Texas Motor Speedway Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Team Penske’s shortcomings didn’t end with INDYCAR at Detroit. It continued in the NASCAR All-Star Race as Brad Keselowski finished second at Texas Motor Speedway. Ironically, a Penske driver representing the No. 2 machine lost to the man who piloted a No. 5 Chevrolet. Earlier it was Pato O’Ward beating Josef Newgarden. Hours later, it was Kyle Larson who bested Keselowski, especially when the race mattered most. Keselowski had a noble day, but once track position fell into his favor, his No. 2 Discount Tire. EspeciallyRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service FORT WORTH, Texas – Kyle Larson earned a $1 million paycheck and his second NASCAR All-Star Race victory in three seasons – putting on a racing master class Sunday evening at Texas Motor Speedway. Larson was part of a frenetic three-wide move for the race lead with eight laps remaining – himself and runner-up Brad Keselowski splitting the car driven by Larson’s Hendrick Motorsports teammate Chase Elliott to make the move forward.  Larson pulled his No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet in front of the fieldRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service FORT WORTH, Texas – Kyle Busch boosted his NASCAR record Xfinity Series win total with a 99th career victory in Saturday afternoon’s Alsco Uniform 250 at Texas Motor Speedway. The two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion held off veteran series regular Justin Allgaier by a mere .433-seconds in overtime to earn his second series win in as many races this year. Busch led the last 32 laps but had to negotiate three late restarts including the last in overtime. It technically marked his second victory ofRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service FORT WORTH, Texas – A day after celebrating his 24th birthday, John Hunter Nemechek celebrated his Camping World Truck Series best fourth win of the season and first of his career at Texas Motor Speedway in Saturday’s Speedycash.com 220 – easily earning the win by a full 3.361-seconds over hard-charging NASCAR Cup Series regular Chase Elliott. Moments after taking the checkered flag, an elated Nemechek was told to offer his sponsor audience at-track some love with a high-velocity celebration in his No. 4 Kyle BuschRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Over the 36-year lifespan of the NASCAR All-Star Race, the annual non-points exhibition has been run at a track other than Charlotte Motor Speedway only twice, but on Sunday night, that number grows as Texas Motor Speedway gets set to host the $1 million showdown for the first time. A total of 21 drivers will compete in the six-round, 100 lap event, with eligible drivers including those who won a points-paying racing in 2020 or 2021, full-time drivers that have previously won an All-Star Race, andRead More
By INDYCAR FORT WORTH, Texas – Pato O’Ward’s time is now. O’Ward broke through for his first career NTT INDYCAR SERIES victory in the No. 5 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet, winning the XPEL 375 on Sunday evening at Texas Motor Speedway. O’Ward, who started fourth, passed two-time series champion Josef Newgarden with 24 laps remaining in the 248-lap race and pulled away to a 1.2443-second victory over Newgarden’s No. 2 XPEL Team Penske Chevrolet. The win came after five top-three finishes – including three as runner-up – since O’Ward became aRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer There wasn’t a Texas-sized sweep for NTT IndyCar Series points leader Scott Dixon, who finished fourth in Sunday’s XPEL 375. Right out of the gate, it appeared Saturday’s race winner would have another dominant afternoon as he was in a league of his own early on. Dixon ended up leading a race-high 163 of 248 laps, but the second half painted a different tale. As a couple of determined racers in Graham Rahal and Pato O’Ward certainly made things difficult for the six-time champion. MostRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor They say things are bigger in Texas. As witnessed at the start of Sunday’s XPEL 375 at Texas Motor Speedway, so are the wrecks. Coming to the green for the second race of an NTT IndyCar Series doubleheader in the Lone Star State, chaos erupted in the back half of the field, when Pietro Fittipaldi made contact with Sebastien Bourdais, sending him for a spin and collecting several other cars in the process. Among those involved were Fittipaldi, Bourdais, Dalton Kellett, Ed Jones, Alexander Rossi, TonyRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Pato O’Ward had his work cut out for during Saturday’s Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway, but excelled under pressure. After rolling off 11th due to the starting lineup being determined via entrant points, O’Ward ended the 212-lap event in third. On an evening all about the two New Zealanders (Scott Dixon and Scott McLaughlin) who finished ahead of him, O’Ward put on an encouraging run. This moved him up from 11th to fourth in points, trailing Dixon by 38 points heading into tomorrow’s XPELRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Coming into Saturday’s Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway, rookie driver Scott McLaughlin had never made an NTT IndyCar Series start on an oval, but he sure didn’t drive like one en route to a runner-up finish. The three-time V8 Supercars champion and newest member of the Team Penske stable is a part of a star-studded rookie lineup in IndyCar this season, along with seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson and Formula 1 veteran Romain Grosjean, but McLaughlin is the only one of the threeRead More