Dixon Wakes Up, Wins In Long Beach
Sun, 19/04/15 – 18:28 | No Comment
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Scott Dixon, all but irrelevant in the first two races of the current IndyCar Series season, looked like a candidate to win the 2015 championship in race No. 3.
Dixon moved to the lead during a pitting sequence with just under 30 laps recorded in the race, and from there drove to an easy victory in […]

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Kennedy Could Be Racing His Way To The Top
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Ben Kennedy has the brains and the bloodline to go a long way in NASCAR. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/NASCAR via Getty Images)

Ben Kennedy has the brains and the bloodline to go a long way in NASCAR. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/NASCAR via Getty Images)

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – It’s mid-afternoon at a food bank located on the economically challenged east side of Kansas City and bags and boxes are efficiently and quickly being stuffed with things like canned spaghetti and sliced peaches.

bugopinionIt’s an unlikely spot to find the 20-something man who some day just may be running all of NASCAR, but there he stands as a member of the assembly line of volunteers who have bellied up to one of the long tables at the Harvesters warehouse in an effort to put food into the pantries of people who need it most in eastern Missouri and western Kansas.

His name is Ben Kennedy. He’s currently the full-time driver of the No. 11 Toyota Tundra of Red Horse Racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

In his second full season in the series, though the first with Red Horse, he’s showing good talent as his stat line is fair decent to good for a driver of his age. His resume is highlighted by three top-five

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Tue, 04/21/15 – 17:26 | No Comment
Kenseth Gets First Victory Of Season In Soggy Bristol
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Matt Kenseth ended a long dry spell on a set day as survived a series of rain delays, wrecks and extra laps to earn his first Sprint Cup victory since 2013 on Saturday night when he won at Bristol Motor Speedway.
The victory for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver came when he finished .287 seconds ahead […]

Mon, 04/20/15 – 6:28 | No Comment
Dixon Wakes Up, Wins In Long Beach
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Scott Dixon, all but irrelevant in the first two races of the current IndyCar Series season, looked like a candidate to win the 2015 championship in race No. 3.
Dixon moved to the lead during a pitting sequence with just under 30 laps recorded in the race, and from there drove to an easy victory in […]

Sun, 04/19/15 – 18:28 | No Comment
Taylor Brothers Win From Pole In Long Beach
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Jordan and Ricky Taylor of Wayne Taylor Racing drove the No. 10 Corvette Prototype to victory in the Tequila Patrón Sports Car Showcase at the Long Beach street circuit on Saturday.
Jordan Taylor held off  Joey Hand in the No. 01 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Ford EcoBoost/Riley to win by 3.3 seconds.
The victory for WTR […]

Sun, 04/19/15 – 7:51 | No Comment
Castroneves Sets Record, Wins Pole In Long Beach
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It took only eight minutes during the first of three rounds of knockout qualifying Saturday for the track record to start falling at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
The rewriting began when Verizon IndyCar Series veteran Tony Kanaan logged a lap in 1 minute, 06.7442-seconds around on the 1.968-mile, 11-turn street circuit. During the […]

Sun, 04/19/15 – 7:30 | No Comment
Rookie Suarez Serves Notice In Bristol Xfinity Race
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Xfinity Series rookie Daniel Suarez knew he faced a steep learning curve when the 2015 season began, so when he finished second in Saturday’s Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway he left many in disbelief, including himself.
“I can’t explain to you in words right […]

Sat, 04/18/15 – 18:19 | No Comment
Logano Perfect In Bristol
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Joey Logano led all 300 laps in winning Saturday’s Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
It was the first time a driver led every lap in a race since Kyle Busch accomplished the feat in winning the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond on Sept. 5, 2014.
The victory was […]

Sat, 04/18/15 – 17:09 | No Comment
Taylor Racing To Start Long Beach From P1
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Ricky Taylor of Wayne Taylor Racing edged Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Pruett to win the pole for Saturday’s Tequila Patrón Sports Car Showcase in the streets of Long Beach, Calif.
Taylor ran a fast lap of one minute, 14.790 seconds (94.729 mph) to capture his first TUDOR Championship pole in the No. 10 Konica Minolta Corvette DP […]

Sat, 04/18/15 – 7:24 | No Comment
Kenseth On Pole At Bristol
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Matt Kenseth, with a lap at 128.632 mph (14.917 seconds), earned the 14th pole of his career on Friday when he was fastest at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Kenseth edged Team Penske’s Brad Keselowski (128.442 mph) by .022 seconds.
Carl Edwards (128.322 mph) qualified third while Kevin Harvick (128.211 mph)  was fourth.
Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano (who was fastest in […]

Fri, 04/17/15 – 18:46 | No Comment
Kenseth Says He’s Not Yet Ready For A Rocker
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Food City 500 pole winner Matt Kenseth is only a year younger than Jeff Gordon, but unlike the four-time NASCAR champion who is in his final full-time Sprint Cup season, Kenseth says he doesn’t see the checkered flag waving on his driving career any time soon.
“I feel […]

Fri, 04/17/15 – 18:13 | No Comment
RCR Appeal Denied But Penalties Reduced
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The National Motorsports Appeals Panel upheld the P5-level penalties levied against Richard Childress Racing’s No. 31 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team Thursday, slightly reducing the point deductions and fines stemming from tire tampering violations detected last month at Auto Club Speedway.
The three-member panel – John Capels, Hunter Nickell and Dale […]

Fri, 04/17/15 – 7:22 | No Comment