Texas Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer FORT WORTH, Texas — It may have not been a flashy race for Graham Rahal, but he made the most out of his 248 laps as he takes home third in Saturday’s DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway. Rahal’s good balanced No. 15 Fleet Cost & Care Honda led for three out of the 248 laps, but perhaps more important was scoring his first podium since last year’s season opener at St. Petersburg. However, he believes it should’ve been his second as the controversial blockingRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer FORT WORTH, Texas — Lady luck deals a bad hand for both Scott Dixon and Colton Herta once again this season as a Lap 229 accident ended their nights in Saturday’s DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway. Dixon was among the most consistent cars on the grid all weekend, and it showed all night as he led for 33 of 248 laps. Late in the race, the five-time defending NTT IndyCar Series champion traded the lead back-and-forth with Alexander Rossi. It appeared up to thatRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer FORT WORTH, Texas — Familiar faces failed to finish Saturday’s DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway, a race that was slowed down three times with some exits resulting in huge championship implications. Matheus Leist struggled finding pace and didn’t took long into the race when leader Takuma Sato lapped him. His race would turned its rear ugly head as for the third time this season, Leist failed to see the checkered flag. Unlike his previous retirements, handling issues took his No. 4 ABC Supply ChevroletRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer FORT WORTH, Texas — Both Carlin and driver Conor Daly have endured positive and negative series of events over the past month in the NTT IndyCar Series. Carlin’s Month of May at Indianapolis was one to forget after only Charlie Kimball made the field while Max Chilton and Pato O’Ward missed the race. Then lead engineer Geoff Fickling left the team and Steve Barker stepped in. Finally, Carlin announced Tuesday that Daly will replace Chilton in Saturday’s DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway as he’llRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer FORT WORTH, Texas — When it comes to ovals, Ed Carpenter Racing tend to have stronger qualifying efforts. It was modestly the case for Spencer Pigot, but not so much for driver/owner Ed Carpenter. Carpenter has to work his way from the field in Saturday’s DXC Technology 600 after qualifying 13th on the grid, feeling that his No. 20 Autogeek Chevrolet was slow despite having a positive balance. “My balance was good. I was flat and the car was good, but not very quick for someRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer FORT WORTH, Texas — The Biff is back on top of the NASCAR world. After not making a NASCAR national series start since 2016, Greg Biffle returns to the Gander Outdoors Truck Series with a humbling comeback victory for the ages as he took the checkered flag in Friday’s SpeedyCash.com 400 at Texas Motor Speedway. Thanks to Rudy Fugle (Biffle’s crew chief) strategy call of staying out in the closing laps, the 49-year-old beat two-time Truck Series champion Matt Crafton by 0.963 seconds to score hisRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer FORT WORTH, Texas — From the highest of highs to the lowest of lows for pole sitter Todd Gilliland after crashing out in Friday’s SpeedyCash.com 400 at Texas Motor Speedway. Throughout the race, it appeared that Gilliland’s first race with his new crew chief, Wes Ward, was going to be an instant success and it showed when he was out in front for 31 of 167 laps. That all came in a crashing halt during late restart in Stage 2 when he lost control of hisRead 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