Skip to comments.NASCAR Sprint Cup - The STP 400 at Kansas Speedway .. Sunday 4/22/12 @ 1230pm ET on FoX
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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This Week, It's the STP 400 at Kansas Speedway.
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Race Viewing Menu for the weekend
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 Jun 4 2:00am PDT
24 by 7
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
I’m in.The BIFF to the lead!
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.
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.
Nascar at its finest .. winging it.. lol
Ford to use all-electric pace car at Richmond
The new Focus Electric will lead the field at the April 28 Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond.
Hey Tork, ever race a Studebaker?
I hope it dies on the back stretch
Junior, for a much overdue win. Top 10’s aren’t good enough anymore.
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!
Anyone need hamburger? I know of a cheap source!
Ford Focus? Bofus?
Dittos to that statement Al Baby!!!
It's a Ford, not a government motors car.
Not that I'm a fan of electric cars...
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
The weather forecast looks good!
Kansas Speedway web site
Keselowski Takes LEGO Cup Race, Ready to Return to Kansas Speedway
NASCAR.COM nominated for Webby Award
Thanks for the weather report Norm. Looks like I’ll have to cancel Church Sunday morning. Just a warning... I’ve changed my drivers...
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.
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
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!!!
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.
mustn’t disturb the desert tortoises..
For Earth Day, NASCAR releases ‘White Paper’
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.
You lucky dog.That looks like a blast.
I would gladly pay you tuesday for that hamburger today!
Not having much fun with racing just now. 6th to 16th in a few weeks.
The safest move is not to play!
I am climbing the tower so I can fall from the top.
Thanks for the list...
Kansas pre-race show coming up on FoX.. Ping!
Today is Junyah’s day! Go 88!
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!
Me too !!!!
Woo hoo, warthogs!
April 22, 2012
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.