Thu, 18/12/14 – 16:11 | No Comment

Roush Fenway Racing announced that Darrell Wallace Jr. will drive the No. 6 Ford Mustang for the team in the NASCAR’s second-tier Xfinity Series next season.
The 21-year-old Wallace has posted five wins in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series – where, a year ago, he drove at Toyota for Kyle Busch Motorsports – including four [...]

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Connolly Is Cooking In The Countdown
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Back-to-back victories have propelled Dave Connolly into the forefront of NHRA’s Pro Stock championship conversation, and the ace tuner-turned-driver suddenly has plenty to say.
“I can’t say enough about the Gray Motorsports team and organization, from Day One that it was assembled,” said Connolly, referring to a Chevy Camaro stable featuring [...]

Sat, 10/4/14 – 7:10 | Comments Off
Harvick Continues Kansas Qualifying Tear
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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 [...]

Fri, 10/3/14 – 18:38 | Comments Off
Kansas Notes: Junior Approaches The Big Four-Oh
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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 [...]

Fri, 10/3/14 – 16:16 | Comments Off
Kansas City-Area Cup Drivers Want In On The Fun
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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, [...]

Fri, 10/3/14 – 14:24 | Comments Off
For Stewart, Life And Racing Are The Same Thing
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
During a press conference on Monday, Tony Stewart was asked if he had considered retiring as a driver in the days since he was involved in an on-track incident in which 20-year-old competitor Kevin Ward Jr. was struck and killed by Stewart’s car.
People who know Stewart even just a little [...]

Wed, 10/1/14 – 15:08 | 2 Comments
Pagenaud To Join Team Penske
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Team Penske announced Monday that it is adding Simon Pagenaud as a fourth driver to its IndyCar Series team.
The 30-year-old Pagenaud is a four-time race winner in the Series. He will join 2014 series champion Will Power, multiple Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves and Indy 500 winner/former Formula One star Juan Pablo Montoya at Penske.
Pagenaud [...]

Mon, 09/29/14 – 12:01 | Comments Off
Courtney Force Makes It Two Straight By Winning At Gateway
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Courtney Force raced to her second consecutive Funny Car victory on Sunday when she won the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill.
Force outran championship rival Matt Hagan in the final round to move to within 30 points of the series leader, her dad, 16-time world champ John Force.
She raced [...]

Sun, 09/28/14 – 19:06 | Comments Off
Gordon Gets Dover Win; Four Booted From Chase
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Jeff Gordon won his fourth race of the season Sunday when he beat the field to the checkered flag at Dover International Speedway. But even more relevant news broke further back in the field as the Chase playoff field was trimmed down from 16 to 12 drivers.
Ousted Sunday from the [...]

Sun, 09/28/14 – 16:29 | Comments Off
Almirola Out To Crash The Chase Party At Dover
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
There, two weeks ago, was Aric Almirola in one of those queaze-inducing interview sessions. His heart laying on the oily infield pavement at Chicagoland Speedway, a microphone pointed at his head and moronic questions about how he felt being fired point blank.
Then came the headlines about Almirola being the “big [...]

Sun, 09/28/14 – 8:22 | Comments Off
Kalitta Wins Pole, Sets Sights On Schumacher At Gateway
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

Veteran Top Fuel driver Doug Kalitta ramped-up his pursuit of point-leader Tony Schumacher Saturday at Gateway Motorsports Park, racing to his sixth pole position of the season as qualifications concluded for the third annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals in Madison, Ill., near St. Louis.
Kalitta powered his Mac Tools dragster to a 1,000-foot performance of [...]

Sun, 09/28/14 – 7:24 | Comments Off