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WTF Wednesday Denny Hamlin’s Rush To Return To Racing Could Spell Trouble By: Ellen Richardson Denny Hamlin has high hopes to make his return to racing at his home track in Richmond this weekend. According to the Associated Press, Denny Hamlin could hop back into the No. 11 FedEx Toyota, for the Toyota Owners 400, Sprint Cup Series race this Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway. This return would follow the compression fracture of a vertebra in Hamlin’s lower spine ... Read More »

Trivia Questions and Answers for April 22-26, 2013

by Phil Allaway April 22 Q: In February, 1988, Neil Bonnett won the Pontiac Excitement 400. This event was the final race run on the old Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway before the current D-shaped oval was built. However, there was some controversy regarding the result. Why? April 22 A: Ricky Rudd, who finished second, protested the finish, claiming that there was a scoring error and that he was the rightful winner. Rudd believed that Bonnett was actually on the tail end ... Read More »

Numbers Game: STP 400

Numbers Game: STP 400 by Tom Bowles 0 Times Matt Kenseth was passed for the lead on Sunday at Kansas. Kenseth went on to lead 163 of 267 laps, only losing first place through pit strategy. 1 On-track pass for the lead under green at Kansas. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. passed teammate Carl Edwards for the top spot on Lap 190 of 267; both drivers would eventually pit under green, getting caught off sequence when a caution came out for debris ... Read More »

What To Watch / Top News 04-22-13

What To Watch: Tuesday - As usual, it’s penalty day in NASCAR and the biggest bulls-eye lies on the No. 98 Truck driven by Johnny Sauter. The current series point leader, Sauter’s fuel cell was confiscated following pre-race inspection in Kansas, a move that’s led to fines, penalties, and crew chief suspensions in the past. Sauter is currently 12 points in front of teammate Matt Crafton in the championship chase. - Clint Bowyer of Michael Waltrip Racing will hold a ... Read More »

Being Able to Be Bored to Sleep by a NASCAR Race is a Precious Thing

Was there a last lap pass for the lead? Maybe some side by side beating and banging for more than a moment? How about some good old fashioned retribution in the form of one bumper meeting another? No? Huh. Sunday’s race at Kansas was, in fact, just an ordinary day at the track. Teams struggled to keep the rear end of the car behind the front, sometimes they had an issue with pit road, and on occasion suffered the crumpling ... Read More »

Kenseth Dominates in the Heartland, Wins at Kansas

by Justin Tucker Matt Kenseth sent a message on Friday Afternoon during Sprint Cup Series Qualifying to the field. Kenseth rocketed his No. 20 Husky Tools Toyota to a track qualifying record of 191.864 MPH in earning the pole for Sunday’s STP 400. On Sunday Afternoon, Kenseth would prove to be the dominator, leading 163 of 267 laps en route to earning his second victory of the season and his second straight win at Kansas Speedway. Kenseth who led 110 ... Read More »

Buescher Leads First Practice

James Buescher Leads First Truck Series Practice James Buescher led the first Camping World Truck Series practice session at Kansas Speedway with a fast lap of 178.873 mph. In the nearly three-hour practice, Buescher ran 53 laps and sat atop the leaderboard for the majority of the time. The only other driver to break through to the top was Turner Scott Motorsports teammate Jeb Burton, who ended the session in second. Brendan Gaughan, Max Gresham and Johnny Sauter rounded out ... Read More »

Top News 04-19-13

MWR and RFR set to honor marathon bombing victims Michael Waltrip Racing and Roush Fenway Racing will pay tribute to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing this weekend at Kansas Speedway. Door numbers on MWR’s 3 Sprint Cup Series entries, No’s 15,55, and 56 will replicate the design of the 2013 Boston Marathon bib worn by 30,000 runners in this years race. Monday’s attack hit close to home for MWR founder and owner Michael Waltrip, who participated in the ... Read More »

Keepin’ it Short – Small Racing for Big Cash in Bullard Texas

Mini Outlaw Sprint Karts are growing in popularity across the United States. They have been hugely popular in California for a long time and their notoriety and fan interest is spreading to the four corners of the country. Like most other classes of racing, there are several big races scattered across the calendar that entice drivers from around the country to make special trips in order to compete against the best in the sport. This weekend that race will take ... Read More »

The Critic’s Annex 113- Christmas Time

Hello, race fans. Welcome back to the Critic’s Annex, where we take an additional look at motorsports-related programming available on television. Earlier this week, I promised you a look at the V8 Supercars’ Microsoft Office 365, held on April 6-7 from Symmonds Plains Raceway in Tasmania. However, things can change from time to time. On Tuesday night, HBO aired a piece on their sports magazine show, Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. This is typically an excellent show with great production ... Read More »