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Ryan Blaney (12) leads the field during one of the final restarts in the NASCAR All-Star Race in May at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. The Denton County racetrack hosts NASCAR Cup and Xfinity races this weekend.

NASCAR hits the reset button on its playoffs this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway, and the track is doing a soft reboot too.

The Xfinity Series and Cup Series are set to begin their championship Rounds of 12, respectively, on Saturday and Sunday.

Texas Motor Speedway

Mark Faber, right, the new executive vice president and general manager of Texas Motor Speedway, poses for a photo with Marcus Smith, president and CEO of Speedway Motorsports, on Aug. 11 at the racetrack in Fort Worth. 

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