Texas triumphs for Kevin Harvick
Kevin Harvick | 4
(October 29, 2014 2:09 PM EDT)
Sprint Cup regular (No. 4) Kevin Harvick ranks second behind fellow-Cup regular Kyle Busch in both victories (five) and laps led (755) in Nationwide Series competition at Texas Motor Speedway.
The most recent of Harvick’s victories at the track came on Nov. 3, 2012. He also holds one victory at the track in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series action. Saturday’s race in the No. 5 Hunt Brothers Pizza Chevrolet Camaro marks Harvick’s final NNS start of 2014. In 14 races this season, he has accumulated four wins and one pole award to go with 12 top-five and 14 top-10 finishes. Heading into his final start of the season, he holds a single-season career-best 3.0 average finish, having not finished lower than seventh through 14 starts.-JR Motorsports
Jeb Burton has winning history at Fort Worth
Jeb Burton | 813
(October 29, 2014 2:03 PM EDT)
Jeb Burton, driver of the No. 13 Estes Express Toyota Tundra is hoping his winning legacy at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) in Fort Worth will carry over for Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) WinStar World Casino and Resort 350K.
In 2012, Burton tamed the 1.5-mile Fort Worth track, turning his 12th career NCWTS start into his first series win (June, 2013). The Halifax, Va. native returned to the track in the fall of 2013 to earn his seventh career NCWTS Keystone Light Pole Award.-ThorSport Racing
Johnny Sauter at Texas Motor Speedway
Johnny Sauter | 898
(October 29, 2014 2:00 PM EDT)
In 12 starts at Texas Motor Speedway, Johnny Sauter has two poles, has led 224 laps and swept both NCWTS races in 2012.
Additionally, the Necedah, Wisconsin driver has the best average finish (6.2) of any other driver entered in the 147-lap event. With nothing to lose and everything to gain, the SmokeySnuff.com driver hopes to get "Jack-O-Peach" in victory lane on Friday night in the WinStar World Casino and Resort 350k; a move that can help the veteran driver gain valuable points on teammate and NCWTS point leader Matt Crafton with only three races remaining in the 2014 season.-ThorSport Racing
Points leader Crafton looks to sweep at Texas
Matt Crafton | 888
(October 29, 2014 1:54 PM EDT)
In 27 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races at Texas Motor Speedway, Matt Crafton has one win, two poles, has led 160 laps and produced eight top-five, and 16 top-10 finishes.
Additionally, he has more series starts (27), the most top-five finishes (8), the most top-10 finishes (10), the most lead lap finishes (18), and has completed more laps (4119) than any other driver entered in Friday night's 147-lap event - a combination that could have the Tulare, Calif. native sporting a cowboy hat and blasting six shooters in victory lane on Friday night. TMS is the site of Crafton's last series win of 2014 and he would like nothing more than to become the fifth driver in 33 NCWTS races at TMS to perform the sweep.-ThorSport Racing
Sponsor named for Bliss at Texas
Mike Bliss | 719
(October 29, 2014 1:48 PM EDT)
TriStar Motorsports is excited to announce that Tweaker Energy Shots will be back on board Mike Bliss' No. 19 Camry this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway.
The No. 19 Camry will feature a new paint scheme during the O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge on November 1st. Tweaker Energy Shots new flavor, Extra Strength Green Apple, will adorn Bliss's Camry. This new flavor can be found at most convenient stores and grocery stores.-TriStar Motorsports NC
Josh Wise on downward slide
Josh Wise | 98
(October 29, 2014 1:43 PM EDT)
Josh Wise’s last two attempts on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks have fallen below his average. In nine races this year at Atlanta, Charlotte, Texas, Las Vegas, Kansas, Chicagoland, and Kentucky, he has scored an average of 36.2, but he was only 38th in the Hollywood Casino 400 and 41st in the Bank of America 500 in his most recent efforts.
Notably, Wise’s Duck Commander 500 at Texas this spring was exactly average with a 36th. He should be able to finish in that general range on Sunday.
Last 2014 start for Max Gresham
Max Gresham | 823
(October 29, 2014 1:39 PM EDT)
Texas Motor Speedway will mark Gresham’s fifth and final start of the 2014 season in with GMS Racing's No. 23 AmWINS Group Inc. Chevrolet Silverado.
Through four NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races of the 2014 season, he has completed 563 of 684 laps contested (82.3 percent). In four career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway, Gresham has one top-12 finish with an average finish of 18.2. During his trip to the intermediate track in November 2012, Gresham passed 11 trucks in 100 laps before scoring his career-best Texas finish at 12th-place.-GMS Racing
Coulter in the "Lone Star State"
Joey Coulter | 821
(October 29, 2014 1:34 PM EDT)
Joey Coulter has made seven NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at Texas Motor Speedway.
He has earned an average starting position of 11.6 and an average finishing position of 9.6 at the track. In June 2012 with Richard Childress Racing, the 24-year-old finished a career-best in third-place at the track. In addition, Coulter has one ARCA Racing Series start, finishing 23rd in 2010. Coulter and the No. 21 Allegiant Travel team collected their second consecutive top-10 finish of the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, finishing ninth in the WinStar World Casino & Resort 400 at the Texas Motor Speedway on June 6.-GMS Racing
Ray Black Jr. Texas advance
Ray Black Jr. | 108
(October 29, 2014 1:30 PM EDT)
Ray Black Jr. will make his sixth start of 2014 in the No. 08 ScubaLife / NASE Worldwide Chevrolet for SS Green Light Racing when the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races Friday night under the lights at the Texas Motor Speedway.
Black’s best finish of the 2014 campaign came at Chicagoland in September, in his first visit to a mile-and-a-half speedway. Said Black: "We did Chicago and we finished 18th so I’m looking for that same result or better at Texas. I believe we are bringing the same truck back and I think we’ll have a good opportunity to better that finish."-SSRacingOnline PR
Jimmie Johnson likes Texas in the fall
Jimmie Johnson | 48
(October 29, 2014 1:25 PM EDT)
Jimmie Johnson has won the last two fall Texas races and hopes that he can keep that streak alive.
It is difficult to prediction he will run well since results for this team have been uniformly disappointing since the Chase began. Johnson also carried the momentum of strong spring runs with him into those races with top-10s in both early events. This spring he suffered crash damage in the opening laps of the race and was never able to recover.