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Dale Jr., Matt Kenseth and Kevin Harvick have reason to smile after Texas. They all made lemonade out of days that started out as sour as lemons. Photo Credit: John Gress/Getty Images for NASCAR
By: Toby Christie – Follow on Twitter @Tobalical
Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway several of NASCAR’s biggest names found themselves in huge trouble in the middle-to-late stages of the race. Matt Kenseth found himself as low as 27th at one point in the race, but he wouldn’t throw in the towel. Neither would fellow competitors Tony Stewart, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kevin Harvick.
All four drivers found themselves outside the top-20 late in the AAA Texas 500, but each and every one of them rebounded for nice top-10 finishes.
Kenseth, who finished fourth gave credit to his crew chief, and his raceteam.
“It was Jimmy (Fennig) and those guys that made some really good decisions for adjustments and pit stops and we had some fairly decent restarts and got back in it,” Kenseth the 2003 Sprint Cup Champi...
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A skydiver damaged NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick’s No. 29 Chevrolet right before the Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway. The skydiver’s sandbag or weighted bag — that trails him and holds his flag in place — slammed into the left side of Harvick’s car.
Kevin Harvick received an unwelcome surprise as he left the drivers' meeting prior to Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup AAA Texas 500.
A 20-pound sandbag weighing down a skydiver's flag during the prerace ceremony pulverized the driver's door of the No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet.
Harvick tweeted: Never good when the day starts with a parachute weight hitting our car... Welcome...
Matt Kenseth led the Ford Racing drivers across the finish line by coming home fourth in the AAA Texas 500 from the Texas Motor Speedway. Greg Biffle was the only other Ford driver in the top 10, finishing in 10th place. Below are quotes from both of those drivers plus a few other Ford Racing drivers on their race.
MATT KENSETH, No. 17 Ford EcoBoost Fusion (Finished 4th) – YOU...
Kevin Harvick and the No. 29 Rheem team salvaged a ninth-place finish in the AAA Texas 500 Sunday afternoon after battling handling issues for the majority of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Texas Motor Speedway. The Richard Childress Racing driver started the scheduled 334-lap event from the 23rd position before alerting crew chief Gil Martin that the black and red Chevrolet...
Dollar General will sponsor Matt Kenseth in the No. 20 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota for 17 races in 2013...
The drivers are at Texas Motor Speedway for the AAA Texas 500. Jimmie Johnson is on the pole for the second week in a row, after winning from that same position, just last weekend at Martinsville.
Johnson is your points leader in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Title, leading Brad Keselowski by 2 points.
Keselowski will roll of the grid in eighth position. Keselowski was fastest...
FORT WORTH, Texas It was a good night for the NASCAR Nationwide Series at Texas Motor Speedway.
One of the biggest names in NASCAR found his way to Victory Lane in the O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge as Kevin Harvick won the race.
And the championship fight couldn't be any better, as Elliott Sadler's lead evaporated and the series will head to Phoenix with Sadler...
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MATT KENSETH - WINNER
#17 Ford EcoBoost Ford
· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 100.5
· Three wins, 12 top fives, 18 top 10s; one pole
· Average finish of 11.1
· Led 21 races for 477 laps
Texas Motor Speedway Outlook:
Kevin Harvick led 127 laps and won the NASCAR Nationwide race at Texas for the fifth time Saturday night, while Ricky Stenhouse Jr. got even with Elliott Sadler for the season points lead with two races left.
Stenhouse fought a loose car much of the night, and managed a fourth-place finish to make up his six-point deficit to Sadler, who finished 11th. Stenhouse's six victories...
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #33 OneMain Financial Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing, talked to the media after his win in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge from the Texas Motor Speedway. Video courtesy of NASCAR Media Group.
Just when you thought that you had seen it all at a NASCAR race, this moment from last weekend's AAA Texas 500 Sprint Cup race.Before the race began, a skydiver carrying a Texas flag was going to make a memorable entrance but ending up crashing into Kevin Harvick's car.Watch as a weighted bag on the bottom of the flag damages Kevin's driver side door:
Kevin Harvick had a lock on the front of the field in Saturday night’s O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway, but there was plenty of action behind him.
The class of the field in the 200-lap, 300-mile Nationwide Series race, Harvick won handily, crossing the finish line 1.628 seconds ahead of 18-year-old Ryan Blaney, who made the most of a pit stop for tires on...
One of the most dominant performances of the Nationwide season so far was on display Saturday night in Texas. Kevin Harvick led over half of the race and took home his second Nationwide victory of the season. Harvick was one Richard Childress driver celebrating while another RCR driver, Elliot Sadler, wasn’t pleased with losing the points lead. Sadler is now tied atop the point’s...