Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500
Place: Texas Motor Speedway
Date and Time: Sunday, Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. ET
Tune-in: NBC, PRN, SiriusXM Ch. 90
Distance: 501 miles (334 laps)
What to Watch For: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stampedes into Texas for the second of three races in the eight-driver Eliminator Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. If a Chase-eligible driver wins, he automatically advances to the four-competitor Championship Round at Homestead Miami-Speedway. Jeff Gordon earned the first Championship 4 spot with his win at Martinsville last week. … Chase driver Carl Edwards goes for his fourth career victory at Texas. … Kevin Harvick, who has the highest average finish among Chase drivers at Texas (12.7) attempts to notch his first Lone Star State win after placing runner-up in his last two races there. … Jimmie Johnson, who has won four of the last six races at Texas, attempts to visit Victory Lane for the third consecutive time at the 1.5-mile track.

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Greg is a published award winning sportswriter who spent 23 years combined active and active reserve military service, much of that in and around the Special Operations community. Greg is the author of "The Nuts and Bolts of NASCAR: The Definitive Viewers' Guide to Big-Time Stock Car Auto Racing" and has been published in major publications across the country including the Los Angeles Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was also a contributor to Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul, published in 2010, and the Christmas edition in 2016. He wrote as the NASCAR, Formula 1, Auto Reviews and National Veterans Affairs Examiner for Examiner.com and has appeared on Fox News. He holds a BS degree in communications, a Masters degree in psychology and is currently a PhD candidate majoring in psychology. He is currently the weekend Motorsports Editor for Autoweek.