Texas Motor Speedway Tag

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
By INDYCAR FORT WORTH, Texas (June 6, 2020) – Scott Dixon continued his drive into INDYCAR history, powering away from the field on a late restart to win the Genesys 300 on Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway and adding to his growing list of superlatives. RESULTS: 2020 Genesys 300 Five-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion Dixon drove his No. 9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Honda to a victory over the No. 22 DXC Technology Team Penske Chevrolet of Simon Pagenaud. Reigning series champion and 2019 Texas winner Josef Newgarden, whoRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It was a good start for Team Penske drivers Simon Pagenaud and Josef Newgarden, but struggled chasing down race winner Scott Dixon during Saturday’s Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway as they ended up second and third respectively. Newgarden led the 23-car field to the green flag, but his shot of winning back-to-back at Texas was derailed due to understeering and vibration issues. Despite the problems, he felt that scoring his 30th career INDYCAR podium was a win for him. “Tonight feels like a victory toRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The bid of defending the No. 1 plate starts off right for Josef Newgarden, who set a two-lap average of 215.740 mph to claim pole position for tonight’s Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway. As the last guy out for qualifying, Newgarden felt like his XPEL Chevrolet had the pace to be fastest as he took down five-time series NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon, whose average speed was 215.638 mph. There was a bit of hesitation from Newgarden if he can fully execute the poleRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It was a rough welcome to the NTT IndyCar Series moment for rookie Rinus VeeKay, who crashed in the opening minutes of rookie practice at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday. Not only him, but his boss man Ed Carpenter also had a moment in the lone practice session. In preparation for the Genesys 300 later tonight at 8:00 pm EST on NBC, VeeKay was among the five drivers (others being Oliver Askew, Jack Harvey, Pato O’Ward and Alex Palou) who were given an additional 30 minutes toRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer This year’s NTT IndyCar Series rookies brings a lot of hype and unknowns as it pertains how they’ll fare, especially that Saturday’s Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway will be a major undertaking task due to the fact its an oval. Both Spaniard Alex Palou and Dutchman Rinus VeeKay have never raced the 1.5-mile circuit and at one point, there was concerns they would not even make it to the United States due to COVID-19’s travel restrictions. Following the postponement of the original season opener atRead More
Staff Report, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR announced Thursday the next installment of events in its return to racing, featuring races at Pocono Raceway, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Kentucky Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway, Kansas Speedway and New Hampshire Motor Speedway. NASCAR returned to racing on May 17 at Darlington Raceway with a NASCAR Cup Series race that was won by Kevin Harvick. Since then, NASCAR has also raced twice at Charlotte Motor Speedway and then at Bristol Motor Speedway, and had previously announced races up through the weekend ofRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Let’s try this again shall we! The now eighth-month wait for NTT IndyCar Series action will finally come to an end this weekend as 24 daring drivers are ready to hit the demanding oval of Texas Motor Speedway June 6 after COVID-19 delayed the start of the season. Not only the race will be on big boy NBC but will finally kick-off the Penske Era for INDYCAR and the much anticipated Aeroscreen kit at full song. Despite not having fans at the 1.5-mile oval, there’ll beRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer There were a lot of takeaways from Conor Daly’s video conference, who’s set to kick start his full NTT IndyCar Series campaign Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway. On one side, Daly is ready for the challenge the Genesys 300 will provide due to being a one-day show. Another side will have some emotions due to a difficult time period in the United States. To start off the 14-round champion trail, Daly won’t be at his main ride at Ed Carpenter Racing, but with Carlin instead whichRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Back in the full-time saddle in the NTT IndyCar Series will be Charlie Kimball, who’ll be running a whole campaign in A.J. Foyt Racing’s No. 4 Novo Nordisk Chevrolet after only competing in just seven races for Carlin in 2019. Kimball’s tenure with Foyt begins this Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway. “The Lone Star State” also happens to be one of two venues the three-car effort (Kimball, Dalton Kellett and Tony Kanaan) operates as they have a race shop in both Indianapolis and Waller (over 40Read More