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Texas Motor Speedway has announced its latest partnership with PlayLine.com, the world's fastest growing sports gaming and entertainment platform - offering fans a chance to win $1,000,000 with their simplified fantasy sports product. No purchase necessary to enter or win.
 
As the Official Daily Fantasy Sports Partner of Texas Motor Speedway, PlayLine will kick off this partnership during the AAA Texas 500 NASCAR event, Nov 1-3, with a Fan Zone take over, a VIP suite giving lucky fans an exclusive race-viewing experience, and a special guest appearance from PlayLine co-founder UFC Champion Michael Bisping.
 
PlayLine - a sports gaming & entertainment platform founded by UFC Champion Michael Bisping and NBA All-Star Roy Hibbert, with a social network following of over 50 Million, is offering race fans the chance to compete in their revolutionary daily fantasy sports contests - which asks users to predict the finishing position of eight pre-selected NASCAR drivers (no purchase necessary to enter). The more correct predictions they make, the more they win - up to and including the $1,000,000 USD top prize for a perfect prediction.
 
"We're very excited to deliver the one-of-a-kind PlayLine gaming experience to the passionate race fans in Texas," said Bisping. "I'll be there all race weekend, and I'm looking forward to meeting the fans and showing them why PlayLine is the fastest growing fantasy sports operator in the space.
 
"Texas has always been an epicenter for sports and sports gaming, and with our stat-based predictive contests, fans will be able to use their sports knowledge across all major sports to win some of the biggest prizes in the industry," said PlayLine co-founder Aaron Avruskin.
 
Texas Motor Speedway fans will also be introduced to PlayLine game play across other premier sporting entities - including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, PGA, ESPORTS & More. Fans can experience PlayLine's real money gaming for the first time absolutely free when using the exclusive race-weekend Promo Code "Speedway" at sign up.
 
"We're always proud to welcome new partners to Texas Motor Speedway and we look forward to working with PlayLine to grow their presence within the sport," said Eddie Gossage, President of Texas Motor Speedway.

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Cole Moore drove to the biggest victory of his career at the All American Speedway powered by Roseville Toyota, holding off 2019 track champion Jason Romero for Saturday’s $10,000 to win JM Environmental 100.  Moore’s win closed the season in Roseville, with race fans treated to seven main events of competition at the one-third mile speedway.
 
Moore used the outside line on several restarts to power his way to victory.  He led the final 94 laps while fending off challenges from both Romero and Jeremy Doss, a 12-time winner in California this year.
 
Doss set the standard earlier in the afternoon with a new track record at 13.968 seconds.  He led four drivers into the 13 second mark with each running underneath the previous track record.  A straight up start placed Doss on the pole which he used to dart ahead of 2018 Highline 150 winner Buddy Shepherd of Bakersfield.  Moore battled briefly with former NASCAR West Series champion Eric Holmes before grabbing second position on lap three.  The caution flew for Michael Mitchell and Cole Brown tangling in turn one.  Holmes pitted with a flat right front tire which eventually led to further problems which ended his night.
 
Doss started inside Moore on the restart, allowing Moore to roar past for the lead on lap seven.  Tenth starting Romero moved ahead of John Moore for fifth by lap 17.  Romero then used a restart to pass Matt Erickson for fourth.  Reno’s Randy Hedrick hit the turn one wall for the next caution on lap 38.  The next restart attempts saw separate cautions for spins in turn one and on the backstretch.
 
Romero used these restarts to advance to third, with the trio of Moore, Doss, and Romero running nearly nose-to-tail through lapped traffic on lap 64.  Erickson slammed into the turn three wall for the next caution on lap 67.  Shepherd ran the outside line to swoop past Romero for third.  Romero then took the position back while Doss hounded the back of Moore.  Romero’s car picked up steam on the long run, taking over second position on lap 85.  Romero closed within a few car lengths, then lost ground in traffic with five to go.  Cole Moore took the checkered flag followed by Romero, Doss, Dylan Zampa of Napa, and Shepherd.
 
A season-best 22 cars started the 50-lap Super Stock feature for $1,000 to win.  An exciting finish capped off the highly competitive main event.  An eight-car inversion allowed Roseville’s Jeremy Fritts to lead the event.  Stockton’s Ty Carlson spun in turn four for a caution on lap eight. 
 
Roseville’s Dan Farrington used the outside to get past Tim Walters of Dixon for second on the restart.  Farrington then looked inside Fritts, taking the lead on lap 16 as Fritts slid up the track.  Spins for Ericka Ray and Fritts brought out cautions near the halfway point of the race.  These cautions allowed eighth starting Byron Gonzales to enter the picture. 
 
Gonzales went outside Farrington to lead lap 34.  Billy Ray and Simi Tour hooked together and slammed into the front stretch wall, ending Ray’s night.  On the restart, Tim Walters was spun from the fourth position.  Farrington went around the outside of Gonzales to retake the lead on lap 44. He maintained the lead through lapped traffic as well. 
 
The hood flew off Tour’s car in turn three, necessitating a yellow-checkered finish.  Farrington and Gonzales crashed coming to the finish allowing 2019 track champion Andrew Peeler to navigate past for the surprise win.  Peeler topped Erick Ray, Fritts, Carlson, and Harrison Stone in a wild top-five rundown.
 
Sacramento’s Jason Philpot made a rare Limited Modified start a successful one, winning the 25-lap event for $1,000 to win.  Philpott advanced to third position quickly while Lincoln’s Mike Gorham led the way.  Philpott worked his way past Cloverdale’s Tyler Caturegli for second, then pounced on Gorham to lead lap six.  October 12th winner Eric Price, Jr. was the fast-time qualifier on Saturday night but was not able to make it through the pack in time.  Philpot topped Price, Caturegli, Keith Bloom, Jr., and Gorham at the finish.
 
After tying for the 2019 Stockton 99 Speedway championship, Joe Flowers and Joshua Cross dueled ahead of an 18 car F4 field in Roseville on Saturday night.  Citrus Heights’ Vic Theberge took the lead from Manteca’s Danny Helm on lap five.  On the following lap, Flowers took over.  Cross quickly followed into second position. 
 
Cross chased Flowers through lapped traffic during the non-stop race.  Cross led lap 18 before he broke out below 16.5 seconds and had to surrender the lead back to Flowers on lap 20.  Flowers led the rest of the way for the $400 victory with Cross taking a $300 second.  Roseville’s Ray Molina, the 2019 track champion, fell to seventh around the halfway mark with an apparent mechanical problem.  Molina came back to finish third followed by Reno’s Rich Innis and Roseville’s Matthew Fuhs. 
 
A season-best nine Jr. Late Models competed in a 30-lap event with a first-time winner as a result.  The inversion saw Colorado’s Holly Clark and Stockton’s Joey Stearns on the front row.  After a lap side-by-side, Stearns slid off turn two into the side of Clark’s machine.  Clark spun head-on into the backstretch wall to end her evening.  Orangevale’s Calvin Hegje inherited the lead but lost it quickly when Redwood Valley’s Kyler Berry went past him on the outside.
 
A pair of spins on each end of the race track allowed San Jose’s Jay Juleson a shot at Berry, but Berry picked the outside lane and maintained the top position.  Berry earned his first career Jr. Late Model win ahead of Juleson, fast-time qualifier Cole Brown of Ukiah, 2019 champion Brody Armtrout, and Aidan Daniels.
 
Kenna Mitchell of Loomis added to her 2019 Bandolero championship season by winning the 25-lap season finale.  2019 runner-up Trey Daniels finished second in the race with Hannah Ray rounding out the podium.  Dixon’s Richard Lavallee won the Riebes Auto Parts Trailer Bash for his third consecutive “destruction” win in the last three weeks.  Lavallee earned $1,000 while Chase Moore was the Master of Disaster winner.
 
All American Speedway will celebrate the 2019 season on January 18, 2020 with the championship awards banquet. More details will be posted when available at: www.AllAmericanSpeedway.com

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Kevin Harvick will lead Sunday's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series field to the green flag in the AAA Texas 500 with the quickest lap of today's Salute to Veterans Qualifying Day Fueled by Texas Lottery at Texas Motor Speedway.
Harvick wheeled the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Ford to a lap of 28.465 seconds at 189.707 mph on the 1.5-mile asphalt oval. It was Harvick's sixth pole of 2019 and second in 34 races at Texas Motor Speedway.
 
"I think the key to the lap was, obviously, knowing that you had to be wide open and kind of did a halfway qualifying run yesterday and worked most of the day on race runs and making sure we ran enough laps to know where our car was," said Harvick. "I think the first pit stall is obviously a good stall to have here for pit road time and the things that go with that and I think it is obviously going to be a track position game like it was last time and hopefully that helps us stay on the right side of that."
 
Erik Jones will line up the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota on the outside of Row 1 with a lap of 28.588 at 188.890. The balance of the Top 5 was Denny Hamlin (28.615, 188.712), Kurt Busch (28.657, 188.436), and Alex Bowman (28.669, 188.357).
 
Harvick and Hamlin were the only two of the Round of 8 Playoffs drivers to qualify in the Top 5.
 
The other playoffs drivers qualified as follows:
(11) Joey Logano/No. 22 Team Penske Ford/28.755, 187.793
(12) Kyle Busch/No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota/28.764, 187.735
(13) Kyle Larson/No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet/28.782, 187.617
(14) Chase Elliott/No 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet/28.817, 187.389
(15) Ryan Blaney/No. 12 Team Penske Ford/28.841, 187.233
(17) Martin Truex Jr./No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Ford/28.863, 187.233
 
The AAA Texas 500, the second race in the Round of 8 in the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs, is Sunday Nov. 3, at 2 p.m. CT on NBCSN, SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90, and PRN.
 
For season ticket or race information, please visit texasmotorspeedway.com or call the speedway ticket office at 817.215.8500. With an adult ticket purchase, accompanying tickets for children 12-and-under are $10 for the AAA Texas 500 and free for the O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 playoff race.
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He riffed on NASCAR fights, completing his 67th race of the season Friday night, Eddie Gossage's reputation as America's greatest promoter, and serenading his crew while driving. In short, classic Tony Stewart, and Smoke added Texas Motorsports Hall of Famer to his extensive list of accomplishments Saturday. 

"I thought you were gonna put a ring on it, but since you didn't I thought I would put a ring on it. You're a member of the Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame," TMS President/GM Eddie Gossage joked as he handed Stewart, the longtime bachelor, his Hall of Fame ring.Stewart authored the most diversely successful career in the history of Texas Motor Speedway. His record of two NASCAR Cup Series wins (2006, '11), two pole awards ('10, '14), and a pair of INDYCAR pole awards (1997, '98) likely won't be challenged or matched anytime soon, and his 1,176 laps led at No Limits, Texas, ranks fourth in track history."When I was young, all I wanted to do was figure out how to not work a real job," Stewart said. "Luckily, I found something that I could do that they would actually pay me to do that I liked to do, which is drive a race car."

Stewart has done much more at Texas Motor Speedway than succeed on the track. He lends his name to the Tony Stewart Presents the Vankor Texas Sprint Car Nationals, where he finished third in Friday night's A-Main. 
"I'm a glutton for punishment," he joked when asked about being inducted the day after he completed a race. "I was talking to Chip (Ganassi) and he said, 'I thought you retired.' I was like, 'I thought so too,' but apparently I don't understand what the definition of retired is."
He also has spent the past 12 years putting his skills to work at the Smoke Show fantasy driving camp, which has raised nearly $2 million for Speedway Children's Charities - Texas Chapter.
"I've told Eddie 'til the day I die, as long as he wants to do it, I'm in."

Stewart was the headliner Saturday, but it was a star-studded affair in the Grand Ballroom of The Speedway Club at Texas Motor Speedway.Other award winners were Scott Dixon (Racer of the Year), Chip Ganassi (Bruton Smith Legend Award), Tyler Reddick (Sportsmanship Award), the late Gerry Fraley (Excellence in Journalism), and Extreme Photography Studios (Major General Thomas Sadler Humanitarian Award). The Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame ceremony serves as a major fundraiser for Speedway Children's Charities-Texas Chapter. SCC has invested over $10.85-million in the North Texas community to help children in need. In the existence of the local chapter, SCC has improved the lives of over 2.4-million children.

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Josh Berry won the battle at South Boston Speedway Saturday afternoon, but Bobby McCarty won the war, fighting his way through the field to finish second in the autosbynelson.com 250 and capture the CARS Tour Late Model Stock championship.

He scored a one-point championship win over Berry who sat on the pole and led every lap of the 125-lap race.

Matt Craig led every lap of the 125-lap CARS Tour Super Late Model race and claimed that series championship in the day’s opening race.

“I knew we had our work cut out for us. We played the restarts, staying on the outside picking up a couple of spots,” said McCarty, who not only claimed back-to-back CARS Tour Late Model championships but became the first driver to ever win two titles in the series.

“We had to race the race differently than what we wanted to. We got to fifth or sixth and the leaders were gone so we started saving. I’m just so thankful for this whole team for standing behind me and pushing me to find all I could find.”

McCarty, who came into the race with a five-point lead over Berry, started deep in the field after a poor qualifying effort and barely missed a third-lap crash exiting the fourth turn. After that scare, he patiently worked his way through the field and was in the top five by lap 60.

He got around Corey Heim on lap 78 to take second but the two drivers battled hard the final 30 laps. Heim got under McCarty several times leaving the fourth turn, but each time McCarty pulled away on the front stretch.

Heim made one charge leaving the fourth turn on the final lap, but McCarty beat him to the finish line by several feet for second and the championship.

“I really owe Corey,” said McCarty. “He drove me clean, he gave me plenty of room. I really appreciate that.”

It was the fourth win and fourth pole of the season for Berry, who drives for JR Motorsports.

Layne Riggs wound up fourth while McCarty’s Nelson Motorsports teammate Timothy Peters finished fifth.

Craig came into the 125-lap Super Late Model race needing just to crank his engine to claim the 2019 series championship. He made sure, though, that he ended the season in the same dominant fashion he displayed most of the season.

The Kannapolis, North Carolina driver started second, took the lead from Tate Fogleman on the first lap and led all 125 laps for the win. It was his second win of the season and sixth top five of the season. He finished in the top 10 every race this season.

Pole-sitter Fogleman and Carson Kvapil engaged in a spirited battle for second much of the race. They raced bumper-to-bumper and side-by-side the last 50 laps of the race and only touched once.

Kvapil, who moved into second on the 75th lap, managed to hold off Fogleman for second with Nolan Pope fourth and Jarad Fryar fifth.

The 2020 South Boston Speedway season kicks off on March 21 when the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour visits for a 150-lap race. There will also be twin 75-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series races.

With the holiday season approaching, remember South Boston Speedway gift certificates make great presents and may be purchased by calling 434.572.4947.

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Mike Grosswendt is pleased to announce that the Tony Jones Award will continue to pay $1,000.00 to the driver who passes the most cars in the finale of next week’s 24th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction at Perris Auto Speedway.  The award is named after the retired racer who won the 2000 edition of the event.  Grosswendt also addressed rumors regarding the purse for the three-day race.

The Hard Charger award was named after Jones several years ago.  It honors the driver who is arguably the most popular racer in the 24-season history of the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval.  In addition to his prowess on the track, Jones has tutored young drivers who are new to the sport and is currently wrapping up his first season as Race Director for the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series.

“I am pleased to announce that All Coast Construction will once again sponsor the Tony Jones Hard Charger Award,” Grosswendt said on Thursday.  “It will pay $1,000.00 to the driver who passes the most cars in the main event on Saturday night.  It goes to a deserving driver who does a lot of hard work during the main event.”

Grosswendt, who’s All Coast Construction Company has been the presenting sponsor of the Oval Nationals for nearly a decade, also wanted to dispel a rumor that had been circulating about the race’s purse.  The rumor was that Grosswendt cut a portion of the purse due to USAC moving the last race of the year to Arizona.  He stated that the rumor was untrue.

“Last year we put a lot of money into the event and it was spectacular,” Grosswendt stated.  “This year I had to cut back.  Anybody that knows me or that knows me on social media knows that my wife was diagnosed with cancer.  We decided to cut back expenses to see how it played out.  Fortunately, it turned out very well.  She is cancer-free now.  It took a year of aggressive treatment and her remarkable attitude.”

“It has come to my attention that a lot of people think that I cut the purse because USAC moved the crowning of the champions (the final race) to Arizona and the Western World,” Grosswendt continued.  “I have to tell you, I was hugely disappointed as was Don (Perris promoter Don Kazarian).  We put a lot of money and time into making the Oval Nationals a natural crowning of the champions.   To read about it in the news that it was being yanked away and sent to Arizona was extremely hard to swallow.  But cutting the purse had nothing to do with that.  It was strictly a family decision based on what we were going through.”

While disappointed, Grosswendt understands and accepts USAC’s decision.

“But I get it,” the longtime sponsor said.  “I am just one of thousands of sponsors in racing.  The average racecar owner throws more money into the sport than I do every year.  I am over it.  I respect USAC and the guys I deal with like Richie Murray, Rich Forman, Levi Jones and the late Dick Jordan...all of the guys back east.  It was their business decision (moving the last race to Arizona).  I am looking forward to the Oval Nationals and it looks like it is shaping up to be another great event.”

All three nights of the famed race will be full points-paying races for the Amsoil USAC/CRA & USAC National Sprint Cars and the Sand Chevrolet USAC Southwest Sprint Cars.  To date, 42 cars have entered with drivers from nine different states.

Tickets for the 24th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals are available 24-hours a day by calling 1-800-595-4849 or online at https://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7.  For fans who do not wish to buy tickets in advance, there is no worry.  There will be plenty of tickets available for everyone at the ticket window each night.

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More than 400 race cars across nine divisions took to The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Friday for the opening round of DIRTcar Racing’s Fourth Annual DRIVEN Racing Oil World Short Track Championship.

The day’s events included Qualifying and Heat Race action, setting the stage for Saturday’s Feature events. Saturday’s schedule has been flexed to an earlier start time, with pit gates opening at 9 a.m., spectator gates opening at 1 p.m. and racing slated to begin at 2 p.m.

Competitors have converged on The Dirt Track at Charlotte from 18 different states plus Canada plus Australia.

There was plenty of excitement to go around in each division on Friday:

FOX Racing SHOX Pro Late Models: The FOX Racing SHOX Pro Late Model division was the second-most populated class at the event with 56 entries across three groups of timed Hot Lap sessions. Last year’s winner, “Downtown” Michael Brown, set fast time overall as part of Group A, while Justin Hudspeth topped Group B and Logan Roberson led Group C.

The field was divided into six Heat races, only the winners going to Saturday’s redraw. Brown led every lap of Heat 1 and will certainly be a favorite to defend his title on Saturday, regardless of where he starts. Timmie Harrelson, of Reidsville, NC, took the checkers in Heat 2 while Timbo Mangum beat Hudspeth by over 2.6 seconds for the win in Heat 3.

Layton Sullivan, of Gaffney, SC, grabbed the win in Heat 4, “Thugg Nasty” Logan Roberson took the win in Heat 5 and Dillon Brown got it done in Heat 6.

Summit Racing Equipment UMP Modifieds: Forty-seven of the best DIRTcar UMP Modified drivers in the country took to The Dirt Track at Charlotte for their qualifying events, most of which were claimed by the big names on the roster.

2019 Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Champion Nick Hoffman, of Mooresville, NC, set fast time in Group A’s timed Hot Laps, while the “Highside Tickler” Kyle Strickler topped Group B.

Hoffman dominated Heat 1 while Strickler did the same in Heat 3; expect both to be strong contenders for the win on Saturday. Taylor Cook got the win over David Stremme in Heat 2, both transferred to Saturday’s redraw. Heat 4 was claimed by Will Krup, who took Michael Tarlton with him to the redraw.

VP Racing Fuels Sportsman Modifieds: There were 29 DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds that traveled from the Northeast and packed Hot Laps, timed Hot Laps and Heat Races into Friday’s schedule.

In Heat Race 1, Robert Bublak left his competition in the dust to pick up the checkered flag. Bublak is aiming to improve on last year’s ninth-place finish in the finale. Notable speedster Nicole Hoag took second. Both drivers are in the redraw. Hoag and her husband Alex are competing in the division this weekend together.

Garrison Krentz, of Lockport, NY, mopped up Heat Race 2 for the victory. Young gun Tyler Corcoran finished second. Grentz and Corcoran join Bublak and Hoag in the Top 8 redraw.

Last year’s DRIVEN Racing Oil World Short Track Champion Jackson Gil picked up where he left off with a Heat Race 3 win. Gil outdueled Jeff Taylor, who started on the pole. They move on to the Top 8 redraw as well.

DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series Champion and multi-Track Champion Kevin Root seemed to struggle in the Heat Race and finished in sixth, well out of the redraw.

NAPA Super DIRT Week XLVIII Chevy Performance 75 Champion Kyle Inman launched to the front of Heat Race 4 and stayed there for the win. Corey Cormier crossed the line in second to jump into the Top 8 redraw. Jessica Power finished on the podium at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in 2018 but she was only able to muster a sixth in Heat Race action. She’ll have to come from the back of the pack to match or beat her 2018 effort.

Hoosier Racing Tire Pro Modifieds: Brandon Umberger, of Rural Retreat, VA, showed muscle Friday night in his 12u car by setting the fastest time in Hot Laps, setting the fastest overall time in Qualifying and dominating his Heat race. Also showing speed by dominating their Heat races were Buck Stevens, in the No. 23 car, Kenny Peeples, in the No. 22p car and Jeff Parsons in the No. 44 car.

The Hoosier Racing Tire Pro Modifieds have set themselves up for an action-packed Feature Saturday night. With Hot Laps, Qualifying and Heat racing out of the way, all that remains is a redraw and Last Chance Showdown to set the 26-car field for the $1,500-to-win Feature.

RaceTents.com Pro Stocks: The RacerTents.com Pro Stocks unleashed their full-fendered frenzy on the red Carolina clay with Timed Hot laps and Heat Races. Nineteen Pro Stocks pounded the dirt in two Heat Races to set the stage for Saturday’s Championship Feature.

Legend Robert Yetman showed the field how it’s done with a strong victory in Heat Race 1. Jason Meltz drove his stunning blue No. 51 RacerTents.com DIRTcar Pro Stock to second and into the Top 8 redraw. David Pepaulo and Jay Casey also qualified for the redraw.

The excitement continued in Heat Race 2, which was taken by Luke Horning in the No. 2H Pro Stock. Big names filled out the rest of the redraw order including past Series Champion Jocelyn Roy, Series driver Brian Carter and Lebanon Valley regular Rick Duzlak.

Chevrolet Performance 602 Late Models: The Chevy Performance 602 Late Model division was, essentially, a story of South Carolinian domination in the first night of qualifying events. Thirty-five drivers signed in for competition and took to the track for their timed Hot Lap sessions in two groups. Group A was led by Hopkins, SC’s Austin Mintz with a lap of 16.864, while David Smith, from Inman, SC, topped the charts with a lap of 16.936.

As expected, heats went well for team South Carolina. Billy Rushton claimed victory in the first race and took runner-up Chase McCormick with him to Saturday’s redraw, but not before fast timer Mintz blew a left-rear tire while leading. Blake Dill and Michael Brown were the redraw cars from Heat two, David Smith and Colby Cannon in Heat three and Mike Davidson and Lee Gray (Rossville, GA) in Heat 4.

DRIVEN Racing Oil Crate Sportsman: Every Heat race saw drivers not giving each other an inch, which led to multiple cautions. However, their fierce battles resulted in strong finishes. Ronnie Mosley, in the No. 9, raced side by side with Russell Williford, in the No. 14, for several laps in the opening 6-lap Heat race. Mosley eventually pulled ahead and took the win.

In the second Heat race of the night Calob McLaughlin, in the No. 08, charged from fourth to the win. The third Heat race saw the No. 18c of Damon Crump, who set the fastest time overall in Qualifying, pull away from the field and lead every lap. Mitchell Duvall, in the No. 5d, did the same in the final Heat race of the night, setting up a competitive Feature on Saturday night for the Crate Sportsman.

COMP CAMS Mini Stocks: Forty-nine COMP CAMS Mini-Stocks completed three rounds of Qualifying before time ran out on Friday’s program to complete their Heat Races, which will kick off the racing at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Pete Brew Jr., Nicholas Broome and Jamie Mattison were quickest in their respective groups, with Mattison quickest overall at 19.486 seconds around the four-tenths-mile dirt oval.

DIRTVision Hornets: The largest division of cars in the event belongs to the DIRTVision Hornets, with 70 taking time in Qualifying out of 76 on the property. Friday night’s action reached its time limit before the DIRTVision Hornets could complete their Feature events. An additional Feature is being added to the schedule, giving them three Features following the Mini Stock Heat Races at 2 p.m. Saturday.

The final two Hornet Features will take place later in the night after Mini Stock Feature.

Drivers John Windham, in the No. 65 car, and Andrew Smith, in the No. 162 car, set themselves up as early favorites. Windham was fastest in Hot Laps and Smith was fastest overall in Qualifying — the only driver to break into the 19 second bracket.

All Star Invitationals: Due to time constraints, the All Star Invitational events were moved to Saturday night following the Feature events.

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Scott Bogucki made good on his trip from the other side of the globe when the South Australia native battled with Tony Stewart for the lead and then held on for victory in the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) Tony Stewart Presents the Vankor Texas Sprint Car Nationals at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.
 
The No. 15H of Sam Hafertepe Jr. finished eighth but it was good enough for the Sunnyvale, Texas, native to earn his fourth consecutive Lucal Oil American Sprint Car Series championship.
The McLaren Vale, S.A., native started the 30-lap feature from the inside of Row 3 but moved his No. 28 ahead of Stewart's No. 14T and pole sitter Brandon Hanks' No. 84 on Lap 3. Bogucki maintained the lead over the next 16 laps and multiple cautions until Stewart moved back to the top spot on Lap 20.
 
Bogucki recaptured the lead on Lap 23 and could almost see the checkered flag coming into Turn 4 on Lap 30 when the caution came out after the No. 17W of Harli White spun.
 
The field bunched back together for the two-lap dash. Bogucki got a great start while Stewart battled for second with the No. 51 of Aaron Reutzel, the Clute, Texas, native who had started 18th.
 
It was Bogucki, Ruetzel and Stewart when the checkered flag waved.
 
In the Limited Modified A-Main, Jason Ingalls of Longview, Texas, started on the outside of Row 3 but quickly moved his No. 12 entry to the front of the 22-car field in the 15-lap feature and never looked back. He was followed by the No. 23 of Steve Nabors of Heath, Rowlett's Cody Smith in the No. 23C, Carbon's Gabe Tucker in the No. 95 and the pole winner Tommy Davis Jr., of Forney, in the No. 69X.
Saturday the action moves from the dirt track to Texas Motor Speedway's 1.5-mile asphalt oval. The Salute to Veterans Qualifying Day Fueled by Texas Lottery begins Sat., Nov. 2, at 4:35 p.m. for the NASCAR Xfinity Series and at 6:05 p.m. for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
 
Coverage of the NASCAR Xfinity Series O'Reilly 300 is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. CT on NBCSN, SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90 and the Performance Radio Network (PRN).
 
The AAA Texas 500, the second race in the Round of 8 in the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs, is Sunday Nov. 3, at 2 p.m. CT on NBCSN, SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90, and PRN.
 
For season ticket or race information, please visit texasmotorspeedway.com or call the speedway ticket office at 817.215.8500. With an adult ticket purchase, accompanying tickets for children 12-and-under are $10 for the AAA Texas 500 and free for the O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 playoff race.
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Aric Almirola led the second and final practice of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in preparation for Sunday's AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Almirola wheeled the No. 10 Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) Ford to a lap of 28.638 seconds at 188.561 mph around the high-banked 1.5-mile Texas tri-oval. Joe Gibbs Racing's (JGR) Denny Hamlin, No. 11 Toyota, was second at 28.670, 188.350 and Almirola's SHR teammate Clint Bowyer was third with a lap of 28.684, 188.258.
 
A third SHR driver, Kevin Harvick, was fourth in the No. 4 Ford with a lap of 28.738, 187.905 and Kurt Busch rounded out the Top 5 with a lap of 28.760, 187.761 in the No. 1 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet.
 
Bowyer, Busch and Hamlin posted the three quickest times in the day's first practice session.
 
Ross Chastain was quickest in final NASCAR Xfinity Series practice, powering his No. 10 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet to a lap of 28.733 seconds at 187.937 mph. The No. 20 JGR Toyota of Christopher Bell was second (28.846, 187.201), and Tyler Reddick rounded out the Top 3 with a lap of 28.875, 187.013 in the No. 2 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet.
 
Reddick, Bell and Stewart-Haas Racing's Cole Custer (NO. 00 Ford) were the quick three in the first practice session.
 
The Salute to Veterans Qualifying Day Fueled by Texas Lottery begins Sat., Nov. 2, at 4:35 p.m. for the NASCAR Xfinity Series at 6:05 p.m. for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
 
Coverage of the NASCAR Xfinity Series O'Reilly 300 is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. CT on NBCSN, SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90 and the Performance Radio Network (PRN).
 
The AAA Texas 500, the second race in the Round of 8 in the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs, is Sunday Nov. 3, at 2 p.m. CT on NBCSN, SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90, and PRN.
 
For season ticket or race information, please visit texasmotorspeedway.com or call the speedway ticket office at 817.215.8500. With an adult ticket purchase, accompanying tickets for children 12-and-under are $10 for the AAA Texas 500 and free for the O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 playoff race.
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ISM Raceway is proud to celebrate Veterans Day Weekend during the Bluegreen Vacations 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Semi-Final Weekend, November 8-10. Throughout the weekend, veterans and active duty personnel will perform the national anthem, invocation and serve as honorary pace car drivers and race officials as everyone in attendance honors the service and sacrifice from the amazing men and women of the United States Armed Forces.

On Friday evening, ahead of the Lucas Oil 150 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Semi-Final, SrA Stephanie Salgado and SrA Mich Caraway from Arizona Air National Guard will perform the national anthem. Additionally, Brigadier General Andrew J. MacDonald, the 162d Commander, 162d Wing, Arizona Air National Guard, will be the Honorary Pace Truck Driver as he leads drivers to the green flag and CH (MAJ) Danny Hughes, 198th Regional Support Group of the Arizona Army National Guard, will offer the invocation.

Ahead of the Desert Diamond Casino West Valley 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series Semi-Final on Saturday, U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Edward Schrank will perform “The Star-Spangled Banner.” A five-time head and neck cancer survivor from chemical exposure while serving 15 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, Schrank has overcome overwhelming odds and unbelievable adversity to sing the national anthem.

While still on active duty, Schrank’s left eye and parts of his skull were removed and it wasn’t until he began having seizures that he retired from active duty. Cancer continued to return and on the fifth occurrence, doctors told Schrank they were going to remove his jaw and he was never going to speak or eat again. Miraculously, doctors were able to save his jaw and preserve his spirit, and it was at that point that Schrank decided to pursue a goal of singing the national anthem in front of tens of thousands of people. Under the tutelage of world-renowned singer Jim Cornelison, Schrank has performed the national anthem numerous times, including at the Ryder Cup, Soldier Field and many other iconic venues. A video highlighting Schrank’s incredible journey is available for download here.

Some of the United States Air Force top officials will be a part of Sunday’s event as well. Gen. David L. Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, will lead the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series to the green flag as the Honorary Pace Car Driver. As Chief, General Goldfein serves as the senior uniformed Air Force officer responsible for the organization, training and equipping of 685,000 active-duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian forces serving in the United States and overseas Additionally, Maj. Gen Jeannie M. Leavitt, Commander, Air Force Recruiting Service, will be an Honorary Race Official for Sunday’s Bluegreen Vacation 500. General Leavitt is responsible for all enlisted accessions and a variety of officer accession programs.

Sunday’s pre-race festivities ahead of the Bluegreen Vacations 500 will feature Luke Air Force Base’s SSgt Brittany Timpson performing the national anthem. SSgt Timpson, 26, has served in the Air Force for eight years as a civil engineer, including three tours in Southwest Asia and she is currently in the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron at Luke Air Force Base. Edward Schrank returns on Sunday to perform “God Bless America” while Captain Adam Roe, Chaplain, Luke Air Force Base, offers Sunday’s invocation ahead of the Bluegreen Vacations 500.

A fan favorite, ISM Raceway is honored to showcase Luke Air Force Base’s 308th Fighter Squadron and four F-35 combat jets as Sunday’s flyover at the conclusion of SSgt Timpson’s performance. Reactivated in November 2018, the 308th Fighter Squadron is the fourth F-35 squadron at Luke Air Force Base, helping Luke’s mission of training the world’s greatest fighter pilots.

The Arizona Military Vehicles Collectors Club will also feature a number of their vehicles in Thursday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Hauler Parade, which will be on display throughout the midway and the INfield through the weekend. Featured vehicles include a World War II Willys Jeep, a M925 5-Ton 6x6 Troop Carrier Transport Truck, M936 5-Ton Wrecker, 3/4-Ton Command Vehicle (CUCV) and a USMC Willys CJV35/U Jeep.

Continuing its commitment to veterans and active duty military, ISM Raceway offers a 20% off military discount for all grandstand seats and INfield access for the Bluegreen Vacations 500, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Semi-Final Weekend, November 8-10. Military discount tickets are available ISMRaceway.com/Buy-Tickets/Military, by phone at 866-408-RACE (7223), or in person at the ISM Raceway ticket office during regular business hours.

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Texas Motor Speedway and Speedy Cash have agreed to a multi-year partnership renewal for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series SpeedyCash.com 400 beginning in June 2020.
The online lender's partnership with the speedway got off to a thrilling start when the SpeedyCash.com 400 debuted June 7, 2019, as part of the doubleheader weekend with the NTT IndyCar Series. Greg Biffle, in his first NASCAR national series start since 2016 and first Gander Truck Series start since 2004, took the lead with 10 laps remaining to capture his first series victory since 2001 competing in a one-off opportunity for Kyle Busch Motorsports.
 
This new multi-year partnership will include entitlement rights for the Gander Truck Series race in June as well as year-round signage around the 1.5-mile race track and in the Fan Zone area. Speedy Cash joins the prestigious ranks of an Official Partner of Texas Motor Speedway.
"We received an overwhelmingly positive response from both our customers and teammates to the Speedcash.com 400 in June," said Don Gayhardt, President & CEO of CURO Financial Technologies Corp. "The partnership with NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series and Texas Motor Speedway aligns well with our values and provides an exciting way to share our brand with the community. We are proud to be part of this premier event and thankful for the thousands of people who make it possible."
"Last year's SpeedyCash.com 400 was one for the ages so we're proud to have Speedy Cash back on board to continue our relationship and for them to build their brand loyalty for years to come," said Eddie Gossage, President of Texas Motor Speedway. "The NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series has been an important part of the Texas Motor Speedway schedule and its history since we first opened the gates in 1997 because it's always an exciting race."
Speedy Cash is the primary sponsor of the No. 36 Front Row Motorsports (FRM) entry with driver John Hunter Nemechek for the Nov. 3 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
The 2019 AAA Texas 500 NASCAR weekend kicks off with two nights on the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track with the Tony Stewart Presents The Vankor Texas Sprint Car Nationals, Oct. 31-Nov. 1. The schedule for Saturday, Nov. 2, will kick off with the Salute to Veterans Qualifying Day Fueled by Texas Lotter for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series followed by the NASCAR Xfinity Series O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 playoff race place under the lights. The AAA Texas 500, the eighth race in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs, is Sunday Nov. 3.
 
For season ticket or race information, please visit texasmotorspeedway.com or call the speedway ticket office at 817.215.8500. With an adult ticket purchase, accompanying tickets for children 12-and-under are $10 for the AAA Texas 500 and free for the O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 playoff race.
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