Erik Jones Dominates XFINITY Series Race in Texas

What a difference a pit stop makes? Even better, what a difference it made in the end of the race? Erik Jones gained two seconds over Ryan Blaney on his final trip to pit road, and that was all the driver of the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota needed for a convincing victory in Saturday’s My Bariatric Solutions 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. In winning for the second time at Texas, the first time this season and the seventh time in his career, Jones led…

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Kevin Harvick Wins Texas Pole in Which 9 Drivers Don’t Make Qualifying Runs

Kevin Harvick topped the leaderboard in all three rounds of Coors Light Pole qualifying, circling Texas Motor Speedway in the final round at 198.405 mph to earn his 19th career pole. The Stewart-Haas Racing driver is also the first repeat pole-sitter this season, having earned the top qualifying spot at Atlanta Motor Speedway in March. Sophomore Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Ryan Blaney was second-fastest, his No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford clocking in at 198.020 mph. Blaney also topped opening practice in the Lone Star State earlier today. Harvick’s…

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Kevin Harvick Hoping for 1st Texas Victory on Sunday

Parity has been king in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this season, as so far, five different drivers from five different teams have won the first six races. Now, we head to a familiar track, but one that has been given a big face lift since the last race back in November. In the offseason, the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway was repaved, had a drainage system installed, the banking changed in Turns 1 and 2 as well as making those turns wider. Because of that, mixed with no testing…

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Same 7 Drivers Dominating Laps Led So Far This Season

Parity may be as high as ever in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this season. We’ve seen all three manufacturers win races already and have had five different winners from five different teams win the first six races. But, parity isn’t king among the lap leaders though. We’ve had 1,808 laps completed for the 2017 season, and out of those 1,808 circuits in six races, seven drivers have combined to lead 1,683 of them. Yes, seven of the 36 chartered drivers have led 93-percent of the overall laps this…

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Sunday’s Auto Club 400 Could Be Survival of the Fittest

Fontana, Calif – After three practice sessions as well as a three-round qualifying session, one thing is for sure entering Sunday’s Auto Club 400 (3:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN) this weekend’s race could be an event of the survival of the fittest. The 2-mile Auto Club Speedway has chewed up and spit out several cars so far this weekend, as we’ve seen a bunch of crashes. Among those two incidents were two of the top drivers to recently race at Fontana. It all started in Friday’s lone practice session of the day…

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Keselowski, Harvick Penalized for Cars Failing Post Race Inspection After Phoenix

Stewart-Haas Racing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series on Wednesday following Sunday’s race at Phoenix Raceway. The violation for the No. 2 car is detailed in sections 20.17.3.1.2 of the NASCAR Rule Book (post-race general inspection measurements), and driver Brad Keselowski’s fifth-place finish in the Camping World 500 is encumbered, per section 12.10 of the NASCAR Rule Book. Meanwhile, the violation for the No. 4 car is detailed in sections 20.3.3.3 I-4 of theNASCAR Rule Book (track bar mount and supports) and driver Kevin Harvick’s sixth-place finish at Phoenix is…

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Kevin Harvick Hoping 2 Straight Runner-Ups at Fontana Lead to a Win on Sunday

Kevin Harvick has had some bad luck this season. He was caught up in a crash at Daytona and finished 22nd. He led nearly the entire race at Atlanta before a pit road speeding penalty occurred with 15 laps-to-go and relegated him to a ninth place effort. At Las Vegas, he was running in the top five before a cut tire forced him into the wall with a 38th place finish. Then, last weekend at Phoenix, he wasn’t his usual self there and finished sixth after starting 23rd. Now, he’s…

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