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Pits Were The Pits For A Couple Of Top Chase Contenders
Sunday, 18 Oct, 2015 – 20:37 | Comments Off on Pits Were The Pits For A Couple Of Top Chase Contenders
Pits Were The Pits For A Couple Of Top Chase Contenders

By Jim Pedley
NASCAR Wire Service
 Kansas City, Kan. – It was a picture-post card autumn day in America’s Heartland for both fans and a couple of Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship contenders at Kansas Speedway on Sunday. But on the final green flag pit stop of the Hollywood Casino 400, things got cold and […]

Earnhardt Jr. Heads To Talladega In Must-Win Mode
Sunday, 18 Oct, 2015 – 20:31 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr. Heads To Talladega In Must-Win Mode
Earnhardt Jr. Heads To Talladega In Must-Win Mode

By Jim Pedley
NASCAR Wire Service
Kansas City, Kan. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. used to own Talladega Superspeedway. After a disappointing run at Kansas Speedway in Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400, he’ll need to re-ascend to the throne next Sunday if he is to keep his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship hopes intact.
Can do, Earnhardt, who finished 21st […]

Logano Punts Way To Second Straight Win
Sunday, 18 Oct, 2015 – 20:25 | Comments Off on Logano Punts Way To Second Straight Win
Logano Punts Way To Second Straight Win

By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Block me once, and I’ll cut you some slack.
Block me twice — and it’s “Gotcha.”
That, in essence, was the conversation on Joey Logano’s team radio after Logano spun race leader Matt Kenseth in Turn 1 with less than five laps left in the Hollywood Casino 400 at […]

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 […]