All you need to know about Nascar Weekend

Published on March 20th, 2012

Current points leader, Greg Biffle, during last years Samsung Mobile 500.

Okay not so savvy on NASCAR? Maybe you’re just out of the loop this season. Well we have a bit of a refresher course for you. We have the scoop on who’s hot this season, past season champs, and past Texas Motor Speedway race winners.  So keep reading and you’ll be all ready to head out to the Samsung Mobile 500 this Saturday night.

First things first. We’re still in the race for the chase. Anything can still happen, but currently the points leader is Greg Biffle. Many of the big names are still outside the top 12, including Kyle Busch, Jeff Gordon, and Kasey Kahne (who’s particularly had a bad start to the season with his new Hendrick team, with many wrecks contributing to his standings.)

The 2011 Samsung Mobile 500 winner Matt Kenseth.

This years Daytona 500 champ Matt Kenseth, was last years Samsung Mobile 500 winner. He will surely be looking to defend his title as reigning champ. The 2011 Sprint Cup winner Tony Stewart won the Fall race at TMS, and would surely love to take home another pair of six shooters.

Jimmie Johnson who’s had a rough start to the season as well, will be looking to gain some points, as well as Dale Jr. who’s had a great start this season. Dale Jr. will be looking to secure another top ten finish at Texas, a track he’s particularly good at. Then there’s Carl Edwards, he finished second in the chase last year and is barely in the top 12 in points this year. He will also be looking to snag the win on Saturday and gain some points in the race for the chase.

Fan friendly Edwards has had good luck at Texas in the past. Carl came in second in the chase last year.

It should be an interesting race Saturday night.  By the fall race everything should be more clear cut, but right now it’s all about gaining points.

But don’t think that Race weekend is just about the race. If you get to the speedway early Saturday, (which we recommend because of traffic) You’ll be able to catch Foreigner in the pre race concert. Also during the course of the weekend, various drivers will also be making appearance on the Midway before the races.

For a more detailed list of events taking place you can visit www.texasmotorspeedway.com

Tickets for the race are also still available on the website.

 

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