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BREAKING NEWS: Denny Hamlin forced out of the race today @ Auto Club after suffering a sinus infection, which is affecting his vision. Sam Hornish Jr. will fill in for Hamlin.

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Results from Fotnana:

1. Kyle Busch

2. Larson

3. Kurt Busch

4. Kenseth

5. Stewart

6. McMurray

7. Vickers

8. Allmendinger

9. Menard

10.Edwards

What a G-W-C finish, that could've been anyone's race, even Larson was making some noise. Onto to the paperclip known as Martinsville.

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Getting awfully tired of being a fan of the 24 team. Same crap every single week. Had, by far, the best race car today.

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Great finish for Allmendinger; an 8th. Really hoping he could win at either Sears Point or Watkins Glen. He did win twice on road courses, on the Nationwide series though, but it gives me hope as a fan of the Dinger.

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Via Jayski....

NASCAR is planning on making significant engine package changes in 2015 to extend the life of Sprint Cup powerplants and reduce horsepower. And along with engine changes, there likely will be aerodynamic and tire changes for the Cup cars in 2015 as well. That's the word from NASCAR Vice President of Competition and Racing Development Robin Pemberton. Pemberton said the sanctioning body has had four meetings so far with representatives from Chevy, Ford and Toyota and race teams about how to implement those changes. No consensus has been reached yet, according to Pemberton, but discussions are ongoing in advance of making the changes for next year. Although Pemberton declined to specify how many horsepower NASCAR is looking to cut, sources familiar with the discussions said the reduction would be in the neighborhood of 75 to 100 horsepower. Currently, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series engines make about 860-900 horsepower at most tracks. Discussions are still in the early stages, Pemberton said, but given the fact that there are so few engine suppliers now, they will need plenty of lead-time to make changes for next year.

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Via Jayski....

NASCAR is planning on making significant engine package changes in 2015 to extend the life of Sprint Cup powerplants and reduce horsepower. And along with engine changes, there likely will be aerodynamic and tire changes for the Cup cars in 2015 as well. That's the word from NASCAR Vice President of Competition and Racing Development Robin Pemberton. Pemberton said the sanctioning body has had four meetings so far with representatives from Chevy, Ford and Toyota and race teams about how to implement those changes. No consensus has been reached yet, according to Pemberton, but discussions are ongoing in advance of making the changes for next year. Although Pemberton declined to specify how many horsepower NASCAR is looking to cut, sources familiar with the discussions said the reduction would be in the neighborhood of 75 to 100 horsepower. Currently, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series engines make about 860-900 horsepower at most tracks. Discussions are still in the early stages, Pemberton said, but given the fact that there are so few engine suppliers now, they will need plenty of lead-time to make changes for next year.

That was a foxsports.com story from Friday afternoon, later put up on Jalopnik.

Meanwhile, post-race...

Clint Bowyer @ClintBowyer 3h

Love how "some" idiots on here think I really wanted to give up a much needed good run to screw you over. #dip :censored:s

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While I don't think Bowyer spun purposely, it wouldn't really be giving up a good run, would it? He had a flat so his good run was over regardless. It was just :censored:ty luck for Gordon compounded by a :censored:ty decision to take four tires.

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I am one of those that believe Bowyer spun at Richmond purposely. I know he didn't yesterday, no way. He had tire problems, and it was clear he did.

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Texas Motor Speedway has announced that Si Robertson, family member of the Robert sons from Duck Dynasty, will be the Duck Commander 500 grand marshal and honorary starter (aka waver of the green flag to start the race).

Along with Si, Willie, the CEO of the company and Si's nephew, will welcome the crowd to the largest attended, single-day sporting event in Texas.

Willie's daughter Sadie will give the invocation, Jase (Willie's brother) will introduce the Top 10 starters, and Jep's wife Jase's wife Missy will sing the National Anthem.

Can't wait for this race! Love Texas and they've done a great job at getting this race ready.

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Texas Motor Speedway has announced that Si Robertson, family member of the Robert sons from Duck Dynasty, will be the Duck Commander 500 grand marshal and honorary starter (aka waver of the green flag to start the race).

Along with Si, Willie, the CEO of the company and Si's nephew, will welcome the crowd to the largest attended, single-day sporting event in Texas.

Willie's daughter Sadie will give the invocation, Jase (Willie's brother) will introduce the Top 10 starters, and Jep's wife Missy will sing the National Anthem.

Can't wait for this race! Love Texas and they've done a great job at getting this race ready.

Why Sadie? There's another brother, Alan, who's a pastor. I don't get it, then again, I miss the Daytona priest that used to give an under 30 second invocation: Basically it was "Let's us pray...rapid fire speak...Shalom and Amen."

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Lynda Petty passed away today at 72.

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Results from Martinsville

1. Kurt Busch

2. Johnson

3. Earnhardt Jr.

4. Logano

5. Ambrose

6. Kenseth

7. Harvick

8. Almirola

9. Bowyer

10. Menard

Lots of action during the race, especially with Kurt & Kes. No car was left touched. Bowyer almost had a chance except for the bad pit stop. That was a good race. Onto Texas.

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In his post-race interview with ESPN, the anchor asked "If Keselowski was standing right next to you, what would you say?" Kurt responded by saying (Paraphrased a little) "...We don't need you clowns [to keep egging us on]..."

While it does seem wrong for the anchor to "egg them on", calling the anchor "a clown" doesn't seem right (then again, he could've said something a lot worse). He may be right, but he could've avoided the question or simply say "Ya know, I'm not going to get into that, I just wanna talk about the race, Brad doesn't concern me at this point, etc."

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Betcha if Kes had the chance, he may have roughed Kurt up some more. Was hoping Allmendinger had a Top 5/Top 10 finish, it's just the pit stops he had when he was in the Top 10 killed his chances. His crew just wasn't fast enough (he lost I think 6 positions in 2 pit stops, then found himself in 20th and just couldn't fully recover).

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http://www.nascar.com/en_us/news-media/articles/2014/4/1/nascar-three-manufacturers-potential-engine-changes-consideration-phase.html

NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France said Tuesday on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio that modifications to the engines -- which would likely bring a reduction in horsepower -- are the next step in further enhancing the sport's on-track product, although he was unsure if such changes would be in place for next season.

"We're going to make that happen, and that's part of the overall rules packages that we design that hopefully control costs, hopefully make the racing better," France said. "The engine is an integral part of that. We also have to be in step as much as possible with the car manufacturers and where they're going with technology and different things. It all has to come together, and that’s the next significant part of the rules package. … The engine will get a significant change. I'm not going to say (for) '15, but we are certainly sizing that up. It's very important for us to get that right."

According to representatives of NASCAR's three manufacturer partners, who took part in a conference call with reporters Tuesday, a potential reduction in engine horsepower is still in the very early stages.

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http://www.nascar.com/en_us/news-media/articles/2014/4/1/nascar-three-manufacturers-potential-engine-changes-consideration-phase.html

NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France said Tuesday on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio that modifications to the engines -- which would likely bring a reduction in horsepower -- are the next step in further enhancing the sport's on-track product, although he was unsure if such changes would be in place for next season.

"We're going to make that happen, and that's part of the overall rules packages that we design that hopefully control costs, hopefully make the racing better," France said. "The engine is an integral part of that. We also have to be in step as much as possible with the car manufacturers and where they're going with technology and different things. It all has to come together, and thats the next significant part of the rules package. The engine will get a significant change. I'm not going to say (for) '15, but we are certainly sizing that up. It's very important for us to get that right."

According to representatives of NASCAR's three manufacturer partners, who took part in a conference call with reporters Tuesday, a potential reduction in engine horsepower is still in the very early stages.

This is just stupid, the sport of racing is about having the fastest car possible, if NASCAR keeps making rules to limit a cars speed by limiting what they can do with the cars is what turned nascar from being the largest growing sport in the country to what is now.

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Results from Texas:

1. Logano

2. Gordon

3. Kyle Busch

4. Vickers

5. Larson

6. Biffle

7. Kenseth

8. Bowyer

9. Menard

10. Stewart

7 different winners in 7 different races. This has been an interesting season to say the least. The lady in black returns in 5 days...

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Okay, so TMS owner Eddie Gossage can spend millions on Big Hoss, but can't put SAFER barriers all around the track? In this day and age of too high speeds and fantastic down force, tracks need more barriers, not a big television.

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I was listening to the race for the past half hour or so and tracking it during two classes since it began. I had to pick up a Dallas station in order to listen to it for the local stations wouldn't come through on my app.

Congrats to Joey as another oh so close race for JG24

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Holy Shiznit what a finish in the NNS race! Congrats to Awesome Chase from his Dad's Place and BACK-TO-BACK wins this season! The future looks bright for NASCAR's next generation

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