Fort Worth, TX – The Fall 2017 AAA 500 marked the last race in Texas for veteran Dale Earnhardt Jr.
In true fashion, Eddie Gossage is never one to disappoint when it comes to going out with a bang. On Friday morning Gossage rode into the TMS Media Center on a pony to celebrate Dale Jr’s farewell race at Texas Motor Speedway.
Artist Pat Green performed earlier in the day on Sunday while fans started to pour in for the main event.
The stars of the hit television show Fixer Upper, Chip and Joanna Gaines, made an appearance on Sunday. Chip served as the honorary pace car driver for the AAA 500. “I’m honored to have been invited to drive the pace car in November, but I can’t promise that I’ll pull over after the first lap,” Gaines said. “And growing up in Colleyville, this might actually be the first time I don’t get in trouble for speeding in Roanoke.”
Kevin Harvick took advantage of a small mistake passing Martin Truex Jr. on the outside with less than 10 laps to go winning the AAA Texas 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. This was his second win of 2017, first win at Texas Motor Speedway and 37th career win. Harvick said during his Victory Lane interview “This feels so good. We have been qualifying well here and racing well ever since I have been at Stewart-Haas Racing and just never got it to work out to go to victory lane. Today we had to earn it. To be able to pass the 78 car for the win is something that is huge for our confidence and team knowing we need to go another 1.5 mile at Homestead to race for the championship. I am really proud of everyone on our Mobil1 Ford. This thing was a hot rod today”.