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Keselowski in a must-win situation ... again

Less than two weeks ago, Brad Keselowski was the talk of NASCAR World after he pulled out an improbable victory in a “win or go home” situation at Talladega that propelled him into the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Going into Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway (3 p.m. ET on ESPN), Keselowski finds himself in a similar predicament. After...

Elliott eyes sweep on road to championship

With only three races left on the NASCAR Nationwide Series slate, Chase Elliott is in prime position to capture its championship. The No. 9 NAPA AUTO PARTS driver currently sits atop the Nationwide Series standings, 42 points ahead of his JR Motorsports teammate Regan Smith. He will attempt to further his advantage in Saturday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway...

Crafton attempts to make Lone Star statement

Matt Crafton is a mere three races from becoming the first repeat champion in the 20-year history of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Leading second-place Ryan Blaney in the standings by a cushy 18 points, Crafton will attempt to continue his march to the title by sweeping Texas Motor Speedway, the site of Friday’s Winstar World Casino and Resort 350 (8:30 p.m. on FOX Sports...

Roofix Inc. joins MB Motorsports at Texas

MB Motorsports and Justin Jennings are looking for a good finish in the WinStar World Casino 350K as they are joined by new marketing partner, Roofix, Inc. The event will mark Jennings’ fourth start at Texas Motor Speedway in the #63 Mittler Brothers Machine & Tool / LG Seeds / Roofix / Excel Bottling Chevy Silverado. “We’re excited to have another company come on board...

INDYCAR Returning to Pocono with New 2015 Date

Pocono Raceway announced today the Verizon IndyCar Series will return to ‘The Tricky Triangle’ for the 2015 Pocono INDYCAR 500 Fueled by Sunoco on Sunday, August 23. Additionally, tickets to the 2015 INDYCAR events at Pocono Raceway are on sale now, including the opportunity for 2014 ticket purchasers to receive a 20-percent discount on their 2015 ticket renewals. “We’re...

NBC Sports Group Adds Krista Voda As NASCAR Host

NBC Sports Group announced today that Krista Voda has signed a multi-year agreement to serve as host of NBC Sports’ upcoming NASCAR Sprint Cup and XFINITY Series pre- and post-race coverage, beginning in 2015. Her on-air duties will also include regular appearances as host of NASCAR AMERICA on NBCSN, as well as a range of assignments across NBC Sports and NBC Olympics. The announcement...

Daytona International Speedway Names Florida Hospital as a Founding Partner Of Historic DAYTONA Rising Project

Two iconic Central Florida organizations, Daytona International Speedway and Florida Hospital, announced today a multi-year partnership that will make Florida Hospital the second Founding Partner at Daytona International Speedway, as part of its historic $400 million DAYTONA Rising redevelopment project. Providing high-quality medical services and new fan experiences at the “World...

Indycar reveals 2015 Verizon Indycar series schedule

INDYCAR announced the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule today featuring 17 race events, two new race venues and a total of six ABC and 13 NBCSN event broadcasts. The diverse calendar of events - which features six ovals, six road courses and four temporary street circuits - includes a total of 13 markets making a return to the calendar from 2014. "The Verizon IndyCar Series...

Truex Jr. Aiming to Recapture Momentum in Texas

If there’s one thing that Martin Truex Jr. wants to achieve in Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 Sprint Cup Series race it’s to see his mojo return after it took a two-week hiatus due to uncontrollable circumstances.   “We had something going for five straight races then came a superspeedway and a short track and we were bitten by each,” said Truex, driver of the No. 78 Furniture...

Glen Wood Has Seen Major Changes In NASCAR Championships During His Long Career

When Trevor Bayne and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane team hit the track at Texas Motor Speedway, team founder Glen Wood will have one eye on the No. 21 Ford Fusion and the other on the three Ford drivers among the eight in the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Additionally, Wood likely will be paying more attention to how Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano and Carl Edwards...

Ultimate Four-Day Fantasy Racing Camp Experience Returns to Vegas March 8-11, 2015

Richard Petty Driving Experience (RPDE), the world-wide leader in stock car drive and ride entertainment, will give 12 lucky participants the opportunity to experience the seventh bi-annual Richard Petty Fantasy Racing Camp in Las Vegas, March 8-11, 2015. Participants of the Fantasy Camp will spend four full days exploring all that Las Vegas has to offer for racing enthusiasts. Drivers...

Ray Black Jr. Excited for High Speeds of Texas

Ray Black Jr. will make his sixth start of 2014 in the No. 08 ScubaLife / NASE Worldwide Chevrolet for SS Green Light Racing when the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races Friday night under the lights at the Texas Motor Speedway.   "I’m ready to get back at it!" said Black with a hearty laugh. "I’ve been sitting here for a month, so I’m ready to get back...

Kyle Busch No. 54 Monster Energy Texas NNS Team Preview

This weekend Kyle Busch will once again attempt victory and a possible “sweep” as he runs in all three of NASCAR’s top divisions, including the NASCAR Camping World Truck, Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series. Needless to say, Busch is extremely comfortable maneuvering the Texas track and has proven his skills to be dominant. Over his career Busch has tallied nine wins, four pole...

Viva Motorsports Adds New Sponsor for Phoenix

Viva Motorsports is hoping to have a fiesta this weekend in Phoenix to celebrate a good finish for their new sponsor, Fiesta Auto Group.  Fiesta Auto Group is a brand new car dealership located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, specializing in both new and used cars.  The No. 55 Camaro will be making a stop in Albuquerque on its way to the racetrack to show off the new look and to thank...

Kurt Busch Going Old School

In slang, the term “old school” can refer to anything that is from an earlier era or anything that may be considered old-fashioned. The term is commonly used to suggest a high regard for something that has been shown to have lasting value or quality. Call him nostalgic, but Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), has always seemed...

Clint Bowyer Hunting For A Win

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series travels to Texas Motor Speedway for a trip around one of the biggest and fastest tracks on the circuit. It’s also hunting season and as most know, it’s one of Clint Bowyer’s favorite times of the year. In fact, before visiting the 1.5-mile oval Bowyer will spend a little time in camouflage. He will trade in the camo attire for his 5-hour ENERGY...

Brian Vickers No. 55 Aaron's Dream Machine Texas Preview/2015 Camry Testing

Brian Vickers and the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine team at Michael Waltrip Racing are getting a jump on the 2015 season testing the newly unveiled 2015 Toyota Camry this week at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. After Tuesday and Wednesday’s Goodyear tire test, Vickers and team will travel to Texas Motor Speedway for Sunday’s 500-mile race on the 1.5-mile ultrafast oval...

Kyle Busch Looking to Deliver More Treats to Toyota

Kyle Busch returns to the seat of the No. 51 ToyotaCare Tundra for Friday night's WinStar World Casino and Resort 350 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth for his eighth of 10 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts this season. 'Rowdy' will be looking to deliver Toyota its 16th Truck Series victory of 2014 and help the world's top automaker clinch its seventh Manufacturer...

Wood Brothers Crew Chief Donnie Wingo Has Lived Evolution of His Position

  Few positions in sports are as important to the success or failure of their teams as the NASCAR Sprint Cup crew chief. It’s why as the Wood Brothers Racing Team prepares its famed No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Fusion for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, no one on the team is busier or has more responsibility for the preparation of the race...

Carlos Contreras Reaches 100th Start Milestone At Texas

A week after watching his nephew make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) debut at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, Carlos Contreras will exchange a radio for a steering wheel and compete in Saturday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS). More importantly, Contreras’ start on Saturday will reach a huge milestone for the Hispanic racer. By taking...

Stadium Super Trucks Partners with SEMA, Moves Las Vegas Race to Nov. 6

As a result of a new partnership between Stadium Super Trucks (SST) and SEMA – the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world - SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS has moved its Nov. 5 race date in Las Vegas to Thursday, Nov. 6.The event’s additional race date (Saturday, Nov. 1) and location remains the same with races taking place at the MGM...

Challenges could bring out the best in John Force at the NHRA Toyota Nationals

When the outlook has been at its most challenging for NHRA Funny Car icon John Force over the years, that has often brought out the very best in the 16-time and reigning world champion.  After the departure of longtime crew chief Jimmy Prock last Wednesday with only two races remaining in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship, that famed rallying...

2014 IHRA Super Rod Champion Michael Ruff

Only three drivers in the history of the IHRA have ever won the prestigious Summit Racing Equipment Tournament of Champions more than once.Michael Beard did it in 2009 and 2012 in two different classes. Mike Koontz won it in 2009 and again this season in Top Sportsman. And then there is Michael Ruff. Calm, cool, collected - and simply one of the best darn racers in the game today...

Brad Daugherty to Remain with ESPN as NBA and College Basketball Analyst

Brad Daugherty, a former five-time NBA All-Star and college basketball standout, will serve as an NBA and college basketball analyst beginning in November. Daugherty will appear regularly on NBA Tonight, NBA Coast to Coast, SportsCenter and on additional news and information programming. He will also serve as an analyst for most games in ESPNU’s ACC Sunday night package, in addition...

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Teams Tested at Homestead-Miami Speedway Tuesday

Six NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams and more than 15 of the top NASCAR Sprint Cup Series cars tested their cars at Homestead-Miami Speedway today in preparation of the Ford EcoBoost 400, November 16. The two-day session will conclude on Wednesday, Oct. 29. Seven of the eight drivers in the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup took their cars to the track today to...
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