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12:40 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports Defending NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. will replace Daniel Suarez in the No. 19 car starting next season, Joe Gibbs Racing confirmed Wednesday. Truex needed a new place to race after
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10:28 AM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports Kevin Harvick is no longer locked into a NASCAR Cup Series playoff spot as his race-winning car from Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway was found to have illegal alterations to the rear spoiler.
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12:58 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports FORT WORTH, Texas — With six drivers vying for the two remaining berths to fight for the championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the track at Phoenix has added an extra kink to the drama
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8:27 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports FORT WORTH, Texas — A NASCAR official mistakenly wrote down that Jimmie Johnson failed prerace technical inspection three times, leading NASCAR to penalize him prior to Sunday’s race in an error a series
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5:31 PM ET Associated Press FORT WORTH, Texas — Authorities said two men were rushed to hospitals in critical condition after being found suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning inside their converted bus at Texas Motor Speedway. Fort Worth fire spokesman Kyle Clay said that firefighters found the men shortly before 9 a.m. Sunday. Bystanders had
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9:01 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports FORT WORTH, Texas — Martin Truex Jr. nearly won last week at Martinsville Speedway after having to start at the rear of the field for failing postqualifying inspection. He will have a similar
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7:39 AM ET Mari Hulman George, the chairman of the board emeritus of Indianapolis Motor Speedway, died early Saturday morning at the age of 83, the track announced in a statement. She served as IMS chairman from 1988 to 2016, giving the command for drivers to start their engines for both the Indy 500 and
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11:53 PM ET Associated Press FORT WORTH, Texas — Justin Haley joined teammate Johnny Sauter in the four-man field for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship, winning at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday night for an automatic berth. Haley raced to his third victory of the season, taking the lead with a half-lap remaining
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10:22 PM ET Associated Press FORT WORTH, Texas — Clint Bowyer went faster than 200 mph, just as pole sitter Ryan Blaney did during NASCAR Cup qualifying at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday. “It’s so hard to sit here and explain to somebody what that lap feels like, and the adjustments you have to make,”
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2:53 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports FORT WORTH, Texas — Two-time Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso was chatting with seven-time NASCAR Cup series champion Jimmie Johnson in January, and Alonso casually mentioned they should drive each other’s cars. Alonso
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8:42 AM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports ARLINGTON, Texas — Chase Elliott could feel a little bitter at the NASCAR world, considering his on-track performance the past month. He won two of the three races leading into the event Sunday
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