Texas Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer FORT WORTH, Texas — If defending Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Joey Logano wants to pursue back-to-back titles, he’ll have to primarily deal with Kyle Busch after leading 5 of 334 laps and finishing fourth in Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. That’s because Logano holds the fourth and final Championship 4 spot heading into the cutoff race at ISM Raceway November 10, a track he’s won back in 2016 while Busch is a three-time winner including the last two races. Busch finishedRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer FORT WORTH, Texas — Stewart-Haas Racing made Texas Motor Speedway their own playground after the four-car stable led 245 of 334 laps and had a 1-2-3 finish in Sunday’s AAA Texas 500. Among the top-three finishers was Daniel Suarez, who backed up his third-place result from the spring race with yet another third as his No. 41 Walmart Family Mobile Ford Mustang wowed his fan club “Daniel’s Amigos” by leading 25 laps. Having people Suarez cares about support him at the 1.5-mile circuit and with theRead More
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 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 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 Luis Torres, Staff Writer Stefan Parsons is set to make his team debut with JD Motorsports with Gary Keller as he’ll pilot the No. 15 Chevrolet Camaro in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway November 2. Texas will mark the 21-year-old’s sixth NASCAR Xfinity Series start with all of his races being in the No. 99 Toyota Supra owned by B.J. McLeod, who also runs for the Johnny Davis owned race team and will be in the No. 4 Camaro Saturday. Parsons said he’s thankful of havingRead More