AAA Texas 500 News and Updates
6/12/14 – NASCAR hits the Lone Star state for a second race: the all-important AAA Texas 500! This time around, just eight drivers will compete at Texas Motor Speedway for their penultimate opportunity to gain points and survive the cutthroat Eliminator Round. After the AAA Texas 500, there is just one race left before the bottom four drivers are cut and four competitors are left in Sprint Cup Championship Final. Only the most elite drivers in NASCAR earn the right to compete, so you know you’ll get your money’s worth with AAA Texas tickets. If the Sprint Cup Series ended today, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick would be in (2 wins), and there would be six wild cards: Matt Kenseth, Kyle Larson, Ryan Newman, Brian Vickers, Greg Biffle, Austin Dillon. Who will you see making their bid for the Championship title in the AAA Texas 500?
The AAA Texas 500 is one of the biggest races you can attend in the Chase for the Sprint Cup! Every first weekend of November, thousands upon thousands of NASCAR fans flock to Fort Worth to attend the AAA Texas 500. This battle marks the eighth race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup—meaning after the AAA Texas 500, there are just two races left to decide who will win the championship title! A victory lane finish at Texas gives competitors a major leg-up in the hunt for the ultimate prize, but at this late in the game, a loss will likely break your standing. With all this on the line, the AAA Texas 500 always brings the heat!
Previously known as the Dickies 500, the AAA Texas 500 may be one of the newest additions to NASCAR, but it's certainly one of the most critical of the whole year. This race offers nearly half a million dollars to the winner, but more importantly, it awards a jackpot of points. Jimmie Johnson is the reigning champion at the AAA Texas 500 for two years running, and last year, his win put Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the all too familiar runner-up position again. Can Johnson take the black and white checkered flag for a third straight season or will Earnhardt Jr. wreak his revenge? Get your AAA Texas 500 tickets to find out! Nothing compares to the championship excitement you'll experience at the AAA Texas 500, get in on all the action in the final stretch of the season!