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Boston Ripple Reaches Kansas
Saturday, 20 Apr, 2013 – 10:14 | Comments Off
Boston Ripple Reaches Kansas

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Racing was topic No. 1 at Kansas Speedway Friday as practice for Saturday’s Camping World Truck Series and Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series races got under way, but events a half-continent away were topic No. 1A.
Talk about events surrounding the Boston Marathon terrorist attack filled the garages [...]

Kenseth On Pole At Kansas
Friday, 19 Apr, 2013 – 17:35 | Comments Off
Kenseth On Pole At Kansas

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Guess the new surface and banking at Kansas Speedway agree with Matt Kenseth as the veteran driver followed up his victory last fall at the 1.5-mile oval with a pole-winning effort during qualifying on Friday afternoon.
Kenseth, who won last year driving a Roush Fenway Racing Ford, won the pole for [...]

Jimmie To Keselowski: We Are Not Dirty Rats
Friday, 19 Apr, 2013 – 14:30 | Comments Off
Jimmie To Keselowski: We Are Not Dirty Rats

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Jimmie Johnson, on behalf of Hendrick Motorsports, pled not guilty Friday to “ratting out” technical illegalities on the part of rival Penske Racing.
“In no way, shape or form,” the five-time champion said, did he or anybody on his team go running to NASCAR officials and tattle [...]

All Is Rosy For Busch As Cup Heads To Kansas
Friday, 19 Apr, 2013 – 10:16 | Comments Off
All Is Rosy For Busch As Cup Heads To Kansas

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Trending into Kansas Speedway for Sunday’s STP 400, it’s good to be the latest iteration of Kyle Busch.
“Rowdy” playfully grabbed a broom and swept out the stone floor of Victory Lane at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday night after NASCAR’s NRA 500, his first Sprint Cup Series win on the high-banked, [...]

NASCAR Issues Penalties To Three Sprint Cup Teams, Truck Driver
Wednesday, 17 Apr, 2013 – 12:14 | Comments Off
NASCAR Issues Penalties To Three Sprint Cup Teams, Truck Driver

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NASCAR officials on Wednesday announced they had handed down penalties to three Sprint Cup Series teams for rules violations committed in last Saturday’s race at Texas Motor Speedway.
The No. 56 car of Michael Waltrip Racing was found to have violated Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4J (any determination by NASCAR officials that [...]

It Was One ‘Rowdy’ Weekend In Fort Worth
Sunday, 14 Apr, 2013 – 8:28 | Comments Off
It Was One ‘Rowdy’ Weekend In Fort Worth

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – Kyle Busch broke out a broom and playfully swept the stone surface of Victory Lane at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday night, the perfect prop and photo-op for a guy who spent his weekend in Cowtown cleaning house.
Busch used a late-race pit stop to overhaul Martin Truex [...]

Kyle Busch Caps Big Trip To Texas With Cup Win
Saturday, 13 Apr, 2013 – 22:56 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Caps Big Trip To Texas With Cup Win

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Kyle Busch pulled away on the final 16-lap green-flag run to win Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway.
The victory Busch’s 26th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series  and comes a day after he won the Cup pole and the Nationwide Series event at the 1.5-mile quad-oval speedway.
The victory was Busch’s second of the season and [...]

Keselowski-Johnson Rivalry Got Hot In Texas
Saturday, 13 Apr, 2013 – 16:46 | Comments Off
Keselowski-Johnson Rivalry Got Hot In Texas

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Jimmie Johnson says his NASCAR championship rivalry with Brad Keselowski  –heightened during last fall’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway – now has reached the point of recycling.
“Absolutely, I want to crush him,” Johnson said Friday at TMS, site of Saturday night’s NRA 500. “I [...]

Kyle Is The Top Busch At Texas Sprint Cup Qualifying
Friday, 12 Apr, 2013 – 20:30 | Comments Off
Kyle Is The Top Busch At Texas Sprint Cup Qualifying

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Kyle Busch took advantage of the late draw and stole the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race from brother Kurt Busch by .086 seconds.
Kyle toured the 1.5-mile intermediate speedway in a track-record 27.509 seconds (196.299 mph) in winning his second Coors Light pole award of the season, his first at Texas and the 12th [...]

TMS Officials Brush Aside NRA Controversy
Friday, 12 Apr, 2013 – 15:21 | 2 Comments
TMS Officials Brush Aside NRA Controversy

FORT WORTH, Texas _ With the exception of a U.S. senator from Connecticut, Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage says there is no controversy surrounding the National Rifle Association’s title sponsorship of Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race here.
Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy has sent a letter to News Corp. media mogul Rupert Murdoch requesting [...]