Race Weekend Central

Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 AAA Texas 500

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Who’s in the headline? – Jimmie Johnson saved his best for last Sunday and spoiled Brad Keselowski‘s party as the laps wound down. Johnson led six laps during the event, including the final four to steal the win from Keselowski, who led 312 of the posted 334 laps of the event. Johnson proved, once again, …

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Jimmie Johnson Pounces To 2015 AAA Texas 500 Victory, 6th at TMS

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Jimmie Johnson spoiled a Chase clinching win for Brad Keselowski as he made the winning pass with three laps to go to win the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. The victory for Johnson is the fifth of the season and third in a row at Texas. “I kept working on him, working on …

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Up To Speed: Jimmie Johnson Snookers Brad Keselowski

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By all accounts, Brad Keselowski should have won the race at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday. After starting on the pole, Keselowski dominated the race, leading 312 of 334 laps. Most of those remaining laps were during cycles of green-flag pit stops or short periods where other drivers – like Kevin Harvick – were briefly …

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Kickin’ the Tires: Penske Pariahs?

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As the closing laps ticked off at Texas Motor Speedway and Jimmie Johnson edged into the lead, you could hear the cheers from fans not wanting to see Brad Keselowski move easily into the final round of #TheChase at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It was a heartbreaker, for sure, considering Keselowski led 312 of the 334 laps …

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Pace Laps: Penske Problems, Xfinity Interesting and More

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Sprint Cup Series: Is Team Penske Locked Out of the Final Four? – Fresh off of a controversial finish at Martinsville Speedway, teammates Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski found themselves in a must-win situation at either Texas or Phoenix to make the final four in the Chase. With Keselowski on the pole after leading practice …

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Brad Keselowski Sees Value in Double Duty Race Weekends

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The Sprint Cup Series took to Texas Motor Speedway Friday for a single practice session before qualifying for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500, and many teams spent only short bursts of time on track, tweaking their setups for the afternoon, knowing Saturday morning brought two more chances to adjust the race trim. But when early mornings rains …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas

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After facing a quiet track all day long due to lingering weepers from morning rains that ultimately canceled all on-track activity prior to the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge, the Xfinity Series finally took to the track roughly 30 minutes late. In a race that featured substantially more passing and on-track action than the Camping World …

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Brad Keselowski Snags 2015 AAA Texas 500 Pole

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After leading the lone practice session Friday at Texas Motor Speedway, Brad Keselowski backed up that fast lap by taking the pole for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500. The driver of the No. 2 Ford posted a 196.929 mph lap, enough to best Kevin Harvick‘s 195.993 mph speed. Kyle Busch starts third, followed by Joey Logano. …

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2015 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the AAA Texas 500

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Welcome to our eighth year of staff predictions! Each week, our experts attempt to tell you who the winner of each Cup race will be. Take a look to see who your favorite writers think will win it all (or at least score some points) this week! Think you can out-prognosticate our staff?  Leave your …

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Brad Keselowski Paces 2015 AAA Texas 500 Practice

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Brad Keselowski led the lone Sprint Cup Series practice at Texas Motor Speedway this afternoon with a fast lap of 197.059 mph. During the nearly two-hour session, the driver of the No. 2 Ford sat atop the leaderboard for much of the time. Kevin Harvick ran second-quickest at 196.421 mph, though he briefly spent time …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 after the 2015 Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville

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Once again, Martinsville Speedway lived up to its reputation. Short tempers? Check. Payback? Check. Lots and lots of contact? Check. Matt Kenseth – once thought to be one of the most even-tempered drivers in the garage area – wrecked Joey Logano while several laps down at Martinsville Speedway. Though he claimed it was unintentional, NASCAR …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2015 AAA Texas Edition

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Well, last week most everyone correctly thought that Talladega would be the wild card when it came to who would be in or out of the next round of the Chase. But what should never be forgotten is that short tracks can be just as much of a wild card and that was certainly the …

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