Tire wear will be crucial to success in Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
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It’s race day in Texas!
There are only three races left in the 2013 season, and Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 is sure to play a crucial role in deciding the eventual Sprint Cup champion.
Title contenders Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson appear to be nearly equal this weekend, so their tight battle is likely to continue at Texas Motor Speedway.
11:45 a.m. ET — Before the cars hit the track in the Lone Star State, teams are preparing for 500 miles, drivers are meeting fans and sponsors, while fans are enjoying the unique atmosphere of TMS’ ‘Wild Asphalt Circus’ in the infield.
12:05 p.m. ET — Will Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s gold paint scheme lead to success Sunday at Texas? The paint scheme may not be the reason for a good run, but FOX Sports’ Lee Spencer says Dale Jr. has a good shot at breaking his 54-race winless streak Sunday: http://foxs.pt/17FKLl0
12:20 p.m. ET — Richard Childress Racing is urging Texas Motor Speedway to keep all pre-race activities far away from their cars. Last season the weight from a parachuter hit Kevin Harvick’s car in the door while sitting on the starting grid.
3:15 p.m. ET — The anthem has been played, the flyover performed and the engines are fired! It’s time to go racing at Texas Motor Speedway! Follow all the action with live timing and scoring, with updates throughout the day with FOX Sports’ RaceTrax: http://foxs.pt/16y6s5v