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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Another Solid Finish For Denny Hamlin, Stage/Playoff Points Costing Him Dearly

Fort Worth, TX – This will show you just how cruel and how tough the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs are – Denny Hamlin has finished seventh and now third respectively in each of the two Round of 8 races. As we head to the final race of the third round, Hamlin is 19 points behind the cutoff spot. How? Hamlin has just 14 total stage points this round. The driver he’s chasing, Brad Keselowski has 20 stage points.

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Brad Keselowski Using Blaney’s Setup This Weekend, Still Not Very Fast For Him

Fort Worth, TX – Brad Keselowski practically said that last weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Martinsville Speedway was a “must-win” situation for him. Keselowski, cited the lack of 1.5-mile speed in his No. 2 Ford on intermediate tracks this season and said that he wasn’t expecting to be much of a contender in this weekend’s race at the Texas Motor Speedway because of that. So, he couldn’t get behind the eight ball in the Cup points standings at Martinsville due to his fear of Texas. 

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Saturday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Practice Report

Fort Worth, TX – The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series got the late day started on Saturday afternoon with two practice sessions at the Texas Motor Speedway. With the race not starting until 2 p.m. ET. on Sunday mixed with the NASCAR XFINITY Series not racing until under the lights on Saturday night, it made sense to not start the day until 3 p.m. ET. In the first practice of the day, Kurt Busch picked up where he left off in qualifying on Friday night. Busch, topped 200 mph in qualifying…

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Erik Jones Quietly Fast This Weekend at Texas

Fort Worth, TX – As the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs march on, the amount of playoff eligible drivers diminish. There’s just eight drivers eligible for the season championship. That means there’s 32 drivers in Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 (2 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN) that are not. Numbers would say that 32 drivers with nothing to race for would make one of those cars among the favorites. But, it’s just so hard for a non playoff driver to win a race in the postseason, let alone this late in it. If a…

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Starting 2nd, Can Denny Hamlin Get His 1st Top 5 at Texas Since 2010

Fort Worth, TX – There’s been a lot of attention surrounding Denny Hamlin this weekend at the Texas Motor Speedway. Rightfully so too. Hamlin created it on his own for an incident between himself and Chase Elliott at the end of last weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville. Now, Hamlin is hoping to put all of that behind him and take his No. 11 Toyota to victory lane in Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 (2 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN). A lot are asking about a payback in store for Hamlin this…

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Kurt Busch Bad Fast This Weekend at Texas, Can He Steal Playoff Win?

Fort Worth, TX – A non eligible playoff driver has a very difficult time winning a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. In fact, it hasn’t happened at all this season. The main reason though, is the drivers that are still eligible for the title, are contending for a wins for good reason, they’re the best out there. Plus, if you’ve already been eliminated from the playoffs, it’s because you weren’t winning to begin with. Even further, the non playoff drivers in the field aren’t as aggressive because they don’t want…

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Kurt Busch Wins The Pole For Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 (2 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN) In Record Setting Fashion

Fort Worth, TX – It was a record shattering day at the Texas Motor Speedway on Friday. Kurt Busch not only set the Texas NASCAR track record, but he also set the quickest qualifying lap for a 1.5-mile track in general. Busch, circled the 1.5-mile North Texas track with a speed of 200.915 mph in his No. 41 Ford. It was Busch’s first Coors Light Pole Award of the season as the non playoff eligible driver will start on the top spot for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 (2 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN). The…

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