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Lightning threat puts NASCAR Cup qualifying on hold at Texas Motor Speedway

Lightning threat puts NASCAR Cup qualifying on hold at Texas Motor Speedway

Lightning in the area has delayed Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying at Texas Motor Speedway. The Friday qualifying session completed one round before NASCAR decided to put it on hold at approximately 5:04 p.m. . Cup qualifying is the only scheduled event on the main racing surface remaining Friday. The Tony Stewart presents the Vankor Texas Sprint Car Nationals […]

Kurt Busch claims pole after weather shortens qualifying at TMS

Kurt Busch claims pole after weather shortens qualifying at TMS

Kurt Busch will start on the pole for the third time in his career at Texas Motor Speedway. Busch benefited from a weather-shortened qualifying Friday and got the top spot for Sunday‘s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series O‘Reilly Auto Parts 500. The race is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. Sunday. Drivers completed only the first round of qualifying before […]

Why an unfiltered Kevin Harvick is so confident returning to Texas Motor Speedway

Why an unfiltered Kevin Harvick is so confident returning to Texas Motor Speedway

Kevin Harvick does not lack confidence. It’s easy to see why. Harvick has won half of the races early on this season, and returns to Texas Motor Speedway having snapped a career-long winless drought at the track last fall. So, as he’s known to do, Harvick provided an unfiltered take on all things NASCAR going into Sunday’s in helping to […]

NASCAR mechanic from Arlington excited about Texas Motor Speedway homecoming

NASCAR mechanic from Arlington excited about Texas Motor Speedway homecoming

Robert Best II never stopped dreaming. He always wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps and be involved in the racing game, but breaking into the highly competitive industry is tougher than it seems. Several odd jobs and plenty of perseverance later has Best living out those dreams as an underneath mechanic for Trevor Bayne of Roush Fenway Racing. He’ll […]

NASCAR, Leto and Trump OK with going right when the road points left

NASCAR, Leto and Trump OK with going right when the road points left

Other than fans of WWE, there is no sports following more mocked, ridiculed and belittled than those who dutifully track NASCAR. The jokes often write themselves, so much so that parts of the Will Ferrell comedy, “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” feel like a documentary. And while the sport has over-saturated itself with too many races and too […]

Bubba Wallace, Ryan Blaney become “Lethal Weapons” in TMS promo video

Bubba Wallace, Ryan Blaney become “Lethal Weapons” in TMS promo video

Texas Motor Speedway is continuing its “head-over-body” video series to promote its opening 2018 race weekend. The track opted to go with the in its latest installment, starring NASCAR drivers Bubba Wallace Jr. and Ryan Blaney. Wallace is featured as Danny Glover‘s character, Roger Martaugh, while Blaney is on Mel Gibson‘s character, Martin Riggs. Check out video above. Never miss […]

Mr. 1,000: Why 76-year-old Morgan Shepherd is still racing

Mr. 1,000: Why 76-year-old Morgan Shepherd is still racing

Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., known as one of our country’s greatest intellectuals, once said: “Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing.” That couldn’t be truer for Morgan Shepherd and his decades-long racing career. The 76-year-old will make his 1,000th start in a NASCAR national series in the “He’s a racer’s racer,” […]

Can you hear me now? Good! Because improvements are waiting for fans at Texas Motor Speedway

Can you hear me now? Good! Because improvements are waiting for fans at Texas Motor Speedway

Motorsport fans headed out to Texas Motor Speedway this week can rejoice! Texting and sending your latest social media update among the expected crowd of approximately 130,000 for the O‘Reilly Auto Parts 500 on Sunday should be a whole lot easier thanks to TMS’s partnership with Metro PCS Wireless. “I heard about it and please lord I hope so,” said […]

Reality check: Libby Vincek of ‘Survivor‘ is TMS‘ newest ‘Great American Sweetheart‘

Reality check: Libby Vincek of ‘Survivor‘ is TMS‘ newest ‘Great American Sweetheart‘

will get a dose of reality during race weekend. The newest “Great American Sweetheart” is Libby Vincek, who is a contestant on this season’s “Survivor: Ghost Island.” Survivor has plenty of avid fans, much like . Vincek is ready for her first race weekend. “Getting to represent something that people are so passionate about and getting to help just boost […]

Turn 4: Chase Elliott and Jimmie Johnson headline race week at Texas Motor Speedway

Turn 4: Chase Elliott and Jimmie Johnson headline race week at Texas Motor Speedway

Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage is known for his promotions and gimmicks to draw attention to his track. It’s a way to try and entertain and entice fans to show up to the races. On the serious side, though, Gossage prides himself on running one of the more prestigious tracks in the country. Outside of the Daytona 500 and […]