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Are We There Yet

Kansas Tidbits o' Trivia
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By Carol Einarsson | 09/30/2010
Category: Are We There Yet

There have been just nine cup races at Kansas Speedway, and guys that currently race for Hendrick (directly or indirectly) have won seven of them.

Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Mark Martin, Tony Stewart, and Ryan Newman...who's missing on that list of Kansas winners?

In 2004, Joe Nemechek swept the weekend of Nationwide and Cup races here.

In 2007 the race was shortened by rain. And it was a LOT of rain. Greg Biffle won that race under questionable circumstances, out of fuel, and not keeping up with the pace car. He still maintains he wasn't out of fuel. And Darrell Waltrip still maintains he didn't blow up his engine on purpose after the All Star Race, too.

A third of the Kansas races have been won from the front row. Of course, that's where Joe started in 2004.

Out of 267 laps, the race with the greatest number of caution laps was 2001 with 70 of those laps run under yellow. The fewest was 23 yellow-flag laps in 2009.

Mark Martin set the fastest pole speed at Kansas in 2005, beating Nemechek by exactly 7/10 of a mph.

The total 1.28 miles of SAFER walls around Kansas Speedway is the longest length at any of the tracks with SAFER walls on the NASCAR circuit. Kansas Speedway is also the closest track to the University of Nebraska where the walls were invented.

Dale Jarrett, Richard Petty, and Mario Andretti all have racing schools at Kansas Speedway.

If you stop at the Kwik Shop near the track at 8am for coffee, you'll likely be waiting in line behind at least five guys with a case of beer under their arms.

Kansas Speedway hosts numerous fundraisers for charities from Susan G Komen to Autism Speaks. The latter having a walk on October 16th, has already raised more than $60,000 this year.

Across the street from the speedway there is a stadium being built for the Kansas City Wizards Soccer team.

The forecast for Sunday's race is a high of 62. The southerners are bundled up.



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