Skip to comments.NASCAR SPRINT CUP: SAMSUNG MOBILE 500 at Texas Motor Speedway ~ Saturday 4/14/12 AT 7:30 pm/et ~ FOX
Posted on 04/10/2012 4:49:47 PM PDT by NYTexan
Good luck with the weather tonight, think it’s going to get a bit rank up your way.
Hopefully it will stay further north!
it is weird sittin in em...I drove the 6 L stick
Think we’re gonna be ok...could get nasty after midnight tho!
Looks like that hotel, or whatever it is on the turn, is not complete yet.
Finally, pit stops.
Yep, me too. The wind has calmed down some too.
Don’t know the status of any new building goin’ on there.
Lap 73 — Greg Biffle clears Martin Truex Jr. for the lead coming off Turn 2.
Lap 72 — GREEN FLAG: Martin Truex Jr., Greg Biffle, Matt Kenseth, Mark Martin and Jimmie Johnson are the top five on the restart. Truex and Biffle stay side by side the entire lap.
Lap 69 — Here come the leaders onto pit road.
Lap 67 — YELLOW FLAG NO. 1: There’s debris in Turn 4.
Lap 63 — The wind is picking up. Coming off Turn 2, Bobby Labonte slides up in front of Dale Earnhardt Jr. Labonte scrapes the wall after contact from Earnhardt.
Lap 62 — That’s Kevin Harvick’s line — very high in the turns, with Greg Biffle going low.
Lap 60 — Kevin Harvick goes very high between Turns 3 and 4, and Martin Truex Jr. gets a huge run for second place. He can’t quite the move off just yet.
Lap 56 — In 18 Cup starts here at Texas, second-place Kevin Harvick’s best finish is a third. In those races, he’s led a total of just five laps.
Lap 54 — Kevin Harvick trails leader Greg Biffle by about 8/10ths of a second.
Lap 50 — After the cycle of green-flag stops, the top five are Greg Biffle, Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr., Matt Kenseth and Mark Martin.
Lap 48 — Jimmie Johnson, Marcos Ambrose and Tony Stewart are in their pit stalls.
Lap 47 — Greg Biffle gives up the lead to stop. Martin Truex Jr. and Matt Kenseth are also in.
Lap 46 — Kyle Busch hits the pits.
Lap 44 — Kasey Kahne, Jeff Burton and Jamie McMurray are making their stops. Kahne gets blocked in his stall by Bobby Labonte, who is pitting just in front of him.
Lap 43 — Jeff Gordon is on pit road.
Lap 41 — Rain is being reported in Turn 3. A NASCAR official in the area said that it had sprinkled a little bit, but then stopped.
Lap 40 — Roush Fenway Racing drivers Greg Biffle and Matt Kenseth are now running first and second.
Lap 36 — Race leader Greg Biffle has won Sprint Cup victory here at Texas. It came back in April of 2005. He’s also riding a streak of seven straight top-10 finishes here.
Lap 33 — Greg Biffle has already opened up a cushion of about half a second over former leader Martin Truex Jr.
Lap 31 — Greg Biffle gets a run on Martin Truex Jr. for the top spot coming off Turn 2. The lead is his!
Lap 30 — As Matt Kenseth closes on Greg Biffle for second, Biffle is gaining ground on Martin Truex Jr. for the lead. This is getting good!
Lap 28 — We’re going to have us a race here! The top-three cars — Martin Truex Jr., Greg Biffle and Matt Kenseth — are now very close on the track.
Lap 27 — Matt Kenseth’s car may have issues, but he’s closing fast on Roush Fenway Racing teammate Greg Biffle for second place.
Lap 25 — Third-place Matt Kenseth’s water temperature is peaking at more than 250 degrees. Also, he’s reporting a burning smell in his car.
Lap 23 — It’s very overcast at the track, but weather isn’t expected to develop until after midnight.
Lap 22 — Matt Kenseth has dropped Marcos Ambrose back to fourth place.
Lap 19 — Martin Truex Jr.’s best Sprint Cup finish here at Texas is a third, and it came back in November of 2007. He also started from the pole in that event.
Lap 15 — Greg Biffle is now nearly 8/10ths of a seecond behind leader Martin Truex Jr. Thrid-place Marcos Ambrose is 2.3 seconds back of Biffle.
Lap 14 — Landon Cassill is on pit road, steam billowing from underneath the hood of his car.
Lap 12 — G’day, mate ... Marcos Ambrose has picked his way up to third place.
Lap 10 — Leader Martin Truex Jr. is already beginning to lap the tail-end of the field.
Lap 8 — Jamie McMurray goes way high between Turns 1 and 2 to move past Mark Martin for sixth place, but Martin takes the spot right back in the next corner.
Lap 7 — Martin Truex Jr. has a lead of about half a second over second-place Greg Biffle.
Lap 5 — The field is single file all the way back to about 17th place.
Lap 4 — You know you’ve got it bad when you try to figure out just how many of your Best Buy purchases it took to pay for Matt Kenseth’s sponsorship!
Lap 2 — Matt Kenseth did not get a good start. He’s dropped from second at the green flag to fifth place.
Lap 1 — GREEN FLAG: The green drops at 7:48 p.m. ET. Pole-sitter Martin Truex Jr. is well clear of the pack before it gets to Turn 1.
Why don't they find out who ownes that hat or what ever it was on the track and give them a penalty?
Drivers are going to start throwing stuff on the track to get a caution.
nothing like a hot dog wrapper or baggie to screw up the flow.. and they call these superior racing machines.. lol
Don’t think it came from a car, more than likely the infield.
Great job. I just got in from playin’ golf and I haven’t missed a thing.
I believe that's been going on since 1964. Roll bar padding is the preferred method, which makes me think the hat was actually an accident, LOL.
Grab a drink and a chair...we still got lots ta go!