Brian Vickers posted the fastest single lap in the first practice session for the AAA 500 at Texas. His top speed was 199.218 mph.
Timmy Hill has been placed in the No. 33 at Texas, which will be his fifth race with this team on a similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track this year.
Six-time ARCA Racing Series winner Brennan Poole has signed on to run a partial schedule with Team BCR Racing in 2015.
Chris Buescher leads the first practice session for the Nationwide Series O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway.
Clint Bowyer is riding a four-race, top-15 streak at Texas. His best result in the past four races was a sixth in fall 2012 and his worst was a 15th the following spring.
JJ Yeley will make his third start on a similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track for BK Racing this week at Texas. His previous two races with them ended in a 29th at Kansas and a 38th at Charlotte.
The AAA 500 should be one of Greg Biffle’s best opportunities to score a late-year top-five and be one of the best fantasy values in nearly every game. In his last 12 attempts on this track, his worst finish was a 12th and his best was a victory in spring 2012.
Reed Sorenson has been gradually improving on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks in 2014. His first three starts at Vegas, Texas, and Kansas were in the 30s; his latest five attempts all ended in the mid- to high-20s.
In nine races on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks this year, Kasey Kahne has earned eight top-15s. Five of these were top-10s, but he barely missed that mark at Texas this spring and finished 11th in the Duck Commander 500.
OneMain Financial announced today that it will be the primary sponsor of the Roush Fenway Racing No. 1 OneMain Financial Ford Mustang driven by Elliott Sadler in the 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS).
Kevin Harvick is scheduled to make his 500th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) start in Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 race at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS).
Making his 19th Nationwide Series start at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend, Mike Bliss is ready to get back to the track after two weekends off.
Ryan Blaney has the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in Happy Hour practice for the Camping World Truck Series WinStar World Casino 350K at Texas Motor Speedway.
Johnny Sauter is fastest in Happy Hour for the Camping World Truck Series WinStar World Casino 350K at Texas Motor Speedway.
Kevin Harvick is another driver, along with Brad Keselowski and Carl Edwards, who effectively need a victory to advance to the Championship round of the playoffs. He won the most recent event on this track type at Charlotte.
Carl Edwards has a nine-race, top-20 streak on this track type with all but three of those results ending in top-10s.
Cole Whitt has been hovering around the 30th-place mark on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks. Most of his results ended in the 27th- to 36th-place range with one very solid result at Kansas. He finished 23rd in the Hollywood Casino 400.
Jeff Gordon finished second in the Duck Commander 500 this spring and he has been second in two of the last three races on this track type this season. He finished that well at Chicagoland and Charlotte.
Alex Bowman has been remarkably consistent on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks this year. In nine events to date, he has finished between 30th and 37th in each race.
For the second time in the Chase, Brad Keselowski is basically in a must-win situation if he wants to advance to the final round of the playoffs. If he wins to advance, he will have recorded victories in each of the Chase segments.