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Taking Flight: Cessna will be returning to take flight with Kyle Larson this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway after debuting with the rookie NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) driver in the ARCA Racing Series event at Daytona. Cessna, the world’s leading general aviation company, has designed, produced and delivered more than 193,500 airplanes around the globe. This includes more than 6,300 Citation business jets, making it the largest fleet of business jets in the world.
Double Duty: Making his first attempt at a NASCAR top-three series “double duty” weekend, Larson will be making the trip to Rockingham Speedway for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series North Carolina Education Lottery 200 following the NNS O’Reilly 300 at Texas. No stranger to competing in multiple events during one weekend, Larson is prepared to tackle both events with full force.
“I’m used to running more than one race in a weekend, so this weekend will be pretty standard for me,” Larson explained. “Turner Scott Motorsports gave me great Silverados last season in the four starts I made for them, so I’m really excited for the opportunity to run the Nationwide race on Friday and then hop on a plane to Rockingham for the Truck Series race.”
Looking Back: Making his first career start at Auto Club Speedway in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS), California native Kyle Larson had momentum on his side and high hopes heading into the Royal Purple 300. Larson kept the Eveready Camaro inside the top 10 for the majority of the afternoon and motored to a sixth-place finish after overcoming a miscue on a pit stop.
Now Appearing:Larson will be making two off-track appearances on Friday afternoon between NNS final practice and qualifying. At 1 pm CDT, he will join Trackside Live at the SPEED stage in the fan midway with hosts Krista Voda, Kyle Petty and Rutledge Wood. Following the SPEED stage, Larson will join teammates Nelson Piquet Jr. and Justin Allgaier at 1:45 pm CDT for a Q&A session at the Chevy Stage, also located in the fan midway.
This Week’s Camaro: Chassis TSM-324 has been rebuilt in just the few short weeks since racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS) and is ready for competition at Texas Motor Speedway this Friday. Larson battled for the lead with this Camaro at LVMS until an incident caused significant damage and cut his day short.
Crew Chief Trent Owens on Texas Motor Speedway: “Texas is a fast, multi-grooved track I think Kyle will really excel at. We had a great test there last week; I feel like we learned a lot that we can use this weekend. It’s important for us to keep building on the momentum we’ve had for the past few weeks.”
Kyle Larson on Texas Motor Speedway: “I’m really excited to get back to Texas after the successful test we had last week. We’ll have the same Camaro we had at Las Vegas, which was really fast for us there. I think the grooves will widen as the race goes on, and I’ve watched a lot of previous races to get a good feel for how it’ll be at the end of the night. I think it’s going to be a great race for both the fans and the drivers.”
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The Bengals have released cornerback Jason Allen, who was injured and played in only four games during his one season with Cincinnati.
Allen signed with the Bengals as a free agent after playing six years with Miami and Houston. He missed the preseason and the first two games of the season because of an injured thigh. He played in a 38-31 win over Washington, getting a pair of tackles...
The Cincinnati Bengals are reportedly interested in former Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw, according to league source, via Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.
The Pittsburgh Steelers were kicking the tires on Bradshaw, but they're in a holding pattern and taking a wait and see approach health-wise, according to Florio.
The Bengals will bring him in for a visit within the...
According to Mike Garafolo of USA Today, the Cincinnati Bengals are kicking the tires on former Pittsburgh Steelers free agent James Harrison and will meet with thefree agent linebacker on Thursday.
The Bengals are in search of help at the linebacker position and Harrison would give them a solid pass rusher and some nasty attitude. Harrison had brief talks with the Steelers before...
The Bengals have announced that the release of cornerback Jason Allen, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
A year ago, Allen had signed a two year contract worth $8.2 million, but with the team re-signing Terence Newman and Adam Jones, Allen most likely wouldn’t have been higher than fifth on the Bengals’ depth chart.
Allen was set to make $3 million for the 2013 season, but was limited...
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Cincinnati Bengals brought in free agent running back Felix Jones for a try out on Monday.
ICYMI, Cowboys free-agent RB Felix Jones tried out for Bengals on Monday.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 9, 2013
I believe Jones will end up signing with a team at some point. He’s going to need to prove that he can stay healthy.
Former Bengal and free agent running back Bernard Scott is visiting with the Raiders Wednesday and is also expected to meet with the Bengals later this week, according to Mike Garafolo of the USA Today.
Scott is expected to participate in drills that are designed to show reveal how his surgically repaired knee is progressing.
With the loss of Mike Goodson to the Jets via free agency...
Did you know?
Draft picks didn’t always know right away when they were drafted. Long-time personnel man (and current NFL.com contributor) Gil Brandt remembers a time when team officials brought rolls of quarters to the draft, so they could call the draft picks with the help of an operator, who would tell them how much each call cost in quarters.