NASCAR Makes Big Mess In Johnson Penalty, O’Donnell Discusses

FORT WORTH, TX – Crew chief Chad Knaus and other Hendrick Motorsports personnel visited the NASCAR hauler following Sunday’s race at Texas Motor Speedway to meet with NASCAR officials after the No. 48 team was mistakenly sent to the rear of the field pre-race for failing inspection. NASCAR Executive Vice President and Chief Racing Development Officer Steve O’Donnell issued an apology to the No. 48 team and said league officials would work to better the communication in the future.”

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Blaney and Jones Strong Sunday In Texas, Take Away Top 5’s

FORT WORTH, TX – Ryan Blaney was laps away from stealing win in the Round of 8 at the Texas Motor Speedway. Blaney, passed Kevin Harvick on the Lap 310 restart and would lead the next seven laps of Sunday’s AAA Texas 500. The speed was there in his No. 12 Ford. After all, it should be since he was the pole sitter for this weekend’s race. On the next restart, the final one of the day, Harvick changed his lane. Instead of taking the inside line, he restarted up top.…

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Almirola Mad At Logano Leaving Texas, Why Logano Really Isn’t At Fault For Either Move

FORT WORTH, TX – Joey Logano is 2-for-2 in the Round of 8 at making fellow playoff contenders mad. Last weekend, he moved Martin Truex Jr. out of the way on the final lap in the First Data 500 at the Martinsville Speedway to win. This week, he ruffled feathers with Aric Almirola. While Truex has since said that he won’t go out for revenge on Logano, Almirola had a different tune. 

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Strong Day For Ford In Texas, As Logano and Harvick Now Championship 4 Bound

FORT WORTH, TX – It was a strong weekend overall for the Ford camp in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series action at the Texas Motor Speedway. Not only did they lead all three speed charts in single lap runs, they had the fastest speeds on the 10 lap average charts too. In qualifying, they earned spots 1-2-3-4-5. That translated over very well in Sunday’s AAA Texas 500. Ford drivers combined to lead 321 of the 337 laps run on the 1.5-mile track and had a 1-2-3 result. In fact, they had…

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Harvick Bests Blaney On Final Restart To Win AAA Texas 500, Kyle Busch, Truex And Bowyer Struggle

FORT WORTH, TX – Kevin Harvick made a late race adjustment which paid off in a big way. Harvick, normally restarted Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 in the lead. After all, he led a race high 177 of the 337 laps run at the Texas Motor Speedway. In those restarts, he always elected the low lane. The reason was because of what they saw during the Truck Series and XFINITY Series races on the 1.5-mile track earlier this weekend. So many times, the car on the low lane lost control and spun…

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Ford’s Strong At Texas, Will It Equate To A Win On Sunday?

FORT WORTH, TX – We’ve seen this out of the Ford camp before. They come out and dominate all three Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice sessions. They hog all the top starting spots for the race that weekend. In the race itself, they don’t get to victory lane. While Fords have won 17 of the 33 races this season, most out of all three manufacturers in the series, sometimes a race is stolen from them. Chase Elliott stole a win in the opening race of the Round of 12 at…

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Blaney Earns AAA Texas 500 Pole As Ford’s Dominate

FORT WORTH, TX – Once again, Fords were the ones to beat for the pole in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at the Texas Motor Speedway. Back in April, Fords had five of the top seven starters. For Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), Ford drivers swept the entire top five and had seven of the top eight starters overall. All seven of the Fords belong to Stewart-Haas Racing and Team Penske. Ryan Blaney led the way among them as he earned his fifth career Busch Pole…

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Kevin Harvick Uses Late Race Pass To Win At Texas

Martin Truex Jr. isn’t invincible after all. Kevin Harvick put a serious dent in Truex’s sense of invulnerability on Sunday afternoon, passing Truex with nine laps left in the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway and pulling away to win by 1.580 seconds. In beating this year’s unrivaled master of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ 1.5-mile intermediate speedways, Harvick earned a spot in the Nov. 19 Championship 4 race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, which Harvick won the first title contested under an elimination format in 2014.

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Rough Weekend at Texas For Elliott, Johnson, Win Or Out Scenario For Them Now at Phoenix

Fort Worth, TX – The AAA Texas 500 race weekend was a taxing weekend for both playoff eligible Hendrick Motorsports drivers. Both Jimmie Johnson and Chase Elliott entered Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on the wrong side of the playoff grid, but both had good reason to think they could end up on the other side when things were all said and done on Sunday afternoon. Instead, things got worse. First, it all started on Friday for Chase Elliott. His No. 24 Chevrolet kept failing prequalifying inspection and the…

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