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By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service DOVER, Del. – After last Saturday night in Kansas, Martin Truex Jr. needed a home game, and Dover International Speedway – the site of Sunday’s AAA 400 Drive for Autism (1 p.m. ET on FS1) – is the closest NASCAR track to his native New Jersey. “It’s always good to come here,” Truex said. “It’s my home track. I love coming up to this race track for a lot of reasons. Of course, being close to home is always neat, but a lot ofRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service DOVER, Del. – With the threat of rain on Friday at Dover International Speedway, there was an urgency to opening practice and a need for speed in the session. Strong runs in qualifying trim paid off for Kevin Harvick and Dale Earnhardt Jr., who will start first and second, respectively, in Sunday’s AAA 400 Drive for Autism at the Monster Mile (1 p.m. ET on FS1), with positions on the grid set according to practice speeds. “I think (the weather) definitely changes the approach,”Read More
SHOW #410 – Guest: William Byron – We recap the Kansas weekend, Breaking Kyle Busch news, what does your favorite driver have in the bank?, Watkins Glen pavement and tire test, and a full Dover preview. Hosted by Kerry Murphey and Toby Christie ( Roughly 48:00 mins) DOWNLOAD HERE CREDITS: Hosts: Kerry Murphey & Toby Christie Executive Producer: Kerry Murphey Music: Russell Nash Audio Director Voice Over: Thomas Moog SUBSCRIBE FREE HERE RSS FEED RADIO STATIONS CLICK HERE SUBSCRIBE FROM iTUNES: Take us with you! Subscribe to our audio showsRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Writer With the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series headed to Dover to take on the Monster Mile this weekend, “Throwback Thursday Theater” is upon us once again and in this week’s edition, we will take a look back at a race at Dover that was intriguing until the end and gave a legendary car owner his first and only win in the Cup Series – the 1981 Mason-Dixon 500. In the early eighties, Dover International Speedway was still as treacherous as it is today, except for theRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Writer After the lug nut rule was changed two weeks ago, teams and drivers all wondered which team would fall victim to the new rule first. On Wednesday, NASCAR gave us our answer. Kyle Busch’s No. 18 team, which won Saturday night’s Go Bowling 400 at Kansas, was penalized by NASCAR for violating the lug nut rule. The specific rules noted by NASCAR in their penalty report were Sections 12:1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 10.11.3.4 (pit road equipment); 12.5.3.4.1 g, o (Parts or systemRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Writer On Saturday night in America’s Heartland, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookies had their hands full with the treacherous 1.5 mile Kansas Speedway, but when the night ended, all four found themselves within the top-25, one of the best races overall for the rookies this season. Leading the way for the 2016 rookie class was Ryan Blaney, who started the night in seventh place and only found himself outside the top-10 once during a round of green flag pit stops during the middle of theRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Kyle Busch finally overcame his gremlins at Kansas Speedway in a race that left Martin Truex Jr. overcome with frustration. On Saturday night—in stark contrast to many of his prior misadventures at the 1.5-mile track—Busch waited until after the Go Bowling 400 to destroy his No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, a feat he accomplished during his celebratory burnout. Busch took the lead for good on Lap 231 of 267 after Truex, who led a race-high 172 laps, brought hisRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Writer As one of the newer tracks on the circuit, Kansas Speedway has had its share of races that have both been exciting and those that have been, well, not so exciting. The 1.5 mile track, which boasted 15 degree banking in its turns when added to the Sprint Cup Series schedule in 2001, underwent a facelift in 2012 to increase the banking to progressive banking ranging from 18 to 20 degrees. In this week’s edition of “Throwback Thursday Theater”, we’ll take a look back atRead More
SHOW #409 – Guest: Landon Cassill, twice! — We both interviewed Landon Cassill separately, so Toby and Kerry thought it would be fun to have a little competition called “Storming the Cassill” We also recap the wild Talladega weekend, news of the week, fantasy racing, plus a fun filled Kansas preview. Hosted by Kerry Murphey and Toby Christie ( Roughly 48:00 mins) DOWNLOAD HERE CREDITS: Hosts: Kerry Murphey & Toby Christie Executive Producer: Kerry Murphey Music: Russell Nash Audio Director Voice Over: Thomas Moog SUBSCRIBE FREE HERE RSS FEED RADIORead More