The Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) was the venue for racing in all three top-level NASCAR series this past weekend. On Friday, under the lights, the Gander Outdoors Truck Series ran the 147-lap Vankor 350 on the 1.5-mile quad-oval in Fort Worth. On Saturday afternoon, the XFINITY Series 200-lap My Bariatric Solutions 300 was featured and the Monster Energy CUP teams competed in the O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 for 334 laps on Sunday. The results and upcoming scheduled events for the NASCAR Home Tracks and other series are also shown below.
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (CUP)
QUALIFYING: Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Chevrolet) won the Pole Award for the O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 with a lap of 188.890 mph. This is his 36th pole in 622 CUP races. It is his first pole and second top-10 start in 2019 and second pole in 32 races at TMS. William Byron (second) posted his third top-10 start of 2019 and his second in three Fort Worth races. Chase Elliott (third) posted his second top-10 start at TMS and fourth in seven races this season. Daniel Hemric (seventh) was the fastest qualifying Sunoco Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender.
Did not qualify: No one. 39 cars entered for 40 spots in the lineup.
RESULTS: Denny Hamlin (No. 11 Toyota Camry) won the O'Reilly Auto Parts 500, his 33rd victory in 477 CUP races. This is his second victory and sixth top-10 finish in 2019. It is his third victory and 13th top-10 finish in 27 races at TMS. Clint Bowyer (second) posted his 12th top-10 finish in 27 races at TMS and his third top-10 in 2019. Daniel Suarez (third) posted his first top-10 finish in five TMS races. Ryan Preece (22nd) was the highest finishing ROTY. Pole-sitter Jimmie Johnson led 60 laps and finished the 334-lap race in fifth place.
Standings: Kyle Busch leads the point standings by 8 points over Denny Hamlin.
TOP 16 - Chase Contenders:
1. Kyle Busch
2. Denny Hamlin
3. Kevin Harvick
4. Joey Logano
5. Aric Almirola
6. Brad Keselowski
7. Martin Truex Jr.
8. Ryan Blaney
9. Chase Elliott
10. Kurt Busch
11. Clint Bowyer
12. Kyle Larson
13. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
14. Daniel Suarez
15. Jimmie Johnson
16. Erik Jones
NEXT: Sunday, Apr 7, Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway (0.533-mile concrete oval in TN)
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NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS)
QUALIFYING: Christopher Bell (No. 20 Toyota Camry) won the Pole Award for the My Bariatric Solutions 300 with a lap of 191.320 mph. This is his eighth pole in 47 NXS races. It is his second pole and fifth top-10 start in 2019 and his second pole in four races at TMS. Brandon Jones (second) posted his fourth top-10 start of 2019 and his third in seven races at TMS. Tyler Reddick (third) posted his third top-10 TMS start and his fourth in six races this season. John Hunter Nemechek (eighth) was the fastest qualifying ROTY.
Did not qualify: No. 89 Morgan Shepherd and No. 17 Bayley Currey.
RESULTS: CUP regular Kyle Busch won the My Bariatric Solutions 300, his 95th victory in 349 NXS races. This is his third victory and fourth top-10 NXS finish in 2019. It is his ninth victory and 17th top-10 finish in 21 NXS races at TMS. Tyler Reddick (second) posted his second top-10 finish in four races at TMS and his fifth top-10 finish in 2019. Pole-sitter Christopher Bell led a race-high 127 laps and finished the 200-lap event in third place. This is his third top-10 finish in four TMS races. Chase Briscoe (fourth) was the highest finishing ROTY.
Standings: Tyler Reddick leads the point standings 12 points over Christopher Bell.
TOP 12 - Chase Contenders:
1. Tyler Reddick
2. Christopher Bell
3. Cole Custer
4. Michael Annett
5. Austin Cindric
6. Justin Allgaier
7. Brandon Jones
8. Noah Gragson
9. Ryan Sieg
10. John Hunter Nemechek
11. Chase Briscoe
12. Justin Haley
NEXT: Saturday, Apr 6, Alsco 300 at Bristol (TN) Motor Speedway
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NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS)
QUALIFYING: Grant Enfinger (No. 98 Ford F-150) won the Pole Award for the Vankor 350 with a lap of 187.350 mph. This is his fourth pole in 65 NGOTS races. It is his first pole and fourth top-10 start in 2019 and first pole in five races at TMS. Brett Moffitt (second) posted his fifth top-10 start of 2019 and his third in three races at TMS. Sheldon Creed (third), the fastest qualifying ROTY, posted his second top-10 start at TMS and fifth in five races this season.
Did not qualify: No. 6 Norm Benning.
RESULTS: CUP Series regular Kyle Busch, driving the No. 51 Toyota Tundra, won the Vankor 350, his 55th victory in 149 NGOTS races. This is his fourth NGOTS victory and fourth top-10 finish in 2019. It is his fourth victory and ninth top-10 finish in 13 NGOTS races at TMS. Stewart Friesen (second) posted his third top-10 finish in five races at TMS and fourth top-10 finish in 2019. Johnny Sauter (third) posted his 17th top-10 finish in 22 TMS races. Tyler Ankrum (sixth) was the highest finishing ROTY. Pole-sitter Grant Enfinger led eight laps and finished the 147-lap event in fourth place.
Standings: Stewart Friesen leads the point standings by 6 points over Grant Enfinger.
NEXT: Friday, May 3, JEGS 200 at Dover Int’l Speedway (1-mile concrete oval in Delaware)
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NASCAR Home Tracks
ARCA Menards Series - (ARCA)
Mar 9, ARCA Pensacola 200 at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL
Winner: Michael Self - Pole: Chandler Smith – Points Leader: Christian Eckes
Next: Apr 14, Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA 200 at Salem Speedway (0.555-mile oval in Indiana)
K&N Pro Series-East - (KNPSE)
Feb 11, New Smyrna 175 at New Smyrna Speedway (0.5-mile oval in New Smyrna Beach, FL)
Winner: Derek Kraus - Pole: Hailie Deegan - Points Leader: Derek Kraus
Next: Apr 6, Zombie Auto 150 at Bristol Motor Speedway (0.533-mile concrete oval in TN)
K&N Pro Series-West - (KNPSW)
Mar 30, ENEOS NAPA Auto 150 at Irwindale Speedway (0.5-mile oval in CA)
Winner: Trevor Huddleston - Pole: Hailie Deegan - Points Leader: Hailie Deegan
Next: May 11 at Tucson Speedway (0.375-mile oval in AZ)
Pinty’s Series - (NPS)
Season-opener: May 19 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (2.459-mile road course near Bowmanville, Ontario)
Whelen Modified Tour - (WMT)
Mar 30 at South Boston Speedway (0.4-mile oval in VA)
Winner: Ron Silk - Pole: Tommy Catalano - Points Leader: Doug Coby
Next: Apr 7, Icebreaker at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (0.625-mile oval in CT)
Southern Modified Racing Series - (SMRS)
Mar 23 at Southern National Motorsports Park (0.4-mile oval in Lucama, NC)
Winner: Jeremy Gerstner - Pole: Jeremy Gerstner - Points Leader: Jeremy Gerstner
Next: Apr 6 at Caraway Speedway