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  • Montreal Has Seen Its Share Of Action

    08/28/2009
    By Tim Tuttle and Roger KuzniaSporting News NASCAR Wire Service
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  • TMS Announces 2010 Season Schedule - Samsung 500 Date Moves A Week Later To Season's Eighth Race

    08/27/2009
    FORT WORTH, Texas (August 27, 2009) – Texas Motor Speedway will have a slight shift in its 2010 NASCAR schedule as the Samsung 500 race week will be run April 15-18, moving the Sprint Cup Series race from the seventh to the eighth event of the season as a result of a date swap with Phoenix International Raceway.
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  • 'Speeding To Help' Community Outreach Program Closes Out With Visit To Dallas Arboretum

    08/26/2009
    FORT WORTH, Texas (August 26, 2009) – Texas Motor Speedway concluded a successful second year of its “Speeding To Help” community outreach program Wednesday as 20 staff members volunteered their time to assist the Dallas Arboretum in its trial and research gardens.
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  • TMS Promotes Veteran Jeffers To Director Of Sales

    08/26/2009
    FORT WORTH, Texas (August 26, 2009) – Devron Jeffers, a five-time salesperson of the year at Texas Motor Speedway, has been promoted to Director of Sales, Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage announced today.
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  • 2010 Date For Texas 550k IndyCar Series Race To Shift To June 5 And Run After Indy 500

    08/26/2009
    FORT WORTH, Texas (August 25, 2009) – The Texas 550k IndyCar Series race will shift its 2010 date up a week to Saturday, June 5, and follow the Indianapolis 500, marking the first time that the series’ two marquee events will be run on consecutive weekends.
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  • WinStar World Casino To Serve As Title Sponsor For Fall Truck Series Race

    08/25/2009
    FORT WORTH, Texas (August 25, 2009) – WinStar World Casino has decided to “double down” with Texas Motor Speedway.
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  • Fort Worth Business Press Names Texas Motor Speedway Top Sports Facility Of Tarrant County

    08/24/2009
    FORT WORTH, Texas (August 12, 2009) – Fort Worth Business Press has ranked Texas Motor Speedway No. 1 on its “Top Sports Facilities of Tarrant County,” placing the venue ahead of both the new Cowboys Stadium and the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
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  • The Cool Down Lap: Bristol Brings Clarity To Chase Picture

    08/24/2009
    By Reid SpencerSporting News NASCAR Wire Service
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  • Busch Holds Off Martin For Bristol Win

    08/23/2009
    By Reid SpencerSporting News NASCAR Wire Service
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  • Busch Wins Bristol Truck Race; Hornaday Finishes Third

    08/20/2009
    Special to the Sporting News NASCAR Wire Service
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  • 'Speeding To Help' Community Outreach Program Lends Hand To North Texas Food Bank

    08/18/2009
    FORT WORTH, Texas (August 18, 2009) – Texas Motor Speedway’s “Speeding To Help” program made its third stop during the month-long community outreach initiative on Tuesday by lending a volunteer hand to the North Texas Food Bank in Dallas.
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  • Roush Fenway's Carl Edwards Nets Second Straight Top-Five With Michigan Run

    08/17/2009
    SceneDaily.com
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  • David Ragan - "You've Got To Make Good Things Happen"

    08/13/2009
    By Reid Spencer
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  • 'Speeding To Help' Makes Second Stop At Bethlehem United Community Center In Fort Worth

    08/12/2009
    FORT WORTH, Texas (August 12, 2009) – Texas Motor Speedway’s “Speeding To Help” community outreach program visited the Bethlehem United Community Center in Fort Worth today with more than 20 speedway staff members helping clean up the facility’s outdoor  area.
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  • Stewart Holds Off Ambrose For Win At The Glen

    08/10/2009
    WATKINS GLEN, N.Y.—Tony Stewart’s dream season continued unabated in Monday’s rain-delayed Heluva Good! at the Glen. After a major adjustment early in the race got Stewart’s No. 14 Chevrolet handling the way the NASCAR Sprint Cup points leader wanted, Stewart held off Marcos Ambrose during a 17-lap run to the finish and crossed the finish line 2.969 seconds ahead of the Australian road-course ace. The victory was Stewart’s fifth at Watkins Glen International, his third of the season and the 36th of his Cup career. Stewart opened his lead in the series standings to 260 points over polesitter Jimmie Johnson, who finished 12th after spinning off the course in Turn 1 late in the race. The second-place finish was Ambrose’s best to date in the Cup series, improving by one position over his results at the Glen last year and at Infineon Raceway in June. Carl Edwards came home third after a strategic run from the 33rd starting position. Kyle Busch ran fourth, and though he remained 13th in the Cup standings, he trimmed his deficit in points to 12th position—now occupied by 14th-place finisher Matt Kenseth—from 101 to 58 points with four races remaining before the field for the 12-driver Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup is set Sept. 12 at Richmond. From Stewart’s point of view, making changes to the car under caution on Lap 19 was a critical juncture in the race. “Our crew did an awesome job on the pit stop,” said Stewart, who led the last 24 laps after outbraking Busch into Turn 1 after a restart on Lap 67 of 90. “We had asked for a lot of changes there—and a lot of lengthy changes. Our guys did a great job of getting us in and out of the pits there, and we never lost very much track position, so we were able to make it up. We had a fast car today.” Stewart’s car was fast enough to withstand pressure from Ambrose, who dogged Stewart until the final two laps, when the driver of the No. 47 Toyota backed off to conserve fuel. “I was watching him,” said Stewart, who will clinch a spot in the Chase when he takes the green flag Sunday at Michigan. “There were parts of the track where we were stronger than he was and parts where he was stronger than us. But I think we were stronger in the parts of the track that we needed to be to hold him off, if he got any closer.” Ambrose said the setup of his car wasn’t quite right for a track that became hotter and slicker on Monday, after rain on Sunday washed the rubber from the racing surface. “We missed it just a little bit,” said Ambrose who was trying to complete a double at the Glen after winning Saturday’s Nationwide Series race. “I thought our car in practice on Saturday was better than what we had today. “It was on the edge the whole time. If I had the perfect line—did everything just right—I could get away with it. But the track was slick. We were slightly aggressive on our setup for it. We didn’t really get a chance to tune on it, either. I think we only changed a quarter-pound of tire pressure all day because we were pitting under green and didn’t have time to do anything to it.” Jeff Gordon, third in the standings, took a major hit in points after taking a major hit on the racetrack. After contact from Kasey Kahne, Sam Hornish Jr.’s No. 77 Dodge bounced off the tire barrier at the exit of Turn 9 and back across the track into Gordon’s No. 24, ending the race for both drivers on Lap 63. Gordon finished 37th, and though he retained third place in the series standings, he fell 342 points behind Stewart. The accident, which also involved Jeff Burton, Andy Lally and Joey Logano, caused a 19-minute, 35-second stoppage while track workers cleaned debris from the crash.
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  • Champions Crowned After Record-Setting Season Finale Of Scion Drag-n-Brag

    08/10/2009
    FORT WORTH, Texas (August 7, 2009) – The six-week Scion Drag-n-Brag program culminated in grand fashion as Friday evening’s season finale attracted a season-high 228 competitors and the four season champions were crowned at Texas Motor Speedway.
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  • Mayor Moncrief Earns Bragging Rights In Inaugural Mayor's Cup Media Challenge

    08/07/2009
    FORT WORTH, Texas (August 7, 2009) – Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief got an opportunity to feel like Tigers Woods for a day and he wasn’t even close to a golf course.
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  • Top 5 And 5 To Watch: Watkins Glen

    08/06/2009
    By Bill MarxSporting News NASCAR Wire Service
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  • 'Speeding To Help' Visits Weatherford To Assist On Home Build For Injured Army Specialist

    08/05/2009
    FORT WORTH, Texas (August 5, 2009) – Texas Motor Speedway’s month-long “Speeding To Help” community outreach program kicked off today assisting Homes For Our Troops with construction of a new home in Weatherford, Texas, for U.S. Army Specialist Brett Wolf.
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  • Stewart Produces Another Successful 'Smoke Show' Fundraiser For Speedway Children's Charities-Texas Chapter

    08/04/2009
    FORT WORTH, Texas (August 4, 2009) – Less than 24 hours after posting a 10th-place finish at Pocono, two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart found himself in the cockpit again Tuesday but his objectives were not the pursuit of victory or maintaining his points lead.
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