Fri, 18/04/14 – 8:40 | 6 Comments

Gene Haas is well aware of recent efforts by Americans to assemble Formula One teams. He is equally aware of the failures and borderline deceptiveness of those efforts and he thoroughly understands the skepticism that those failures have created among American fans.
So during a lengthy teleconference on Monday, Haas, who last week was granted a [...]

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Miller Has Waltrip Racing Enjoying The High Life
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – It’s the day before the eighth Sprint Cup race of the season and the temperature is knuckle-reddening cold, the wind is shredding flags and banners, and the Kansas Speedway track surface is coming up in five-inch chunks.
If Scott Miller, the vice president of competition for Michael [...]

Tue, 04/24/12 – 12:29 | One Comment
Power Wins First-Quarter Driver Of The Year Award
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The IndyCar Series’ Will Power was named winner of the Driver of the Year panel’s first-quarter award, it was announced Tuesday morning.
Power edged NHRA Funny Car driver Robert Hight by a single point to earn the award, which goes to the top driver in United States-based racing series. It is voted upon by a panel [...]

Tue, 04/24/12 – 8:37 | Comments Off
Loaded Indianapolis 500 Schedule Released
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The 96th Indianapolis 500 will offer 12 days of varied on-track action featuring the IZOD IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights, and two special days of fan-friendly activities during the Month of May at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Opening Day is Saturday, May 12. Pole Day is Saturday, May 19, followed by Bump Day, Sunday, May 20. [...]

Tue, 04/24/12 – 7:28 | Comments Off
Changes At Gibbs Racing Appear To Be Paying Off
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Time was, a solitary victory at a race in mid-April at a track in the Midwest wouldn’t have produced much action on J.D. Gibbs’ satisfaction-o-meter. But following the STP 400 at Kansas Speedway Sunday, the look on Gibbs’s face indicated that the SOM needle had taken [...]

Mon, 04/23/12 – 10:26 | Comments Off
Vettel, Red Bull Return To Top
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

Order was restored in the FIA Formula 1 World Championship at an unlikely venue Sunday, when Sebastian Vettel turned his first pole of the season into his first victory of 2012 in the politically troubled Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix.
Vettel, the two-time/reigning World Driving Champion for Red Bull Racing/Renault, held off a late-race charge by [...]

Mon, 04/23/12 – 7:33 | Comments Off
Hamlin Gets the Victory At Kansas Speedway
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Denny Hamlin passed Ryan Truex Jr. with 31 laps to go and held on to win the STP 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway on Sunday.
The victory was the second of the year for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver as he won at Phoenix International [...]

Sun, 04/22/12 – 15:06 | Comments Off
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Two-time World Driving Champion Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull Racing broke out of a puzzling mini-slump Saturday, qualifying on-pole for the politically troubled Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix in Sakhir.
Vettel, who set a record with 15 poles during the 2011 FIA Formula 1 season, earned his first pole for the [...]

Sat, 04/21/12 – 15:44 | Comments Off
Buescher Trucks To Kansas Win
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – James Buescher  won the SFP 250 Camping World Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway on Saturday.
It victory was his first in the series and came in Buescher’s 76th start.
“Finally got there,” the native of Plano, Texas told his team over the radio after crossing the finish [...]

Sat, 04/21/12 – 15:33 | Comments Off
Drivers, Kansas Officials Clash Over Repave
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – It’s tough to find a consensus among race car drivers on anything. But this weekend there does seem to be massive agreement among Sprint Cup drivers on the subject of the soon-to-commence repaving of Kansas Speedway.
They are against it.
And the insistence by track and International Speedway [...]

Sat, 04/21/12 – 14:59 | Comments Off
Allmendinger Earns Pole At Kansas
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – A.J. Allmendinger, driving a Penske Racing Dodge, won the pole on Saturday afternoon for Sunday’s STP 400 Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway. Harvick’s pole lap was at 175.993 mph.
The pole was the first at Kansas in a Cup car for Almendinger, who moved to Penske from Richard Petty Motorsports for the [...]

Sat, 04/21/12 – 12:23 | Comments Off