By Toby Christie, Editor — Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie

Sunday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway, played out like a Southwest Airlines advertisement. You know those television ads where someone makes a horrific blunder in front of the entire world and as they freeze to look at the camera you hear, “Wanna get away?” NASCAR’s sanctioning body had this type of moment during pre-race inspection for the AAA Texas 500.

Jimmie Johnson’s No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports team rolled their car through tech and failed a couple of times. However, the third time through inspection was a charm and Johnson was set to chase his first win in what has been a frustrating year for the seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion.
Continue reading “O’Donnell: NASCAR to Make Changes After Falsley Penalizing Johnson”

By Toby Christie, Editor — Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie

FORT WORTH, Texas — Fireworks singed into the clear Texas sky after a hectic overtime restart at Texas Motor Speedway. Kevin Harvick became the latest championship contender that was revealed for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship race in two weeks at Homestead-Miami Speedway, as the No. 4 Ford Fusion capped off a dominating performance with a victory in the AAA Texas 500.
But while Harvick was busy tasting the spoils of victory, another driver hoping to contend for the title, Martin Truex Jr., caught his breath after a feverish effort to save his championship hopes after a trying afternoon at the 1.5-mile speedway. Continue reading “Truex Potentially Saves Championship Hopes After Rough Luck in Texas”

By Toby Christie, Editor — Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie

FORT WORTH, Texas — Following Friday night’s JAG Metals 350 at Texas Motor Speedway, one of the favorites for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship, Noah Gragson stood in disbelief over how badly his night went. Gragson was noticeably peeved with his hands on his hips. His face was red from where his helmet had been pressed against his skin for nearly two hours, and his eyes were slightly teared up.

But how did the 20-year-old end up so frustrated on a night where he rolled off from the outside pole position? Continue reading “Noah Gragson: “It’s unacceptable that we are not winning races””

By Toby Christie, Editor — Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie

FORT WORTH, Texas — Myatt Snider came into Friday night’s JAG Metals 350 at Texas Motor Speedway on a hot streak of sorts. He had finished sixth at Dover, Second at Texas and third a week ago in Martinsville. In Friday night’s event at the 1.5-mile speedway, it looked like Snider was heading to his first career victory.
Continue reading “Myatt Snider Takes First Stage Win, Finishes 13th After Being Stuck in Dirty Air”

By Toby Christie, Editor — Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie

FORT WORTH, Texas — Ryan Blaney was fast all day on Friday at Texas Motor Speedway, and it culminated in a pole position for the 24-year-old driver after a 200.505mph lap in qualifying for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500.

Blaney, who drives the No. 12 Ford Fusion for Team Penske, was happy to take the pole position, especially after missing his marks in the second of three rounds of qualifying. Continue reading “Blaney Tops 200 mph For Texas Pole, Bowyer to start second”