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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.

The speeds were rising quickly in the closing laps, so fantasy owners should not be surprised to see even faster times in Friday night’s qualification session. Any of the top five should be considered a favorite to score the pole. Behind Vickers, Kevin Harvick, Tony Stewart, Martin Truex Jr., and Jeff Gordon rounded out the top five.
Oct 31 - 2:34 PM

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.

Hill’s last two results on this track type ended in 30-something results. He was 33rd at Kansas and 36th at Charlotte, which makes him an interesting dark horse this week at Texas.
Oct 31 - 2:22 PM

Six-time ARCA Racing Series winner Brennan Poole has signed on to run a partial schedule with Team BCR Racing in 2015.

The new union will begin in February at Daytona Int’l Speedway where the team picked up their first win of the 2014 season in the Lucas Oil 200. Poole began his ARCA Racing Series career in 2011, winning at Salem Speedway in his series debut. The 23-year-old driver went onto win five more races most recently at Kentucky Speedway in 2014. Poole had driven for Venturini Motorsports. The agreement calls for a minimum of 10 races in 2015. If additional funding is secured, the team will plan to run for the 2015 Championship.-ARCA Racing
Oct 31 - 2:16 PM

Chris Buescher leads the first practice session for the Nationwide Series O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway.

The lap of 186.085 mph in the No. 60 Bit O Honey Ford Mustang was best of the 40 cars out on the track for this session. No. 22 Joey Logano, No. 6 Trevor Bayne, No. 33 Austin Dillon and No. 2 Brian Scott are the rest of the top five on the speed chart. Carlos Contreras in the No. 87 Chevrolet Camaro was the slowest.
Oct 31 - 2:03 PM

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.

Expanding the parameters a little shows the same kind of consistency. Bowyer finished 17th in the 2012 Samsung Mobile 500 and that is the only other time in the past eight races he finished outside the top 10. If he fits a niche on your roster, start him with confidence.
Oct 31 - 11:41 AM

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 priorities for this team might not match up with fantasy players. They need to figure out where the strengths and weaknesses for the program lie and that might turn the AAA 500 into a test session.
Oct 31 - 11:19 AM

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.

Nearly 60 percent of those starts ended in top-fives and his average since fall 2008 has been a respectable sixth. He has struggled off and on this year and might fly under most fantasy players’ radar screens, which makes him one of this week’s best differentiators.
Oct 31 - 11:06 AM

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.

Sorenson’s best finish was a 26th in the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas, which puts him on the cusp of scoring a top-25. He has also shown the greatest improvement on average from his starting position to finish, so he could be one of this week’s hidden fantasy gems.
Oct 31 - 10:51 AM

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.

Eleventh is precisely where Kahne finished in last spring’s Texas race, but he rebounded to finish fifth in the fall. Watch him closely in practice to see if he might show the same signs of improvement this week.
Oct 31 - 10:46 AM

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).

The 2015 season will mark OneMain Financial's 12th season in NASCAR, and the company's return to a full-season sponsorship, serving as primary sponsor for all 33 races for the No. 1 Ford Mustang in the NXS. Sadler (current driver of the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 11 Toyota Camry) will continue his relationship with OneMain Financial as he competes for a championship in the 2015 season. He has 260 Nationwide Series starts to his credit, earning 10 wins, 16 pole awards, 61 top-five and 128 top-10 finishes.-Drivers Choice Marketing
Oct 31 - 10:45 AM

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).

In the midst of his 14th season in the series, Harvick has earned 26 wins, 111 top fives, 226 top-10 finishes and 14 pole awards. This weekend the No. 4 Budweiser Chevrolet SS will feature a special 500th start logo on the hood, under the right taillight and on the base of the b-post in recognition of the milestone. In addition, the hashtag #TexasToast appears on the car’s decklid.-Elevation Group PR
Oct 30 - 7:48 PM

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.

With an average starting position of 16.8 and an average finishing position of 21.0, Bliss has turned over 3,000 laps at the 1.5-mile speedway. After his 32nd place finish in the spring race at TMS, Bliss is ready to get back on track this weekend.-TriStar Motorsports NC
Oct 30 - 7:40 PM

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.

The average speed of 174.845 mph in the No. 29 Ford F-150 was best of the five trucks that ran 10 consecutive laps on the track for this session. No. 51 Kyle Busch (173.148 mph), No. 19 Tyler Reddick (172.060), No. 99 Bryan Silas (171.971) and No. 20 Brennan Newberry (170.689) are the others on this list.
Oct 30 - 7:37 PM

Johnny Sauter is fastest in Happy Hour for the Camping World Truck Series WinStar World Casino 350K at Texas Motor Speedway.

At 180.186 mph in the No. 98 Smokey Mountain/Curb Records Toyota Tundra, he was the fastest of the 30 trucks out on the track for the final practice. Sauter also led the first practice earlier today. No. 13 Jeb Burton, No. 17 Timothy Peters, No. 51 Kyle Busch and No. 88 Matt Crafton are the rest of the top five on the speed chart. No. 0 Caleb Roark was the slowest.
Oct 30 - 7:31 PM

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.

Harvick blew an engine early in the Duck Commander 500 this spring and that came on the heels of a 41st-place finish at Vegas. Since then, he has finished worse than 12th only one time in the last seven similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track races.
Oct 30 - 6:24 PM


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