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Truex Jr. Carrying The Colors For Little Guys
Saturday, 17 Oct, 2015 – 8:46 | One Comment
Truex Jr. Carrying The Colors For Little Guys

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – When you talk to NASCAR old-schoolers, and they begin to tick off the reasons why the sport no longer holds the same allure for them and why they have a tough time finding a rooting interest in the Sprint Cup Series, the conversation often turns to […]

Logano Enjoying Life On Easy Street – For Now
Friday, 16 Oct, 2015 – 12:54 | Comments Off on Logano Enjoying Life On Easy Street – For Now
Logano Enjoying Life On Easy Street – For Now

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Somebody may chase down and tackle somebody else in the garage area after this weekend’s Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway. Somebody may give somebody else a savage shove to the chest in the motorhome lot late Sunday afternoon. But from the sound of it, Joey Logano won’t be doing any […]

Johnson Hopes Summertime Blues Are Over
Friday, 18 Sep, 2015 – 9:41 | Comments Off on Johnson Hopes Summertime Blues Are Over
Johnson Hopes Summertime Blues Are Over

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Jimmie Johnson was given an out during a break in Wednesday’s Sprint Cup Series open test at Kansas Speedway when he was asked his mediocre showings in races the last three months were the result of getting ready for the Chase playoffs.
The six-time Cup champ passed, […]

Keselowski Wants To Win His Way To Title No. 2
Thursday, 17 Sep, 2015 – 7:55 | Comments Off on Keselowski Wants To Win His Way To Title No. 2
Keselowski Wants To Win His Way To Title No. 2

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – As a highly-paid NASCAR driver, Brad Keselowski knows when to pound the gas pedal, when to tap the brakes and when to get diplomatic. During a break in testing at Kansas Speedway on Wednesday, a question about the current Chase format sent the former Sprint Cup […]

Johnson Wins Mother’s Day Race In Kansas
Sunday, 10 May, 2015 – 2:30 | Comments Off on Johnson Wins Mother’s Day Race In Kansas
Johnson Wins Mother’s Day Race In Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Thanks to a brief but wild Kansas spring storm and the long delay it produced, Jimmie Johnson on Sunday became the first Sprint Cup driver to win a race on Mother’s Day since 2007.
Johnson, who is pursuing a record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship this season, held off Kevin Harvick […]

Bowyer Gets Royal Treatment In Return Home
Friday, 8 May, 2015 – 15:59 | Comments Off on Bowyer Gets Royal Treatment In Return Home
Bowyer Gets Royal Treatment In Return Home

By Jim Pedley
NASCAR Wire Service
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – So, when is 95 miles per hour scarier than 200 mph? For Clint Bowyer it was when a very, very hard baseball came at him at 95 as he stood in a batter’s box at Kauffman Stadium earlier this week.
Bowyer, driver of the No. 15 Michael Waltrip […]

Kennedy Could Be Racing His Way To The Top
Tuesday, 21 Apr, 2015 – 17:26 | Comments Off on Kennedy Could Be Racing His Way To The Top
Kennedy Could Be Racing His Way To The Top

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – It’s mid-afternoon at a food bank located on the economically challenged east side of Kansas City and bags and boxes are efficiently and quickly being stuffed with things like canned spaghetti and sliced peaches.
It’s an unlikely spot to find the 20-something man who some day just […]

Johnson Takes Big Hit In Bid For No. 7
Sunday, 5 Oct, 2014 – 20:56 | Comments Off on Johnson Takes Big Hit In Bid For No. 7
Johnson Takes Big Hit In Bid For No. 7

By Jim Pedley
NASCAR Wire Service
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – When Jimmie Johnson emerged from the infield care center about a quarter of the way through Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway, there was nothing wrong with him physically.
Badly beaten and badly bruised, however, were his hopes of winning a record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup Series […]

Earnhardt Jr. Leads, Then Falters At Kansas
Sunday, 5 Oct, 2014 – 19:37 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr. Leads, Then Falters At Kansas
Earnhardt Jr. Leads, Then Falters At Kansas

By Jim Pedley
NASCAR Wire Service
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – It was with a sense of renewed hope that Dale Earnhardt Jr. began Sunday’s opening race of the Contender Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup at Kansas Speedway.
It was with a feeling of missed opportunity that he left Kansas after the Hollywood Casino 400.
Earnhardt – whose […]

Logano Wins Kansas, Becomes True Contender
Sunday, 5 Oct, 2014 – 18:14 | Comments Off on Logano Wins Kansas, Becomes True Contender
Logano Wins Kansas, Becomes True Contender

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Joey Logano capitalized, first, on a fast car, and, second, on trouble by others with fast cars Sunday at Kansas Speedway to win the Hollywood Casino 400 Sprint Cup race.
The victory was the fifth of the season for Logano but better than that, it guaranteed that he and his Team Penske […]