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Tony Pedregon says his move from NHRA Funny Car owner/driver to FOX Sports color analyst has been all about timing, and a guy named Jeff.
“My biggest problem is I decided to get out of the seat and Jeff Gordon did the same thing,” Pedregon joked during a recent interview. “So, many of you didn’t hear […]

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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 […]

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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
Harris: The King’s NASCAR Team To Add More Royalty
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
The King of NASCAR and the Sheik of Arabie, er Saudi Arabia?
Why not?
George Gillett, the majority owner of what is now known as Richard Petty Motorsports, announced  this week that his group has signed a commercial collaboration agreement with Prince Faisal bin Fahd bin Abdullah al-Saud, a member of the […]

Fri, 10/2/09 – 12:21 | One Comment
Sturbin: The Sarge Is In Command Again
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Tony Schumacher’s return to the NHRA Top Fuel points lead is full of juicy irony, in that “The Sarge” knocked off the team of former tuner Alan Johnson in the final at Texas Motorplex last Sunday.
Schumacher  – the six-time and reigning world champion – stormed to his fifth victory of […]

Fri, 10/2/09 – 12:00 | One Comment
NASCAR Says Hendrick Cars Were Legal
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Kansas City, Kan. – NASCAR officials said Friday that they had indeed warned Hendrick Motorsports officials that the cars of Jimmie Johnson and Mark Martin were close to exceeding legal tolerances, but that the cars were not illegal.
“It was just an informal warning,” NASCAR spokesman Kerry Tharp said at Kansas […]

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