AAA Texas Preview
This week, the NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule continues with the second race of the Contender Round at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The Bank of America 500 is the only night race in the Chase for the Cup and drivers will be angling to position themselves well for the final stretch of the season.
Last week, Joey Logano took home the Hollywood Casino 400 at the Kansas Speedway after leading 122 laps and starting from the fourth position. Kevin Harvick had the pole position and led for 61 laps, but finished a disappointing twelfth. Logano is now the leader in the Sprint Cup Series standings with five wins on the season and an impressive fourteen top 5 finishes along with nineteen top 10 finishes. He leads all racers in top 5 and top 10 finishes thus far and is tied with Brad Keselowski with the five wins on the year.
Below is a breakdown of the current driver standings:
- Joey Logano – 3,048 points
- Kyle Busch – 3.042 points
- Carl Edwards – 3,039 points
- Ryan Newman – 3,039 points
- Denny Hamlin – 3,037 points
- Kevin Harvick – 3,033 points
- Matt Kenseth – 3,031 points
- Jeff Gordon – 3,031 points
- Kasey Kahne – 3,023 points
- Brad Keselowski – 3,009 points
Right on Keselowski’s tail are heavyweights Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Jimmie Johnson, sitting at 3,006 and 3,004 points, respectively. With so many racers bunched up together, every individual week is crucial to get as many points as possible to get separation from the other drivers in the standings. The Chase appears as if it will be just as competitive as ever and the Bank of America 500 will be the next stop for the drivers to get themselves some breathing room.
In just a few weeks, the Chase will make an appearance in Fort Worth, Texas for the AAA Texas 500 at the Texas Motor Speedway. The AAA Texas 500 is the second race of the eliminator round, followed by the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 the week preceding. One of the most in-demand events in Texas every year, the race expects to generate a pretty large attendance.
The median price for AAA Texas 500 tickets is currently $100, though tickets are available on TicketCity for as little as $50. Last year, Jimmie Johnson took home the victory and he will look to defend his win again this year. Johnson has won the race three times in the past seven years, so he seems to have a great handle for the track. As mentioned before, Johnson currently sits at twelfth in the standings so a win at the Texas Motor Speedway would go a long way in improving his chances of winning the Cup.
With just six races to go remaining on the NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule, there’s only a few more opportunities to get out to the track and see your favorite drivers perform! Make sure to check out TicketCity for all your NASCAR Sprint Cup tickets during the 2014 season and you’ll be able to find some of the best deals available on the market!