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Pippa Mann Confirms 2015 Indianapolis 500 Run

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Verizon IndyCar Series driver Pippa Mann confirmed this morning that she will run the Indianapolis 500 with Dale Coyne Racing. Once again, Mann will sport her pink gear and car in support of breast cancer awareness through Susan G. Komen. This year’s race will be the fourth for the driver at the Brickyard. Last year, …

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Matt Crafton to Race TORC Season Opener at Texas

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While the Camping World Truck Series sits idle, Matt Crafton will make a special appearance at the Dirt Track at Texas Motor Speedway later this month. According to a report from the series website, the back-to-back champion will run the Christ Kyle Memorial Benefit truck in The Off Road Championship (TORC) season opener at Texas. …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Memorable Moments at Bristol

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The Camping World Truck Series may be sitting silent this week, awaiting its return at Kansas Speedway in three weeks, but the Xfinity and Sprint Cup series are headed off to Bristol Motor Speedway for a little short-track showdown. As is the case with pretty much every extended downtime, very little has gone on in …

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Jimmie Johnson Scores 5th Texas Win in 2015 Duck Commander 500

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Jimmie Johnson scored his second win of the season when he held off a hard-charging Kevin Harvick and teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win the Duck Commander 500 Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 48 Chevrolet led nine times for a race-high 128 laps en route to his fifth career …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas

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Last spring’s O’Reilly 300 featured a first-time Xfinity Series winner in Chase Elliott, who set a record as the youngest driver to take the checkered flag first. This year, it was Erik Jones who scored his first career win and became the second youngest winner in the Xfinity Series at 18 years, 10 months and …

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Kasey Kahne, Jimmie Johnson Top Final 2015 Duck Commander 500 Practice at Texas

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Hendrick Motorsports swept the top two spots and put three of its four drivers in the top 10 during the final practice session for Saturday night’s Duck Commander 500. Kasey Kahne and Jimmie Johnson topped the leaderboard, running 1-2 as the only drivers to break the 190-mph mark. Jamie McMurray ran third quickest, followed by …

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Martin Truex Jr. Tops 1st 2015 Duck Commander 500 Practice Session at Texas

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The Sprint Cup Series took to Texas Motor Speedway for the first of two practices today. The 90-minute session saw Martin Truex Jr. top the leaderboard with his first lap and hold on as one of only two drivers to break the 190-mph mark with a 191.096-mph lap. Kasey Kahne came in second with a …

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Maxwell House, Michael Waltrip Racing Announce 6-Race Partnership

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Michael Waltrip Racing and Maxwell House announced a six-race partnership at Texas Motor Speedway this morning. The sponsorship begins with the Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway August 2, and the Maxwell House colors will adorn Clint Bowyer‘s No. 15 Toyota at Watkins Glen, Martinsville and Texas Motor Speedway. “Maxwell House is a well-respected brand and …

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Carl Edwards, STANLEY Unveil Special Paint Scheme for Texas

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Carl Edwards and STANLEY got together with the Ace Hardware Foundation and the Children’s Miracle Network this morning to unveil a special paint scheme for the No. 19 Toyota for Saturday night’s Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. The scheme, which features the names of children – one from each state – that are …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 5 Tracks That Could Boost the Schedule

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Today, the Camping World Truck Series remains in another one of its ridiculously long breaks, this time waiting six weeks between the close confines of Martinsville Speedway and the mile-and-a-half oval in Kansas Speedway on May 8. Sometimes I feel like a broken record talking about these long breaks, but the harsh reality is that …

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