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MWR Maxwell House Toyota
Michael Waltrip Racing and Maxwell House today announced a partnership which names the iconic coffee maker as primary racing sponsor for five Sprint Cup races during the 2015 season and the prestigious DAYTONA 500® in February 2016.  The 10-month agreement officially kicks off on Aug. 2 with the Pennsylvania 400 at the Pocono Raceway. “Maxwell House is a well-respected brand and on behalf of our sport, I’d like to welcome them back to NASCAR,” said Clint Bowyer, who will race Saturday evening in the Sprint Cup race at Texas MotorRead More
Erik Jones
FORT WORTH, Texas—Teenager Erik Jones turned his first NASCAR XFINITY Series pole  at Texas Motor Speedway into his first series victory Friday night, schooling NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stars Brad Keselowski and Dale Earnhardt Jr. en route to the checkered flag in the 19th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts 300. Jones, 18, held off Keselowski on a restart on Lap 175 of the scheduled 200 around TMS’ high-banked, 1.5-mile quad-oval for a margin of victory of 1.624-seconds in the first night race of the season. Jones’ first series win came inRead More
PM Race Alberico
The usual gang of Adam Tate and Joey Barnes of Tribute Racing, Christopher DeHarde of Motorsport.com and Josh Farmer of Motorsport Monday are joined by Frank Santoroski of Drafting the Circuits to break down all the latest and greatest in racing. This week’s topics include a look ahead to IndyCar and the Mazda Road to Indy series making their debut at Nola Motorsports Park, Formula One at the Chinese Grand Prix, Nascar at Texas Motor Speedway and WEC kicking off their season with the 6 hours of Silverstone. Hit theRead More
Team Penske teammates Juan Pablo Montoya and Will Power made contact in the closing laps of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

Posted On April 3, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, In the Gravel Trap

In the Gravel Trap: Episode XXI 04/03

This week the usual crew of Adam Tate and Joey Barnes of Tribute Racing, Christopher DeHarde of Motorsport.com and Josh Farmer of Motorsport Monday and joined by Frank Santoroski of Drafting the Circuits. Listen in as the gang looks back to the IndyCar opener at St. Pete, Sebastian Vettel’s mighty win in Malaysia and Rossi’s victory in MotoGP as well as Nascar and the end of Kevin Harvick’s 1-2 streak. Joey and Adam talk about their recent trip to the Texas Motor Speedway Media day and the group gets a bit philosophical about the currentRead More
NASCAR’s new Chase format is working out just as they hoped it would, but perhaps, it’s working out too well. The Eliminator 8 round in the Chase for the Championship has upped the intensity among the remaining contenders. After Martinsville, Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick found themselves in a deficit heading into Texas Motor Speedway. The 1.5-mile oval was the sight of not only six-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson’s 70th win, but the most dramatic post-race scuffle of the season between two of NASCAR’s best. The contact It allRead More

Posted On November 3, 2014By Adam TateIn Spotlight On

Texas in the Spotlight: COTA & TMS

Texas Motor Speedway and the Circuit of the Americas are 220 miles apart via Interstate 35, the backbone highway of Texas and the United States. For Bernie Ecclestone, it is of little note, but for larger than life TMS front man Eddie Gossage it is 220 miles too close. He raised a stir when F1 announced this year’s U.S. Grand Prix for the same date as his premier AAA Texas 500. Sine then the scheduling gaffe has led to criticism and the debate of whether or not it would forceRead More

Posted On November 2, 2014By Motorsports TribuneIn Monster Energy Cup

Johnson Wins in Texas for 70th as Gordon, Keselowski Brawl

FORT WORTH, Texas—It happens every fall, at least in recent years. Jimmie Johnson won the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway for the third straight year, holding off runner-up Kevin Harvick and third-place Brad Keselowski after Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 went to two overtimes. The action in the second race of the Chase’s Eliminator Round was scintillating enough, but it couldn’t match the intensity of a post-race brawl on pit road that left Keselowski and Jeff Gordon bruised and bloodied. Johnson, who was eliminated fromRead More

Posted On June 8, 2014By Adam TateIn IndyCar, Videos

The Juan and Will Show!

Hands down this is the best and funniest press conference we’ve ever been a part of. Will Power and Juan Pablo Montoya laugh, joke and correct one another for 14 minutes straight. You’ll see why we asked if they are considering a morning talk show. Video credit goes to our good friend Will Martin of Blitz Weekly. Enjoy  Read More

Posted On June 7, 2014By Adam TateIn IndyCar

Carpenter avenges Indy heartbreak, wins at Texas

Ed Carpenter, the native hoosier who was in contention for this year’s Indy 500 till a late race incident ended his chances, came to Texas Motor Speedway with a chip on his shoulder, he is leaving with the winner’s trophy. The Firestone 600 had it all this year, massive tire degradation, multiple engine failures, crashes and a late race yellow leading to a bit of controversy. After two years of getting the DW12 aero package wrong for the high banks of TMS, IndyCar got it right this year, the 300Read More