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Dale Earnhardt Jr., Matt Kenseth among notable drivers seeking to overcome early season unevenness

After the first break of the season, NASCAR heads to Bristol Motor Speedway where several drivers look to find their usual consistent forms. When Jimmie Johnson headed into Easter break by winning at Texas Motor Speedway it marked the...Show More Summary

How a track like Texas Motor Speedway can be listed accurately at two different lengths

Is Texas Motor Speedway 1.44 miles long? 1.5? Based on your line, it could change from lap to lap. (Getty) Is Texas Motor Speedway a 1.5-mile track? It depends on who you ask. The track’s actual length was debated on Wednesday as IndyCar held an open test at the speedway in anticipation of its June race at Texas. Show More Summary

What it looked like from the pit when Chris Buescher's car got spun on pit road

This pit stop went according to plan for Chris Buescher. His first on Sunday did not. (Getty) Chris Buescher’s jack man Zack Young got pummeled on pit road during Sunday’s race at Texas Motor Speedway. Buescher got hit by Erik Jones and his car went sliding backwards into his pit stall. Show More Summary

Jimmie Johnson shows why he's still the best in the business in O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 win at Texas Motor Speedway

FORT WORTH -- Jimmie Johnson arrived at Texas Motor Speedway prepared to show he hasn't lost a step. Although his weekend didn't begin as planned, the 41-year-old again proved why he's still the best in the business. Johnson, the defending...Show More Summary

What were Rico Gathers, A'Shawn Robinson, Ozzy Osbourne doing at Texas Motor Speedway?

FORT WORTH -- There aren't many 6-3, 320-pound men walking around a NASCAR garage. There aren't many 6-6, 280-pounders, either. There was one of each Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway. Cowboys tight end Rico Gathers and Detroit Lions defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson attended Sunday's Monster Energy Cup Series race at TMS. Show More Summary

Jimmie Johnson passes Joey Logano late for seventh Texas win

Jimmie Johnson’s seven Texas wins have all come in the last 10 races. (Getty) Jimmie Johnson is a seven-time Cup Series champion and now a seven-time winner at Texas Motor Speedway. The 2016 Cup champion ran down Joey Logano after the final restart of the race and beat Kyle Larson to the line for his first win of the season. Show More Summary

NASCAR Texas Motor Speedway results: Jimmie Johnson wins O'Reilly Auto Parts 500

Defending series champion Jimmie Johnson wins first race of the season. Shaking off an early season slump Jimmie Johnson scored his first win of the season on Sunday, capturing the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Johnson,...Show More Summary

NASCAR Texas Motor Speedway: Starting grid and lineup for O'Reilly Auto Parts 500

Kevin Harvick looks for both his first win of the 2017 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup season, and his first win at the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 on Sunday afternoon from Texas Motor Speedway. Harvick starts out on the pole, thanks to a qualifying speed of 198.405 mph on Friday. Show More Summary

NASCAR Cup: Aric Almirola races injured at Texas Motor Speedway

By AMANDA VINCENT Aric Almirola, driver of the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, showed up for the Texas Motor Speedway race weekend, culminating in Sunday’s running of the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500, with an injured wrist. But the injury isn’t a racing-related injury. Instead, he hurt his [...]

Texas NASCAR race day weather: More clouds & wind

Texas Motor Speedway will be dry but clouds & wind will be the weather During Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 Monster Energy Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway, it won’t be sunburn you’ll be worrying about but wind burn. Wind will continue to be gusty in Texas for Sunday’s NASCAR race. Show More Summary

Is TMS the cure for slow start by seven-time Cup champ Jimmie Johnson? 

FORT WORTH -- No other driver has had more success at Texas Motor Speedway than Jimmie Johnson. But the seven-time Cup champion and six-time TMS winner is off to the slowest start of his 17-year career. Johnson has only one-top 10 finish through six races and finds himself 14th in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series standings. Show More Summary

Starting grid for Sunday's Monster Cup O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway 

Monster Cup O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 lineup The starting grid for the Monster Cup NASCAR O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 on Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway, with comments from Staff Writer Gerry Fraley: Start No. Driver Team Car maker Notable Speed FIRST...Show More Summary

So, My Bariatric Solutions 300 winner Erik Jones ... do you like the old or new TMS surface better?

FORT WORTH -- Despite wrecking his Cup car during the first practice session Friday at Texas Motor Speedway, Erik Jones isn't bashing the recently repaved and reconfigured 1.5-mile oval. It's been too good to him. Jones dominated Saturday's...Show More Summary

NASCAR Xfinity: Erik Jones dominates, wins at Texas Motor Speedway

By AMANDA VINCENT Erik Jones dominated the My Bariatric Solutions 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Texas Motor Speedway near Fort Worth on Saturday and became the sixth different winner in the first six races of the 2017 season. It was Jones’ seventh-career win, his second at TMS. “The first time I came here, it’s [...]

Some have misplaced blame for inspection issue

Nine cars failed to get through pre-qualifying inspection in time to make a qualifying attempt at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday for Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. Judging by social media posts, comments, etc., fans are disappointed and understandably so. After all, Friday wasn’t the first time in this [...]

NASCAR Cup: Kevin Harvick leads Ford’s dominance of Texas Motor Speedway qualifying

By AMANDA VINCENT Kevin Harvick led a dominating performance by Ford during Friday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Series qualifying for Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500. With a 27.217-second/198.405 mph lap in the third and final lap of qualifying, he claimed his second pole of the season, the first of his career at Texas Motor [...]

As expected, some complaints surface about resurfaced and reconfigured track at TMS 

FORT WORTH -- As expected, a freshly resurfaced and reconfigured track led to some wrecked cars and frustrated race teams Friday at Texas Motor Speedway. One driver didn't seem to mind. Kevin Harvick drove his Jimmy John's Ford into the pole position, topping out at 198.405 miles per hour during qualifying for Sunday's O'Reilly Auto Parts 500. Show More Summary

TMS week always busy but 'never gets old' for Prosper native Chris Buescher

FORT WORTH -- Coming back to Texas is always a juggling act for Prosper native and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series driver Chris Buescher. For the 24-year-old, it becomes a de facto family reunion at Texas Motor Speedway. It's a chance...Show More Summary

Jimmie Johnson: Texas remodel makes track like 'a clean sheet of paper'

Jimmie Johnson has won six of the last nine races at Texas … but the track is much different now. (Getty) Any advantage Jimmie Johnson has at Texas Motor Speedway may be gone with the changes made to the track over the offseason. Texas...Show More Summary

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