When the No. 37 car of Chris Buescher was tapped from behind from the No. 77 of Erik Jones in the pit lane during this weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race in Texas, Buescher’s car spun around into its pits stall trunk-first—right into Buescher’s jack man Zack Young. Ouch!
The freshly repaved Texas Motor Speedway is a little slippery thus far, but man, does it look sharp. What’s more noticeable than usual, however, are the freshly painted, bright-white lines against the dark new asphalt. It begs the question: why are they there?
Once again, Texas Motor Speedway track president Eddie Gossage—in Fort Worth—is being weirdly territorial about the rest of Texas after Austin’s Circuit of the Americas expressed interest in a series that runs at TMS. Um, do you guys own a map? In any other, smaller state, Fort Worth and Austin would probably be in…
NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. may have taken the rest of 2016 off to recover from concussion symptoms, but he can still drive fast—a bit too fast for the local police around Texas Motor Speedway.
When sprinkles came down for the first time after NASCAR finally got the rain-delayed AAA Texas 500 underway, race leader Carl Edwards tried to convince everyone to stop it right there. He lost the battle and the race restarted on lap 270, but he still managed to get his way with 40 to go.
While running in front of Chase driver Kevin Harvick in the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, Austin Dillon wound up in the wall. The wreck, Dillon said, was because Harvick wasn’t happy about a “silver-spoon kid” outrunning him. But it sounds like Dillon’s still mad about an insult from three years ago.
This was the scene at Texas Motor Speedway about 30 minutes ago. Sit down and get ready for a long day of waiting on a NASCAR race, y’all.
Is there a better place to spend the weekend than at the race track? Maybe you can think of a few, but it’s definitely up there. We spent some of Friday night with a Zombie Dodge Xfinity Series team, MBM Motorsports, at Texas Motor Speedway’s NASCAR weekend. What’s on your agenda?
What do you do when you’ve got a lot of state pride and a lot of race track? You drive around that race track waving the glory of the red, white and blue—the Lone Star one, of course. Everything is bigger in Texas, y’all.
Unlike local race tracks, major oval venues such as Texas Motor Speedway often don’t have race cars making circles every weekend of the year. To keep busy, they host concerts, run races on smaller ovals within the track and, um... break strange world records.
0.008 seconds was all that separated IndyCar race winner Graham Rahal from James Hinchcliffe—the man who had led most of the restarted race at Texas Motor Speedway but got passed by Rahal on the very last lap. The race was full of close dicing back and forth, but it set a record for TMS’ closest finish ever.
After the rear of Ed Carpenter’s car touched the front corner of Scott Dixon’s IndyCar at Texas Motor Speedway, Dixon spun out of control and into the wall. Dixon, of course, let Carpenter know he was just fine (but mad) in everyone’s favorite way: with two middle fingers up.
Fans got to watch 71 laps of IndyCar racing at Texas Motor Speedway today after a rain delay pushed the race from Saturday night to this afternoon, and then a torrential downpour ensured that this race wouldn’t be finishing this weekend. In fact, it will now be finishing on August 27 instead.
It can get pretty boring during a lengthy rain delay, especially at an oval where you’re not just delayed for the rain, but delayed to dry the track off as well. Fortunately, some of the Andretti Autosport crew members discovered that the grass turns into one giant Slip’N Slide when it’s wet.
At today’s IndyCar race at Texas Motor Speedway, Conor Daly’s car got loose and snapped into Josef Newgarden’s car when he tried to correct it, catching Newgarden’s car and pushing it into the SAFER barrier, top-side-first. Newgarden’s roll hoop punched a hole in the SAFER barrier on impact.
If you were waiting for tonight’s IndyCar race to start at Texas Motor Speedway, neat! Us too! The race is expected to start after 10:00 p.m. Eastern now, as they’re drying the track from an earlier storm. I’m here at the Firestone 600, and I’m going to wander around a bit in the pits until the race starts.
There’s something about a 30-ton, 40-foot car-crushing robot dinosaur that’s bound to get our attention. Meet your new (old) friend Robosaurus. He’s back, and he may just be the most over-the-top trackside attraction I’ve ever seen.
If you’ve never seen a car set up for a banked oval up close before, it’s fascinating to see just how much of the car is set up to help it turn in one direction. Here’s a few interesting little details from NASCAR’s weekend at Texas Motor Speedway.
Kyle Busch wins so often in NASCAR that it’s almost a non-story that he won tonight’s late-running, rain-delayed Duck Commander 500. Like many professional drivers, there’s a clear pattern in Busch’s post-race commentary. So, we’ve done him a solid and come up with this handy template for future use.
After spending much of the rain delay chatting to crew members on pit lane, I can definitely understand why they need to stretch before hustling around tires, fuel and jacks. Please, enjoy Team Penske’s pre-race calisthenics. Personally, I’m a fan of the “I’m the statue on top of a fountain” pose.