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Ryan Blaney, Brad Keselowski Pace Pair of Cup Practices Saturday in Texas

Ryan Blaney and Brad Keselowski posted the fastest speeds in a pair of Sprint Cup Series practices ahead of Sunday’s AAA Texas 500, the second race in the Round of 8. Blaney posted a lap at 188.515 mph on the first lap of the first session, which was enough to …

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Brad Keselowski Takes XFINITY Pole in Tiebreaker Over Erik Jones

Brad Keselowski and Erik Jones posted identical 186.909 mph speeds in the final round of qualifying for this afternoon’s O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge, but because the No. 22 car sits higher in the owner standings, Keselowski will lead the field to green for the first time this season. Jones, who …

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Tracking the Trucks: Johnny Sauter Puts Exclamation Point on Championship 4 Bid

In a Nutshell: Johnny Sauter passed Matt Crafton just before the field took the white flag to win the Striping Technology 350 Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway. Sauter led just six laps en route to his third win of the season and the seventh for GMS Racing. Daniel Hemric, …

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Kyle Larson, Dakoda Armstrong Lead XFINITY Series Practices in Texas

Kyle Larson and Dakoda Armstrong paced the pair of XFINITY Series practice sessions held on Friday ahead of Saturday afternoon’s O’Really Auto Parts Challenge. Larson led the first session with a fast lap at 185.599 mph, just one-tenth of a second faster than Daniel Suarez. Matt Tifft was second quickest, …

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Kevin Harvick Leads First Practice at Texas Motor Speedway, Kyle Busch Goes to Backup Car

Kevin Harvick led the Sprint Cup Series opening practice at Texas Motor Speedway ahead of Sunday afternoon’s AAA Texas 500. After spending time atop the leaderboard early, Harvick dropped back before a mock qualifying run put him back in the top spot with a lap at 196.685. Joe Gibbs Racing …

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Matt Tifft Joins Joe Gibbs Racing XFINITY Lineup Full-Time in 2017

The feel-good story of Matt Tifft’s 2016 season continues. After undergoing brain surgery earlier this season to remove a benign, low-grade tumor, Tifft returned to racing in Sept., making a combined six starts in the Camping World Truck and XFINITY series since his comeback. Next season, the driver who had …

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JR Motorsports Expands XFINITY Lineup for 2017 With Michael Annett

Friday morning brought the news that Michael Annett will drop back to the XFINITY Series next season. Annett, who has run the last three seasons full-time in the Sprint Cup Series, will join the JR Motorsports XFINITY lineup next season. With speculation that HScott Motorsports will shut down its Cup …

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