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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A decade or so ago, a newspaper colleague who was assigned to do a couple of racing stories for an upcoming special section, questioned one of assignments – to do a feature on then NASCAR team owner Robert Yates.
“Why,” the guy, who was the type of other-sport reporter whom stick-and-ball […]

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Minter: There’s Something Familiar About Chase
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Despite all the hype about the most competitive Chase ever, the storyline for this year’s title run appears headed for an old familiar line as Jimmie Johnson and his No. 48 team are beginning to look like the same outfit that won the past four in a row.
Johnson already has […]

Wed, 10/6/10 – 7:05 | One Comment
Appellate Officer Rules On Bowyer
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The final appeal of the penalties issued to Richard Childress Racing and its No. 33 Sprint Cup team was heard and ruled upon Tuesday and there was a slight adjustment made.
While the decision to dock driver Clint Bowyer 150 championship points was let stand by appellate officer John Middlebrook, the fine issued to crew chief […]

Tue, 10/5/10 – 16:28 | Comments Off on Appellate Officer Rules On Bowyer
Kansas Speedway May Soon Be In For A Repave
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kansas City, Kan. – It looks like very soon it will be good-bye “tar of death” at Kansas Speedway and hello progressive banking.
Darren Cook, vice president of operations at the speedway, told RacinToday Tuesday that the surface of the 1.5-mile Kansas track has aged to the point where it is […]

Tue, 10/5/10 – 16:06 | Comments Off on Kansas Speedway May Soon Be In For A Repave
Woody: Nashville Bids Farewell To A Racing Era
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There were two big racing stories in Music City on Sunday morning; one of triumph and one of loss.
Dario Franchitti, who resides in the Nashville suburbs of Leiper’s Fork, won his third Indy Racing League championship. And 106 years of stock car racing ended at the State Fairgrounds.
The city of Nashville, which owns the Fairgrounds […]

Tue, 10/5/10 – 7:46 | Comments Off on Woody: Nashville Bids Farewell To A Racing Era
Bad Days Dog Logano’s Search For Good Finishes
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By Nick Bromberg | Staff Writer
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Kansas City, Kan. – Joey Logano was at a table at an autograph session at Home Depot, signing his name on pictures of himself. Every time the stack appeared to be gone, another stack of glossy paper appeared, begging for Logano’s signature.
That signature from Logano’s left hand and the black […]

Tue, 10/5/10 – 7:06 | Comments Off on Bad Days Dog Logano’s Search For Good Finishes
IndyCar Series Honors Champs
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Three-time IZOD IndyCar Series champion Dario Franchitti is celebrating his latest title with a $1 million bonus check, and a new trophy that truly fits the description of unique.
“You mean the naked guy riding the unicycle?” Franchitti quipped during an interview on “Wind Tunnel with Dave Despain” Sunday night on […]

Mon, 10/4/10 – 20:00 | Comments Off on IndyCar Series Honors Champs
Kanaan Becomes Free Agent
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Former IZOD IndyCar Series champion Tony Kanaan has been informed by Andretti Autosport that he is a free agent heading into the 2011 season.
Kanaan’s No. 11 car is losing primary sponsorship from 7-Eleven, Inc. The Dallas-based convenience store chain notified Andretti Autosport over the weekend that it would not continue […]

Mon, 10/4/10 – 19:44 | One Comment
Ingram: Biffle’s The Best, Busch The Worst
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Let’s get right to The Chase.
1. Biffle’s the best.
With a victory at the Kansas Speedway to match his earlier win at Pocono, Greg Biffle has established himself as the best of the Ford drivers — and the only one to win points races this year. All […]

Mon, 10/4/10 – 14:19 | One Comment
Kansas Notes: Payback Slows Busch’s Title Chase
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Kansas City, Kan. – David Reutimann dealt Kyle Busch a blow to Busch’s championship hopes Sunday at Kansas Speedway after Busch delivered a blow to Reutimann’s back bumper that sent him spinning.
On lap 53, Reutimann got loose in turn two and Busch got into his left rear quarterpanel.
“He wrecked, me, he just drove over me,” […]

Sun, 10/3/10 – 17:23 | Comments Off on Kansas Notes: Payback Slows Busch’s Title Chase
Biffle Notches A No-Doubt Victory At Kansas
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kansas City, Kan. – The Roush Fenway Racing driver took the lead on lap 206 of the 267-lap Price Chopper 400 presented by Kraft, kept it during a final round of green flag pits stop with 237 laps to go and held it to the end.
Biffle beat second-place Jimmie Johnson […]

Sun, 10/3/10 – 15:13 | Comments Off on Biffle Notches A No-Doubt Victory At Kansas