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Texas Checkered and Black Flags

Texas Motor Speedway produced some good and bad over the weekend, writes MRN's Pete Pistone. Jimmie Johnson It was perfectly acceptable to question what was ailing Johnson and the Hendrick Motorsports team over the first six races of the season. It was also expected that at some point, Johnson... Read More

Pit Call Puts Logano in Position

Team Penske drivers Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski both turned in top-10 performances Sunday in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Logano led late on Sunday before being passed for the lead with 15 laps to go by eventual race winner Jimmie Johnson before finishing third, his... Read More

First Top Five of Season for Earnhardt Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. scored his first top-five finish of 2017 Sunday in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Earnhardt Jr., who missed the second half of last season due to concussion-like symptoms, hadn’t been inside the first five finishers of a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race... Read More

Second Again for Larson

Kyle Larson scored another top-two finish Sunday in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. The Chip Ganassi Racing driver finished second behind race winner Jimmie Johnson on Sunday and has now been in the first two finishing positions in five of the season’s first seven races. “They'... Read More

Blaney Dominates Early, Settles for 12th

Ryan Blaney’s 12th-place finish in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway might have been more. A decision to not pit under caution near the end of the second stage and stay out to win put Blaney back in the pack in the final race to the checkered flag. He wasn’t able to get back to... Read More

Seventh Texas Win for Johnson

Race Results Jimmie Johnson scored his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win of the season and his seventh at Texas Motor Speedway in Sunday's O'Reilly Auto Parts 500. Johnson held off a fast-charging Kyle Larson to pick-up the checkered flag on the newly repaved track. The seven-time champion... Read More

Jones Texas XFINITY Winner

Race Results | Photo Gallery Erik Jones took the checkered flag in Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series My Bariatric Solutions 300 at Texas Motor Speedway. Jones scored his seventh career series win and second at Texas. He dominated the day leading three times for 112 laps including the final 45. “I... Read More

Backup Cars for Bayne, Kahne

Final Practice Speeds Trevor Bayne smacked the wall in Turn 1 of final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday and will be forced to a backup car for Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500. Bayne had just completed his sixth lap in practice, putting up a best speed... Read More

Johnson Set to Tackle Tricky Texas

Jimmie Johnson will have to overcome a brand new layout and configuration, and a deep starting position, if he wants to win his seventh career Texas Motor Speedway Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. The Hendrick Motorsports driver has been victorious six times in his MENCS career at the 1.5-... Read More