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Morning Memo: Danica Ready To Bring It?
Wednesday, 7 Oct, 2009 – 9:00 | 4 Comments
Morning Memo: Danica Ready To Bring It?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Let’s see what’s in the old Morning Memo today:
Back during the days when the only thing I used glasses for was drinking domestic beer, I absolutely loved Formula One. Loved every noun-related aspect of it; it’s people, places and things.
But about the time I began to use glasses in order [...]

Minter: Mistakes Mean One And Done in Chase
Tuesday, 6 Oct, 2009 – 15:00 | One Comment
Minter: Mistakes Mean One And Done in Chase

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Some random observations heading into Week Four of the 2009 Chase for the Sprint Cup:
The old saying that one bad apple doesn’t spoil the whole bunch may be true for fruit, but it’s not the case when it comes to drivers in the Chase. Just ask Brian Vickers and Kasey [...]

Monday Morning Crew Chief: JPM Stirring Things Up Again
Monday, 5 Oct, 2009 – 18:15 | 2 Comments
Monday Morning Crew Chief: JPM Stirring Things Up Again

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Juan Pablo Montoya can be either princely or prickly, depending on the mercurial driver’s mood. He’s been more regal of late, after the Earnhardt Ganassi Racing team’s advancement into the Chase and the ongoing stellar performance in the first three races of the “post season.”
The [...]

Pedley: Drama Survives A Weekend In Kansas
Monday, 5 Oct, 2009 – 15:00 | Comments Off
Pedley: Drama Survives A Weekend In Kansas

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – At mid afternoon on Sunday, it was all turning into a droner. The race, the season and the mood. It was not what the full house at Kansas Speedway wanted and it was certainly not what NASCAR and ESPN wanted. Drama was headed for the airport.
But [...]

Stewart Wins: It’s A Case Of Smoke And Tires At Kansas
Monday, 5 Oct, 2009 – 7:30 | One Comment
Stewart Wins: It’s A Case Of Smoke And Tires At Kansas

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – Tony Stewart did not need to be reminded during the week leading up to Sunday’s Sprint Cup race Kansas Speedway that he and his team were in a bit of a slump. Plain and simple, he wasn’t crazy about being reminded that he’d had just one [...]

NASCAR Newscast: Chase Race 3 Kansas Recap
Sunday, 4 Oct, 2009 – 18:00 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: Chase Race 3 Kansas Recap

Two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart held off four-time champ Jeff Gordon for his second Kansas Speedway win. Both drivers moved up a spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings while Mark Martin extended his lead over Jimmie Johnson.

NASCAR Notes: Two-Tired Biffle Slips at Kansas
Sunday, 4 Oct, 2009 – 18:00 | Comments Off
NASCAR Notes: Two-Tired Biffle Slips at Kansas

By Nick Bromberg | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – In his post race press conference, Greg Biffle joked that he should have given crew chief Greg Erwin the one-finger salute as he pulled into his pit stall for his final stop of the Price Chopper 400 at Kansas Speedway.
Instead, Biffle showed Erwin four fingers as [...]

Race Day: There Are 1.5 Reasons Why Kansas Is Important
Sunday, 4 Oct, 2009 – 10:23 | One Comment
Race Day: There Are 1.5 Reasons Why Kansas Is Important

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – Today’s Price Chopper 400 at Kansas Speedway is the third of the 2009 Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship, but it’s the first at the type of track which is the most prevalent in the 10-race playoff. Kansas Speedway is an intermediate.
It’s 1.5 miles around and [...]

Gillett Discusses His, Petty Motorsports’ Future
Sunday, 4 Oct, 2009 – 7:43 | Comments Off
Gillett Discusses His, Petty Motorsports’ Future

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – George Gillett Jr., co-owner of Richard Petty Motorsports, met with the media Saturday morning at Kansas Speedway to clear the air on several issues regarding his organization.
Gillett confirmed that the proposed merger between Richard Petty Motorsports and Yates Racing will likely occur.
He also said a trip [...]

Kansas Notes: Changes Could Affect Fans
Saturday, 3 Oct, 2009 – 15:50 | 3 Comments
Kansas Notes: Changes Could Affect Fans

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – Word is that NASCAR is eyeing two future schedule changes which would affect television viewers and would affect viewers in the grandstands.
Grant Lynch, chairman of Talladega Superspeedway and International Speedway Corporation’s vice president of strategic operations, has heard about both and talked about both on Saturday.
The [...]