Thu, 30/10/14 – 8:12 | One Comment

A couple years back, colleague Rick Minter was talking about stock-car racing then vs. stock-car racing now. The topic morphed to drivers. Minter happily described how he and his father used to run into them down at the Waffle House near their home in Georgia.
That’s right kids, NASCAR drivers used to eat at Waffle [...]

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Dyson Racing flexed its muscles on Friday as it beat Muscle Milk Pickett Racing in qualifying for Saturday’s Oak Tree Grand Prix at Virginia International Raceway, capturing the pole position for Round 9 of the 2013 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón season.
Guy Smith ran a lap of one minute, 35.965 seconds (122.670 [...]

Fri, 10/4/13 – 18:31 | Comments Off
Harvick To Start Kansas Race From The Pole
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Kevin Harvick, who is trying to turn what some consider a three-driver Sprint Cup playoff into a four-driver playoff, won the pole on Friday for Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway.
Harvick, who will start Sunday’s race fourth in points – 39 behind leader Matt Kenseth and 27 behind third-place Kyle [...]

Fri, 10/4/13 – 17:15 | Comments Off
Gordon Needs A Return To Old Days In Kansas
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Time was, Kansas Speedway was a Jeff Gordon track. In the best of those times, Gordon could not be beaten at Kansas. Literally.
But what remains of those days for the four-time Sprint Cup champion are some dusty trophies and perhaps a handful of old photos in [...]

Fri, 10/4/13 – 15:47 | Comments Off
Kanaan Moving To Ganassi
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Chip Ganassi Racing Teams announced today an agreement with reigning Indianapolis 500 Winner, 2004 Series Champion and 16-time race winner Tony Kanaan on a multi-year deal to pilot a fourth entry for the full 2014 IndyCar Series season with sponsorship from NTT DATA, a global IT services provider.
CGR also announced that it was moving [...]

Fri, 10/4/13 – 13:14 | Comments Off
Junior Cooks Up New Plan: Swing For The Fences
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ROANOKE, Texas – NASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt Jr. figures he’ll have to do some major point-shaving if he has any chance of contending for the 2013 Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship.
Junior is in 10th place and 57 points behind championship leader Matt Kenseth heading into Round 4 of the 10-event Chase, Sunday’s Hollywood Casino [...]

Fri, 10/4/13 – 7:49 | Comments Off
Mission Accomplished For New Tires At Kansas
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – One of the most talked about stories leading into Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway centers on a radically new Goodyear tire that is being put on the cars for the Hollywood Casino 400.
On Thursday afternoon, after about a three-hour open test with the tires, NASCAR offiicals, Goodyear officials [...]

Thu, 10/3/13 – 18:11 | Comments Off
Drivers Hope Test Will Put Them In Right ‘Zone”
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Engines will turn a day early in advance of this week’s Sprint Cup race in hopes that the Sprint Cup cars will race better during Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. Those engines will turn during a four-hour open test session scheduled for Thursday afternoon.
The [...]

Thu, 10/3/13 – 8:52 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Needs A Reversal Of Kansas Fortunes
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kyle Busch’s numbers through the first 25 Sprint Cup races this year look remarkably similar to his numbers through the first 25 races of the 2011 season. And pretty impressive those two sets of numbers are.
The thing is, Cup seasons are 36 races long.
It was the numbers that came in the final four races – [...]

Wed, 10/2/13 – 5:32 | Comments Off
For NASCAR, 2013 Had A September To Remember
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A couple of weeks ago during a eat-and-schmooze at Kansas Speedway, Kurt Busch was asked what was then the mandatory question du jour. It was the question about the blemish-to-the-sport incidents which occurred at Richmond in the final non-playoff race of the year.
Busch gave an answer that was pure Busch. [...]

Tue, 10/1/13 – 13:15 | One Comment
John Force Overpowers Field At Gateway
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John Force raced to his 136th career victory and moved into position to earn a 16th Funny Car championship Sunday at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park near St. Louis.
Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the 21st race of [...]

Sun, 09/29/13 – 18:57 | Comments Off