Baughman Caps Texas Sprint Car Nationals With Runner-Up Result

Baughman Caps Texas Sprint Car Nationals With Runner-Up Result

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Inside Line Promotions – FORT WORTH, Texas (April 11, 2017) – Josh Baughman produced a pair of solid performances last weekend during the Tony Stewart presents the Texas Sprint Car Nationals at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.

Baughman opened the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader on Friday by finishing where he started in both a heat race – second – and a qualifier – third. That ranked him ninth in overall points and lined him up on the inside of the fifth row for the main event.

“We struggled on Friday night to get drive out of the car,” he said. “We felt like we were bland. We were good enough to run where we started, but not to pass cars. To come out of that place with a top 10 was good because we felt like we were way worse than that.”

Baughman ended the night with a ninth-place result.

The event wrapped up on Saturday, when Baughman finished third in a heat race before he won a qualifier. That locked him into the seventh starting position for the main event.

“The guys gave me a great car,” he said. “They stayed up all night Friday and pulled a new car down. They went through things to change cars and make sure we were ready to go for Saturday night. The difference was having a car that could move around the track. We were able to run the top, but we were fast around the bottom in turns one and two where everyone else wasn’t. I made most of my passes there.”

Baughman advanced to score a second-place finish, which was his best result of the season.

He is slated to compete this Saturday at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

“I feel like going into the next few races we should be able to win,” he said. “We ran well in Sedalia last season and I think we’ll be able to contend for the win this weekend.”

Baughman finished second in his most recent race at Missouri State Fair Speedway last August. He also earned results of ninth and eighth, respectively, at the track last season.


April 7 – Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas – Heat race: 2 (2); Qualifier: 3 (3); Feature: 9 (9).

April 8 – Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas – Heat race: 3 (2); Qualifier: 1 (2); Feature: 2 (7).


7 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 5 top 20s


Saturday at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour






Baughman will have t-shirts and hoodies available for sale at his apparel trailer throughout the season.


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“Beard Equipment has been a great supporter and has helped us to get where we’re at,” Baughman said. “We look forward to getting them in the Winner’s Circle several times this season."

Baughman would also like to thank Fischer Body Shop, Hollywood Blasting & Coating, PPG, Precision Catalyst, B&H Industrial Supplies, Bombshell Designs, FK Midwest, FK Rod Ends, Walker Performance Filtration, Smith Titanium, Hinchman Racewear, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, KSE, Dirt Collective, System 1, Weld Wheels, HMS Motorsports, Schroth Racing, Indy Race Parts, Schoenfeld Headers, Maxim Chassis, Engler Machine & Tool, Bosch, Car & Fleet, Kistler Racing Engines and Moss Racing Engines for their continued support.


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