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Pedley: Is NASCAR Ready To Start Thinking Small?
Thursday, 13 Oct, 2011 – 7:07 | 4 Comments
Pedley: Is NASCAR Ready To Start Thinking Small?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
When unveiled two decades ago, the NASCAR series which races facsimiles of pickup trucks was greeted with a massive rolling of eyes. It seems that Jamie Allison, director, Ford North America Motorsports, is more than ready to face another round of eye rolling.
In a motorhome in the infield at Kansas [...]

Kansas Holds Its Own In Odd Occurrences Dept.
Wednesday, 12 Oct, 2011 – 9:18 | Comments Off
Kansas Holds Its Own In Odd Occurrences Dept.

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Let’s see what’s in the old Mornin’ Memo today:
Tri-ovaled with medium banking and 1.5 miles around, Kansas Speedway is often cited as the cookie-cutter’s cookie-cutter race track. And that implies, of course, bland, soulless racing.
And while Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 did feature a heaping helping of run-and-hide racing at the [...]

Woody: Gordon’s A Goner In The Chase
Tuesday, 11 Oct, 2011 – 7:57 | 2 Comments
Woody: Gordon’s A Goner In The Chase

Another one bites the dust.
While Jimmie Johnson was blowing away the field last Sunday at Kansas Speedway Jeff Gordon was blowing a motor, and with it his hopes for that oh-so-elusive 5th championship.
Gordon finished 34th and sank to 10th in the standings.
With just six races to go, starting Saturday night at Charlotte, that’s too deep [...]

Johnson Powers To Victory At Kansas Speedway
Monday, 10 Oct, 2011 – 16:52 | Comments Off
Johnson Powers To Victory At Kansas Speedway

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Jimmie Johnson had a dominating car at Kansas Speedway on Sunday afternoon and he used it to win the fourth race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
Johnson led 197 of the green/white/checkered restart-extended race, beating Kasey Kahne to the finish line by .548 seconds.
The victory moved Johnson from fifth [...]

Brian France Q and A
Sunday, 9 Oct, 2011 – 11:30 | Comments Off
Brian France Q and A

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France participated in a question and answer session at Kansas Speedway on Sunday morning.
The following is a transcript of that session:
Q. There’s been a lot of talk about the companion series, Nationwide and truck, returning to the roots, going to Rockingham. Is there an [...]

Race Day: List of Chase Favorites Is Taking Shape
Sunday, 9 Oct, 2011 – 10:42 | Comments Off
Race Day: List of Chase Favorites Is Taking Shape

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Counting today’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway, seven races remain in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship. Mathematically, none of the 12 drivers in the playoff have been eliminated.
But lists of favorites to win the championship are under construction.
Some of the faves love being [...]

RCR-Bowyer Divorce Is Kind Of An Odd One
Saturday, 8 Oct, 2011 – 14:34 | 11 Comments
RCR-Bowyer Divorce Is Kind Of An Odd One

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Friday’s press conference to announce that Clint Bowyer had signed to drive for Michael Waltrip Racing beginning next season looked pretty standard. Joking driver, praise-gushing owner and optimistic sponsor.
But there was something just a little bit odd going on. The smell test on this deal produced [...]

MWR Hopes Bowyer Is Just What It Needs
Friday, 7 Oct, 2011 – 18:23 | 3 Comments
MWR Hopes Bowyer Is Just What It Needs

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Andy Graves was working at Hendrick Motorsports back in the early 1990s. It was a team that was pretty darn good in those days. But there might of have been something that was missing something. Like, one piece. Perhaps on the leadership front.
It all changed the [...]

Biffle Captures The Pole For Kansas Cup Race
Friday, 7 Oct, 2011 – 17:28 | Comments Off
Biffle Captures The Pole For Kansas Cup Race

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Greg Biffle won the pole on Friday afternoon for Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway.
Biffle, who missed out on this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship, had a fast lap at 174.887 mph.
The Roush Fenway Racing driver has won twice at Kansas [...]

Stewart Says Consistency Is Elusive Prey In Cup
Friday, 7 Oct, 2011 – 7:56 | Comments Off
Stewart Says Consistency Is Elusive Prey In Cup

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. – Surprise was not one of the things that Tony Stewart felt after following up two winning runs to start this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship by faltering in race No. 3 at Dover last Sunday.
Disappointment, yes, but surprise? Nope. Not these days.
These days, Stewart [...]