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Childress Reveals 2012 Plans
Thursday, 13 Oct, 2011 – 20:53 | Comments Off
Childress Reveals 2012 Plans

CONCORD, N.C. – With the exit of Clint Bowyer at the end of the season, NASCAR team owner Richard Childress said Thursday he expected his organization to field three, not four, NASCAR Sprint Cup teams full time next year.
“I’ve had offers to race people and race drivers and had another full sponsorship with a driver; [...]

Woody: Gordon’s A Goner In The Chase
Tuesday, 11 Oct, 2011 – 7:57 | 2 Comments
Woody: Gordon’s A Goner In The Chase

Another one bites the dust.
While Jimmie Johnson was blowing away the field last Sunday at Kansas Speedway Jeff Gordon was blowing a motor, and with it his hopes for that oh-so-elusive 5th championship.
Gordon finished 34th and sank to 10th in the standings.
With just six races to go, starting Saturday night at Charlotte, that’s too deep [...]

Johnson Powers To Victory At Kansas Speedway
Monday, 10 Oct, 2011 – 16:52 | Comments Off
Johnson Powers To Victory At Kansas Speedway

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Jimmie Johnson had a dominating car at Kansas Speedway on Sunday afternoon and he used it to win the fourth race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
Johnson led 197 of the green/white/checkered restart-extended race, beating Kasey Kahne to the finish line by .548 seconds.
The victory moved Johnson from fifth [...]

Brian France Q and A
Sunday, 9 Oct, 2011 – 11:30 | Comments Off
Brian France Q and A

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France participated in a question and answer session at Kansas Speedway on Sunday morning.
The following is a transcript of that session:
Q. There’s been a lot of talk about the companion series, Nationwide and truck, returning to the roots, going to Rockingham. Is there an [...]

Keselowski Breezes To Easy Kansas NNS Victory
Saturday, 8 Oct, 2011 – 17:12 | Comments Off
Keselowski Breezes To Easy Kansas NNS Victory

KANSAS CITY, Kan. –Brad Keselowski won the Kansas Lottery 300 Nationwide Series race at Kansas Speedway on Saturday afternoon and won it with ease.
The Penske Racing driver led all but 29 laps of the 200-lap race. It was his fourth victory of the season in the series.
Carl Edwards of Roush Fenway Racing finished second – a [...]

Edwards Takes NNS Pole
Saturday, 8 Oct, 2011 – 10:16 | Comments Off
Edwards Takes NNS Pole

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Carl Edwards of Roush Fenway Racing won the pole for Saturday afternoon’s Kansas Lottery 300 on Saturday morning.
Edwards had a fast lap of 171.521 mph at the 1.5-mile tri-oval.
Brad Keselowski of Penske Racing was second fastest with a lap at 171.282 mph.
Third fastest was Ryan Truex in a Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. [...]

NHRA’s Hagan Hoping For A Happier Ending
Thursday, 6 Oct, 2011 – 11:15 | Comments Off
NHRA’s Hagan Hoping For A Happier Ending

Matt Hagan didn’t really need to be interviewed in the moments after he lost the 2010 Funny Car championship to John Force at the season-ending race in Pomona. The nauseated look on Hagan’s face told the whole story.
There’s a new look on Hagan’s face these days, however. It’s the look of a driver who is [...]

Driver Opinions Vary On New Phoenix Surface
Thursday, 6 Oct, 2011 – 7:04 | Comments Off
Driver Opinions Vary On New Phoenix Surface

NASCAR drivers completed a second day of testing of the new, reconfigured surface at Phoenix International Raceway on Thursday.
Several were asked their opinions of the new surface and how it will affect racing at the track when the Sprint Cup Series arrives for the penultimate Chase race.
Their answers follow:
Kyle Busch of Joe Gibbs Racing: “Certainly, [...]

Gordon Talks About New PIR Track
Wednesday, 5 Oct, 2011 – 7:24 | Comments Off
Gordon Talks About New PIR Track

NASCAR officials and drivers were at Phoeinx International Raceway on Tuesday, and will be there on Wednesday as well, to test the track’s repaved/reconfigured surface.
One of those drivers was Jeff Gordon of Hendrick Motorsports. After the test, Gordon answered some questions about the new surface, which will be raced upon for the first time next [...]

Racin’ News: Sorenson Out, Vickers In At Turner Motorsports
Tuesday, 4 Oct, 2011 – 16:36 | Comments Off
Racin’ News: Sorenson Out, Vickers In At Turner Motorsports

In Racin’ News Today, Tuesday, Oct. 4:
Turner Motorsports announced today that Brian Vickers will assume driving duties of the No. 32 Dollar General Chevy, beginning this weekend at Kansas Speedway. Vickers, who drivers for Red Bull Racing in the Sprint Cup series, will replace Reed Sorenson.
Vickers, the 2003 NASCAR Nationwide Series Champion, who has [...]