Race Weekend Central

Chase Elliott Scores Career-Best 5th in Duck Commander 500

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

Chase Elliott continues to impress week after week. A transmission change prior to Saturday night’s Duck Commander 500 forced the driver of the No. 24 Chevrolet to drop to the rear of the field from his fourth-place qualifying position. But when the green flag finally flew, Elliott backed up his qualifying effort, slicing and dicing …

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Martin Truex, Jr., Carl Edwards See Dominant Race Slip Away

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

Carl Edwards and Martin Truex, Jr. combined to lead both practice sessions (Truex) and the top spot in qualifying (Edwards) for Saturday night’s Duck Commander 500, and the pair continued to show their strength, leading a total of 265 of 334 laps Saturday night. But neither driver has the finish to show for their dominance. …

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Kyle Busch Dominates O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 for 4th Win

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In what has been the norm this season, Kyle Busch once again dominated the XFINITY Series and is now the most recent winner in all three of NASCAR’s top divisions. Leading four times for 150 of 200 laps at Texas Motor Speedway, Busch scored his 80th career win by more than three seconds over teammate …

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Martin Truex, Jr. Paces Final Duck Commander 500 Practice

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

The Sprint Cup Series took to Texas Motor Speedway early Friday evening for the final practice session for tomorrow night’s Duck Commander 500. Martin Truex, Jr. topped the charts for the entire session with a fast lap of 192.390 mph (28.068 sec.). Truex, who will start third tomorrow night, ran 51 laps. Polesitter Carl Edwards …

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Charlotte Motor Speedway Announces Coca-Cola 600 Pre-race Plans

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Charlotte Motor Speedway announced the festivities for the Memorial Day weekend Coca-Cola 600 Friday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway. From ground exercises, rope teams, vintage warbirds and even a 21-gun salute, the military-packed show will also feature 600 U.S. Army soldiers marching through the grandstands before they hold two large American flags in the infield. …

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Kyle Busch to Lead O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 Field to Green

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For the fifth straight race, Joe Gibbs Racing has swept the top 3 starting positions for tonight’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway. Kyle Busch scored his fifth straight pole with a lap of 188.475 mph, ahead of teammates and XFINITY Series regulars Erik Jones, who won this race last year, and Daniel …

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Carl Edwards Snags Duck Commander 500 Pole

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

Carl Edwards will lead the field to the green in Saturday night’s Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Posting a lap of 194.609 mph (27.748 sec), the driver of the No. 19 Toyota scored his first pole of the season and second at Texas. Edwards led the final two rounds of qualifying after posting …

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Texas Motor Speedway Unveils New Mascot

Everything’s bigger in Texas, and that was the case once again Friday at Texas Motor Speedway. Less than six months removed from Eddie Gossage’s retirement gift to Jeff Gordon of a pair of Shetland ponies, the TMS president unveiled an unusual new mascot for the speedway. Lil’ Dale, a goat born with the number three …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 3 Drivers That Need to Step Up Their Game

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Tyler Reddick If you had told me prior to the season opener at Daytona that last year’s championship runner-up Tyler Reddick would fail to score a top-10 finish in the first three races of the season, I would have called you crazy. But that’s exactly what’s happened with the driver of the No. 29 Ford …

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