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DXC Technology 600 – Final Post Race Notes

By Patrick Stephan (@TSO_Patrick) That was a very interesting and at least to me, entertaining race. No, there wasn’t a bunch of easy passing, and some driver’s couldn’t pass at all. But, some could! So for me, the “package” seemed to work fairly well, though not perfectly. If I had to give the package a…

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Quick and Dirty Race Notes from Texas

By Patrick Stephan Quick chassis note. Sebastien Bourdais is using the chassis run by James Davison at Indy. The underside of Bourdais Detroit car (which would have been used here), was damaged in that Detroit crash and is off for repairs. The green flag will wave the third time by tonight. Fuel allotment is 95…

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Random Texas Pre-Race Notes (not really much about racing)!

By Patrick Stephan Well, race day at Texas Motor Speedway is always a long one, with a lot of waiting around…and 2019 is no different. The race will go green at 7:45pm, with the NBCSN Broadcast window starting at 7:00pm. With not much racing news to note, I’ll quickly run through some social activities. Dinner…

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DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway Friday Night Final Notes!

By Patrick Stephan Well, lets wrap up a pretty good day at the race track. Heat wasn’t too bad (for Texas), and we got through US Concrete Qualifying Day relatively cleanly – that’s always good, these crews don’t need any extra work this time of year! First, to clear up an on track incident earlier…

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DXC Technology 600 Qualifying at Texas Motor Speedway Results

By Patrick Stephan Random notes and then qualifying notes! Engine Usage in 2019 First, Zach Veach’s Andretti Autosport team had changed engines after practice and before qualifying. Checked with Honda and they said they saw something in the data they didn’t like so they had that engine changed to be safe. According to the engine chart…

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Texas Motor Speedway Saturday Practice Notes and Time Sheets (Including No Tow Report)!

By Patrick Stephan Today’s practice was originally planned to be mostly for doing qualifying simulations, but with last nights “race practice” session rained out early, teams did a little of both today. As noted earlier, the temperatures for the pit stop and tire scuffing session were a reasonable 80/113, but by the time the unrestricted…

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Texas Motor Speedway Friday – 2:00pm

By Patrick Stephan The practice session started with an air temp of 80 and the track a 113. That is lower on the air temp than last night (86), but the track temp is higher (108F last night). While taking a quick walk on pit lane, it was interesting to see a lot of NASCAR…

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Qualifying Day at Texas Motor Speedway – 1:30pm (Practice is starting – sorta!)

By Patrick Stephan Just a couple real quick notes before we get started with today’s first practice session at 1:30pm Central Time. Remember the first half hour that was added last night is only for scuffing tires and pit stop practice – no full speed running. Last night Scott Dixon was asked about this busy…

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Texas Motor Speedway Thursday Practice Notes, Tires, Pit Limiter X 2, etc!

By Patrick Stephan First, lets talk tires! Remember last year we had much of the field blistering right side tires here at Texas Motor Speedway. Due to this, Firestone had everyone scuff a couple sets of tires in an effort to get them to last longer in the race. Also recall that Cara Adams told…

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Welcome to Texas Motor Speedway – Thursday 6pm!

By Patrick Stephan (@TSO_Patrick) Time for a quick reminder/house keeping note. For questions, complaints, etc. Please feel free to simply respond to any TSO email. That goes directly to both Steve and myself. If you want to yell at either of us directly, you can send emails to patrick@tracksideonline.com or steve@tracksideonline.com. And that of course…

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