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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 [...]

Non-Chaser Burton Turns His Attention To The Future
Saturday, 3 Oct, 2009 – 12:50 | One Comment
Non-Chaser Burton Turns His Attention To The Future

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – A fixture in each Chase for the Sprint Cup championship since 2006, Jeff Burton finds himself in unfamiliar territory.
As NASCAR’s playoffs rolls into Kansas Speedway for Sunday’s Price Chopper 400, the 21-time Cup race winner is forced to carry the “non-Chaser” label.
And Burton isn’t happy about it.
“It’s been painful [...]

Logano Says No Long-Term Emotional Scarring From Wreck
Friday, 2 Oct, 2009 – 19:50 | 2 Comments
Logano Says No Long-Term Emotional Scarring From Wreck

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – Rookie driver Joey Logano spent a good 15 minutes Friday morning trying to reassure everybody who follows auto racing that his dramatic barrel-roll wreck at Dover International Speedway last week was no big deal. Just a racing deal and certainly will have no long-term emotional effects.
And [...]

Martin On Pole At Kansas
Friday, 2 Oct, 2009 – 18:15 | Comments Off
Martin On Pole At Kansas

By Nick Bromberg | Senior Correspondent
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Kansas City, Kan. – As Dale Earnhardt, Jr. was at the podium for his post qualifying press conference, Mark Martin sat relaxed in a chair with his legs propped up.
Then, Earnhardt started speaking about Martin.
“There’s something unique in his personality that has maintained his youthfulness as far as his exuberance [...]

Kansas Notes: Drivers Dealing With ‘Tar Of Death’
Friday, 2 Oct, 2009 – 17:00 | 2 Comments
Kansas Notes: Drivers Dealing With ‘Tar Of Death’

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – It seems there could be trouble with the racing surface at Kansas Speedway. That trouble would be with the seams. The tar filling the seams, to be exact, is sending the Sprint Cup cars off their intended course.
Driver Kurt Busch called it, “The tar of death”.
Jeff [...]

Harris: The King’s NASCAR Team To Add More Royalty
Friday, 2 Oct, 2009 – 12:21 | One Comment
Harris: The King’s NASCAR Team To Add More Royalty

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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The King of NASCAR and the Sheik of Arabie, er Saudi Arabia?
Why not?
George Gillett, the majority owner of what is now known as Richard Petty Motorsports, announced  this week that his group has signed a commercial collaboration agreement with Prince Faisal bin Fahd bin Abdullah al-Saud, a member of the [...]

NASCAR Says Hendrick Cars Were Legal
Friday, 2 Oct, 2009 – 10:00 | Comments Off
NASCAR Says Hendrick Cars Were Legal

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – NASCAR officials said Friday that they had indeed warned Hendrick Motorsports officials that the cars of Jimmie Johnson and Mark Martin were close to exceeding legal tolerances, but that the cars were not illegal.
“It was just an informal warning,” NASCAR spokesman Kerry Tharp said at Kansas [...]

Minter: Two Races In, The Chase Field Is Thinning Rapidly
Thursday, 1 Oct, 2009 – 16:26 | One Comment
Minter: Two Races In, The Chase Field Is Thinning Rapidly

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The 2009 Chase for the Sprint Cup is just two races old, but it’s beginning to look like the 12-driver field is rapidly being thinned to only a handful of legitimate title contenders.
Points leader Mark Martin and his Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson are rapidly putting the balance of the [...]