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Truckin’ Thursdays Best Of: Jennifer Jo Cobb Driven By Passion, Supported By Faith

Jennifer Jo Cobb races in the Camping World Truck Series Mudsummer Classic. (Photo: Mike Neff)

(Photo: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

Author’s Note: The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series sits idle as the XFINITY and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series race at Bristol Motor Speedway. But that doesn’t mean the series’ drivers aren’t keeping themselves busy. This weekend, Jennifer Jo Cobb will make her NASCAR Whelen Euro Series debut in Valencia, Spain in a deal that …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Texas

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Returning to the track after Easter’s off weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series headed to Texas Motor Speedway where multiple tire failures took center stage. Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Larson and Ryan Newman were just a few of the big names taken out by Goodyear blowouts. When all was said and done, Kyle Busch …

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The Big 6: Questions After the 2018 O’Reilly Auto Parts 500

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

Who… gets my shoutout of the race? With finishes of 16th, 19th, 36th, 26th, 17th and 26th to open the season ahead of last weekend’s Easter break, Jamie McMurray was looking rough nearly a quarter of the way through NASCAR’s regular season. Sitting 26th in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series points with little sign of …

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Multi-Car Pileup Leads to Short Red Flag in Texas

(Photo: Beth Lunkenheimer)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series endured its largest wreck since February’s Daytona 500 Sunday (Apr. 8) at Texas Motor Speedway. Jimmie Johnson, who was the only Chevrolet driver to qualify in the top 10, was among seven drivers collected in a big wreck on lap 179 in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500. The carnage …

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Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Larson Suffer Tire Failures, Hard Crashes at Texas

Martin Truex Jr has owned 1.5 mile tracks - but not this past Sunday at Texas (Photo: Beth Lunkenheimer)

Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Larson are both victims of tire failures so far in Sunday’s (Apr. 8) O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Truex’s race ended just five laps before the end of the first stage. His sudden tire failure on Lap 80 sent the No. 78 Toyota hard into the outside wall. .@MartinTruex_Jr …

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Ryan Blaney Smokes the Field in Cold Texas XFINITY Race

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

Ryan Blaney simply dominated Saturday’s My Bariatric Solutions 300 at Texas Motor Speedway to score Team Penske’s third-straight NASCAR XFINITY Series win with three different drivers. “That is three in a row for this team with three different drivers,” said Blaney. “That says a lot about Brian’s (Wilson, crew chief) work that he has done …

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Daniel Suarez, Jimmie Johnson Pace Pair of MENCS Practices at Texas

(Photo: Rusty Jarrett/NKP)

Daniel Suarez and Jimmie Johnson led the pair of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practices Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway. With dramatically colder temperatures than on Friday, 12 drivers ran faster than Friday’s pole speed. Suarez posted a 198.998 mph lap in first practice, narrowly edging Denny Hamlin. William Byron, who will start in the …

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Kurt Busch Takes Pole for O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

Kurt Busch scored his first pole of the 2018 season and second straight at Texas Motor Speedway, Friday when qualifying was shortened for lightning in the area after just one round. “It was a unique situation with just having the one round,” Busch said. “The thought that weather was in the area hadn’t crossed our minds …

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Ryan Truex, Daniel Hemric Lead Pair of NXS Practices at Texas Motor Speedway

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

Ryan Truex and Daniel Hemric led the pair of NASCAR XFINITY Series practice sessions at Texas Motor Speedway Friday afternoon. A mock qualifying run late in the opening practice vaulted Truex to the top of the leaderboard shortly before time expired. The 187.266 mph lap was the fastest posted by any NXS driver in both …

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