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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Chad Knaus, the only crew chief Jimmie Johnson has known while winning six NASCAR Sprint Cup championships, isn’t on the chopping block.
But Johnson, who was eliminated from this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup championship on Sunday at Talladega, Ala., made it clear that he knows the day is coming when there [...]

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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
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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
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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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
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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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
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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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
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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
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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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