Friday night, Texas Motor Speedway will play host to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with the winstaronlinegaming.com 400 race.
There will also be a different kind of truck taking part in the four-day IndyCar/NASCAR weekend, one that will do things a Camping World Truck can only dream about doing.
Remember Robby Gordon, former NASCAR and IndyCar driver? He’s gone on to create — and races in — one of the fastest growing motorsports series in the world, the Stadium Super Trucks (SST) series. The series will have two races at TMS on Saturday and one race Sunday.
Check out Gordon giving Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage and several Dallas-Fort Worth area reporters on one kind of wild ride that likely will have some of the Truck Series’ drivers envious.
AJ Allmendinger lost the engine on his No. 47 Chevrolet on Lap 33 of Sunday’s Cup race at Sonoma Raceway, not long after winning Stage 1.
Allmendinger was running in 13th when the engine blew, a result of a bad shift. It is his first DNF at Sonoma.
The JTG Daugherty Racing driver, a favorite to contend in road course races, had started the race in fifth and made it to second before drifting back.
Once the race leaders pitted with four and three laps left in the stage, Allmendinger took the lead.
Allmendinger has started in the top five in the last five Sonoma races and not finished better than 14th.
“I haven’t missed a shift on a road course in 10 years,” Allmendinger told Fox Sports 1. “Just me. I was trying to be so patient, so smooth with it. It was unexpected. It’s on me. I let everybody down here.”
Jamie McMurray also experienced a mechanical issue that caused his engine to shut off and lose oil pressure, ending his day.
NASCAR community pays tribute to World of Outlaws driver killed in crash
Johnson won the 2016 Knoxville Nationals. He finished sixth in the points last year in the World of Outlaws.
Won some races, and championships together. Jason was a great leader for his team and strong man for his family. He went about things his own way and was really fun to watch. Still praying for Bobbi Jaxx Phillip and the rest of the family. Racing is their life. RIP Jason!! pic.twitter.com/6tGfFKcDf1
When a racer loses his life, the world of motorsports across all disciplines takes notice and pays its respects. My heart goes out to Jason, his family, his friends, his competitors, and his fans. https://t.co/PWCjU61ffK
RIP sir, I didn’t know Jason, but that doesn’t matter. He was a racer & a pro at one of the highest levels. His death serves as a constant reminder of the dangers in Motorsport and the special nature of drivers who are willing to risk it all for love of the sport. #Godspeedhttps://t.co/hG6EFvfMYw
The racing world across all disciplines has lost one of our own……I didn’t personally know Jason Johnson @JasonJohnsonRac, but I do know the bond we all share as racers makes us family. My heart, thoughts, and prayers go out to his family as they navigate the days ahead 🙏🏼
Really saddened by the news this morning. I didn’t know @JasonJohnsonRac personally but only heard great things about him. His results showed he was an insanely good race car driver, but his legacy will be a great father and husband. Our thoughts and prayers to them today.
Extremely saddened to wake up to the news of the passing of racer @JasonJohnsonRac. I don’t know Jason and I don’t follow dirt racing but after I saw him win the Knoxville nationals, I could take away that he was a badass race car driver who put it all on the line. #WheelMan
So heartbreaking to wake up to the news of @JasonJohnsonRac passing. I did not know him personally but as a racing community and family we lost a true RACER. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones. 🙏
Will there be a 10th different winner at the road course?
Here is all the information for today’s race.
(All times are Eastern)
START: Olympic gold medalist Jonny Moseley will give the command to start engines at 3:01 p.m. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 3:13 p.m.
DISTANCE: The race is scheduled for 110 laps (218.9 miles) around the 1.99-mile road course.
STAGES: Stage 1 ends on Lap 25. Stage 2 ends on Lap 50.
PRERACE SCHEDULE: Garage opens at 10:30 a.m. Driver/crew chief meeting is at 1 p.m. Driver introductions are at 2:20 p.m.
NATIONALANTHEM: Broadway Under The Stars in Sonoma Valley, Transcendence’s Meggie Cansler will perform the anthem at 2:55 p.m.
TV/RADIO: Fox Sports 1 will broadcast the race beginning at 3 p.m. Coverage begins at 1:30 p.m. Performance Racing Network’s radio broadcast begins at 2 p.m. and also can be heard at goprn.com. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will have PRN’s broadcast.
FORECAST: wunderground.com calls for a high of 80 degrees and a zero percent chance of rain at the start of the race.
LAST TIME: Kevin Harvick led the final 22 laps to win last year’s race. Clint Bowyer placed second. Brad Keselowski finished third.