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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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Kurt Busch Leads Opening MENCS Practice in Texas

(Photo: Rusty Jarrett/NKP)

Kurt Busch led the first practice session for Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams at Texas Motor Speedway Friday (April 6) afternoon with a 196.200 mph lap. Stewart-Haas Racing swept the top three positions with Busch’s Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Kevin Harvick, who won at the 1.5-mile oval last November, second-quickest. Clint Bowyer, who broke a …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 5 Memories to Help You Through the Downtime

(Photo: Logan Whitton / NKP)

Norm Benning Races into 2013 Eldora Feature Through LCQ This video has to be one of my favorites from recent years. Here you have Norm Benning who, despite having very limited funding, spent each week plugging along multiple laps down. But as the series hit Eldora Speedway for the first time, a miracle happened for …

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Truckin’ Thurdays: 3 Takeaways from Martinsville Headed into the Extended Break

Timothy Peters certainly would have some thoughts on the Trucks schedule (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The schedule is still inherently broken Despite the changes NASCAR has made to the schedule, giving us three Camping World Truck Series races before Martinsville Speedway, the long breaks early in the season are still a major problem that needs addressing. After opening the season with three-straight races at Daytona, Atlanta and Las Vegas, the …

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