Race Weekend Central

Chris Buescher “Good” With Racing Xfinity in 2016

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On the cusp of his first Xfinity Series championship, Chris Buescher came home to Texas for the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. Despite having just three races left in the season, the Prosper, Tex. native says “nothing is set” when it comes to his 2016 plans. “We have gotten a …

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Wet Track Cancels Xfinity Qualifying; Austin Dillon on 2015 O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge Pole at Texas

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Overnight rains and low temperatures at Texas Motor Speedway cancelled Xfinity Series qualifying Saturday morning at TMS. As a result, the field for the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge was set via Friday’s practice speeds. Austin Dillon will start on the pole alongside Brad Keselowski. Last night’s Truck Series winner, Erik Jones, who is running triple …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 WinStar World Casino & Resort 350 at Texas

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In a Nutshell: Erik Jones took the checkered flag 2.855 seconds ahead of teammate Daniel Suarez to win Friday night’s WinStar World Casino & Resort 350 at Texas Motor Speedway. Jones survived losing nine seconds to Matt Crafton on pit road and recovered to take his third win of the year. Ryan Blaney finished third, …

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Matt Crafton Snags 2015 WinStar World Casino & Resort 350 Pole at Texas

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Martinsville winner Matt Crafton posted the fasted speed in the first round of Camping World Truck Series qualifying and backed it up with an even faster lap of 181.397 mph, enough to score his third pole this season. Starting alongside Crafton will be Spencer Gallagher, who was also the fastest qualifying rookie. Daniel Hemric will …

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Austin Dillon Tops Lone 2015 O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge Practice Session in Texas

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For more than two hours, Xfinity Series teams ran laps and tweaked their cars for Saturday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge, and when the only practice session for the series ended, Austin Dillon sat atop the leaderboard with a fast lap of 184.363 mph, a speed he set on the first lap out on the track. …

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HScott Motorsports Suffers Hauler Fire

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Just a day before Sprint Cup Series teams were to hit the track at Texas Motor Speedway, Michael Annett‘s No. 46 team suffered the loss of both of its cars plus the at track equipment in a hauler fire en route to the speedway. The fire began in Longview, Tex., about three hours from the …

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Brad Keselowski Paces 2015 AAA Texas 500 Practice

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Brad Keselowski led the lone Sprint Cup Series practice at Texas Motor Speedway this afternoon with a fast lap of 197.059 mph. During the nearly two-hour session, the driver of the No. 2 Ford sat atop the leaderboard for much of the time. Kevin Harvick ran second-quickest at 196.421 mph, though he briefly spent time …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Matt Crafton’s Championship Momentum Swing

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While the last few days have been lost in the shuffle due to the chaos of Matt Kenseth‘s NASCAR suspension, there’s still other racing news going on. The Camping World Truck Series, sitting above the fray continues to set up for an epic championship battle at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Just when you thought reigning titlist Matt …

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Fact or Fiction: Breaking Down the Talladega Confusion

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Last weekend’s CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway was met with many emotions. From long green-flag runs to emotional outbursts to parts failures to the Big One, and even confusion, drama and frustration, the race had it all. But fans, drivers and media alike were left scratching their heads, trying to figure out what they had …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 Fred’s 250 powered by Coca-Cola at Talladega

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In a Nutshell: Timothy Peters took the checkered flag under caution ahead of Brandon Jones in Saturday afternoon’s Fred’s 250 powered by Coca-Cola at Talladega Superspeedway. Jones led the field to the green on the lone green-white-checkered attempt, though Peters was easily able to take the top spot. A wrecking Spencer Gallagher and John Wes …

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