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A couple years back, colleague Rick Minter was talking about stock-car racing then vs. stock-car racing now. The topic morphed to drivers. Minter happily described how he and his father used to run into them down at the Waffle House near their home in Georgia.
That’s right kids, NASCAR drivers used to eat at Waffle [...]

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Crafton Hangs On To Win Kansas Truck Race
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Matt Crafton held off Joey Coulter to win Saturday’s Camping World Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway.
The victory was Crafton’s first of the season and the third of his career. In beating Coulter to the finish line by .168 seconds, Crafton became the 13th different winner in 13 races at Kansas, breaking a tie for [...]

Sat, 04/20/13 – 16:43 | Comments Off
NASCAR Goes Medieval On The Penske Teams
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – There’s a saying out there that goes something like: Some people are indispensable but nobody is irreplaceable. If Penske Racing loses its appeal of the penalties issued to the teams of Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano, that saying will be in for a major test when [...]

Sat, 04/20/13 – 15:55 | Comments Off
Boston Ripple Reaches Kansas
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Racing was topic No. 1 at Kansas Speedway Friday as practice for Saturday’s Camping World Truck Series and Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series races got under way, but events a half-continent away were topic No. 1A.
Talk about events surrounding the Boston Marathon terrorist attack filled the garages [...]

Sat, 04/20/13 – 10:14 | Comments Off
Conway Has Good Day At Beach
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

All the bench racing Englishman Mike Conway has logged during his extended offseason began to pay off in Southern California on Friday, opening day of practice for the 39th annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Making his belated 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series debut for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, Conway was second-quick during both sessions around [...]

Sat, 04/20/13 – 6:26 | Comments Off
Buescher Hopes To Pick Up The Pace At Kansas
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – This weekend’s stop at Kansas Speedway might just be what James Buescher needs to cure the early-season woes experienced by the defending NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion.
Buescher’s three consecutive top 15 finishes to launch the start of a new year might be satisfactory to most [...]

Sat, 04/20/13 – 6:12 | Comments Off
Kenseth On Pole At Kansas
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Guess the new surface and banking at Kansas Speedway agree with Matt Kenseth as the veteran driver followed up his victory last fall at the 1.5-mile oval with a pole-winning effort during qualifying on Friday afternoon.
Kenseth, who won last year driving a Roush Fenway Racing Ford, won the pole for [...]

Fri, 04/19/13 – 17:35 | Comments Off
NHRA Qualifying Washed Out At zMAX
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CONCORD, N.C. – Rain washed out Friday afternoon qualifying in the Dollar General NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway shortly after Pro Stock began its first round and Pro Stock Motorcycle had completed its inaugural session.
Qualifying for the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series resumes Saturday at 12:15 p.m. as [...]

Fri, 04/19/13 – 16:24 | Comments Off
Jimmie To Keselowski: We Are Not Dirty Rats
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Jimmie Johnson, on behalf of Hendrick Motorsports, pled not guilty Friday to “ratting out” technical illegalities on the part of rival Penske Racing.
“In no way, shape or form,” the five-time champion said, did he or anybody on his team go running to NASCAR officials and tattle [...]

Fri, 04/19/13 – 14:30 | Comments Off
All Is Rosy For Busch As Cup Heads To Kansas
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Trending into Kansas Speedway for Sunday’s STP 400, it’s good to be the latest iteration of Kyle Busch.
“Rowdy” playfully grabbed a broom and swept out the stone floor of Victory Lane at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday night after NASCAR’s NRA 500, his first Sprint Cup Series win on the high-banked, [...]

Fri, 04/19/13 – 10:16 | Comments Off
Schumacher, Team Adjusting Nicely In 2013
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Seven-time Top Fuel champion Tony Schumacher is off to a hot NHRA-season start. Again. But this one, Schumacher said recently, is a bit different. A bit better in terms of how he and his team are heating up.
This season’s hot start, he said, is directly traceable to Don Schumacher Racing [...]

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