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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 […]

Busch Out To Turn Kansas Frown Upside Down
Saturday, 4 Oct, 2014 – 14:19 | Comments Off on Busch Out To Turn Kansas Frown Upside Down
Busch Out To Turn Kansas Frown Upside Down

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Kyle Busch’s anger after crashing out of the Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway a year ago was understandable. The wreck ended hopes of capping an impressive four-victory, eight-podium finish season with his first series championship.
And it was understandable that he blamed not bad luck but […]

Harvick Continues Kansas Qualifying Tear
Friday, 3 Oct, 2014 – 18:38 | Comments Off on Harvick Continues Kansas Qualifying Tear
Harvick Continues Kansas Qualifying Tear

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Kevin Harvick, a driver who at one time could not buy a decent qualifying run, won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway.
It was his eighth pole of the season and his third in a row at the 1.5-mile Kansas oval.
“For whatever […]

Kansas Notes: Junior Approaches The Big Four-Oh
Friday, 3 Oct, 2014 – 16:16 | Comments Off on Kansas Notes: Junior Approaches The Big Four-Oh
Kansas Notes: Junior Approaches The Big Four-Oh

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. will turn 40 years old next Friday. This Friday, during a press conference at Kansas Speedway, he was asked about the birthday that many view as the beginning of the end, and of the 16 years he has spent as a Sprint […]

Kansas City-Area Cup Drivers Want In On The Fun
Friday, 3 Oct, 2014 – 14:24 | Comments Off on Kansas City-Area Cup Drivers Want In On The Fun
Kansas City-Area Cup Drivers Want In On The Fun

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Clint Bowyer stands ready and willing to take the baton pass from the Chiefs and Royals in this, the best week in professional sports that this area has experienced in decades.
But able?
Actually, he just might be. When his Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota’s are running this fall, […]

Kansas Sports Car Event A Winner Against All Odds
Wednesday, 11 Jun, 2014 – 12:59 | Comments Off on Kansas Sports Car Event A Winner Against All Odds
Kansas Sports Car Event A Winner Against All Odds

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Usually, sports writers ask the questions. Over the weekend at Kansas Speedway, things shifted. It was the competitors asking the questions of a reporter and they wanted to know the same thing: What are we doing here?
At the end of the day , the answer was: […]

Braun Mashes Field At Kansas
Sunday, 8 Jun, 2014 – 1:00 | Comments Off on Braun Mashes Field At Kansas
Braun Mashes Field At Kansas

By Jim Pedley
NASCAR Wire Service
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – A couple of days before Saturday’s Tudor United SportsCar Series’ Kansas Grand Prix, driver Colin Braun was asked about his strategy for the unique/bizarre two-segment format the event featured. Mash the gas and go, Braun said.
Braun executed that strategy with slick precision on race night. The Core […]

Rayhall Says 8Star Ready To Make Its Move
Saturday, 7 Jun, 2014 – 1:14 | Comments Off on Rayhall Says 8Star Ready To Make Its Move
Rayhall Says 8Star Ready To Make Its Move

By Jim Pedley
NASCAR Wire Service
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Sean Rayhall stood in front of television cameras after his last outing in Prototype Challenge race smiling and talking about positive things. But underneath the smile were teeth biting a tongue.
Yes Rayhall led the race, yes he had a fast car under him and yes a victory […]

Cumming Gives RSR Another Tudor Pole
Saturday, 7 Jun, 2014 – 1:08 | Comments Off on Cumming Gives RSR Another Tudor Pole
Cumming Gives RSR Another Tudor Pole

By Jim Pedley
NASCAR Wire Service
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Chris Cumming won his first Tudor United SportsCar Series Championship pole Friday night when he had fast lap during qualifying for Sunday’s Kansas Grand Prix at Kansas Speedway’s infield road course.
Cumming, driving the No. 08 entry of RSR Racing, had a fast lap around the 6-turn, 2.37-mile […]