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Kasey Kahne, Jimmie Johnson Top Final 2015 Duck Commander 500 Practice at Texas

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(Photo: Mike Neff, Front)

Hendrick Motorsports swept the top two spots and put three of its four drivers in the top 10 during the final practice session for Saturday night’s Duck Commander 500. Kasey Kahne and Jimmie Johnson topped the leaderboard, running 1-2 as the only drivers to break the 190-mph mark. Jamie McMurray ran third quickest, followed by …

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Martin Truex Jr. Tops 1st 2015 Duck Commander 500 Practice Session at Texas

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Photo Credit: NASCAR via Getty Images

The Sprint Cup Series took to Texas Motor Speedway for the first of two practices today. The 90-minute session saw Martin Truex Jr. top the leaderboard with his first lap and hold on as one of only two drivers to break the 190-mph mark with a 191.096-mph lap. Kasey Kahne came in second with a …

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Maxwell House, Michael Waltrip Racing Announce 6-Race Partnership

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Michael Waltrip Racing and Maxwell House announced a six-race partnership at Texas Motor Speedway this morning. The sponsorship begins with the Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway August 2, and the Maxwell House colors will adorn Clint Bowyer‘s No. 15 Toyota at Watkins Glen, Martinsville and Texas Motor Speedway. “Maxwell House is a well-respected brand and …

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Carl Edwards, STANLEY Unveil Special Paint Scheme for Texas

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(Photo: Beth Lunkenheimer, Frontstretch)

Carl Edwards and STANLEY got together with the Ace Hardware Foundation and the Children’s Miracle Network this morning to unveil a special paint scheme for the No. 19 Toyota for Saturday night’s Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. The scheme, which features the names of children – one from each state – that are …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 5 Tracks That Could Boost the Schedule

Today, the Camping World Truck Series remains in another one of its ridiculously long breaks, this time waiting six weeks between the close confines of Martinsville Speedway and the mile-and-a-half oval in Kansas Speedway on May 8. Sometimes I feel like a broken record talking about these long breaks, but the harsh reality is that …

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Texas Motor Speedway Adding Temporary Tire Packs

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(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer, Frontstretch)

Add Texas Motor Speedway to the list of tracks that have re-evaluated the safety of their facilities in the wake of Kyle Busch‘s Xfinity Series wreck at Daytona International Speedway in February. With the help of consultants and engineers assigned by NASCAR, the recommendation came that Texas should add around 244 feet of tire packs in …

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Pace Laps: Short-Track Racing, Indy Returns, NHRA 4-Wides & F1

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Photo Credit: Chris Jones

NHRA: 4-Wide Nationals Produce Surprise Winners – It was a good day for Don Schumacher Racing, as they scored Funny Car win No. 100 with Fast Jack Beckman and then completed the Nitro sweep for the 47th time with a Top Fuel win by Antron Brown at the 4-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Charlotte, …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Cole Custer, Gray Gaulding Among Storylines to Watch at Martinsville

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After starting the season with back-to-back races at Daytona and Atlanta, the Camping World Truck Series entered into a month-long hiatus. Finally, that off time is over as drivers return to the track at Martinsville Speedway this weekend. It’s a chance for those under 18 to spotlight their talent, creating a healthy entry list at …

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Fact or Fiction: Tony Stewart, Dominance & Rivalries

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FICTION: Tony Stewart is in serious trouble this season. 40th, 30th, 33rd, 39th. Not exactly a great start to the season, right? Sound the alarm bells! Tony Stewart is in major trouble and just won’t be able to turn it around this season… not! Quite a bit of space has been spent on Stewart’s struggles …

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Kurt Busch: Why NASCAR Needed to Stand Behind the Suspension

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Thursday morning, Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn declined to bring criminal charges against Kurt Busch in the case involving ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll, citing “the admissible evidence and available witnesses would likely be insufficient to meet the burden of establishing beyond a reasonable doubt that Mr. Busch committed a crime during the Sept. 26 incident.” The …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Tyler Reddick, Cameron Hayley Among Drivers to Watch This Season

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Now that the first two races of the season are under our belts, the Camping World Truck Series is in its normal one-month hiatus before hitting the track at Martinsville Speedway later this month. Normally, Daytona isn’t a very good indicator of which drivers might stand out in a season, simply because of the uncertainty …

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