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The Big Six: Questions Answered After The AAA Texas 500

Who…gets my shoutout of the race? Driving a Sprint Cup racecar is difficult on a good day. They’re difficult, temperamental, mercurial. The track surface at Texas is aging and teams had a hard tome keeping up with it Sunday. And if that...Show More Summary

Up To Speed: Jimmie Johnson Snookers Keselowski

By all accounts, Brad Keselowski should have won the race at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday. After starting on the pole, Keselowski dominated the race, leading 312 of 334 laps. Most of those remaining laps were during cycles of green...Show More Summary

Kickin’ the Tires: Penske Pariahs?

As the closing laps ticked off at Texas Motor Speedway and Jimmie Johnson edged into the lead, you could hear the cheers from fans not wanting to see Brad Keselowski move easily into the final round of #TheChase at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Show More Summary

Pace Laps: Penske Problems, XFINITY Interesting, and More

Sprint Cup Series: Is Team Penske Locked Out of the Final Four? – Fresh off of a controversial finish at Martinsville Speedway, teammates Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski found themselves in a must-win situation at either Texas or Phoenix to make the final four in the Chase. Show More Summary

Martin Truex, Jr. Sometimes “Frustrated” at Underdog Label

After being displaced at Michael Waltrip Racing at the end of the 2013 season in the wake of spingate, Martin Truex, Jr. landed at single-car team Furniture Row Racing the following year. In a ride that Kurt Busch took to its best results at that point – 11 top 5s, 15 top 10s and 12th in... The post Martin Truex, Jr. Show More Summary

Brad Keselowski Sees Value in Double Duty Race Weekends

The Sprint Cup Series took to Texas Motor Speedway Friday for a single practice session before qualifying for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500, and many teams spent only short bursts of time on track, tweaking their setups for the afternoon, knowing Saturday morning brought two more chances to adjust the race trim. Show More Summary

Joey Logano “Disgusted” By Fan Reaction at Martinsville

Heading into Texas Motor Speedway this weekend, all eyes were on Matt Kenseth’s two-race suspension and the failed appeal, so naturally, many of Friday’s press conference questions surrounded the incident at Martinsville Speedway. That,...Show More Summary

XFINITY Breakdown: O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge

After facing a quiet track all day long due to lingering weepers from morning rains that ultimately canceled all on-track activity prior to the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge, the XFINITY Series finally took to the track roughly 30 minutes late. Show More Summary

Number Crunching: AAA Texas 500 NASCAR Fantasy Preview

The drivers are in Texas and it sure has been an interesting few days leading up to the race this week. Matt Kenseth was suspended for two races for wrecking the race leader Joey Logano at Martinsville last week, and Truck Series point leader Erik Jones will pilot the No. 20 car in Kenseth’s place. Show More Summary

Brad Keselowski Snags AAA Texas 500 Pole

After leading the lone practice session Friday at Texas Motor Speedway, Brad Keselowski backed up that fast lap by taking the pole for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500. The driver of the No. 2 Ford posted a 196.929 mph lap, enough to best Kevin Harvick’s 195.993 mph speed. Show More Summary

Chris Buescher “Good” With Racing XFINITY in 2016

On the cusp of his first XFINITY Series championship, Chris Buescher came home to Texas for the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. Despite having just three races left in the season, the Prosper, Tex....Show More Summary

Wet Track Cancels XFINITY Qualifying; Austin Dillon on Pole

Overnight rains and low temperatures at Texas Motor Speedway cancelled XFINITY Series qualifying Saturday morning at Texas Motor Speedway. As a result, the field for the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge was set via Friday’s practice speeds. Show More Summary

Tracking the Trucks: WinStar World Casino & Resort 350

In a Nutshell: Erik Jones took the checkered flag 2.855 seconds ahead of teammate Daniel Suarez to win Friday night’s WinStar World Casino & Resort 350 at Texas Motor Speedway. Jones survived losing nine seconds to Matt Crafton on pit road and recovered to take his third win of the year. Show More Summary

Off the Wall With… Ben Kennedy

In the hot seat this week: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Ben Kennedy What’s fun besides racing? Ben Kennedy: Wake board and triathlons. What’s the top item on your bucket list? Kennedy: Travel somewhere. I’d like to spend more time in Australia. Show More Summary

2015 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the AAA Texas 500

Welcome to our eighth year of staff predictions! Each week, our experts attempt to tell you who the winner of each Cup race will be. Take a look to see who your favorite writers think will win it all (or at least score some points) this...Show More Summary

Matt Crafton Snags WinStar World Casino & Resort 350 Pole

Martinsville winner Matt Crafon posted the fasted speed in the first round of Camping World Truck Series qualifying and backed it up with an even faster lap of 181.397 mph, enough to score his third pole this season. Starting alongside Crafton will be Spencer Gallagher, who was also the fastest qualifying rookie. Show More Summary

Austin Dillon Tops Lone XFINITY Practice Session in Texas

For more than two hours, XFINITY Series teams ran laps and tweaked their cars for Saturday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge, and when the only practice session for the series ended, Austin Dillon sat atop the leaderboard with a fast lap...Show More Summary

HScott Motorsports Suffers Hauler Fire

Just a day before Sprint Cup Series teams were to hit the track at Texas Motor Speedway, Michael Annett’s No. 46 team suffered the loss of both of its cars plus the at track equipment in a hauler fire en route to the speedway. The first began in Longview, Tex., about three hours from the... The post HScott Motorsports Suffers Hauler Fire appeared first on Frontstretch.

Brad Keselowski Paces Sprint Cup Practice at Texas

Brad Keselowski led the lone Sprint Cup Series practice at Texas Motor Speedway this afternoon with a fast lap of 197.059 mph. During the nearly two-hour session, the driver of the No. 2 Ford sat atop the leaderboard for much of the time. Show More Summary

Holding A Pretty Wheel: In the Twilight of His Career, Jeff Gordon Still On Top

For just a few moments at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday, the years were peeled away.  For just a few moments, the driver was young again; everyone in attendance felt it.  The spirit was beautiful again, because it was what they all...Show More Summary

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