Mon, 23/11/15 – 9:26 | One Comment

A race day that dawned Sunday morning with coffee and tears shared with his mom, Carol, ended after sunset with the gift of his helmet to car-owner Rick Hendrick.
In between, on the last day of his brilliant NASCAR career, Jeff Gordon bump-fisted countless fans, stood shoulder-to-shoulder with motorsports superstars Mario Andretti and Lewis Hamilton during […]

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Hodnett Wins At The Grove
It was a night of firsts at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania on Saturday night, as Greg Hodnett won the Morgan Hughes National Open for the first time in his career, pocketing $50,000, while Cody Darrah scored his first career World of Outlaws victory in the completion of the Cleveland Brothers Summer Nationals which […]

Sun, 10/4/09 – 6:00 | Comments Off on Hodnett Wins At The Grove
Logano Again Beats Busch Late
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By Nick Bromberg | Senior Correspondent
Kansas City, Kan. – It seemed certain throughout that a Joe Gibbs Racing car was going to end up in Victory Lane after the Kansas Lottery 300.
Yet, the car that went to Victory Lane at Kansas Speedway wasn’t the one that dominated the race.
Joey Logano passed Kyle Busch on lap […]

Sat, 10/3/09 – 18:30 | Comments Off on Logano Again Beats Busch Late
Dixon Has Big Point Day In Memphis
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Top Fuel driver Larry Dixon earned the pole and took advantage of NHRA’s new qualifying bonus-point system and earned the maximum 12 points for the second consecutive race during two days of qualifying at the O’Reilly NHRA Mid-South Nationals presented by Pennzoil.
Robert Hight, Mike Edwards and Hector Arana also claimed No. 1 qualifying positions in […]

Sat, 10/3/09 – 17:30 | One Comment
Kansas Notes: Changes Could Affect Fans
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Kansas City, Kan. – Word is that NASCAR is eyeing two future schedule changes which would affect television viewers and would affect viewers in the grandstands.
Grant Lynch, chairman of Talladega Superspeedway and International Speedway Corporation’s vice president of strategic operations, has heard about both and talked about both on Saturday.
The […]

Sat, 10/3/09 – 15:50 | 3 Comments
Non-Chaser Burton Turns His Attention To The Future
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Kansas City, Kan. – A fixture in each Chase for the Sprint Cup championship since 2006, Jeff Burton finds himself in unfamiliar territory.
As NASCAR’s playoffs rolls into Kansas Speedway for Sunday’s Price Chopper 400, the 21-time Cup race winner is forced to carry the “non-Chaser” label.
And Burton isn’t happy about it.
“It’s been painful […]

Sat, 10/3/09 – 12:50 | One Comment
Kligerman Wins Pole First Time Out
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By Nick Bromberg | Senior Correspondent
Kansas City, Kan. – Parker Kligerman grabbed the pole for his first-ever Nationwide race at Kansas Speedway, just two days after winning the ARCA race at Kansas.
Kligerman ran a lap of 172.778 mph, bumping series points leader Kyle Busch off of the top spot.
Heck, he even took NASCAR by surprise […]

Sat, 10/3/09 – 12:00 | One Comment
Logano Says No Long-Term Emotional Scarring From Wreck
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Kansas City, Kan. – Rookie driver Joey Logano spent a good 15 minutes Friday morning trying to reassure everybody who follows auto racing that his dramatic barrel-roll wreck at Dover International Speedway last week was no big deal. Just a racing deal and certainly will have no long-term emotional effects.
And […]

Fri, 10/2/09 – 19:50 | 2 Comments
Hight Still On An NHRA High
Robert Hight raced to the Funny Car qualifying lead Friday at the O’Reilly NHRA Mid-South Nationals in Memphis.
Larry Dixon, Mike Edwards and Andrew Hines also led their categories at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event.
Hight, who barely made it into the NHRA Full Throttle Series Countdown to 1, has again made the most […]

Fri, 10/2/09 – 19:30 | Comments Off on Hight Still On An NHRA High
Martin On Pole At Kansas
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By Nick Bromberg | Senior Correspondent
Kansas City, Kan. – As Dale Earnhardt, Jr. was at the podium for his post qualifying press conference, Mark Martin sat relaxed in a chair with his legs propped up.
Then, Earnhardt started speaking about Martin.
“There’s something unique in his personality that has maintained his youthfulness as far as his exuberance […]

Fri, 10/2/09 – 18:15 | Comments Off on Martin On Pole At Kansas
Kansas Notes: Drivers Dealing With ‘Tar Of Death’
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Kansas City, Kan. – It seems there could be trouble with the racing surface at Kansas Speedway. That trouble would be with the seams. The tar filling the seams, to be exact, is sending the Sprint Cup cars off their intended course.
Driver Kurt Busch called it, “The tar of death”.
Jeff […]

Fri, 10/2/09 – 17:00 | 2 Comments