Skip to comments.Nascar Sprint Cup - Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway - Sun. 10|21|12 - ESPN - 1 pm ET
Posted on 10/18/2012 7:09:24 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
5 Chase races to go!! This week, it's Kansas and the 6th of 10 cup races for the 2012 Championship, the Hollywood Casino 400!
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This Week, It's the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway.
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Kansas Speedway boasts great views from every seat and easy access in and out of the 1 1/2-mile, state-of-the-art facility, a response to growing interest for motorsports entertainment in the Midwest. Though the tri-oval track design is not unique to Kansas Speedway, a slight difference in the banking makes this track unique.
Banking/Turns: 15 degrees
Distance: 1.5 miles
FRFL - Deadline to select your drivers is Oct 19 2:00am PDT
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Kansas race thread is up Ping!!
to add to the mix..
Repaved Kansas ‘like a whole new race track’
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — It was the same purple, yellow and green grandstand; the same outlet mall and casino beyond the same 1.5-mile oval; the same strong wind whipping in from the same prairie. It was Kansas Speedway, all right — the same name painted along the inside wall and on a sign rotating at the top of the scoring tower. But from a driver’s perspective, everything about the track seemed different.
Cars on NASCAR’s Sprint Cup circuit circled the facility Wednesday in a test that marked the first time a full field had taken to the track since a resurfacing that was completed in late summer. Although rain cut the scheduled four-hour session in half, competitors still got a healthy dose of a venue that’s been repaved and had variable banking added in the turns since the last time the sport’s premier series raced here in April.
“This track went from being abrasive and wearing the tires out, to smooth and super-fast, and the times just don’t fall off,” Jeff Gordon said. “If anything, they get faster. It’s basically like going to a whole new race track.”
In before Tubeblender and DosYappyDogs! Got wiped out in the last lap at ‘dega. Was doing well and now have to look for welfare points. 0bama should redistribute points so we all win!
Ah, trust me, you won’t hear a “yap”. A short snarl then your bleeding.
It’s good to be home but cold and snow coming in over the weekend and the forecast is for the it to last a week. So-k as the pantry is stocked and the butane/propane tanks are full. Ready for a ??? race because of the new track. I almost ran Denny but saw a crawler tonight while watching the Duck’s game that Denny’s been cleared to race after feeling dizzy. Didn’t catch the reason -
It seems strange to read about this track. Never went back to see it but used to drive a wagon pulled by a team of mules over the south 40 of the track while my dad walked and picked corn by hand and threw it in the wagon in the fall some 60 years ago.
Denny crashed in testing at KS. Rung his bell pretty good.
OK, thanks umgud. If I have a choice I’d rather get dizzy by eating a half-dozen crispy cremes then hitting a wall.
Read an article re: Wednesday’s testing that there was only one grove and to venture out of it was asking for disaster. They hope there will be more than one grove by race time. Saturdays Nationwide race will be a “tell”.
I can gain 732.6 points on YappyDog between now and the finale according to the new Million Man Math
Wow! Our neighbor farmed with a pair of mules that my 2 brothers plowed with in the 30s in western FResno County Ca. I think “Grampa” White was from Kansas...
Nice to see Mark Martin near the top.
White stuff is flying in the air outside! Watched the last 15 laps of the Nationwide race. Poor Kyle. Will it be another fuel mileage race? It does appear the 2nd grove has come in anyway.
Probably a late view for the race here. Church, errands and a project outside before the snow gets serious. The top dog is slow-cooking some kinda road kill and is filling the house w/a pleasant aroma.
Tell her to hold off on the cooking. I’m relocating a Possum by Fed-Ax to your kitchen door. Your MiL can show you how to skin it...
Kansas pre-race show Pig on now!
MC Sluggo team is running:
I am working on programs today and have the race on. I check in on the Carolina-Dallas game from time to time.
Richmond Rocker has;
Good Luck Everybody!
Here we go!
Martin leads Lap 1.
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