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Oct 22
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Mears’ Fast Racecar Stifled by Tire Issue in Kansas

2012 NSCS No. 13 GEICO Ford Fusion (Casey Mears) - Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images for NASCAR Kansas City, KS (October 21, 2012) – While a last second deal from GEICO sent the Germain Racing team scrambling to get to Kansas for the test on Wednesday and Thursday, any indication the team was ill-prepared was non-existent.  The team arrived safely in Kansas on Wednesday morning looking to take full advantage of a two-day test permitted by NASCAR in the interest of better acquainting Sprint Cup Series drivers with the recently resurfaced Kansas Speedway. Rain prevailed for the better part of the day on Wednesday, but once the track was dry and skies cleared, the #13 GEICO Ford Fusion made its way quickly around the newly paved 1.5-mile tri-oval.  Mears is a quick learner as evidenced by his speed in the opening ... FULL STORY »

Mid-Race Wreck Drops Bayne To 21st At Kansas Speedway

No 21 Motorcraft Quick Lane Ford at Kansas Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway set a track record and a Sprint Cup season high for caution flags with 14, and Trevor Bayne and the No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Fusion were among those victimized by wrecks on ... FULL STORY »

Multiple Incidents Curtail Kurt Busch’s Stellar Performance

NSCS No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet Impala SS KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Oct. 21, 2012) – Three major incidents to the Furniture Row Racing team in Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race spoiled a tenacious driving performance by Kurt Busch, who saw a potential top-five or better result dissipate to ... FULL STORY »

Kenseth Gives Roush Fenway Kansas Sweep; Scores Second Chase Win

Matt Kenseth, driver of the #17 Zest Ford, celebrates with his wife Katie and their family in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on October 21, 2012 in Kansas City, Kansas. - Photo Credit: John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Oct. 21, 2012) – Matt Kenseth dominated the later moments of Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway to give Roush Fenway the weekend sweep at the newly-paved 1.5-mile track; RFR’s Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won the Nationwide ... FULL STORY »

SRT Motorsports 2012 NSCS Hollywood Casino 400 Post-Race Recaps

Street and Racing Technology (SRT) Motorsports Logo Brad Keselowski (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger R/T) Finished Eighth WHAT WAS THAT RACE LIKE TODAY?  “I don’t even know how to explain it.  I’m ready to go home and have a couple beers.  It’s just a long day.  Everybody ... FULL STORY »

Toyota Racing 2012 NSCS Hollywood Casino 400 Post-Race Recaps

Toyota Racing Logo Camry driver Martin Truex Jr. (second) was the first Toyota driver to the finish line in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race at Kansas Speedway. Truex also finished second in the spring race at the Kansas Speedway. Other Toyota 'Chase for ... FULL STORY »

Paul Menard Leads Team Chevy at Kansas with a Third-Place Finish

Paul Menard - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR ALL SIX CHEVY CHASERS HAD STRONG RESULTS  KANSAS CITY, KS – October 21, 2012 – Paul Menard led the Team Chevy train across the finish line in third place at the close of a crash-infested Hollywood Casino 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series ... FULL STORY »



Matt Kenseth Doing Victory Donuts after winning the Hollywood Casino 400 - Photo Credit: Tyler Barrick/Getty Images
2012 NSCS Hollywood Casino 400 Race Results
Posted 10.21.12
Matt Kenseth became the first NSCS driver this season to win two races during the "chase for the championship" (the other being Talladega) as he kept Martin Truex, Jr., behind him (by 0.495 seconds) at the drop of the checkered flag to win Sunday's Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. Kenseth, ...FULL STORY »
Rick Hendrick Clarifies Status on Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Posted 10.21.12
MR. RICK HENDRICK, OWNER OF HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS (HMS), SPOKE BRIEFLY WITH MEDIA DURING THE HOLLYWOOD CASINO 400 ABOUT THE MEDICAL STATUS OF DALE EARNHARDT JR., DRIVER OF THE NO. 88 NATIONAL GUARD/DIET MOUNTAIN DEW CHEVROLET MR. HENDRICK: “I want to apologize to all you guys (the media). I gave you a little ...FULL STORY »
Hendrick confirms Earnhardt Jr. is cleared for Martinsville
Posted 10.21.12
Team owner Rick Hendrick revealed on Sunday at Kansas Speedway that Dale Earnhardt Jr. will return to his driving duties in the No. 88 Chevrolet next weekend at Martinsville Speedway. Kansas City, KS (Sports Network) - Team owner Rick Hendrick revealed on Sunday at Kansas Speedway that Dale Earnhardt Jr. ...FULL STORY »
Ricky Stenhouse Jr., driver of the #6 Cargill/Sam's Club Ford, celebrates with the checkered flag after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway on October 20, 2012 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Tyler Barrick/Getty Images)
2012 NNS Kansas Lottery 300 Race Results
Posted 10.20.12
After a green-white-checkered (flags) dash to the finish of the NNS Kansas Lottery 300 on Saturday, it was Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. (who had been two-laps down at one time) taking advantage of leader Kyle Busch's misfortune of running out of gas on the final turn, and capturing the victory at ...FULL STORY »
Ricky Stenhouse Jr., driver of the #6 Cargill/Sam's Club Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway on October 20, 2012 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Rallies For Sixth Win Of Season In Dramatic Fashion At Kansas Speedway
Posted 10.20.12
Saturday’s running of the Kansas Lottery 300 at the newly repaved Kansas Speedway was fueled by crashes, twists and turns, controversies and of course a winner. Despite losing two laps during the race after contact with Joey Logano, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. surged back to life and in contention when the race ...FULL STORY »
NSCS No. 17 Zest Ford Fusion driven by Matt Kenseth - Photo Credit: Getty Images for NASCAR
2012 NSCS Hollywood Casino 400 Final Practice Session Speeds
Posted 10.20.12
After four days of testing and practicing on the renewed surface of Kansas Speedway, the NSCS teams concluded their final practice session Saturday afternoon in preparation for the Hollywood Casino 400 on Sunday. And, at the end of the session with a lap speed of 182.760 mph, it was Matt ...FULL STORY »
Joey Logano - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton / Getty Images
2012 NNS Kansas Lottery 300 Starting Lineup
Posted 10.20.12
Joey Logano, with a qualifying lap speed of 182.914 mph, captured the 2012 NNS Kansas Lottery 300 Coors Light Pole Award at Kansas Speedway. This was Logano's fifth series pole of the 2012 season, his twenty-first series career pole and his second series pole at Kansas Speedway. Starting second on the outside ...FULL STORY »
Carl Edwards - Photo Credit: Tyler Barrick/Getty Images for NASCAR
2012 NSCS Hollywood Casino 400 Q&A with Ford Racing Driver Carl Edwards
Posted 10.20.12
Carl Edwards wants to win at Kansas Speedway. The Missouri native makes no bones about that fact. Edwards, who was sixth fastest in the first practice session Saturday afternoon, took time to talk with Ford Racing about his home track, what a Carl Edwards victory party would look like, and ...FULL STORY »
Greg Biffle - Photo Credit: Ed Zurga/Getty Images for NASCAR
2012 NSCS Hollywood Casino 400 Second Practice Session Speeds
Posted 10.20.12
During Saturday morning's NSCS Hollywood 400 practice session at Kansas Speedway, it was Greg Biffle with a lap speed of 186.156 mph, at the top of the speed charts at the end of the session. Aric Almirola, who was at the top of the speed charts for most of the session with ...FULL STORY »


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