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By: Toby Christie – Follow on Twitter @Tobalical
The first practice session of the weekend at Texas Motor Speedway is in the books, and round one of the weekend goes to Martin Truex Jr. and Michael Waltrip Racing. Truex ripped off a lap of 190.745 mph, which was quick enough to top his teammate Mark Martin who ran a laptime of 190.449 mph. Truex has be oh-so-close to visiting victory lane all season long, and it appears he has a car that may be fast enough to contend for the win yet again.
Clint Bowyer, the third Michael Waltrip Racing car, clicked off the fourth fastest lap of the session. Bowyer who sits third in the championship standings, 26 points behind the point leader had a lap of 189.857 mph. The other guy who has slipped into the championship picture is Kasey Kahne, who is now just 29 points out of the championship lead. Kahne was eighth-fastest in the first tune-up of the weekend.
Even though Bowyer and Kahne are drawing closer in the championship chase, the focus in Te...
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Jimmie Johnson regained the lead on the final restart, beating Brad Keselowski in an ending two-lap shootout to win Sunday at Texas and add to his NASCAR Sprint Cup points lead with two races left.
Johnson led 168 laps, but found himself chasing toward the end. The third restart in the late laps proved to be the charm for No. 48 Chevrolet.
During that restart on the 333rd of 334...
CORNELIUS, N.C. — No. 56 NAPA AUTO PARTS driver Martin Truex Jr. is leading the charge in the cleanup process from Hurricane Sandy.
Truex said he’s stunned by the damage to his hometown of Mayetta, N.J. and in the surrounding areas wrought by this week’s hurricane.
Now he’s calling on his and all NASCAR fans to join in the relief effort.
His Martin Truex Jr. Foundation is...
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Dodge for Penske Racing, stopped by the media center at the Texas Motor Speedway to talk to the media. Below is the video from that meeting where Keselowski talks about his outlook for the weekend’s race, the AAA Texas 500. Video courtesy of NASCAR Media Group.
When it comes to matters of the mind, NASCAR teams will go to great lengths to psyche out opponents.
Trash talk? That's for amateurs. Buzzing another driver on the track? Usually that does more damage than good.
With the battle between Brad Keselowski and Jimmie Johnson coming down to three final events, the head games have escalated in the garage. But not to the degree you...
Brad Keselowski doesn't seem to mind being given short shrift, even when it comes to gauging his chances of hoisting the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship trophy three races from now. The underdog label seems to suit him well.
While Keselowski's four-week hold on the series lead is gone -- left in the hands of five-time series champ Jimmie Johnson -- his motivation is in...
Brad Keselowski was teammates with Jimmie Johnson for a handful of races a few years ago, and once drove a car owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Johnson won an unprecedented five consecutive Sprint Cup championships before that streak ended last year. Keselowski is wrapping up only his third full season at NASCAR's highest level and should have plenty more title chances.
Brad Keselowski was fastest in both practices Saturday…
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Here’s the straight-up truth: after Sunday’s race at Martinsville Speedway, Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski are the only two drivers with a shot at winning this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup.
Separated by two points, Johnson and Keselowski have three weeks to separate themselves from one another. The process will begin on...
If you were judge how Jimmie Johnson would qualify based off his result in the first practice session Friday at Texas Motor Speedway, you wouldn’t have thought he’d have much of a chance at the top-spot.
Posting the 27th-fastest time, Johnson went out for his timed lap in the middle of the session, shooting straight to the top of the board.
Typical, yes, with the way NASCAR qualifying...
NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup is now definitely no more than a four-horse race. My gut tells me it's a two-horse race and that's the two guys at the top separated by only two points.
Everyone keeps waiting for one of those guys to have a really bad race. So far, the only blemish that points leader Jimmie Johnson has had was the 17th-place finish after the crash at...
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...
NASCAR Sprint Cup points leader Jimmie Johnson is on the pole again.
Johnson is the top qualifier for the race at Texas Motor Speedway after a fast lap of 191.076 mph Friday. It's his second week in a row as the polesitter, and he won last week at Martinsville to take over the points lead with three races left.
Brad Keselowski, only two points behind Johnson in the standings...
Ricky Stenhouse Jr., driver of the No. 6 NOS Ford Mustang for Roush Fenway Racing is currently second in the NASCAR Nationwide Series points standings, only six points behind leader Elliott Sadler. Fresh off his sixth victory of the season at Kansas, Stenhouse could become the sixth driver in series history to win consecutive series titles. The last driver to win back-to-back championships...
Ryan Blaney finished 30th at Texas Motor Speedway in the No. 29 Cooper Standard RAM on Friday evening. The Brad Keselowski Racing (BKR) driver had a tough night in his Texas debut.
Blaney qualified in the 16th position on Friday afternoon pacing the 1.5 mile tri-oval in 30.35 seconds or 177.901 M.P.H. to begin the WinStar World 350.
On lap 20, Blaney had...
Brad Keselowski led the way with a lap of 28.888 seconds in the second practice for the AAA Texas 500 from Texas. Rounding out the top five was Jimmie Johnson, Denny Hamlin, Greg Biffle, and Carl Edwards.
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