UPDATE: After attempting to make repairs to their No. 24 machine after the final practice crash with Brad Keselowski, William Byron’s team will go to their backup car for Saturday’s Coke Zero 400.
By: Toby Christie, Editor — Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie
FORT WORTH, Texas — Ryan Blaney, has always had a penchant for speed at Texas Motor Speedway in his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career, and that trend continued Friday afternoon in the First Cup Series practice session of the week for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500.
Blaney turned a blazing 198.976 mph lap, which was enough to edge out Championship contenders Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch. Continue reading “Blaney Paces Opening Texas Practice; Harvick, Kurt Busch Lead Playoff Drivers”
By Toby Christie, Editor — Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie
FORT WORTH, Texas — It was a fast Friday for second-year NASCAR Xfinity Series driver, Daniel Hemric. In the two NXS practice sessions for Saturday’s My Bariatric Solutions 300 at the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway, Hemric was second fastest in the morning and fastest overall in the afternoon.
The 27-year old Richard Childress Racing driver edged out Ryan Blaney in both sessions (Ryan Truex paced the opening session), and in the final practice session Hemric trailed only Blaney in 10-lap consecutive lap times.
Continue reading “Daniel Hemric Has a Good Car in Texas, Maybe Good Enough For First Win”
Top-10 Fastest Drivers from Friday’s opening practice for Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta
Continue reading “Results: MENCS Atlanta Practice 1 (Fastest Laps and 10-Lap Averages)”
By: Toby Christie, Editor – Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie
FORT WORTH, Texas — In Friday’s opening practice session for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500, Ryan Blaney was fastest among eight drivers who eclipsed the pole-winning speed from the spring race at Texas Motor Speedway. Blaney’s lap — 199.933 mph — was just shy of a 200 mile-per-hour average.
Back in the spring, the North Carolina native started second at Texas and dominated the event. In all, Blaney won a stage and led 148 laps. However pit strategy and issues on pit road between stages mired him deep in the field late in the race, and he wasn’t able to rebound. Blaney finished 12th that day.
Fast forward seven months, and the 23-year-old driver — who won at Pocono earlier this year — comes to Texas a championship contender, and he’s looking to avenge that frustrating finish earlier in the season at the 1.5-mile speedway.
Continue reading “Blaney Looking to Avenge Spring Texas Race, Move on in Playoffs”