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Gordon Regains That Old Magic At Charlotte
Thursday, 10 Oct, 2013 – 20:51 | One Comment
Gordon Regains That Old Magic At Charlotte

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Jeff Gordon was beaming when he strode into Charlotte Motor Speedway’s infield media center Thursday night after claiming his ninth pole at the 1.5-mile track in perhaps the most dramatic qualifying session this season.
The smile on his face and the twinkle in his eye seemed to say, [...]

Team Owner Roush Is Thinking Young
Thursday, 10 Oct, 2013 – 20:47 | 2 Comments
Team Owner Roush Is Thinking Young

CONCORD, N.C. – Jack Roush said Thursday he was excited about the youth coming into Roush Fenway Racing, noting Ryan Reed was expected to compete full time for the organization next year in NASCAR’s Nationwide Series while Chris Buescher possessed the inside track for his fourth Cup team.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 26, returns to Roush Fenway [...]

Harvick, RCR Know Cookies Can Taste Quite Good
Thursday, 10 Oct, 2013 – 10:17 | Comments Off
Harvick, RCR Know Cookies Can Taste Quite Good

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Over the years, NASCAR’s 1.5-mile ovals have been treated by fans and media with the type of disrespect generally accorded to things like rental cars and F-1 races. They’ve been tagged as dull and generic. Cookie-cutters is one of the nicer things the intermediates have been called.
But in the garages [...]

Harvick Wins Kansas, Enters The Chase Fray
Sunday, 6 Oct, 2013 – 19:20 | 3 Comments
Harvick Wins Kansas, Enters The Chase Fray

By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service
KANSAS CITY, Kan.— Kevin Harvick crashed the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup party.
Kyle Busch simply crashed—at a track that continues to bedevil him.
And with a bizarre power failure in the last two laps, Johnson failed to cash in decisively on Matt Kenseth’s skittishness with the new tire combination Goodyear brought [...]

Keselowski Makes Kansas Drivers Meeting Interesting
Sunday, 6 Oct, 2013 – 12:31 | Comments Off
Keselowski Makes Kansas Drivers Meeting Interesting

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Racing at Kansas Speedway started two hours before the green flag dropped on Sunday. Racing of the between-the-ears variety.
During the drivers meeting at Kansas, all was pro forma until the part at the end where Sprint Cup managing race director David Hoots asks assembled drivers and team members if there are [...]

2013 Chase Has Reached Its Most Critical Stage
Sunday, 6 Oct, 2013 – 10:43 | Comments Off
2013 Chase Has Reached Its Most Critical Stage

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – These are the Shake Out Days in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship. Three races down, seven to go. Too late in the playoffs to say that everybody still has a chance at the championship, too early to say with any certainty at all who [...]

Notes: Chasers Take A Beating In Practice
Saturday, 5 Oct, 2013 – 14:44 | Comments Off
Notes: Chasers Take A Beating In Practice

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – It was a tough day to be a Chase driver Saturday at Kansas Speedway. It was a really tough day to be a Busch.
The Sprint Cup cars took to the track for practice at 10 a.m. Saturday for the first practice of they. Almost immediately, cars being driven by championship contenders [...]

Bowyer Clan Hangs Tough In Wake Of Richmond
Saturday, 5 Oct, 2013 – 13:28 | Comments Off
Bowyer Clan Hangs Tough In Wake Of Richmond

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Chris Bowyer looks every inch the product of America’s Heartland that he is. The Wrangler jeans are slung low, the hands go in and out of the pockets every three or four steps and the sun-weathered gray hair flops around in the Kansas wind like the [...]

Harvick To Start Kansas Race From The Pole
Friday, 4 Oct, 2013 – 17:15 | Comments Off
Harvick To Start Kansas Race From The Pole

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Kevin Harvick, who is trying to turn what some consider a three-driver Sprint Cup playoff into a four-driver playoff, won the pole on Friday for Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway.
Harvick, who will start Sunday’s race fourth in points – 39 behind leader Matt Kenseth and 27 behind third-place Kyle [...]

Gordon Needs A Return To Old Days In Kansas
Friday, 4 Oct, 2013 – 15:47 | Comments Off
Gordon Needs A Return To Old Days In Kansas

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Time was, Kansas Speedway was a Jeff Gordon track. In the best of those times, Gordon could not be beaten at Kansas. Literally.
But what remains of those days for the four-time Sprint Cup champion are some dusty trophies and perhaps a handful of old photos in [...]