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  • Sporting News Power Poll After New Hampshire

    06/29/2010
    Jimmie Johnson's fifth win of the season made the driver of the No. 48 the easy top choice in this week's Power Poll for a second straight week. He has won at least five races in six of the last seven Sprint Cup seasons and 52 overall. Watch out in future weeks for Tony Stewart, who has now climbed to fourth and has three top-five finishes in his last four races. The weekly poll is a collaboration of Sporting News and Rowdy.com.
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  • Spots Remain For 'Smoke Show'

    06/29/2010
    A limited number of spots are still available for both days of the Tony Stewart “Smoke Show” set for Aug. 17-18 at Texas Motor Speedway. Stewart will visit Fort Worth to once again help Speedway Children’s Charities-Texas Chapter raise money to benefit the children of North Texas by hosting his fantasy camp, which has raised $474,000 since it became a charity event in 2008.
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  • Summer Racing Series Continues With Driver Autograph Session

    06/23/2010
    Texas Motor Speedway’s Thursday Night Summer Stampede racing series continues this week, with fans having the opportunity to enjoy a pre-race driver autograph session. Gates open at 6:30, with action beginning on-track at 7 p.m.
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  • Sporting News Power Poll After Infineon

    06/22/2010
    Jimmie Johnson’s first road-course victory returned him to the top spot in the latest Sporting News Power Poll. After a five-race lull, Johnson has strung together finishes of fifth, sixth and first. He also shot up four spots in the Sprint Cup standings to second, 140 points behind Kevin Harvick, who is second in this week’s poll. The weekly poll is a collaboration of Sporting News and Rowdy.com. 1. Jimmie Johnson (last week: 6th) What happened to all that talk about the spoiler bringing an end to Johnson’s dominance? 2. Kevin Harvick (3rd) A fine bounce-back effort (third place) after finishing 19th at Michigan. 3. Jeff Gordon (4th) Maybe Gordon should try the bull-in-the-china-shop approach more often. It got him a fifth-place finish at Sonoma. 4. Denny Hamlin (1st) He got collected in the massive accordion wreck and he paid for it with a 34th-place finish. Such is life on road courses. He’ll be back strong at Loudon. 5. Greg Biffle (12th) Second straight top 10 made the Biff look like the guy who started the year with six straight top 10s. 6. Tony Stewart (8th) Despite a run-in with Boris Said, Stewart finished ninth at Infineon and solidified his position in the top 12. 7. Kyle Busch (5th) All the Gibbs cars finished in the 30s at Sonoma, and Busch was the worst of the bunch, running 39th. 8. Kurt Busch (2nd) Finished 32nd at Infineon. The other two times he has finished worse than 30th this season, he has come back the following week with a top five. 9. Kasey Kahne (13th) Has Kahne’s recent resurgence been a function of the new Ford engine or some tracks at which he’s traditionally strong? New Hampshire might give us the answer. 10. Jeff Burton (5th) Another late-race calamity for Burton, though this one wasn’t his fault. Still intrigued by what might happen to this team if Burton wins. 11. Juan Pablo Montoya (16th) For one of the best road-course racers in the world, a 10th in Sonoma is a missed opportunity. 12. Mark Martin (18th) A telling statistic: Martin finished 14th at Infineon, his second-best finish in the past seven races. 13. Dale Earnhardt Jr. (17th) Junior got a lot of mileage out of the restarts. He’s 13th in points, 57 behind 12th-place Carl Edwards. 14. AJ Allmendinger (15th) His five top 15s in a row are a career best. 15. Carl Edwards (10th) It’s hard to knock him down too far for being a victim late in Sunday’s race. 16. Matt Kenseth (9th) Kenseth has gone from third in points to seventh in three races. Still, he’s a meaty 217 points ahead Earnhardt. 17. Clint Bowyer (14th) Bowyer was involved in the same wreck as Burton and wound up 31st, ending his top-10 streak at Infineon at three. 18. Ryan Newman (20th) Finished 16th Sunday but had to pick up 10 spots in the final 15 laps to do it. 19. David Reutimann (19th) Claimed his first top 20 on a road course … barely. He finished 20th. 20. Jamie McMurray (21st) Despite being knocked around early at Sonoma, McMurray rallied to finish 15th and kept his Chase hopes alive. 21. Joey Logano (11th) Logan is still trying to figure out the road courses, but he has the ovals figured out better than some veterans. 22. Paul Menard (24th) At this point last season, Menard was 33rd in the standings. Currently, he’s 10 spots to the good in 23rd. 23. Marcos Ambrose (NR) Ambrose gets his best finish since August 2009, but that’s not what he’ll remember. Or anyone else.  24. Robby Gordon (NR) Gordon gets his best finish since finishing second at Watkins Glen in August 2005. Ten of his 16 career top fives have come at road courses, including two of his three wins. The guy knows how to get it done. 25. Martin Truex Jr. (22nd) Jeff Gordon’s cheap shot cost Truex at least 100 points, possibly more. Could be a decisive blow if he fails to make the Chase.
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  • Summer Stampede Racing Series Begins Thursday Night With Backpack Giveaway

    06/16/2010
    FORT WORTH, Texas (June 16, 2010) – The first 500 fans through Gate 4 for tomorrow evening’s season opener of the Thursday Night Summer Stampede short-track racing series will receive a free Texas Motor Speedway backpack.
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  • Thursday Night Summer Stampede Racing Returns June 17 To Texas Motor Speedway

    06/09/2010
    FORT WORTH, Texas (June 9, 2010) – Short-track racing under the lights returns to Texas Motor Speedway this summer with the start of the Thursday Night Summer Stampede, beginning June 17.
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  • Briscoe Wins Firestone 550k

    06/05/2010
     
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  • Bodine Wins WinStar World Casino 400k

    06/04/2010
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  • Dixon Fastest In Final Firestone 550k Practice Session

    06/04/2010
    FORT WORTH, Texas (June 4, 2010) – Target Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon posted the fastest lap of Friday’s final IndyCar Series practice for the Firestone 550k at Texas Motor Speedway.
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  • Patrick Leads Female Contingent In Firestone 550k Qualifying

    06/04/2010
    FORT WORTH (June 4, 2010) – Andretti Autosport’s Danica Patrick paced a track-record four female drivers Friday by qualifying eighth for the Firestone 550k IndyCar Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.
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  • Briscoe Earns IZOD IndyCar Series Pole For Firestone 550k

    06/04/2010
    FORT WORTH (June 4, 2010) – Team Penske driver Ryan Briscoe captured his second pole of the IndyCar Series season during Friday’s qualifying for the Firestone 550k at Texas Motor Speedway.
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  • Dixon Fastest In Opening Firestone 550k Practice Session

    06/04/2010
    FORT WORTH, Texas (June 4, 2010) – Target Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon posted the fastest lap of Friday’s opening IndyCar Series practice for the Firestone 550k at Texas Motor Speedway.
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  • Rookie Dillon Takes Pole For WinStar World Casino 400k

    06/03/2010
    FORT WORTH, Texas (June 3, 2010) – Rookie Austin Dillon, grandson of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series owner Richard Childress, captured the pole position for the WinStar World Casino 400k with a lap of 178.654 miles per hour during Thursday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series qualifying at Texas Motor Speedway.
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  • Crafton Quickest In Final WinStar World Casino 400k Practice

    06/03/2010
    FORT WORTH, Texas (June 3, 2010) – Matt Crafton (No. 88 Menards Chevrolet) topped final practice for Friday’s WinStar World Casino with a speed of 178.642.
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  • Schrader Fastest In First WinStar World Casino 400k Practice

    06/03/2010
    FORT WORTH, Texas (June 3, 2010) – The Kevin Harvick Inc. duo of Ken Schrader (No. 2 Kevin Harvick Inc. Chevrolet) and Ron Hornaday Jr. (No. 33 Longhorn Chevrolet) topped the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice charts for Friday’s WinStar World Casino 400k.
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  • Franchitti Receives Texas-Sized Welcome During Indy 500 Champion's Luncheon

    06/03/2010
    FORT WORTH, Texas (June 2, 2010) – Newly crowned Indianapolis 500 champion Dario Franchitti received a Texas-sized welcome from race fans attending the annual Indy 500 Champion’s Luncheon at 8.0 Restaurant in downtown Fort Worth. Franchitti, making his first stop on his Indy 500 championship tour, visited with fans as he begins to shift his focus to the series’ second marquee event – Saturday’s Firestone 550k at Texas Motor Speedway.
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  • Dario Franchitti To Chat With Fans On ESPN.com

    06/01/2010
    Fans will have the chance to chat with two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti tomorrow on ESPN.com from 2:30 - 2:45 p.m. CT. Franchitti will be in town to promote this week's Firestone 550k IndyCar Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. Click here to submit questions for tomorrow's chat.
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