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Apr 07
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Rock and Roll Hall of Famers ZZ Top to Get Fans Revved Up With Pre-Race Concert Before the Coca-Cola 600 on May 24

Coca-Cola Racing Family Driver Danica Patrick was at Charlotte Motor Speedway Tuesday to help announce the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band ZZ Top will perform a pre-race concert before the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday, May 24. (CMS/HHP photo) CONCORD, N.C. (April 7, 2015) – ZZ Top, who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones, will bring their iconic tunes, trademark beards and dark sunglasses to Charlotte Motor Speedway for what promises to be an energetic pre-race concert to get fans revved up before the green flag falls on the Coca-Cola 600, Sunday, May 24. The concert was announced by Coca-Cola Racing Family driver Danica Patrick and Marcus Smith, president and general manager at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Tuesday. Patrick, who said she grew up listening to ZZ Top, drove the “Little Ol’ Band From Texas” into a press event in a vintage Chevrolet Bel Air as the band’s classic “Sharp ... FULL STORY »

Matt Kenseth wins second Bristol pole in Friday’s time trials
By NASCAR Wire Service

Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, celebrates with the Coors Light Pole Award after qualifying for the pole position for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 17, 2015 in Bristol, Tennessee. - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images BRISTOL, Tenn.— If history repeats itself on Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway, Matt Kenseth won’t have a problem with it. The last time Kenseth won a pole at the high-banked .533-mile short track—back in 2005—he followed with a victory in the race. In Friday’s time trials at Thunder Valley, with a lap at 128.632 mph (14.917 seconds) Kenseth earned the 14th Coors Light Pole Award of his career, his second at Bristol and his first of the season. And that’s a good omen for a driver who hasn’t won a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race since his seven-victory debut season with Joe Gibbs Racing in 2013. Kenseth edged two-time Bristol winner Brad Keselowski (128.442 mph) for the top starting spot by .022 seconds. Carl ... FULL STORY »

Hornish Eying Track Record Heading to Texas

2015 NSCS No. 9 Medallion Bank/Lyon Financial Ford Fusion Rendition Lyon Financial Joins RPM and Medallion Bank in Texas If you look at Sam Hornish Jr.'s calendar, there's a good chance Texas Motor Speedway is circled bright and bold. Hornish had success at the 1.5-mile track over the last 15 years ... FULL STORY »

Ninth in Points, Almirola and No. 43 Team Hope Charlotte Test Translates to Top-10 at Texas

2015 NSCS Driver Aric Almirola on track in the No. 43 Eckrich Ford Fusion - Photo Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images Eckrich will Return to the "Petty Blue" No. 43 this Weekend in the Lonestar State Ninth in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship Point Standings, Aric Almirola and No. 43 team are off to a great start. Last race, Almirola tallied ... FULL STORY »

Ricky Stenhouse Jr 2015 NSCS Duck Commander 500 Race Preview

NSCS Driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr (Zest) - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – Texas Advance Team: No. 17 Zest Ford Fusion Crew Chief: Nick Sandler Twitter: @PR17RFR, @stenhousejr, @ZestRacing and @roushfenway ADVANCE NOTES Stenhouse at Texas Motor Speedway Stenhouse has four Sprint Cup starts at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) with an average starting position of ... FULL STORY »

Goodyear Racing 2015 Texas Motor Speedway NASCAR (April) Tire Fast Facts

Goodyear Racing Logo GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES NASCAR Sprint Cup Series -- Race No. 7 – Duck Commander 500 NASCAR Xfinity Series -- Race No. 6 – O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 Texas Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval) – Fort Worth, Tex. Fast Facts for April 9-11, 2015 Tire: Goodyear Eagle ... FULL STORY »

Seven-Year-Old Rapper Produces Special-Edition Rap Video for TMS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AO_C9NXd1k8 FORT WORTH, Texas (April 7, 2015) - Texas Motor Speedway finally is taking the rap. Caleb C., a seven-year-old rapper from Allentown, Pa., produced a special-edition NASCAR rap video -#NoLimitsRap - for Texas Motor Speedway that made its debutTuesday on YouTube ... FULL STORY »

Two Legendary NASCAR Last Names and a Country Music Star on One Stage at Richmond International Raceway

Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chase Elliott, and Eric Lee Beddingfield to Appear at Track Takeover powered by Nationwide Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chase Elliott, and Eric Lee Beddingfield to Appear at Track Takeover powered by Nationwide When you hear the names Earnhardt and Elliott many things come to mind. Generations of history, countless wins, and intense battles are just to ... FULL STORY »



Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet (right) talks to crew chief Tony Gibson in the garage area - Photo Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images
Kurt Busch – ‘Old-School’ Duo Producing Impressive Stats
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KANNAPOLIS, North Carolina (April 7, 2015) – Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth is where the driver-crew chief relationship between Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), and Tony Gibson began. When the Haas Automation team arrived at the 1.5-mile oval in November ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver David Ragan - Photo Credit: Alex Trautwig/Getty Images
David Ragan – Fully Charged
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HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (April 7, 2015) – Coming off his first top-five finish of the season two weekends ago at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, coupled with some rest this past weekend during a rare NASCAR Sprint Cup Series off weekend, safe to say David Ragan is fully charged for Saturday night’s Duck ...FULL STORY »
DAYTONA Rising: Reimagining an American Icon Logo
Daytona International Speedway Completes Removal Of Sprint Tower’s Front Facade
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – During the recent weeks, Daytona International Speedway continued demolition of the Sprint Tower as part of the $400 million DAYTONA Rising redevelopment project. Using a 490-foot Manitowoc 2250 Crawler Crane, the Speedway has already completed the removal of the Tower’s iconic front façade that featured “DAYTONA.” The ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Ryan Newman (Caterpillar) - Photo Credit: Sarah Glenn/Getty Images
Ryan Newman 2015 NSCS Duck Commander 500 Race Preview
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Ryan Newman No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet SS Race Notes and Quotes: This Week's Caterpillar Chevrolet SS at Texas Motor Speedway ... Ryan Newman will drive chassis No. 504 on Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway. This Chevrolet SS was utilized earlier this season at Auto Club Speedway where Newman qualified ninth and finished fifth. The ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Paul Menard on track in the No. 27 Quaker State/Menards Chevrolet SS - Photo Credit; Robert Laberge/GettyImages
Paul Menard 2015 NSCS Duck Commander 500 Race Preview
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Paul Menard No. 27 Quaker State/Menards Chevrolet SS Race Notes and Quotes: This Week's Quaker State/Menards Chevrolet at Texas Motor Speedway ... Paul Menard will utilize chassis No. 508 during Saturday night's 501-mile event at Texas Motor Speedway. This Chevrolet SS is brand new to the Richard Childress Racing stable and will make ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Austin Dillon (DOW) - Photo Credit: Robert Reiners/Getty Images
Austin Dillon 2015 NSCS Duck Commander 500 Race Preview
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Austin Dillon No. 3 Dow Chevrolet SS Race Notes and Quotes: This Week's Dow Chevrolet at Texas Motor Speedway ... Austin Dillon will pilot Chassis No. 507 in the Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. This is a new Chevrolet SS that will be utilized for the first time this weekend. Dillon at ...FULL STORY »
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Richard Childress Racing 2015 NSCS Duck Commander 500 Race Preview
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Event:               Duck Commander 500     Date:                Saturday, April 11, 2015                      Venue:             Texas Motor Speedway - Fort Worth, Texas                 Richard Childress Racing's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series history at Texas Motor Speedway ...In 84 starts at Texas Motor Speedway dating back to 1997, RCR has recorded one win (Jeff Burton, April ...FULL STORY »
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Aric Almirola and Sam Hornish Jr. to Drive Biagi-DenBeste No. 98 Ford Mustang in 10 XFINITY Series Races
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MOORESVILLE, N.C. (April 7, 2015) - Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) and Biagi-DenBeste Racing announced today that they will continue their partnership with Aric Almirola and Sam Hornish Jr. in the Biagi-DenBeste No. 98 Ford Mustang in 10 NASCAR XFINITY Series races this season. Top talents, Almirola and Hornish drove for ...FULL STORY »


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