Texas lawmakers two years ago approved letting 10 professional sports teams hold 50-50 raffles, which raised more than $1.7 million last year. Now more sports groups, including the Texas Motor Speedway, want to be able to hold the raffles as well.
NASCAR Cup driver Chris Buescher and IndyCar driver Ed Carpenter took test laps around the new racing surface at Texas Motor Speedway, and both gave it a thumbs-up. Now the track will try to “age” the surface before its opening weekend next month.
Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage chuckled at the idea of NASCAR going to nearby Austin, saying the Circuit of the Americas road course won’t be landing this country’s top racing series anytime soon.
Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson and Danica Patrick were among the big names to have early exits because of wrecks. In the end, veteran Kurt Busch led the final lap to secure his first Daytona 500 victory.
Chase Elliott has yet to win a race, but he won a duel race Thursday and will be in pole position for Sunday’s Daytona 500. Is this his time? His mentor Jeff Gordon earned his first career win in the same number of starts.
NASCAR has seen its races get fewer viewers and its races attract fewer fans in recent years. But a new racing season is upon us with the Daytona 500 days away, and TMS president Eddie Gossage is optimistic about the sport’s future.
Jimmie Johnson is looking for his record eighth championship. Dale Earnhardt Jr. returns after concussionlike symptoms cut his 2016 season short. And is this the season Danica Patrick finally puts it together?
A sport known for making drastic changes to its format became even more confusing with a new set of rules this season. Cup Series drivers such as Prosper native Chris Buescher are still trying to learn the nuances of the new points system.