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Gordon Needs A Return To Old Days In Kansas
Friday, 4 Oct, 2013 – 15:47 | Comments Off
Gordon Needs A Return To Old Days In Kansas

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Time was, Kansas Speedway was a Jeff Gordon track. In the best of those times, Gordon could not be beaten at Kansas. Literally.
But what remains of those days for the four-time Sprint Cup champion are some dusty trophies and perhaps a handful of old photos in [...]

Junior Cooks Up New Plan: Swing For The Fences
Friday, 4 Oct, 2013 – 7:49 | Comments Off
Junior Cooks Up New Plan: Swing For The Fences

ROANOKE, Texas – NASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt Jr. figures he’ll have to do some major point-shaving if he has any chance of contending for the 2013 Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship.
Junior is in 10th place and 57 points behind championship leader Matt Kenseth heading into Round 4 of the 10-event Chase, Sunday’s Hollywood Casino [...]

Mission Accomplished For New Tires At Kansas
Thursday, 3 Oct, 2013 – 18:11 | Comments Off
Mission Accomplished For New Tires At Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – One of the most talked about stories leading into Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway centers on a radically new Goodyear tire that is being put on the cars for the Hollywood Casino 400.
On Thursday afternoon, after about a three-hour open test with the tires, NASCAR offiicals, Goodyear officials [...]

Drivers Hope Test Will Put Them In Right ‘Zone”
Thursday, 3 Oct, 2013 – 8:52 | Comments Off
Drivers Hope Test Will Put Them In Right ‘Zone”

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Engines will turn a day early in advance of this week’s Sprint Cup race in hopes that the Sprint Cup cars will race better during Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. Those engines will turn during a four-hour open test session scheduled for Thursday afternoon.
The [...]

Kyle Busch Needs A Reversal Of Kansas Fortunes
Wednesday, 2 Oct, 2013 – 5:32 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Needs A Reversal Of Kansas Fortunes

Kyle Busch’s numbers through the first 25 Sprint Cup races this year look remarkably similar to his numbers through the first 25 races of the 2011 season. And pretty impressive those two sets of numbers are.
The thing is, Cup seasons are 36 races long.
It was the numbers that came in the final four races – [...]

Kurt Busch Offers Solution To Inequities Of Recent Penalties
Wednesday, 11 Sep, 2013 – 15:08 | 6 Comments
Kurt Busch Offers Solution To Inequities Of Recent Penalties

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – In the wake of the penalties issued this week for the late-lap crimes committed by Michael Waltrip Racing at Richmond on Saturday, there have been loud cries to not just put Ryan Newman into the Chase field, but to add Jeff Gordon as well.
Other people have [...]

Kansas A Battleground In The Fight Over ‘Rovals’
Tuesday, 20 Aug, 2013 – 13:25 | Comments Off
Kansas A Battleground In The Fight Over ‘Rovals’

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Jim France looked to be in a good mood as he walked the paddocks at Kansas Speedway after Saturday night’s debut Grand-Am Rolex Series race at the facility. He looked like a politician in an election year as he smiled, patted backs and shook hands with [...]

Jordan Taylor Holds Off Pruett To Win In Kansas
Saturday, 17 Aug, 2013 – 21:54 | Comments Off
Jordan Taylor Holds Off Pruett To Win In Kansas

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – With Jordan Taylor driving the final stint, the No. 10 Daytona Prototype Corvette of Wayne Taylor Racing captured the inaugural SFP Grand Prix at Kansas Speedway on Saturday night.
The victory was the third of the Grand-Am Rolex season for the WTR duo of Taylor, driving his [...]

Grand-Am’s Lally Says He Needs A Major Dose Of Victory
Saturday, 17 Aug, 2013 – 7:22 | Comments Off
Grand-Am’s Lally Says He Needs A Major Dose Of Victory

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The gray clouds that produced rain and gloom at Kansas Speedway on Thursday lifted on Saturday as unseasonably comfortable sunny weather settled back in. Except around the paddock space occupied by Andy Lally. There, an irritating chill persisted.
Lally, who co-drives the No. 44 Porsche GT3 Cup car of Magnus Racing, has [...]

Rojas, Tagliani Win Debut Kansas Race Poles
Saturday, 17 Aug, 2013 – 7:09 | Comments Off
Rojas, Tagliani Win Debut Kansas Race Poles

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Memo Rojas and Alex Tagliani won the Daytona Prototype and GT poles respectively on Friday night for Saturday night’s FPS Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series race at Kansas Speedway.
Rojas won his first pole of the season with a lap of 1 minute, 9.883 seconds (122.090 mph) in the No. 01 Telcel/TELMEX BMW/Riley co-driven by fellow [...]