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  • The Backstretch Blog: Bowyer to honor late grandfather at Charlotte

    Memorial Day weekend is always special in NASCAR, lots of patriotic paint schemes and special promotions to mark an important weekend, and this season is no different. Each of the cars will carry the name of a service man or woman on the windshield as a part of the ‘600 Miles of Remembrance’ campaign.

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  • Race Day: The Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway

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    The best of the sport will take to the track for NASCAR’s All-Star race Saturday night under the lights in Charlotte (well technically Concord). Twenty drivers have qualified by either winning a race in 2014 or 15, being a past champion, being a past All-Star race winner, winning one of the segments in Friday night’s Sprint Showdown or winning the fan vote. Those drivers are AJ Allmendinger,…

  • Race Day: The Sprint Showdown at Charlotte Motor Speedway

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    If your driver wants in Saturday’s Sprint All-Star race and he doesn’t have a win, the Sprint Showdown is for him. Any driver without a win in the past year and half or that is not a past champion or has not won the All-Star race in the past 10 years can enter the Showdown and try to race his way into Saturday night’s festivities.

  • The Backstretch Blog: Bowyer on the Backstretch

    While Kansas native Clint Bowyer hasn’t won a points race since October of 2012, he has in fact visited NASCAR victory lane in the two and half seasons since. Bowyer won the Sprint Showdown one season ago. That’s the open race to get into the All-Star race. And as NASCAR returns back to Charlotte to celebrate its top drivers, Bowyer is looking to repeat that success.

  • The Backstretch Blog: It never hurts to ask

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    Sometimes it just pays to be in the right place at the right time. Just ask a couple from Beloit, who went from NASCAR fans to car sponsor, because they simply asked.

  • Race Day: The SpongBob Square Pants 400 at Kansas Speedway

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    As the countdown begins to the first of two races this season under the lights at the Kansas Speedway, the one to beat, might be the weather. The same storms that are expected to hammer Western and Central Kansas this afternoon, are expected to start rolling up on the Kansas Speedway, just in time for the start of the race.

  • The Backstretch Blog: It’s gotta be the trophy

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    If you know me, you know I have always loved a good looking trophy. Miles the Monster a Dover has always been one of my favories.

  • The Backstretch Blog: Kansas City Kings

    Friday, the NASCAR Sprint Cup series invades the Kansas Speedway. The weekend begins with a pair of practices and qualifying on Friday, then the main event, the Sponge Bob 400 on Saturday night.

  • The Backstretch Blog: That's what speed do

    Clint Bowyer knows all about speed. He used to putting a 200 mile per hour race car into tight spaces on a race track. As for hitting a 100 mile per hour fast ball, not so much. Luckily for him the balls weren’t coming to the plate that fast when he took batting practice with the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday afternoon at the K.

  • The Backstretch Blog: A little of the sweet sauce at Kansas Speedway

    Here we are, it’s officially Kansas Speedway race week, and there are two things people hope for when they head to KC…good BBQ and good racing. The first is a given. The second well as at most tracks Kansas has its moments.

  • Race Day: The Geico 500 at Talladega Super Speedway

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    NASCAR heads to Talladega Sunday afternoon. And we all know the Alabama track has a reputation for being wild in more ways than one. The infield is notorious for wild parties and the track for wild racing.

  • The Backstretch Blog: Bowyer on the Backstretch

    This could be the start of a good run for Kansas native Clint Bowyer, the Kansas heads to another strong track in Talladega. Bowyer finished ninth last week in the rain delayed race in Richmond. This week he heads to what is arguably his best track.

  • Race Day: Toyota Dealers 400 at Richmond International Raceway

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    Last week rain turned a day race into a night race, this week it turned a night race into a day race. So I guess we are all even now.

  • The Backstretch Blog: Bowyer on the Backstretch

    Clint Bowyer needs Richmond. Man does Clint Bowyer need Richmond. The Kansas native has had a runs of bad tracks and bad luck. But Richmond is the kind of track where he can start to turn things around.

  • Race Day: The Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes and Stand Up To Cancer at Bristol Motor Speedway

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    From a place known for doing things big, NASCAR now moves to the smallest track on the circuit Bristol Motor Speedway. The race has one of the longest names you will see all season, but for a good cause, as the track honors FOX Sports NASCAR reporter Steve Byrnes who is battling cancer.


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    Hamlin wins the All-Star Race; Bowyer is 12th

    Heading into Saturday night's race Denny Hamlin had never won an All-Star Race, Joe Gibbs Racing had never won an All-Star Race and Toyota had never won an All-Star Race. All three of those streaks came to an end when Hamlin pulled away early in the final segment of the night and put the No.11 in Charlotte victory lane.

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  • Clint Bowyer wins second straight Sprint Showdown

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    The last two seasons have been pretty disappointing for Kansas native Clint Bowyer and if you are in the Sprint Showdown, it means you haven’t won a race in the past year. But the Kansas native has taken the opportunity of this race to prove he still belongs with the top drivers in the sport. On Friday, Bowyer won his second straight Sprint Showdown to earn a spot in Saturday’s All-Star Race.

  • Goodland native enjoying life in NASCAR's fast lane

    The fast lane of NASCAR’s pit road is a long way from Goodland, Kansas. But that has been the path taken by Aaron Schields.

  • Jimmie Johnson wins at Kansas; Bowyer is 21st

    The way the weekend started for Jimmie Johnson, even he probably thought the night ending with the 48 in victory lane would be improbably. Johnson qualified poorly and looked miserable in the early laps of the race. But the team kept battling and by the time the rain delay came along, the team had battled its way into contention.

  • Joey Logano wins the pole at Kansas; Clint Bowyer will start 21st

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    The last time NASCAR was at the Kansas Speedway, Joey Logano was in victory lane. Friday, he backed that up with another strong run, grabbing the pole for Saturday night's Sponge Bob Square Pants 400 with a fast lap of 192.3 miles per hour.

  • Sponge Bob Race aimed at attracting the next generation of NASCAR fan

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    Ever since it was announced that this race at the Kansas Speedway was going to be called the Sponge Bob Square Pants 400, it created quite a buzz at the water cooler and on social media. So you may be asking yourself, why would a race be called the Sponge Bob Square Pants 400? Well there is actually a really good reason for it.

  • Final appeal for 31 team denied

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    The revised penalties handed down by an appeals board to the number 31 team of Richard Childress Racing, have been upheld by the National Motorsports Final Appeals Officer. Bryan Moss handed down his ruling Wednesday afternoon after several days of hearings.

  • Dale Jr. scores emotional victory at Talladega; Bowyer is 30th

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    Dale Earnhardt, Jr. was once called the ‘Pied Piper’ at Talladega because ever one used to try to follow him to the front. But Earnhardt hasn’t won at the Alabama track since 2004. That was just part of the reason why Sunday’s victory at Talladega was so emotional for him.

  • Gordon wins Talladega pole; Bowyer will start 10th

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    The last few qualifying sessions at restrictor plate races have been wild. Maybe a little too wild for drivers, teams and NASCAR. Saturday, NASCAR returned to a more traditional single care qualifying format at Talladega and old school driver Jeff Gordon put a hurting on the field. The 24 was the fast car in both rounds of qualifying and grabbed the pole for Sunday’s race.

  • Jeff Gordon to drive the Indy 500 Pace Car

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    Five-time Brickyard 400 winner and four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon will drive a Corvette Z06 pace car for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 mile race, May 24 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

  • Danica losing GoDaddy sponsorship at the end of the season

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    One of the sport’s most popular drivers will be looking for a new sponsor in 2016. GoDaddy announcing on Wednesday that is will no longer serve as the primary sponsor of Danica Patrick’s No. 10 Sprint Cup Series Car. The company says it is hopes to keep Patrick on as spokesperson.

  • Ragan to take over the 55 starting at Kansas

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    Kansas native Clint Bowyer will have a new teammate when he returns home to the Kansas Speedway in two weeks. On Tuesday, Michael Waltrip Racing announced that David Ragan will be the driver of the No. 55 Toyota for the rest of the season, beginning at Kansas .

  • Richmond redemption for Kurt Busch; Clint Bowyer finishes 9th

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    Kurt Busch pretty much dominated Sunday’s race at the Richmond International Raceway. The former Sprint Cup Series champ lead 291 of the 500 laps to take his first win of 2015.

  • Logano wins the pole at Richmond; Bowyer starts 17th

    Perhaps no one was more surprised by the Coors Light Pole winning lap of Joey Logano, than Joey Logano. He piloted the Number 22 around the Richmond International Raceway at a top speed of 127.071 mph in the final round of qualifying to grab the top spot.

  • Kansas Speedway announces safety improvements

    Kansas Speedway president Pat Warren announced on Wednesday that the track will be making safety upgrades before the May 9th Sprint Cup Series Race.

  • Kenseth wins at Bristol; Bowyer battles to 12th place finish

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    Matt Kenseth has two Bristol poles and both times he has started from the pole in Tennessee, Kenseth has finished in victory lane. Kenseth lead just 40 of the 511 laps of Sunday’s race which was plagued by several rain delays and many wrecks. But he was out front when it counted and found enough gas to survive 11 extra laps to pick up his four career Bristol victory.

  • Kenseth grabs the pole at Bristol; Bowyer starts 37th

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    The last time Matt Kenseth won a pole at the Bristol Motor Speedway was 2005. He also won the race that year. The driver of the No. 20 Toyota is hoping that is a sign of things to come after he won the pole on Friday for Sunday’s Food City 500.

  • Panel upholds suspensions for 31 team

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    An appeals panel upheld the six race suspension of Richard Childress Racing Crew Chief Luke Lambert, tire technician James Bender and team engineer Philip Surgen after NASCAR said the No. 31 team tampered with tires.

  • Johnson wins in Texas; Bowyer is 22nd

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    In the sport of NASCAR, the best car doesn’t always win. That was not the case under the lights Saturday in Texas. Jimmie Johnson led a race high 128 laps en route to his second win of the season.

  • New sponsor will fuel Bowyer at four races this season

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    Kansas native Clint Bowyer picks up another primary sponsor to fill out his schedule in 2015. Maxwell House will be on the hood of the number 15 car at Watkins Glen International, Pocono Raceway, Martinsville Speedway and the fall race at Texas Motor Speedway.

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