Thu, 18/09/14 – 8:01 | No Comment

Some week-old Chaseburgers:
Once upon a time, great moments in auto racing earned names. Spin and Win. Pass in the Grass.
On Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway, there was a humdinger of a pass that deserves big love. Perhaps even a name.
It came with 16 laps to go in what had been a pretty dull race. Kevin [...]

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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
Edwards On Pole At TMS
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With chances for a Sprint Cup championship all but over, Carl Edwards hustled his way to the pole for Sunday’s race at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday afternoon.
Roush Fenway Racing’s Edwards – 10th in the 13-driver Chase and 76 points behind the leaders – beat out fellow Ford driver, Brad Keselowski of Penske Racing, in [...]

Fri, 11/1/13 – 17:26 | Comments Off
Top Two Take Mean-And-Clean Racing To Texas
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
FORT WORTH, Texas – It was an unscripted moment that spoke volumes about the respectful rivalry simmering between NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship contenders Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson.
Deadlocked in points heading into Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, Kenseth was asked Friday morning if he knew “what [...]

Fri, 11/1/13 – 15:49 | Comments Off
Truex Jr. To Drive For Furniture Row
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As expected, Furniture Row Racing announced Friday that veteran Martin Truex Jr. will drive the team’s Sprint Cup car next season.
Truex will fill the seat being vacated by Kurt Busch, a member of this year’s Chase, who is moving to Stewart-Haas Racing in 2014.
“This is a big deal for me,” Truex said. “I’ve been impressed [...]

Fri, 11/1/13 – 10:04 | One Comment
Crafton Looks Unstoppable In Truck Title Quest
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
FORT WORTH, Texas – Matt Crafton’s march toward his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship continued during a pair of practice sessions Thursday evening at Texas Motor Speedway, site of Friday night’s WinStar World Casino 350.
Competing in his 13th season in the Truck Series, Crafton has forged a comfortable [...]

Thu, 10/31/13 – 20:54 | 2 Comments
Wallace Jr. Has Become A Driving Force For Change
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
His breakthrough NASCAR victory was validated by a cell phone call from mom, a tweet from veteran driver Mark Martin and kudos from team-owner Joe Gibbs. And then there was the moment that Darrell Wallace Jr. only could imagine, and a message 50 years in the making for big-time stock [...]

Wed, 10/30/13 – 20:00 | Comments Off
October Blahs Take Beatings From Vegas To India
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

Late October. Generally, a rather unexceptional time of the year. Halloween? Pretty good time for little kids and raging alcoholics. The World Series? Again, a rather unexceptional time of the year, except for little kids and raging boors.
Even for race fans late October can be dreary. Sports cars and IndyCar is over, short tracks have/will [...]

Wed, 10/30/13 – 9:05 | Comments Off