookie Alex Bowman became the first driver in Texas Motor Speedway history to complete a season sweep of NASCAR Nationwide Series poles Saturday, when he captured the top spot for the ninth annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge during the Pinnacle Propane Qualifying Days.
Bowman, driver of the No. 99 Microsoft Windows Toyota [...]

Sat, 11/2/13 – 13:56 | Comments Off
Dillon Fires Back At Critics – On The TMS Track
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
FORT WORTH, Texas _ Ty Dillon silenced perhaps his harshest critic with a dominating performance en route to victory in the WinStar World Casino 350 Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway.
Dillon led all but 17 of 147 laps in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on TMS’ high-banked, 1.5-mile [...]

Sat, 11/2/13 – 7:09 | 4 Comments
Notes: Mistakes Will Separate Contenders In 2013 Chase
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
FORT WORTH, Texas – Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson, the top two drivers in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, will shadow one another when the green flag waves over Sunday’s AAA Texas 500.
Five-time Cup champion Johnson will roll off third for Sunday’s 334-lap event. Matt Kenseth will line [...]

Fri, 11/1/13 – 19:58 | Comments Off
Jeb Burton Trucks To TMS Pole
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

Rookie Jeb Burton captured the pole position for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series WinStar World Casino 350 during Friday’s Pinnacle Propane Qualifying Days at Texas Motor Speedway.
Burton (No. 4 Arrowhead Chevrolet) posted a lap of 181.129 miles per hour to earn his series-leading seventh pole of the season. It also is his third pole [...]

Fri, 11/1/13 – 17:59 | Comments Off