Texas Motor Speedway Tag

By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service FORT WORTH – Ryan Blaney won his first career NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race Sunday night at Texas Motor Speedway earning a $1 million payday in the annual fan favorite non-points event. And he and his team celebrated twice. Blaney’s No. 12 Team Penske Ford ultimately beat Denny Hamlin in the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Toyota by .266-seconds in an overtime finish. But at one point, Blaney thought he may have taken the checkered flag twice – a caution flag flew the first timeRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service FORT WORTH – Kyle Busch beat Ryan Blaney in a new “drag race” style competition for the pole position in Sunday’s much-anticipated NASCAR All-Star Race at Texas Motor Speedway. For their work, Busch and Blaney will start from the front row of Sunday’s $1 million-to-win NASCAR All-Star Race (8 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). A traditional qualifying session decided which eight drivers advanced to the final round and then the cars were paired in an elimination bracket format. Each “race”Read More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service FORT WORTH — After running among the leaders all afternoon, Tyler Reddick took the point himself with a dramatic pass from third place with 31 laps remaining and held off the field to take the checkered flag in Saturday afternoon’s NASCAR Xfinity Series SRS Distribution 250 at Texas Motor Speedway. It was Reddick’s 10th career Xfinity Series victory, coming in only his second start of 2022, and his first trophy since his 2019 Xfinity Series championship year. It marked the first ever win forRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor For the second year in a row, the NASCAR Cup Series heads to Texas Motor Speedway for the annual NASCAR All-Star Race, where a $1 million payday awaits the winner of Sunday night’s non-points exhibition race. A total of 24 drivers will compete in the four-round, 100 lap event, with eligible drivers including those who won a points-paying racing in 2021 or 2022, full-time drivers that have previously won an All-Star Race, and former Cup Series champions who still race full time. Drivers that met theRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service FORT WORTH –  It was a hard-earned, deeply-appreciated victory for Stewart Friesen in Friday night’s SpeedyCash.com 220 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway – the first win for the popular Canadian driver since November 2019. His 60 laps out front in the No. 52 Halmar Friesen Racing Toyota more than doubled his year-long total laps led and were enough to land his first win in the last 53 races and to secure his place in the 2022 Playoffs. Friesen, 38,Read More
By NASCAR NASCAR and Texas Motor Speedway today announced the format and eligibility for the NASCAR All-Star Race on Sunday, May 22, that features four stages and 125 laps of on-track competition for a $1 million payday, stage winner incentives, amplified roles for the pit crews, and a distinctive head-to-head elimination qualifying format. The NASCAR All-Star Race returns to Texas Motor Speedway for the second consecutive season and this 38th edition brings some unique twists for the eligible Cup drivers pursuing the winner-take-all $1 million payday. The most prominent twist willRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor FORT WORTH, Texas – Talk about coming in clutch. Santino Ferrucci came into the weekend at Texas Motor Speedway as just an interested observer, not expecting to be a participant in Sunday’s XPEL 375, but by the time the race was rolling around the 23-year-old was suiting up and strapping in for the race. Following a heavy practice crash on Saturday, the primary driver of the No. 45 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda, Jack Harvey, was checked and released from the infield care center and clearedRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor FORT WORTH, Texas – Jimmie Johnson is no stranger to success at Texas Motor Speedway and Sunday, the seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion proved that success also applies to the NTT IndyCar Series. It’s no secret the Johnson has struggled to get his feet under him while driving an open-wheel car, but with the introduction of the ovals to his schedule in year two with Chip Ganassi Racing, there was hope that things would take a turn for the better. When the checkered flag flew onRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor FORT WORTH, Texas – As they say, it’s never over until it’s over. Scott McLaughlin dominated at Texas Motor Speedway, leading 186 laps and looked to be in the catbird seat on the last lap of Sunday’s XPEL 375. However, his Team Penske teammate Josef Newgarden had other plans, passing him on the last lap to steal the win. Biding his time behind McLaughlin over the course of the closing laps, Newgarden saw his chance when the New Zealander caught lapped traffic, powering around McLaughlin throughRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor FORT WORTH, Texas – The No. 45 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing entry will have a new pilot for Sunday’s running of the XPEL 375 at Texas Motor Speedway, with Santino Ferrucci taking over for Jack Harvey. First reported by Trackside Online, the move comes a day after Harvey crashed heavily in final practice on the 1.5-mile track, which cracked the tub on his primary car and forced the team to a backup for the race. Following the crash on Saturday, Harvey was checked and released fromRead More