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FORT WORTH, TX – 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 driven the Cooper Standard RAM to the 13th position and radioed to Crew Chief Doug Randolph that the truck was getting tight. The tight condition continued to worsen, and the right front tire blew near the start / finish line on lap 31 sending the BKR RAM into the barrier.
Randolph instructed Blaney to drive to the garage, and despite a valiant effort by the team, the necessary repairs were too much to overcome ending Blaney’s Texas Motor Speedway debut early.
“We blew a right front tire,” said Blaney. “The first five laps of the race, the Cooper Standard RAM felt great. After that, it just kept getting tighter and tighter. It was a tough night, but that’s racing. We’ll get them in Phoenix next weekend.”
Draw-Tite returns as the primary sponsor of the No. 29 BKR RAM on Friday night, November 9th, at Phoenix International Raceway with Blaney once again behind the wheel. Race coverage for the Lucas Oil 150 begins at 7:30 P.M. EST on SPEED Channel. Radio coverage can be found on MRN and Sirius XM Channel 90 beginning at 7:45 P.M. EST.
BEST OF MAXIM
For the past two weeks, Jimmie Johnson has shut out Brad Keselowski.
Despite Keselowski finishing second on Sunday, Johnson earned the maximum points at both Martinsville Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway - by leading the most laps and winning the two races.
His victory in the AAA Texas 500 Sunday extended his advantage over Keselowski by seven points with two races remaining in...
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...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski are in quite a fight for the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship.
With two rounds to go, five-time champion Johnson now has a bigger edge after a slugfest in Texas that included some hard banging late.
Johnson regained the lead on the final restart on the 334th of 335 laps before holding off the young challenger in an ending...
By Reid Spencer
FORT WORTH, Tex. -- Brad Keselowski was right on the money in most of what he said Sunday night, but he was dead wrong about the one thing that might matter most.
Keselowski was right about the nature of the racing in the AAA Texas 500. It was breathtaking. After the next-to-last restart in the AAA Texas 500, Keselowski refused to give up the lead, taking his car...
FORT WORTH, Texas – Brad Keselowski, driver of the Penske Racing No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS), finished second in the AAA Texas 500 – the eighth race in the 2012 Chase for the Championship – at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) on Sunday evening. Keselowski and series points leader, Jimmie Johnson, provided fans with a thrilling finish as...
Drivers Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch talked to the media after finishing second and third in Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 from the Texas Motor Speedway. Video courtesy of NASCAR Media Group.
Brad Keselowski was fastest in both practices Saturday…
NASCAR fans couldn't have asked for much more in Texas, as the top two drivers were neck-and-neck down the stretch, with Jimmie Johnson passing Brad Keselowski on a restart with just two laps remaining.
Johnson extended his points lead to seven with the victory, and just two races stand between him and a remarkable sixth championship. For a second consecutive week, Keselowski...
FORT WORTH, Tex. — The haymaker Jimmie Johnson delivered Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway turned out to be an eight-point swing.
Taking advantage of a late caution and four fresh tires to Brad Keselowski’s two, Johnson pulled away from Keselowski in a green-white-checkered-flag finish to win the AAA Texas 500 and tighten his grip on a possible sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship...
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...
FORT WORTH – Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet, displayed a remarkable will to win on Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) as he scored his second NASCAR Sprint Cup series (NSCS) win in a row, and his fifth win of 2012. Johnson led seven times for a race-high 168 laps; and was able to pass and hold off his closest championship rival, Brad Keselowski, for the win in a...
Brad Keselowski led the way with a lap of 29.300 seconds in the final practice for the AAA Texas 500 from Texas. Rounding out the top five was Clint Bowyer, Matt Kenseth, Jimmie Johnson, and Carl Edwards.
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