Texas Motor Speedway Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Ever wonder how NASCAR would either benefit or become a detriment if they have a graduate level system to where performance and actions defines a competitor’s future in the sport? That’s what I got from Brad Keselowski’s comments following Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Following a ninth-place finish, Keselowski had a lot to say about NASCAR needing to police drivers, making it pretty obvious he was referring to Quin Houff, on whether or not they’re capable of competing in the sport’s highestRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor “Let’s fight with a purpose today,” Tyler Reddick radioed to his team prior to the green flag Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway. The rookie did just that, capitalizing on a late race strategy call to score a career-best runner up finish in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 as Richard Childress Racing brought home a 1-2 finish at the 1.5-mile track, keeping his team alive in the race to make the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. Despite having his work cut out for him, the two-time Xfinity SeriesRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer On a race weekend dominated by Team Penske, their driver Joey Logano’s quest for victory came up short after finishing third during Sunday’s incident filled O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. A top-five result brought much needed confidence for the 30-year-old as he finished outside the top-10 in five out of the last six races. “Overall, I’m proud of what the Shell/Pennzoil Ford team did today, scoring a second-place in the second stage and a third in the finish,” said Logano, who led 22Read More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service Austin Dillon held a hard-charging field off three times on restarts in the closing laps to earn his first NASCAR Cup Series victory of the 2020 season in Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. It was a 1-2 finish for the Richard Childress Racing team with Dillon’s rookie teammate Tyler Reddick finishing a mere .149-seconds behind. Before the Texas green flag, Dillon was 24 points outside the NASCAR Cup Series Playoff top-16 and now the Texas winner has an automatic berth.Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A multi-car crash on the 219th lap of Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway brought out the 14th red flag this season. The race had just restarted a lap before with Brad Keselowski, who was running on a two-tire strategy, leading the way. Things got wild once his Team Penske teammates Ryan Blaney and Joey Logano came into the picture. Keselowski and Blaney had a tremendous battle for the lead, but Blaney got very loose in Turn 3, giving Keselowski the clear advantage.Read More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service Kyle Busch held off 19-year old rookie Christian Eckes by .777-seconds to earn the victory in the Vankor 250 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday night. It was master and protégé showing the way with Eckes still scoring a career-best second-place finish in the No. 18 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota. The two – running first and second – held a 12-second advantage on the field during much of the final stage of the race. They exchangedRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service Austin Cindric collected his third consecutive NASCAR Xfinity Series win Saturday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway after Kyle Busch’s No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota failed post-race inspection – the left rear on his car ruled too low. The Team Penske driver Cindric, who swept a doubleheader weekend at Kentucky Speedway last week, originally finished less than a second behind Busch, but the finishing order was corrected to show Cindric the winner and Xfinity Series championship leader Chase Briscoe the race runner-up. Justin Allgaier,Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A day Rinus VeeKay would love to forget as his horrid NTT IndyCar Series debut ended with another crash during Saturday’s Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway. The Ed Carpenter Racing rookie was already under hot water following his “rookie mistake” by clipping the white line in Turn 3 during practice which sent him into the wall. They were able to get VeeKay’s car repaired and ready in time for the 200-lap race that lasted only 36 for the Dutchman. At the exit of Turn 1,Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor In the aviation world, the A-10 Warthog is one of the most revered planes in the fleet, with its menacing look striking fear into all that cross its path. When the checkered flag flew on Saturday night’s Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway, Conor Daly climbed out of his No. 59 Carlin Chevrolet and donned a mask with the A-10’s aggressive nose cone on it, having just sliced through the field with the same tenacity as an A-10 pilot would have. Starting 19th in the NTTRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Despite rotten luck at the start of Saturday night’s Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway that had him fighting from behind early, Ryan Hunter-Reay was able to right the ship and bring home an eighth-place finish when the checkered flag flew. The driver of the No. 28 Andretti Autosport Honda started the day off with trouble in practice, making contact with the outside wall in Turn 2, but his team was able to get the car repaired in time for qualifying, where he laid down theRead More