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Power Rankings: Week 33

Rank Driver Starts Poles Wins Top-5s Top-10s Laps Comp. Laps Led Previous Change 1 Jeff Gordon 33 2 4 13 21 9,584 873 2 1 2 Kevin Harvick 33 8 3 11 17 9,112 1,817 1 -1 3 Brad Keselowski 33 5 6 14 17 9,442 1,518 3 0 4[...]
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Confident Logano the odds-on favorite to win the Sprint Cup title?

With only three races left in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, Joey Logano is perfectly positioned to capture his first series championship. Logano heads into Sunday's AAA 500 ranked third in points, just four points behind leader Jeff Gordon. In recent weeks, Logano has posted some truly spectacular numbers. In the first seven races of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup...
Via Fox Sports
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A non-race winner Sprint Cup champion in 2014? Don't rule it out

Of course all the talk this week has been about Dale Earnhardt Jr. winning at Martinsville Sunday. Dale Jr. winning is one topic but the bigger topic is that he is a non-Chase driver now and it really changes the scenarios of possibilities for the eight remaining Chase drivers. I see two things coming out of what happened Sunday. The first is while we thought we had seen urgency...
Via Fox Sports
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Buescher Gets Bit-O-Honey Sponsorship This Weekend

CONCORD, N.C. – Just in time for Halloween, Chris Buescher’s No. 60 Roush Fenway Racing Ford Mustang will carry the Bit-O-Honey colors this weekend in Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) race at Texas Motor Speedway. “We’re really excited to have Bit-O-Honey on our car this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway,”[...]
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NSCS: Throwback Thursday – 1999 Primestar 500 at Texas

RIDGELAND, Miss. — As the Sprint Cup Series packs up and heads to the Lone Star State for the second time this season for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500, the championship fight is in full swing in all three of NASCAR’s national series. While the focus this weekend is on the here and now of how the championship battles will play out, we’ll take a step back in time on this “Throwback...
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NNS: David Starr and Whataburger Team up At Texas Motor Speedway

Texas Native and Texas-Based Company Partner for Second Time this Season at Home Track Mooresville, N.C. (October 27, 2014) – David Starr will partner once again with San Antonio, Texas-basedWhataburger for the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway. Starr will be behind the wheel of the No. 44 Whataburger Toyota Camry for TriStar Motorsports on November 1st....
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NNS: Tweaker Energy Shots is Back on Board the No. 19 Camry, piloted by Mike Bliss at Texas Motor Speedway

Mooresville, NC (October 27, 2014)- TriStar Motorsports is excited to announce that Tweaker Energy Shots will be back on board the No. 19 Camry this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway.   The No. 19 Camry will feature a new paint scheme during the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge on November 1st. Tweaker Energy Shots new flavor, Extra Strength Green Apple, will adorn Bliss’s Camry...
Via On Pit Road
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NSCS: Ragan Carries Martinsville Momentum to Texas

o. 34 Team Coming off First Top-10 Finish of Season STATESVILLE, OCTOBER 28, 2014 – David Ragan, driver of the No. 34 Dockside Logistics Ford, comments on his top-10 finish at Martinsville Speedway and on racing at Texas Motor Speedway: “Last Sunday was a good day for us. To get a top-10 finish was a real shot in the arm for this team and for Front Row Motorsports, and...
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NSCS: Gilliland Looks for ‘Seamless’ Race at Texas

Love’s Travel Stops on No. 38 Ford for ‘Home’ Race STATESVILLE, OCTOBER 28, 2014 – David Gilliland, driver of the No. 38 Love’s Travel Stops Ford, comments on racing at Texas Motor Speedway: “Texas will be fun. We’ve got Love’s Travel Stops back on our car. It’s a home race for them because it’s pretty close to their headquarters in Oklahoma City. We...
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RAB Racing NNS Event Preview: Texas Motor Speedway

Home Sweet Home…The NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) returns to action after taking a two-week break from the schedule. To start off the last three weeks of the 2014 season schedule, the series will head to Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) for the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge. Buescher cut his teeth in racing at TMS and has won on the various circuits. During the spring visit to the...
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Sprint Cup TV Ratings: Martinsville Down Despite Dale Jr. Win

Even Dale Earnhardt Jr. has not been able to lift NASCAR television ratings this season. NASCAR Sprint Cup racing from Martinsville, the seventh race in the Chase For the Cup, drew a 2.5 final rating and 4.1 million viewers on ESPN — down 7% in ratings and 5% in viewership from last year (2.7, 4.3M) [...]
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Lagasse To Drive For RCR At Homestead

Welcome, NC  – Richard Childress Racing will have Scott Lagasse, Jr.  driving the No. 33 Alert Today Florida/Boy Scouts of America Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR Nationwide Series season finale at Homestead-Miami 300 on Saturday, November 15 with  Nick Harrison as crew chief. “I’m honored for the opportunity to drive[...]
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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...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Match made in Heaven? Kurt Busch eager to work with Tony Gibson

This weekend's race at Texas Motor Speedway marks a new beginning for Kurt Busch, who will work with crew chief Tony Gibson for the first time. Stewart-Haas Racing officials announced last week that Gibson would replace rookie crew chief Daniel Knost atop Busch's No. 41 Haas Automation pit box, while Knost would assume Gibson's old post as crew chief for SHR driver Danica...
Via Fox Sports
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SHR likes Harvick's chances over next 2 races

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Tony Stewart has never been fond of predictions and when asked, he almost always gives the same response: ''If I knew the answer to that, I'd probably be a bookie in Las Vegas.'' Yet when it comes to teammate Kevin Harvick's chances of advancing out of the next round of NASCAR's playoffs, the co-owner of Stewart-Haas Racing suddenly...
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Are drivers' and teams' Chase philosophies changing?

With Dale Earnhardt Jr. no longer in the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase hunt and with him taking a win off the board for the remaining eight drivers in the Chase, there is no doubt it makes a difference in the Chase scenario. There are only two races left in this Eliminator Round -- this weekend at Texas and next weekend at Phoenix. Having a non-Chase driver win Sunday at Martinsville...
Via Fox Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

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...
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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...
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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...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

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...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: AAA Texas 500 at Texas Preview

RIDGELAND, Miss. — Three to go. After a spectacular finish to last Sunday’s race at Martinsville, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to the Lone Star State for the AAA Texas 500, the second race of the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Last time the series visited Texas, persistent rains forced the Duck Commander 500 to Monday and the postponed race did not disappoint...
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