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Larry Woody: NASCAR Is Supposed To Be A Nervous Wreck
Wednesday, 25 Apr, 2012 – 20:13 | 8 Comments
Larry Woody: NASCAR Is Supposed To Be A Nervous Wreck

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
I don’t know what part of “fans like wrecks” that NASCAR doesn’t understand. You’d think that after six decades they’d get it.
Wrecks – and the tense anticipation thereof – are what made NASCAR the thrilling spectator sport that it is. Or used to be.
Bruising, beat-and-bang action is what separated NASCAR [...]

Decision Made: Bristol To Undergo Another Reconfiguration
Wednesday, 25 Apr, 2012 – 14:31 | Comments Off
Decision Made: Bristol To Undergo Another Reconfiguration

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Officials at Bristol Motor Speedway announced Wednesday that their track will be reconfigured.
Less than a month after fan feedback convinced him to make changes to the concrete surface at Bristol, Bruton Smith, Chairman and CEO of Speedway Motorsports, announced his plans for significant modifications to the track.
“I said when this process began last month that I [...]

Miller Has Waltrip Racing Enjoying The High Life
Tuesday, 24 Apr, 2012 – 12:29 | One Comment
Miller Has Waltrip Racing Enjoying The High Life

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – It’s the day before the eighth Sprint Cup race of the season and the temperature is knuckle-reddening cold, the wind is shredding flags and banners, and the Kansas Speedway track surface is coming up in five-inch chunks.
If Scott Miller, the vice president of competition for Michael [...]

Power Wins First-Quarter Driver Of The Year Award
Tuesday, 24 Apr, 2012 – 8:37 | Comments Off
Power Wins First-Quarter Driver Of The Year Award

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The IndyCar Series’ Will Power was named winner of the Driver of the Year panel’s first-quarter award, it was announced Tuesday morning.
Power edged NHRA Funny Car driver Robert Hight by a single point to earn the award, which goes to the top driver in United States-based racing series. It is voted upon by a panel [...]

Changes At Gibbs Racing Appear To Be Paying Off
Monday, 23 Apr, 2012 – 10:26 | Comments Off
Changes At Gibbs Racing Appear To Be Paying Off

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Time was, a solitary victory at a race in mid-April at a track in the Midwest wouldn’t have produced much action on J.D. Gibbs’ satisfaction-o-meter. But following the STP 400 at Kansas Speedway Sunday, the look on Gibbs’s face indicated that the SOM needle had taken [...]

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
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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
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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 [...]