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Hamlin Gets the Victory At Kansas Speedway
Sunday, 22 Apr, 2012 – 15:06 | Comments Off
Hamlin Gets the Victory At Kansas Speedway

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Denny Hamlin passed Ryan Truex Jr. with 31 laps to go and held on to win the STP 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway on Sunday.
The victory was the second of the year for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver as he won at Phoenix International [...]

Drivers, Kansas Officials Clash Over Repave
Saturday, 21 Apr, 2012 – 14:59 | Comments Off
Drivers, Kansas Officials Clash Over Repave

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – It’s tough to find a consensus among race car drivers on anything. But this weekend there does seem to be massive agreement among Sprint Cup drivers on the subject of the soon-to-commence repaving of Kansas Speedway.
They are against it.
And the insistence by track and International Speedway [...]

Allmendinger Earns Pole At Kansas
Saturday, 21 Apr, 2012 – 12:23 | Comments Off
Allmendinger Earns Pole At Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – A.J. Allmendinger, driving a Penske Racing Dodge, won the pole on Saturday afternoon for Sunday’s STP 400 Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway. Harvick’s pole lap was at 175.993 mph.
The pole was the first at Kansas in a Cup car for Almendinger, who moved to Penske from Richard Petty Motorsports for the [...]

Biffle Appears To Be On Verge Of The Big One
Friday, 20 Apr, 2012 – 18:00 | Comments Off
Biffle Appears To Be On Verge Of The Big One

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Some around NASCAR say that Greg Biffle has never quite been able to cross that line which separates good driver from great driver. Biffle would likely retort that he has never been able to cross that line which separates hard-luck driver from to good-luck driver.
Today, it [...]

Kansas Speedway Repave Will Make Drivers Testy
Friday, 20 Apr, 2012 – 16:21 | Comments Off
Kansas Speedway Repave Will Make Drivers Testy

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Following Sunday’s STP 400, the racing surface at Kansas Speedway will join the growing list of NASCAR tracks experiencing a facelift.
In 2011, Phoenix International Raceway was completely revamped. Speedways in Michigan and Pocono recently received a fresh coat of asphalt.
Officials at Bristol Motor Speedway are scheduled [...]

Biffle Helps Kids Smile
Thursday, 19 Apr, 2012 – 19:15 | Comments Off
Biffle Helps Kids Smile

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Nine-year-old Abby Gail Baver suddenly appeared beside Greg Biffle, wanting to show him a photo of her Quarter Midget that was on the mobile phone she held in her hand.
Biffle briefly stopped talking with reporters and turned his attention to the Lake Norman Elementary School student. Once [...]

Repaving Kansas Track Is Absolutely Necessary
Thursday, 19 Apr, 2012 – 13:36 | 3 Comments
Repaving Kansas Track Is Absolutely Necessary

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – This weekend, teams and drivers and fans will bid farewell to the original racing surface at Kansas Speedway. For many – especially drivers – the farewell will be tearful.
But know this: The removal and replacement of the 11-year-old asphalt at Kansas is absolutely necessary. The alternative [...]

Biffle And Team Leave Texas With Guns Blazing
Wednesday, 18 Apr, 2012 – 9:00 | Comments Off
Biffle And Team Leave Texas With Guns Blazing

FORT WORTH, Texas – Overshadowed in recent seasons by teammates Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth at Roush Fenway Racing, Greg Biffle says his perch atop the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings is the product of persistence and perspiration.
“I could say it’s about time, but hard work still pays off today,” Biffle said Saturday night [...]

It Was A Good Weekend To Watch Electronically
Wednesday, 18 Apr, 2012 – 7:00 | Comments Off
It Was A Good Weekend To Watch Electronically

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Some thoughts about a rather large weekend of racing and many hours in front of the flat screen (LCD, not that plasma crap):
– Robert Hight’s Funny Car season is shaping up to be one of those special jobs that seems to come along every decade or so in the NHRA. [...]

Elliott, Owens To Debut Turner Team At Daytona
Monday, 16 Apr, 2012 – 9:26 | Comments Off
Elliott, Owens To Debut Turner Team At Daytona

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Turner Motorsports announced that crew chief Trent Owens and veteran driver Bill Elliott will team up for the team’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut at Daytona International Speedway in July.
Owens currently is crew chief for Turner Motorsports’ No. 30 NASCAR Nationwide Series entry and recently led the team to victory in the 2012 season-opener at [...]