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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 […]

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, […]