NASCAR’s Mile-and-a-Half Track Dilemma

By Jason Schultz

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Many NASCAR fans feel the Sprint Cup Series has an excess number of mile-and-a-half tracks on the schedule. Mile-and-a-half tracks don’t seem to feature the close, competitive racing that super speedways, short tracks and road courses have offered fans. NASCAR is always looking for fan input on the series, but one suggestion it seems is not being addressed, is that some fans are no longer wanting as many mile-and-a-half tracks on the schedule. Continue reading

Chase Tracker – The Contenders after Texas

By Jordan Dodson and Sharon Burton

Texas Motor Speedway called their race weekend a “wild asphalt circus” and Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 race lived up to the hype

Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski battled down to the last lap in an instant classic for the 2012 Sprint Cup championship.

Keselowski & Johnson chase the lead
Photo – ESPN

With two races remaining in the Chase, it is coming down to two drivers – Johnson and Keselowski. Sunday’s race was a perfect example of why Keselowski and Johnson are the two run-away drivers battling down to the wire at Homestead. Continue reading

Ryan Blaney- A Future Champ

By Jordan Dodson

Ryan Blaney has burst onto the NASCAR scene in 2012 and from the beginning has out performed his experience

This spring, in his Nationwide series debut at Richmond Speedway, Ryan Blaney finished an impressive seventh-place. Not only did Blaney finish in the top-ten for his prime-time debut, he did it in under-funded equipment, driving for Tommy Baldwin Racing. Blaney’s Nationwide debut was only the beginning of more accomplishments and opportunities. Continue reading

Texas Motor Speedway Thinks Outside of Racing

By Jordan Dodson

Texas Motor Speedway put on an event that was bigger than NASCAR this past weekend, including a “wild asphalt circus,” an election and a full-blown carnival. It was one of the best marketing strategies I have ever seen.

Eddie Gossage, president of Texas Motor Speedway, and his team have been known for coming up with crazy ideas to get fans to the race track and last weekend included the best one yet.

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Johnson outlast Keselowski for Texas win

Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe’s Chevrolet, celebrates with champagne in Victory Lane after winning the AAA Texas 500
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By NASCAR Wire Service

No. 48 team extends Chase points lead to seven with two races remaining

The haymaker Jimmie Johnson delivered Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway turned out to be an eight-point swing.

Taking advantage of a late caution and four fresh tires to Brad Keselowski‘s two, Johnson pulled away from Keselowski in a green-white-checkered-flag finish to win the AAA Texas 500 and tighten his grip on a possible sixth Sprint Cup Series championship. Continue reading