Texas Motor Speedway Tag

By David Morgan, Associate Editor FORT WORTH, Texas – Scott Dixon enters Saturday night’s DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway as not only the defending race winner, but also the active wins leader with three victories at the track. When he took to the track for qualifying Friday afternoon in his No. 9 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda, he showed exactly why he leads the way on the 1.5-mile circuit, posting the second fastest two-lap average time at 47.0738 seconds (220.250 mph) to claim the outside pole alongside Takuma Sato.Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer FORT WORTH, Texas — Friday’s qualifying proved to show that track conditions was everything at Texas Motor Speedway, and it proved to be beneficial for Sebastien Bourdais. After floundering in the bottom top half of the field in both practice sessions, Bourdais turned it around with a solid showing. His No. 18 SealMaster Honda was one of the four fastest Hondas on the grid after setting a two-lap average of 219.746 mph. While his superspeedway pole drought that dates back to Las Vegas in 2005 continues,Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor FORT WORTH, Texas – The pressure has been on for the young drivers in the Kyle Busch Motorsports stable in recent weeks, but on Friday afternoon, Todd Gilliland helped take some of that pressure off by putting his KBM Toyota on pole for the SpeedyCash.com 400. As one of the final trucks to hit the track, Gilliland laid down a lap of 29.227 seconds (184.761 mph) to best Johnny Sauter for the top spot and score his first pole position of the 2019 NASCAR GanderRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer FORT WORTH, Texas — A hot and slick Texas Motor Speedway didn’t take down Colton Herta from setting a scorcher during Friday’s final practice. The rookie’s No. 88 GESS RNG Biogas Chevrolet put up a fierce lap time of 23.3040 seconds (222.451 mph), out pacing Takuma Sato by 0.1158 seconds, and was the only driver to go past 220 mph. Throughout the session, cars ran race trim laps and saw an early glimpse of the pack. Some drivers were able to pass their competitors, others concentratedRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor FORT WORTH, Texas – Earlier this week, Ross Chastain announced that he would be shifting his points focus from the NASCAR Xfinity Series to the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series beginning with Friday night’s SpeedyCash.com 400 at Texas Motor Speedway. Immediately upon the news breaking, social media was abuzz with memes and jokes about the rest of his fellow Truck Series counterparts shaking in fear about Chastain joining the series for the remainder of the season and running for the championship. When on-track activity beganRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer FORT WORTH, Texas — Vernon’s Cory Roper and the entire No. 04 Roper Racing team are currently living the dream as a NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series competitor. From watching the races at the campsite of Texas Motor Speedway, the site of Friday’s SpeedyCash.com 400, to now racing in his own equipment. The Texas operated team, consisting of Cory’s family members, Chris (engineer), Chad (truck chief), Craig (spotter), and close friends, voluntarily work on the truck after finishing with their regular jobs. Not only is itRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer FORT WORTH, Texas — Over 41 minutes of green flag action was all the NTT IndyCar Series drivers had to show for after a torrential downpour cancelled Thursday’s practice session for the upcoming DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway. Fresh off a turnaround victory at the second race in Detroit, defending champion and race winner Scott Dixon continues to show his Texas dominance with a blistering time of 23.6380 seconds (219.308 mph), just 0.0049 seconds quicker than Takuma Sato, who was the only driver whoRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor FORT WORTH, Texas – Stewart Friesen has been knocking on the door of his first win in the Gander Outdoors Truck Series, but for one reason or another, the driver of the No. 52 Halmar Friesen Racing Chevrolet hasn’t been able to break though and end the day in Victory Lane. After several near-misses over the last year, Friesen returns to Texas Motor Speedway for Friday night’s SpeedyCash.com 400 looking to best his 2018 runner-up finish at the track by one position. “We probably couldRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer FORT WORTH, Texas — It’s difficult for a NASCAR driver having opportunities to run in high-quality equipment. More so, when they have a select number of races to do so as it’s been the case for Kyle Benjamin. Over the past two seasons, the 21-year-old has driven for DGR-Crosley and Joe Gibbs Racing in both the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series and Xfinity Series respectively. Despite having tremendous success in both national touring series, scoring four top-fives (two from each series), two poles (both in Xfinity)Read More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent For the first time in 15 years, Greg Biffle will compete in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. The 2000 Series Champion will step behind the wheel of the No. 51 Toyota Tundra for Kyle Busch Motorsports. In eight races, the truck as visited victory lane five times, all with team owner Kyle Busch behind the wheel. Biffle last competed in NASCAR in the 2016 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Although he never officially retired, the veteran driver often saidRead More