Sun, 22/10/17 – 18:39 | No Comment
Martin Truex’s dominating weekend at Kansas Speedway was extended well into Sunday after noon as the Furniture Row Racing driver won from the pole at the 1.5-mile oval.
Truex led 91 of 267 laps in earning his seventh victory of the season in a race that featured some significant wrecks.
So good was his FRR Toyota that Truex […]

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Cup Notes: Kahne Wins Pole In Kansas
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Kansas City, Kan. – There are a lot of questions surrounding Richard Petty Motorsports for the 2011 season.
There were no questions about RPM on Friday afternoon at Kansas Speedway as drivers for the team won both spots on the front row of the starting grid for Sunday’s Price Chopper 400 Sprint Cup race.
Kasey Kahne turned […]

Fri, 10/1/10 – 16:54 | Comments Off on Cup Notes: Kahne Wins Pole In Kansas
Franchitti Wins Pole, Eyes Third Title
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Dario Franchitti’s relentless pursuit of the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series title is based upon a simple but time-tested premise.
“Every point counts. Whether it’s the first race, the fifth race, the last race, every single one of those points count,” said Franchitti, who won the pole for Saturday night’s season-ending Cafes […]

Fri, 10/1/10 – 16:25 | Comments Off on Franchitti Wins Pole, Eyes Third Title
Bowyer Now Putting His Troubles Behind Him
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Kansas City, Kan. – Resigned to the fact that he will not be able to move up this season, Clint Bowyer is opting to move on.
No more hard feelings against NASCAR because of the penalty which knocked him from contender to hopeless, no more false hope that perhaps an appeal […]

Fri, 10/1/10 – 13:28 | Comments Off on Bowyer Now Putting His Troubles Behind Him
Racing Notes: Fans Won’t Be Bored This Weekend
| Senior Writer

Football dominates the headlines each October. But motorsports will flex plenty of muscle this weekend with several major events on tap.
NASCAR’s Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series are set to roll at the 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway. The IZOD Indy Car Series will crown its 2010 champion under the lights Saturday evening at Homestead-Miami Speedway in south Florida.
Road racing enthusiasts will be keeping a watchful eye […]

Fri, 10/1/10 – 10:09 | One Comment
Felton Remains Iron Man of the American Road
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Sometimes the kid who can only dream of being a racer becomes a racer. And the rest is history.
For Gene Felton, who will be one of the special guests to help Road Atlanta celebrate its 40th anniversary this weekend at the Petit Le Mans, it all started as a boy. […]

Thu, 09/30/10 – 17:48 | Comments Off on Felton Remains Iron Man of the American Road
Hamlin Says Emotions Got The Best Of Him
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Kansas City, Mo. – Denny Hamlin says that a key to his having a shot at winning this year’s Sprint Cup championship is an increased level of maturity on his part and on his team’s part.
Thursday afternoon, Hamlin admitted that his fight to become more mature both in and out […]

Thu, 09/30/10 – 17:20 | Comments Off on Hamlin Says Emotions Got The Best Of Him
Woody: Who’s In NASCAR Hall’s Second Haul?
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
I think NASCAR erred by limiting its Hall of Fame inductions to a mere five per year, and that’s been reflected in a less-than-anticipated visitor turnout.
Hopefully as the number of enshrinements grow, so will interest and attendance. The HOF was a wonderful, overdue idea. But it should have opened its […]

Thu, 09/30/10 – 7:09 | 2 Comments
Bowyer’s Fate In One Man’s Hands
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Clint Bowyer’s hopes to remain alive in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship now rest in the hands of John Middlebrook, a former executive at General Motors who is now the chief appellate officer for matters concerning NASCAR penalties.
And those hopes appear slim because appeals to the the chief […]

Wed, 09/29/10 – 17:47 | 2 Comments
Kansas Has Bit Stewart; Stewart Has Bit Kansas
| Managing Editor

A couple of days before this summer’s Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Tony Stewart was approached at the end of a press conference and asked if he had a couple minutes to talk about Kansas Speedway.
Stewart’s head slowly turned toward the reporter. His eyes narrowed, the whisker stubble seemed to stand up straighter on […]

Wed, 09/29/10 – 8:13 | One Comment
Minter: Hall Candidates Lists Should Start With Allison
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
With balloting for the NASCAR Hall of Fame just around the corner, there’s already speculation about who’ll make the second class. Surely David Pearson, who was passed over the first time around, will be a shoo-in. Likewise, Bobby Allison and Darrell Waltrip should go it, which could make for an […]

Wed, 09/29/10 – 6:54 | 3 Comments