Texas Motor Speedway Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer FORT WORTH, Texas — Throughout the 71-year history of NASCAR competition, there hasn’t been a father-and-son combination that’s raced at least once together in all three national touring series. That’ll change in Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway as father Joe and son John Hunter Nemechek, who’s making his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut, will have a landmark opportunity to race in Cup for the first time. The last time a Cup race had a father-son duo was the 2005 fall Atlanta raceRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor FORT WORTH, Texas – It all comes down to Phoenix and for Justin Allgaier. It’s him vs. the “Big Three” of the NASCAR Xfinity Series – Christopher Bell, Cole Custer, and Tyler Reddick. While the other three have been racking up wins all season long, Allgaier has yet to visit Victory Lane in 2019, but with a 18-point advantage over Chase Briscoe in fifth-place after finishing sixth Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway, the driver of the No. 7 Chevrolet for JR Motorsports heads toRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service FORT WORTH, Tex. – Christopher Bell shrugged off a short-lived brake problem in his No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota and cruised to a 5.635-second victory in Saturday night’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway. With his eighth win of the year—a career-best for a single season—Bell locked himself into the Championship 4 Round of the NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs, with the title to be decided two weeks hence at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Bell led 101 of 200 laps in winning for theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer FORT WORTH, Texas — Pole sitter Tyler Reddick’s wild O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday ended behind a tow truck after crashing out with 39 laps remaining. Heading down the backstretch, Chase Briscoe bounced the wall which caused Reddick running into him and lost control of his No. 2 Alsco Chevrolet Camaro. "Tyler Reddick came into this race plenty safe." That cushion is gone as he crashes out of @TXMotorSpeedway. #NASCARPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/2fqOsNNG9W — NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) November 3, 2019 He slammed theRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service FORT WORTH, Tex. – Kevin Harvick took the first step toward getting back on the right side of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff cut line, winning the pole for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway (3 p.m. ET on NBCSN, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Harvick, who trails fourth-place Joey Logano by 14 points entering the second race of the Round of 8, toured the 1.5-mile track in 28.465 seconds (189.707 mph) to win his second Busch Pole Award atRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer FORT WORTH, Texas — Retirement? Non-existent for the 2004 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Kurt Busch. Both Busch and his primary sponsor Monster Energy have agreed to a multi-year deal to stay with Chip Ganassi Racing beyond 2019. Saturday’s announcement began with a tease between Busch, Ganassi and Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage as they unveiled a white rocking chair. With a little bit of acting involved, things got real once Busch said why there’s rocking chair at the media center? That’s when theRead More
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 David Morgan, Associate Editor FORT WORTH, Texas – Let the head games begin. A week removed from a run-in on track at Martinsville that led to a post-race scuffle on pit road, it’s still game on between Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series has moved on to Texas Motor Speedway and Sunday’s running of the AAA Texas 500. To his credit, Hamlin owned up to his part of the on-track incident that wound up leading to the fracas that included both drivers, pitRead 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