Results: NASCAR Starting Lineup for O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway

Row-by-row starting line up for Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway in Texas. 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race 7 of 36.

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A Year After Swap to Ford, Things Are Clicking For Stewart-Haas Racing

By Toby Christie, Editor – Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie

A year ago, Stewart-Haas Racing went through the daunting task of swapping the manufacturer of their four-car Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series organization from Chevrolet to Ford. It was a move that had the usually potent championship contending team staggering for much of the 2017 season.

The team captured just three victories, and even though Kevin Harvick worked his way into the Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, it just felt like a lost season as Furniture Row Racing’s Martin Truex Jr. burned the ground down following his first-career Cup Series title celebration.

Now, in 2018, things have done a total 180-degree turn for the four-car SHR team.
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Hamlin, Other Drivers Uncomfortable With High Texas Qualifying Speeds

By: Toby Christie, Editor – Follow on twitter @Toby_Christie

FORT WORTH, Texas — NASCAR has reduced downforce on the race cars in recent years, and Texas Motor Speedway knocked the banking down on one set of the turns at their 1.5-mile speedway, so you would expect naturally that cars would be pacing around at a slower clip. However, in Friday’s qualifying session for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500, five drivers eclipsed the 200-mile-per-hour barrier and shattering the old track qualifying record.

While the speed chart is exciting for fans, some drivers left the session a little shook by the incredible speeds that they were running in the session.
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Kurt Busch Wins Texas Pole, But Contract Negotiations on His Mind

By: Toby Christie, Editor – Follow on twitter @Toby_Christie

FORT WORTH, Texas — Kurt Busch rocketed to the pole for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway with a lap that broke a track record and was just shy of a 201 mile-per-hour average.

Busch, 39, was excited to come out on top on an exhilarating day where top speeds were enough to make mortals tinkle in their pants, but interestingly in his post-qualifying press conference, Busch seemed to have one thing on his mind — his pending contract negotiation with his current team Stewart-Haas Racing.
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Silly Season: What Rides are Left for Kenseth, Busch and Kahne?

By: Toby Christie – Follow on twitter @toby_christie

Silly season is in full swing, and three notable veteran drivers are among those trying to secure a ride for the 2018 season: Matt Kenseth, Kurt Busch and Kasey Kahne.

Rides are filling up left and right in an ever changing market, which is now seeing the value of veteran drivers diminish with young drivers like Ryan Blaney, Kyle Larson and others running incredibly well while demanding less salary than the drivers who have been in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for a decade or more.. Continue reading “Silly Season: What Rides are Left for Kenseth, Busch and Kahne?”