Rookie, William Byron, Races Like A Veteran For Impressive Top-10 Finish

By Toby Christie, Editor — Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie

FORT WORTH, Texas — I don’t really know how William Byron, a rookie in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, found the resolve and wherewithal to go from the back of the pack to finish Sunday’s crash-filled O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway in 10th-place, but he indeed found it.
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Ryan Blaney Overcomes Obstacle After Obstacle For Fifth Place Finish

By Toby Christie, Editor — Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie

FORT WORTH, Texas — Ryan Blaney had victory on his mind heading into Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. The 24-year old Team Penske driver, utterly dominated the NASCAR Xfinity Series event on Saturday, and early on Sunday, it looked like he was working his way into a position to contend for a weekend sweep at the 1.5-mile speedway in Fort Worth.

Blaney started fourth, and by the first round of pit stops on lap 44, he had worked his way to the second position. However, during this set of stops, his team had an uncontrolled tire violation. Blaney would have to return to pit road and would go a lap down.
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Spencer Gallagher Survives Hectic Day in Texas For Top-10 Finish

By Toby Christie, Editor — Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie

FORT WORTH, Texas — What a difference a year makes. Spencer Gallagher and GMS Racing have gone from a mid-pack NASCAR Xfinity Series operation, to a top-flight contender on the verge of battling for wins. Gallagher secured his third top-10 finish in six starts in Saturday’s My Bariatric Solutions 300 at Texas Motor Speedway.

However, it wasn’t smooth sailing for Gallagher, 28.
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Justin Allgaier Keeps Head Up Despite Disappointing Engine Issues in Texas

By Toby Christie, Editor — Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie

FORT WORTH, Texas — Justin Allgaier started Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway by qualifying eighth for the My Bariatric Solutions 300. When the race began a couple of hours later, Allgaier asserted himself as one of the drivers to beat.

The Riverton, Illinois native was looking sporty in his No. 7 Brandt Chevrolet Camaro with it’s corn racing stripes. Then, toward the end of Stage 1, Allgaier began to fade. Allgaier radioed to his team that he believed he was down a cylinder. His car continued to sputter around the track at a noticeably slower pace.

After the Stage finished, Allgaier took his car to the attention of his team in the garage.
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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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