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CONCORD, N.C. – The Charlotte Motor Speedway bills its late-May racing extravaganza as the Ten Days of Thunder. This year it began with One Day (and Night) of Wonder.
A strange format that included a winner’s purse of $1million left a lot of questions marks in the air as well as fireworks at the end of […]

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Kyle Busch’s Hatred Of Kansas Turns To Love
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A couple years back, as he stood addressing the media after exiting the infield care center, Kyle Busch called Kansas Speedway the worst track on the Sprint Cup schedule. Hate the place, he said. On Saturday night, Busch finally picked up a victory at the series’ “worst” track.
Busch walked away from the field over the […]

Sun, 05/8/16 – 3:16 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch’s Hatred Of Kansas Turns To Love
Teen Byron Wins Kansas Truck Series Race
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Rookie William Byron won Friday night’s Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway for the first time.
Driving the No. 9 Toyota for Kyle Busch Motorsports, the 18-year-old Byron beat two-time series champion Matt Crafton to the finish line.
To get the victory, Byron needed the help of Johnny Sauter and Ben Rhodes. They were leading late in the […]

Sat, 05/7/16 – 8:30 | Comments Off on Teen Byron Wins Kansas Truck Series Race
Truex Wins Kansas Pole
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Martin Truex Jr. of Furniture Row Racing posted a fast lap at 28.284 seconds (190.921 mph) to win the pole for Saturday night’s Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway on Friday.
The pole was the eighth of Truex’s career and his first since April 2012 at Texas, a string of 147 races.
“It kind of took us a […]

Fri, 05/6/16 – 20:23 | Comments Off on Truex Wins Kansas Pole
McMurray, Ganassi Hope To Solve Speed Problems At Kansas
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Missouri driver Jamie McMurray was asked the usual local-media questions about coming “home” to race this weekend. And he issued the usual polite, geographically correct answers.
“Always nice to come home,” the native of Springfield said. “Special.”
But for McMurray, reliving the past is way down there on his weekend to-do list. P1 […]

Fri, 05/6/16 – 16:39 | Comments Off on McMurray, Ganassi Hope To Solve Speed Problems At Kansas
All-Star Format Announced, Sort Of Explained
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Time will tell if the format for this year’s All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway will be a big challenge for the teams and drivers competiing in it. But it’s obvious right now that the format is a big challenge for those seeking to understand it.
The […]

Fri, 05/6/16 – 16:19 | Comments Off on All-Star Format Announced, Sort Of Explained
Gittings Named NHRA’s Chief Starter
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Long-time drag racing participant Mike Gittings, most recently chief starter in the NHRA’s Northwest Division and a certified team member of the NHRA Safety Safari presented by AAA, has been appointed official NHRA Chief Starter.
Gittings is only the fourth chief starter in the sport’s 65-plus year history, following the late Buster Couch (1955-1996), Rick […]

Fri, 05/6/16 – 6:59 | Comments Off on Gittings Named NHRA’s Chief Starter
Bowyer Hopes His Interim Season Is Turning
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Those who tap into in-race radio communication know that Clint Bowyer has not been wonderfully delighted about driving for his Harry Scott-owned Sprint Cup team this year.
Nothing personal, Bowyer said Thursday. Just Bowyer being Bowyer.
“I think everybody knows me,” Bowyer said during an interview at Kansas […]

Thu, 05/5/16 – 18:19 | Comments Off on Bowyer Hopes His Interim Season Is Turning
Talladega-Kansas Swap Highlights 2017 Schedule
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – NASCAR announced its 2017 schedules on Thursday and one particular feature of the Sprint Cup schedule will likely be greeted with joy by competitors but with dismay be fans.
Next year, the fall race at Talladega Superspeedway will swap dates with the race at Kansas Speedway. The […]

Thu, 05/5/16 – 14:18 | Comments Off on Talladega-Kansas Swap Highlights 2017 Schedule
Pritchett Lands Gig At Schumacher
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Leah Pritchett’s nomadic journey through the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season has reunited her with powerhouse Don Schumacher Racing for Round 7 of the schedule at Atlanta Dragway, and beyond.
Pritchett, who won her first Top Fuel event in Race No. 2 of the season near Phoenix on Feb. 28, was left without […]

Wed, 05/4/16 – 17:40 | Comments Off on Pritchett Lands Gig At Schumacher
Rosberg Joins Elite Club With Sochi Victory
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Nico Rosberg’s relentless pursuit of Formula One perfection remains intact following a dominating performance in Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix, where the Mercedes ace scored his fourth win in as many 2016 starts and seventh in a row dating to last season.
Rosberg, the pole-sitter, led all 53 laps around the 3.634-mile/5.848-kilometer/18-turn […]

Tue, 05/3/16 – 18:36 | Comments Off on Rosberg Joins Elite Club With Sochi Victory