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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After Lap 1 Contact, Keselowski Rebounds For a 5th Place Finish at Texas

Fort Worth, TX – On the first lap of Sunday’s AAA Texas 500, it looked like Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski would be in some big trouble. The two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff drivers made contact with one another on Lap 1 of the penultimate race of the Round of 8. Luckily for Busch, he won last weekend at Martinsville and was automatically into the Championship 4 because of that. For Keselowski, he was in a whole heap of trouble. 

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Erik Jones Dominates O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas On Saturday Night

Fort Worth, TX – Two weeks ago was the last NASCAR XFINITY Series race. At the opening race of the second round, Erik Jones led all but 14 laps. Unfortunately for him, his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate of Christopher Bell passed him for the lead with just a handful laps left as Jones ran into the back of him in frustration. Bell would win, Jones would finish outside the top 10. On Saturday night at the Texas Motor Speedway, Jones wasn’t about to let that happen to him again. Jones, swept…

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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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