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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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With 1.5-mile tracks responsible for 11 of the 36 races on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule and nearly half of those in the playoffs, something needed to be done about the boring races that often occur on those tracks. Now, it appears NASCAR has the solution.
The package used […]

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All-Star Aero Package Has Doubters In Garages
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – NASCAR drivers admit something needs to be done to improve the racing on 1.5-mile tracks, but several of them said Friday they didn’t know if the rules package announced for next month’s All-Star race would be the solution.
Implemented for the first time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, it’s the same […]

Fri, 04/13/18 – 18:03 | Comments Off on All-Star Aero Package Has Doubters In Garages
Kyle Busch Tops Big Brother To Win Pole At Bristol
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kyle Busch remained the hottest driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Friday when he won the pole for Sunday’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
To get the pole for Sunday’s 500-lapper, Busch had to ease past brother Kurt, who was second fastest in qualifying at BMS.
Kyle Busch set the […]

Fri, 04/13/18 – 17:01 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Tops Big Brother To Win Pole At Bristol
TV Numbers: Not Everything Bigger In Texas
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Last Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway failed to reverse a season-long trend of sagging TV viewership numbers.
The 22nd annual O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 reportedly posted a 1.7 rating and 2.82-million viewers on FOX Sports 1 _ down a staggering 37 […]

Fri, 04/13/18 – 10:38 | Comments Off on TV Numbers: Not Everything Bigger In Texas
All-Star Race To Feature ‘Edgy’ Aero Package
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NASCAR’s Monster Energy All-Star Race on May 19 at Charlotte Motor Speedway will be contested with the “edgy” competition package used in last season’s successful NASCAR Xfinity Series event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Each car will be fitted with aero ducts, a six-inch-high spoiler with two 12-inch ears, a restrictor plate and the 2014-style splitter. This […]

Fri, 04/13/18 – 6:54 | Comments Off on All-Star Race To Feature ‘Edgy’ Aero Package
Torrence Gets Vegas Four-Wide Win
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Steve Torrence added another bullet-point to his racing resume Sunday with a victory in the 19th annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Torrence wheeled his dragster to a 1,000-foot pass in 3.771-seconds at 326.63 mph for the 18th victory of his career and second of the season.  The Kilgore, Texas, […]

Mon, 04/9/18 – 7:16 | Comments Off on Torrence Gets Vegas Four-Wide Win
The Bow Is Back: Kyle Busch Wins In Texas
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Kyle Busch brushed-off his signature bow to the fans Sunday afternoon for the first time this season at Texas Motor Speedway after outlasting Kevin Harvick en route to victory in the 22nd annual O’Reilly Auto Parts 500.
Busch scored his first win of the Monster Energy NASCAR […]

Sun, 04/8/18 – 19:24 | Comments Off on The Bow Is Back: Kyle Busch Wins In Texas
Kyle Busch Takes Texas For First Win Of ’18
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Kyle Busch held off Kevin Harvick over the final 20 laps and went on to wins Sunday’s 500-mile Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.
The victory was the first of the season for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver. He led a race-best 116 laps in his Toyota.
Harvick, who won the first three […]

Sun, 04/8/18 – 17:02 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Takes Texas For First Win Of ’18
Bacon Brings Home The Win At Texas Dirt Track
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FORT WORTH, Texas _ Oklahoman Brady Bacon added a victory at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track to his Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series resume Saturday night, claiming the 30-lap A-Main Feature of the Tony Stewart presents the Vankor Texas Sprint Car Nationals.
“This was great to race here this weekend,” Bacon said after posting […]

Sun, 04/8/18 – 16:28 | Comments Off on Bacon Brings Home The Win At Texas Dirt Track
SMI Touts Vegas Four-Wide Success
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Top executives of Speedway Motorsports Inc. are attending today’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway while keeping track of what’s happening at a sister property in Las Vegas.
TMS founder O. Bruton Smith, executive chairman of SMI, has accompanied son Marcus Smith, SMI president/CEO, to Cowtown for today’s Monster Energy […]

Sun, 04/8/18 – 16:18 | Comments Off on SMI Touts Vegas Four-Wide Success
Vettel Wins In Bahrain; Haas’s Magnussen Fifth
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Though running the final laps on exhausted tires, Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel managed to hold of Valttieri Bottas of Mercedes AMG to win Sunday’s Formula One race in Bahrain.
The wins allowed Vettel to open the 2018 season with back-to-back wins as he also won in Melbourne, Australia two weeks ago. The win came in his […]

Sun, 04/8/18 – 12:11 | Comments Off on Vettel Wins In Bahrain; Haas’s Magnussen Fifth