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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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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 [...]

Rookie-Owner Stewart Knew Times Would Get Tough
Thursday, 1 Oct, 2009 – 16:00 | 3 Comments
Rookie-Owner Stewart Knew Times Would Get Tough

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – Tony Stewart began nodding affirmatively well before the question was fully put to him on Wednesday. He’s been around racing, he’s been around the media and he knew almost immediately what he is about to be asked.
And he was ready with an answer.
Yes, Stewart said, the [...]

NASCAR Newscast: Price Chopper 400 Chase Race 3 Preview
Thursday, 1 Oct, 2009 – 11:30 | 2 Comments
NASCAR Newscast: Price Chopper 400 Chase Race 3 Preview

The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup heads to Kansas Speedway for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series one and only visit to the track this season. Jeff Gordon says his mile-and-a-half program could earn him a third victory at the facility while Carl Edwards says nothing would be bigger than a win at his home [...]

Wednesday Memo: Kansas Is Home Of Bizarre Finishes
Wednesday, 30 Sep, 2009 – 17:37 | Comments Off
Wednesday Memo: Kansas Is Home Of Bizarre Finishes

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Let’s see what’s in the old Wednesday Memo today:
While predicting a winner for this weekend’s Price Chopper 400 Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway is tough, predicting that something goofy will happen at the end of the race has become fairly easy. Kansas, yes, has become bizarre-finish central in the [...]

Woody: Drivers Alive Today Because of Car of Tomorrow
Wednesday, 30 Sep, 2009 – 9:30 | 5 Comments
Woody: Drivers Alive Today Because of Car of Tomorrow

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Did the Car of Tomorrow save the Star of Tomorrow?
Despite persistent criticism of the COT that was introduced into the Sprint Cup Series, there is accumulating evidence that it is meeting NASCAR’s main goal – increased driver safety.
The latest testimonial is last Sunday’s wild Dover rollover by rookie sensation Joey Logano.
Logano’s [...]