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Keselowski Has A Gas At Kansas Speedway
Sunday, 5 Jun, 2011 – 18:37 | Comments Off
Keselowski Has A Gas At Kansas Speedway

By Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – As the laps ticked away in Sunday’s STP 400 at Kansas Speedway, Brad Keselowski was just cruising along and easing his way into the corners to save fuel to clinch a second place finish.
A second-place would be a nice boost for a Sprint Cup season that, [...]

Transcript: Mike Helton On Altercation At Kansas Speedway
Sunday, 5 Jun, 2011 – 11:37 | 3 Comments
Transcript: Mike Helton On Altercation At Kansas Speedway

Kansas City, Kan. – NASCAR president Mike Helton met the press in the Kansas Speedway media center on Sunday morning. The subject was the altercation which occurred between driver Kyle Busch and team-owner Richard Childress following Saturday’s Nationwide Series race.
The following is the compete transcript of Helton’s press conference:
MIKE HELTON: Good morning. Let [...]

Caution Debate Rolls On In Kansas Garages
Sunday, 5 Jun, 2011 – 10:39 | 3 Comments
Caution Debate Rolls On In Kansas Garages

By Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – Should the caution have come out after the first attempt at the green-white-checker finish started during last week’s Coca-Cola 600?
Depends who you talked to in the garages at Kansas Speedway this weekend.
“I am not in the business of calling races, so I don’t know if there [...]

NASCAR Clears Busch In Brawl With Childress
Sunday, 5 Jun, 2011 – 9:31 | Comments Off
NASCAR Clears Busch In Brawl With Childress

Kansas City, Kan. – Any penalties handed out by NASCAR as a result of Saturday afternoon’s physical confrontation at Kansas Speedway will be to team-owner Richard Childress. Kyle Busch apparently will not be sanctioned for his part in the confrontation.
That was what NASCAR president Mike Helton told the media during a brief press conference on [...]

Kurt Busch On The Pole At Kansas Speedway
Saturday, 4 Jun, 2011 – 12:21 | Comments Off
Kurt Busch On The Pole At Kansas Speedway

Kansas City, Kan. – Kurt Busch, coming off his best finish of the season, won his first pole of the season on Saturday. The pole is for Sunday’s STP 400 Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway.
Busch’s pole-winning speed at the 1.5-mile tri-ovaal was 174.752 mph. It comes six days after he finished fourth in the Coca-Cola [...]

Pedley: Junior Explains His Class With Class
Friday, 3 Jun, 2011 – 17:36 | 3 Comments
Pedley: Junior Explains His Class With Class

Kansas City, Kan. – It’s real easy for people to criticize Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his lack of consistent success by saying he lacks the intensity, drive and demeanor of his late
father. It’s especially easy for people who never really knew Dale Earnhardt Sr.
But the fact is, the son’s level-headed approach to racing is a [...]

Petty Welcomes An Old Friend Back To Cup
Friday, 3 Jun, 2011 – 12:57 | One Comment
Petty Welcomes An Old Friend Back To Cup

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – A couple of weeks ago, Carl Edwards was handed a check for well over a million dollars for winning the Sprint All-Star Race.
A million bucks for winning one race. Richard Petty remembers the days when he could have ran his entire team for four full seasons with [...]

Pedley: Tony Stewart To Get A Dream Ride
Thursday, 2 Jun, 2011 – 11:06 | One Comment
Pedley: Tony Stewart To Get A Dream Ride

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Let’s see what’s in the old Morning Memo today:
The word over the past decade or so among racing’s literati has been this: If there is one NASCAR driver who could make the transition to Formua 1, it would be Tony Stewart.
A couple weeks from now, those wondering if the word [...]

Woody: Good-bye, Good Riddance To The Double
Tuesday, 31 May, 2011 – 8:10 | 6 Comments
Woody: Good-bye, Good Riddance To The Double

Last Sunday’s Indy 500 and Coke 600 shared dramatic finishes but they didn’t share a single driver. Good. Perhaps the NASCAR guys who used to “do the double” have finally come to their senses.
I suppose we had to admire their grit but I always questioned their gumption.
I also questioned their dedication to their NASCAR teams, [...]

Ingram: Crashing, Not Crying On Racing’s Big Day
Monday, 30 May, 2011 – 9:35 | 2 Comments
Ingram: Crashing, Not Crying On Racing’s Big Day

From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
1. Big motor races are so often a big start, a long middle and a big finish. That was not the case on this Memorial Day weekend. At Indy and Charlotte, big starts were followed by only a few muddles in the middle and exceptionally big surprise endings.
2. In Charlotte, [...]