On This Date in NASCAR History…

Sunday, April 9, 2017 – On this day in history, Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson posted his 81st NASCAR Cup Series career win at Texas Motor Speedway. Johnson started 24th and worked his way to the front. He wasn’t a factor till late in the race when he took the lead from Joey Logano with 17 to go and won. In total Johnson has 83 career NASCAR Cup Series wins, which is tied with NASCAR Hall of Famer Cale Yarborough for sixth on the all-time wins list.

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On This Date in NASCAR History…

Sunday, April 8, 2002 – On this day in history, retired NASCAR Cup Series champion Matt Kenseth came from the furthest starting spot in the field (31st) to win a NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. Kenseth swapped the lead with NASCAR Hall of Famer Tony Stewart five times in the closing laps of the race to take the victory. It was Kenseth’s second of five wins in 2002.

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On This Date in NASCAR History…

Sunday, April 7, 2019 – On this day in history, brothers Kyle and Kurt Busch finished 1-2, respectively, in the NASCAR Cup Series at Bristol Motor Speedway – it was the second of just three times the brothers have finished first or second in the same NASCAR Cup Series event. Kyle has won two out of the three brotherly matchups, with wins at Sonoma (2015) and Bristol (2019) and Kurt’s win was at Kentucky (2019).

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On This Day in NASCAR History….

Sunday, April 2, 2000 – On this day in history, NASCAR Cup Series driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. won his first series career race at Texas Motor Speedway in his rookie season after leading a race most 106 laps. It was the first of his 26 NASCAR Cup Series career wins. And did so in dominating fashion beating second-place finisher Jeff Burton to the line by 5.92 seconds.  

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Clint Bowyer Finishes 11th in O’Reilly Auto Parts 125; Chase Briscoe Gets Spun in Qualifying Race, Doesn’t Advance to Feature

Details:   • Race:  O’Reilly Auto Parts 125 (Round 2) • Series:  eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series • Date:  Sunday, March 29 • Location:  Virtual Texas Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval) • Distance: 125 laps (187.5 miles) • Winner: Timmy Hill of MBM Motorsports • Note:  Race extended five laps past its scheduled 125-lap distance due to a green-white-checkered finish.   Stewart-Haas eSports Results:   • O’Reilly Auto Parts 125 • Clint Bowyer (Started 15th, Finished 11th / Running, completed 130 of 130 laps)   • Qualifying race • Chase Briscoe (Started 7th, Finished 15th / Running, completed 30 of 30 laps)   Clint Bowyer, Driver of the No.…

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NASCAR, 704Games and Race Team Alliance Announce Inaugural eNASCAR Heat Pro League Draft

Draft Scheduled as Live Fan Event Hosted at ISM Raceway; Chip Ganassi Racing Earns First Pick of Draft Via Social Fan Vote   DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 1, 2019) – NASCAR, 704Games and the Race Team Alliance announced today the first-ever eNASCAR Heat Pro League Draft will take place at ISM Raceway on March 10 at 8:45 a.m. MST. The inaugural draft will be conducted in Gatorade Victory Lane inside the newly designed INfield at ISM Raceway.

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