AAA Texas 500

Backseat Drivers Fan Council

Should NASCAR move Chase races away from Sunday?
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<p> Dustin Long's Backseat Drivers Fan Council discuss moving NASCAR Chase races off of Sunday to get away from the NFL and grade the racing at Texas Motor Speedway.</p>

Is Sunday still the best day to run NASCAR Sprint Cup races? Or is it time for NASCAR to admit defeat to the NFL and move the Cup races to Saturday as a writer suggested this week? Or what about mid-week races—would that work and would fans attend those events? Members of the Backseat Drivers Fan Council debated those issues and last weekend’s Texas race. Here’s what they had to say:

Tony Stewart Wins in Texas

Stewart wins fourth Chase race; Carl Edwards second

by Matt Taliaferro

Tony Stewart is putting together a run in NASCAR’s Chase for the Championship as impressive as any seen in its seven-year history. Stewart’s win in the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway was his fourth in eight Chase races, and finds him just three points shy of Carl Edwards as the Sprint Cup Series heads to the penultimate race of the season in Phoenix.

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<p> Tony Stewart held off Carl Edwards to win his second straight race in the AAA Texas 500.</p>


Texas Motor Speedway

Previewing NASCAR's AAA Texas 500

by Matt Taliaferro and Nathan Rush

Race: AAA Texas 500
Track: Texas Motor Speedway
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
When: Sunday, Nov. 6
TV: ESPN (3:00 p.m. EST)

Specs: 1.5-mile quad-oval; Banking/Turns: 24°; Banking/Quad-Oval: 18°; Banking/Straightaways: 5°

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<p> Athlon Sports previews Sunday's AAA Texas 500 from Texas Motor Speedway, NASCAR's eighth race in the Chase for the Championship.</p>