Kansas Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A Kansas City Miracle bestowed Chase Elliott in Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway as a runner-up effort and massive circumstances advanced him into the Round of 8 by just three points. For much of the afternoon, crew chief Alan Gustafson urged the popular racer to win after two gut wrenching Round of 12 races at Dover and Talladega end his races. Elliott said he was trying his best to score his fourth win of the season but it didn’t worked out but understood thatRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Last lap frustration was clear from Clint Bowyer, who felt he was denied of scoring a possible runner-up finish in Saturday’s Digital Ally 400 at Kansas Speedway. As race leader Brad Keselowski took the white flag, and nobody seems to catch him, the battle was now for second as Erik Jones was running in third, battling with Alex Bowman until Jones went with a sharp block on Bowyer, who was charging towards passing both competitor on the high groove. Neither driver wrecked, but Jones’ blockRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Pressure in the world of sports is anything but new, but for Bubba Wallace, he’s facing intense pressure that’s already exceeded last season’s rookie campaign heading into the 12th race of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Wallace currently sits 28th in points, 131 points behind Erik Jones, who holds the 16th and final playoff spot, and just 35 points ahead of 31st place Matt Tifft, the lowest points driver who’s competed in all 11 races. Luck hasn’t been on the Mobile, Alabama native’sRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A hard fought afternoon for Ryan Blaney wasn’t enough to advance into the Round of 8, coming up six points shy of beating Kurt Busch in Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. After his fuel tank ran dry last Sunday at Talladega, where he finished 29th, Blaney came into Kansas in a must-win situation, as he was 22 points behind the cutoff. Once the 267-lap contest got underway, Blaney’s red No. 12 Menards/Wrangler Riggs Workwear Ford Fusion was among the early contenders, including leadingRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer In spite of surviving the mayhem, Tyler Reddick will leave Kansas Speedway a bit shameful after being denied a possible top-three finish in Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300. Throughout the 200-lap contest, Reddick had one of his finest races this season, running in the top-five for much of the afternoon and ended up sixth in Stage 1, followed by a stellar fourth in Stage 2. While quiet, his eyes were set on a top-three result, which he hasn’t achieved thus far in the playoffs, and notRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Spencer Gallagher’s NASCAR driving career will come to an end at the end of 2018 season, with a plan to shift into a managerial role in family-owned GMS Racing. In a Friday news conference at Kansas Speedway, the Xfinity Series winner from Talladega announced that after competing in NASCAR’s national series since 2013, it was time to allow other drivers to shine at GMS, specifically its No. 23 Chevrolet Camaro that will make them championship contenders. “As of right now, we are absolutely intent ofRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Ryan Blaney acquired a new primary sponsorship on Friday after Team Penske announced that BODYARMOR Sports Drink will bare its name in the No. 12 Ford Fusion for the annual Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway on July 7. The partnership between BODYARMOR and Blaney began last season, but it’ll mark the first time the natural flavored hydrating drink will be on the track for a race weekend, beginning at Kansas Speedway on May 12 as Blaney’s associate sponsor. After Kansas,Read 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
Kansas City, Kan. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. used to own Talladega Superspeedway. After a disappointing run at Kansas Speedway in Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400, he’ll need to re-ascend to the throne next Sunday if he is to keep his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship hopes intact. Can do, Earnhardt, who finished 21st at Kansas and two laps off the pace at Kansas, said after exiting his Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet on pit road. “Don’t count us out,” he said. “We got confidence and we definitely have the car to do it…andRead More