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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer FORT WORTH, Texas — The bottom groove was the preferred lane for both Monster Energy NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series competitors during Friday’s practice sessions at Texas Motor Speedway. With the addition of the PJ1 traction compound, few attempted to run in the area, but it became apparent that come race day, whether or not the top groove will be utilized isn’t a topic worth ignoring. “I’m not really sure that it changes a whole lot,” Kyle Busch on the track changes. “The track does lookRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief FORT WORTH, Texas — Martin Truex Jr. has sights set on changing his winless record at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday. The driver of the No. 19 Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing comes in with plenty of momentum after winning last weekend at Martinsville Speedway, which locked him into the Championship 4 for the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. However, with two races remaining until he can battle for the title, the focus turns to this weekend at the 1.5-mile Texas oval. It remains oneRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer FORT WORTH, Texas — After four months of negotiations, a technical alliance has been made Friday as Go Fas Racing confirmed that beginning next season, they’ll be joining forces with Stewart-Haas Racing for a one-year deal. In addition of having a relationship with Ford Performance and Roush Yates Engines, GFR will get chassis, data and technical support from SHR. Since joining the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2014, owner Archie St. Hilaire said he’s exciting making that tremendous leap as they’ll have brand new equipmentRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer After two seasons, Chevrolet will stick with the Camaro in the NASCAR Cup Series, but it’ll no longer be the ZL1. Instead, the manufacturer announced Thursday they’ll be running the Camaro ZL1 1LE next season. Known to be the fastest and most track-capable production ever built for the Camaro, it’s set to debut during Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway next February. Jim Campbell, U.S. Vice President of Performance and Motorsports, said they’ve taken lessons from their production counterpart and applied it into their NASCAR vehicle. “TheRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Despite the NASCAR Xfinity Series cutting the field down from 38 to 36 cars allowed to race in 2020, it still hasn’t stopped teams such as Our Motorsports joining the fray. The team announced at the NASCAR Hall of Fame Wednesday they’ll be entering the No. 02 Chevrolet full-time with two-time Whelen Southern Modified Tour champion Andy Seuss expecting to drive cars throughout the season. Our Motorsports will expand into the Xfinity Series full time next year w/ Andy Seuss and other drivers (TBA). Team ownerRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Stefan Parsons is set to make his team debut with JD Motorsports with Gary Keller as he’ll pilot the No. 15 Chevrolet Camaro in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway November 2. Texas will mark the 21-year-old’s sixth NASCAR Xfinity Series start with all of his races being in the No. 99 Toyota Supra owned by B.J. McLeod, who also runs for the Johnny Davis owned race team and will be in the No. 4 Camaro Saturday. Parsons said he’s thankful of havingRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Kyle Larson may be sitting seventh in points and 24 markers behind the cutoff line, but a ninth-place finish in Sunday’s First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway was solid enough to leave happy. In a race that was completely dominated by Martin Truex, Jr., who led a modern era high 464 of 500 laps, Larson was one of only two drivers (Denny Hamlin) who led laps. This was all thanks to his No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing squad keeping him out of pit road in theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Martinsville Speedway was certainly a track Chase Elliott would like to steer clear after a disastrous First Data 500 weekend, capping off with a 36th place finish during Sunday’s race. After a blown engine which saw Elliott’s No. 9 Mountain Dew Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 engulfed into flames Saturday morning, he had to give up his starting slot because he went to the backup car. Elliott would qualify second but before the green flag dropped in Virginia, he had to work his way from the rear ofRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Who would’ve thought something like capturing audio gold would result of breaking the racing internet in a span of minutes. If you haven’t realized by now, Todd Gilliland finally captured that elusive NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series victory in Saturday’s NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 at Martinsville Speedway. However, it was seconds after bringing his No. 4 Mobil 1 Toyota Tundra home to P1 that caught mine and everyone else’s eyes that nobody couldn’t resist sharing it. AUDIO pic.twitter.com/4wKfe4z8jy — Luis Torres (@TheLTFiles) October 26, 2019Read More
By Reid Spencer. NASCAR Wire Service MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Fresh from last Sunday’s victory at Kansas, Denny Hamlin reasserted his mastery of Martinsville Speedway on Saturday afternoon, edging Chase Elliott for the pole position for Sunday’s First Data 500 (3 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Covering the .526-mile distance in 19.354 seconds (97.840 mph), Hamlin beat Elliott (97.694 mph) by .029 seconds to secure his third Busch Pole Award of the season, his fourth at Martinsville and the 33rd of his career. Despite his strong performance,Read More