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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer LONG BEACH, California – McLaren could be well on their way to a full-time entry sooner rather than later in the NTT IndyCar Series. Zak Brown, CEO of McLaren, traded the milestone 1000th Formula One grand prix in Shanghai, China, for the always festive Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, the site of the fourth round of the 2019 IndyCar championship. It was there during a media availability he shared some of the vision of the organization’s plans, as well as his thoughts on the one-offRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor For the second time in his career, Fernando Alonso will be competing in the Indianapolis 500, making his first start in the Memorial Day Weekend classic since 2017. On Tuesday at Texas Motor Speedway, the two-time Formula One champion started his preparation for the race in earnest as he made his first laps in the No. 66 McLaren Chevrolet, which is a dual effort between McLaren and Carlin to field the NTT IndyCar Series entry for the 37-year old Spaniard. While the differences are vast betweenRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Friday was “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” for all four Stewart-Haas Racing drivers after going through the ropes with NASCAR’s latest qualifying format. Fast forward to Sunday, all four drivers delivered stellar results in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway in Ft. Worth, but each had an adventurous day that became one fascinating tale to the next. Out of the four SHR drivers, Clint Bowyer stole Friday’s headlines after letting out his raw emotions about the latest system after Ryan NewmanRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Throughout the weekend at Texas Motor Speedway, Kyle Busch has been a man on a mission, winning both the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series races, with a chance at the weekend sweep in Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event. Unfortunately for Busch, late race contact with the Turn 2 wall while leading the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 would be the speed bump that would keep him from making it back to back spring race wins in the Lone Star State. TheRead More
By Lee Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service FORT WORTH, Texas — A fast car can cure a lot of mistakes. Just ask Joe Gibbs Racing’s Denny Hamlin. The reigning Daytona 500 winner overcame a slew of penalties—some self-inflicted—to win the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Although the driver of the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry got down, he was never out of contention. Hamlin led three times for 45 laps en route to his third win at Texas, his second win of the season and the fourthRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent The O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 appeared to be a return to form for Jimmie Johnson. The seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion earned a top-five finish at Texas Motor Speedway, his first since last year’s Coke 600. His No. 48 Ally Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 led the way for 60 laps, more than all of the laps the Hendrick Motorsports driver led last season. When the final caution waved with 80 laps to go, Johnson, along with most of the field, pitted. He restarted fromRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer From a dominant hero last week at Martinsville to near absolute zero at the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway Sunday for Brad Keselowski after a sudden mechanical issue knocked him out of contention from scoring back-to-back wins and finished 36th. Keselowski’s woes capped off a miserable weekend after failing to finish Saturday’s Xfinity Series race due to an accident that was beyond repairable. Despite a frustrating Saturday, Keselowski had hoped to turn things around and build the momentum he has in Cup afterRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Now that the checkered flag has fallen at Texas Motor Speedway, the four top NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers in the field can turn their attention to next week’s opening race of the annual Dash4Cash at Bristol. While Kyle Busch was celebrating in Victory Lane, Tyler Reddick, Christopher Bell, Chase Briscoe, and Michael Annett qualified themselves for a possible $100,000 payday should they win on the half-mile, high banked bullring next Saturday. Reddick looked to be in the hunt for the win throughout the afternoon, starting theRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Five weeks out of the NASCAR Xfinity Series and Jeffrey Earnhardt didn’t miss a beat. The series veteran earned a top-10 finish in the debut of the Xtreme Concepts, Inc Racing team. Late race pit strategy in the My Bariatric Solutions 300 left Earnhardt’s No. 81 KUIU / Light Force Toyota Supra on fresh tires. Mired deep in 14th, he had just six laps to move through the field. Earnhardt made quick work of his competitors, cracking the top-10 at Texas Motor Speedway within aRead More

Posted On March 30, 2019By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, Xfinity

Kyle Busch Grabs Xfinity Series Win at Texas

By Lee Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service FORT WORTH, Texas — Kyle Busch moved one win closer to a Lone Star sweep with his victory this afternoon in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Texas Motor Speedway, the My Bariatric Solutions 300. While his car wasn’t the class of the field on Saturday, Busch executed a perfect launch on the final restart to take the lead. Over the final eight laps, Busch held off Tyler Reddick to secure his ninth NASCAR Xfinity Series win at Texas Motor Speedway and the 95th ofRead More