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NASCAR Sprint Cup - The STP 400 at Kansas Speedway .. Sunday 4/22/12 @ 1230pm ET on FoX
NASCAR.com ^ | 4/18/22

Posted on 04/18/2012 5:14:24 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

Kansas .. fast track .. and a lot of possibilities when it comes to a winner. Hopefully, fair weather will prevail.

See Ya here .. and there!

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; US: Kansas
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Welcome to this week's Nascar at FR race thread!

This Week, It's the STP 400 at Kansas Speedway.

April 22, 2012



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Kansas Speedway
Race Viewing Menu for the weekend

 
BROADCAST DATE TIME EVENT
04|20|12 12:20 p.m. SFP 250 practice
SPEED 04|20|12 1:30 p.m. STP 400 practice
SPEED 04|20|12 3 p.m. SFP 250 final practice
SPEED 04|20|12 4:30 p.m. STP 400 final practice
SPEED 04|21|12 10:30 a.m. SFP 250 qualifying
SPEED 04|21|12 Noon STP 400 qualifying
SPEED 04|21|12 1:30 p.m. SFP 250
FOX 04|22|12 12:30 p.m. STP 400

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.



Track Facts
Banking/Turns: 15 degrees
Distance: 1.5 miles
Shape: Tri-Oval





FRFL - Deadline to select your drivers is Jun 4 2:00am PDT





The FR Canteen
24 by 7

God Bless Our Troops and Their Families!







1 posted on 04/18/2012 5:14:27 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge; glock rocks; Pete-R-Bilt; NYTexan; WestCoastGal; tubebender; A Cyrenian; ...

Kansas race thread is up Ping!

FRFLers’’ the date for your picks is wrong above .. OOPs!

The actual deadline is..

Deadline to select your drivers is Apr 21 2:00am PDT


2 posted on 04/18/2012 5:16:55 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Present


3 posted on 04/18/2012 5:19:30 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: NormsRevenge

I’m in.The BIFF to the lead!


4 posted on 04/18/2012 5:21:13 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

Truex, Jr.


5 posted on 04/18/2012 5:29:39 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: NormsRevenge

So I guess Knaus really WASN’T cheating at Daytona since NUTSCAR has made rule changes to now MEASURE the area that had been cited as “illegal” on the 48.

http://www.nascar.com/news/120413/nascar-adds-c-post-template/index.html

But the $100,000 fine will stay in place, even though Knaus had done NOTHING outside the rules. I guess that’s the going price for throwing a verbal “bird” at NUTSCAR as Knaus did at ‘dega last fall.


6 posted on 04/18/2012 5:39:03 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: Roccus

Nascar at its finest .. winging it.. lol


7 posted on 04/18/2012 6:00:41 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: Roccus; al baby; tubebender

Beep Beep!!

Ford to use all-electric pace car at Richmond
http://www.nascar.com/news/120416/ford-focus-electric-pace-car-richmond/index.html

The new Focus Electric will lead the field at the April 28 Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond.

Hey Tork, ever race a Studebaker?


8 posted on 04/18/2012 6:02:33 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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9 posted on 04/18/2012 6:16:09 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

I hope it dies on the back stretch


10 posted on 04/18/2012 6:52:37 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: NormsRevenge

Junior, for a much overdue win. Top 10’s aren’t good enough anymore.


11 posted on 04/18/2012 6:58:20 PM PDT by Fireone (The time for Newt/Palin is NOW! (did I mention FUBO?))
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To: NormsRevenge

I used to ride on the back of a tractor in the Speedway’s south 40 when I was just a tyke. Haven’t been back for 50 years or so. Enjoy my pasture!


12 posted on 04/18/2012 7:08:43 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Anyone need hamburger? I know of a cheap source!


13 posted on 04/18/2012 7:10:20 PM PDT by MtnClimber (To anger a conservative, lie to him. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth. —Theodore Roosevelt)
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To: NormsRevenge

Ford Focus? Bofus?


14 posted on 04/18/2012 7:12:08 PM PDT by MtnClimber (To anger a conservative, lie to him. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth. —Theodore Roosevelt)
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To: al baby

Dittos to that statement Al Baby!!!


15 posted on 04/18/2012 8:31:02 PM PDT by tubebender (I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.)
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To: al baby; tubebender
I hope it dies on the back stretch

It's a Ford, not a government motors car.

Not that I'm a fan of electric cars...

16 posted on 04/18/2012 9:19:59 PM PDT by SouthTexas (You cannot bargain with the devil, shut the government down.)
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To: SouthTexas

I still hope it dies. If god wanted us to drive electric cars he would not have put all that dam oil in the ground for us


17 posted on 04/19/2012 1:56:39 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: tubebender

The weather forecast looks good!

Kansas City
http://www.wunderground.com/q/zmw:66101.1.99999


18 posted on 04/19/2012 7:33:22 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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Kansas Speedway web site
http://www.kansasspeedway.com/?homepage=true


19 posted on 04/19/2012 7:35:15 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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Keselowski Takes LEGO Cup Race, Ready to Return to Kansas Speedway
http://www.kansasspeedway.com/Articles/2012/03/BK-Lego.aspx


20 posted on 04/19/2012 7:37:46 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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Oh my.

NASCAR.COM nominated for Webby Award
http://www.nascar.com/news/120419/webby-nomination/index.html


21 posted on 04/19/2012 7:52:03 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Thanks for the weather report Norm. Looks like I’ll have to cancel Church Sunday morning. Just a warning... I’ve changed my drivers...


22 posted on 04/19/2012 8:22:00 PM PDT by tubebender (I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Thanks Norm. A little late but I’m beginning to think we’re on the road more then P.B. We will be home in time for great (Bend) weather; Kansas is looking good too. AB Kobe hamburgers on the menu for Sunday.


23 posted on 04/20/2012 12:17:54 PM PDT by happydogx2 (How about the dyslexic agnostic insomniac who stays up all night wonders if there really is a dog...)
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To: tubebender

We are close to 90 at 4 pm here .. and hotter is forecast for tomorrow. the pool water temp is surviveable and close to 70.

Kansas forecast is holding up well,, looks good and sunny and fast Sunday and 70ish


24 posted on 04/20/2012 4:01:46 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

The head gardner and I were out in the garden early (11am) while the fog hung low on the Redwoods and the Warblers warbled from the Alders knowing the sun would show the minute we came in and just like clock work Orange the sun came out bathing the yard in promises of more FRIGGIN rain!!!


25 posted on 04/20/2012 4:31:28 PM PDT by tubebender (I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.)
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To: tubebender

I been pulling weeds and cutting some shrub back,, wifey is out of town so I have no leash, unfortunatey if I had more energy too, I’d get more done.. and they mention rain next weekend in the long term forecast here.. weird.. oh well.


26 posted on 04/20/2012 4:39:06 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: happydogx2
don;t forget the bacon.


27 posted on 04/20/2012 4:45:55 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE
I went duning with Biffle a few months ago at Glamis Dunes. He loves to go have fun.
28 posted on 04/20/2012 5:06:47 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: US_MilitaryRules

mustn’t disturb the desert tortoises..

For Earth Day, NASCAR releases ‘White Paper’
http://www.nascar.com/news/120419/nascar-earth-day-white-paper-on-green-initiatives/index.html

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR on Thursday issued a ‘White Paper’ detailing the various programs that have made NASCAR a leader in green initiatives across all sports. The data in “The Sports Leader in Sustainability” illustrates the steps NASCAR has taken in educating fans, reducing the sport’s environmental impact, and validating green technologies — both on and off the track.

“This report brings to life some of the substantive examples of NASCAR’s commitment to green innovation and our role as a leader in sustainability,” said Dr. Michael Lynch, managing director of green innovation for NASCAR. “Even with the largest sustainability program in sports, NASCAR — along with our teams, tracks and official partners — continues to create innovative platforms to help reduce the environmental impact of our sport.”

This past weekend in Texas, NASCAR eclipsed the two-million mile mark running on Sunoco Green E15 since the seamless transition to the new fuel in February 2011. Sprint Cup Series engines have been operating at an even greater level of efficiency due, in part, to NASCAR’s transition to electronic fuel injection this year.

NASCAR’s release of the ‘White Paper’ is timed to Sunday’s Cup Series race in Kansas taking place on Earth Day.

NASCAR, Kansas Speedway and several of NASCAR’s official partners will be showcasing many of the environmental sustainability programs that take place each week at race tracks across the country — not just on Earth Day. Among those activities happening at Kansas include:

NASCAR’s premier series entitlement sponsor, Sprint, will implement “Recycle for Victory” — a wireless recycling program that benefits charity.
The backstretch of the track will be painted green thanks to NASCAR official partner American Ethanol.
NASCAR official partners Coca-Cola and Coors Light will educate fans on the benefits of recycling and encouraging them to drop plastic bottles and aluminum cans in designated bins.
A new 30-second television spot about the NASCAR Green platform will air during Sunday’s NASCAR on FOX national broadcast at 1 p.m.
The NASCAR Green logo will appear in the infield grass for the first time at a Cup Series event.
The pace car for the STP 400 is a Toyota Camry Hybrid and will carry the NASCAR Green logo on its trunk lid.
NASCAR and Kansas Speedway will donate 10 trees to the Gov. Jay Nixon’s Governor’s Joplin Challenge for every green flag that is dropped over the weekend.
Miss Sprint Cup will wear a green fire suit throughout the weekend in support of the environment.
Every race vehicle on the track this weekend will run on Sunoco Green E15, further validating the environmentally responsible high-performance racing fuel.


29 posted on 04/20/2012 7:19:50 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: US_MilitaryRules

You lucky dog.That looks like a blast.


30 posted on 04/20/2012 8:48:04 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Gag...


31 posted on 04/20/2012 10:56:42 PM PDT by tubebender (I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I would gladly pay you tuesday for that hamburger today!


32 posted on 04/21/2012 12:11:29 AM PDT by NYTexan
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To: tubebender

ditto that!


33 posted on 04/21/2012 12:12:58 AM PDT by NYTexan
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To: WestCoastGal

34 posted on 04/21/2012 10:20:10 AM PDT by NYTexan
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35 posted on 04/21/2012 10:45:47 AM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

Not having much fun with racing just now. 6th to 16th in a few weeks.


36 posted on 04/21/2012 3:08:34 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Any Republican. Just NO Obama.)
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To: AGreatPer

The safest move is not to play!


37 posted on 04/21/2012 3:13:45 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: AGreatPer

I am climbing the tower so I can fall from the top.


38 posted on 04/21/2012 6:26:34 PM PDT by MtnClimber (To anger a conservative, lie to him. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth. —Theodore Roosevelt)
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To: NYTexan

Thanks for the list...


39 posted on 04/21/2012 9:42:01 PM PDT by tubebender (I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.)
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To: tubebender
The unlucky dog....

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The lucky dog....

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40 posted on 04/22/2012 8:23:54 AM PDT by MtnClimber (To anger a conservative, lie to him. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth. —Theodore Roosevelt)
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To: NormsRevenge; glock rocks; Pete-R-Bilt; NYTexan; WestCoastGal; tubebender; A Cyrenian; ...

Kansas pre-race show coming up on FoX.. Ping!


41 posted on 04/22/2012 9:27:21 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: MtnClimber
Ford Focus? Bofus?

*snicker*

42 posted on 04/22/2012 9:32:20 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: NormsRevenge

Today is Junyah’s day! Go 88!


43 posted on 04/22/2012 9:32:20 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for the 47% to start paying their "fair share" of income taxes.)
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To: NormsRevenge; WestCoastGal
Hope Jr. brings in win 200 for Hendricks!


44 posted on 04/22/2012 9:35:12 AM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NormsRevenge

Morning, thanks for the ping. A group of us went to Eureka yesterday on the bikes so just gonna relax and nap off and on at home today...

unless someone calls to go for a ride!


45 posted on 04/22/2012 9:59:10 AM PDT by Pete-R-Bilt (I love guns... and coffee!)
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46 posted on 04/22/2012 10:02:25 AM PDT by NYTexan
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47 posted on 04/22/2012 10:03:26 AM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

Me too !!!!

GO JR


48 posted on 04/22/2012 10:05:30 AM PDT by WestCoastGal (SL I believe hes a remarkable race-car driver, I think some people in the world have forgotten that)
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To: NYTexan

Woo hoo, warthogs!


49 posted on 04/22/2012 10:05:37 AM PDT by MtnClimber (To anger a conservative, lie to him. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth. —Theodore Roosevelt)
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To: NYTexan

Lap-by-Lap: Kansas
By NASCAR.COM
April 22, 2012

http://www.nascar.com/lap-by-lap/120422/kanslbl/index.html

1:02 p.m. ET — Three A-10s from the 303rd flight squadron at Whiteman Air Force Base do the fly-over. C’mon. Who do you talk to for a hop in one of those bad boys?

1:01 p.m. ET — Jeremy Vitt is singing the national anthem.

1 p.m. ET — Cole Cochran, of Kansas City Alliance Raceway Ministries, is giving the invocation.

12:55 p.m. ET — Five minutes to the start of the invocation and national anthem.

12:11 p.m. ET — The weather forecast calls for partly cloudy conditions today in Kansas City. That’s the good news. The bad news is that it’s supposed to be windy, with gusts of as much as 35 mph.

8:37 a.m. ET — A.J. Allmendinger is on the pole for the STP 400 after turning in a lap of 175.993 mph during qualifying. It’s the second pole of his career. Kevin Harvick took second, followed by Joey Logano, Denny Hamlin and Mark Martiin in the top five. Martin Truex Jr., Dale Earnhardt Jr., Clint Bowyer, Kasey Kahne and Sam Hornish Jr. were sixth through 10th.

Tim Andrews, Jeff Green and Tony Raines failed to qualify for the race.


50 posted on 04/22/2012 10:09:31 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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