Sunday, October 4, 2009

Kansas Notes from the Track

First Artifact Comes From Daytona for
NASCAR Hall of Fame
One of four Unocal 76 balls that were used starting in 1969 as spotter balls in Daytona was moved into its new home this week, the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, NC. Being a Daytonaian, I think its gonna ping my heart each time they move something AWAY from this area to put in its new home....in Charlotte. Sigh. The NASCAR Hall of Fame is scheduled to open in May 2010.

Carl Edwards...a free man! Off crutches that is...
Carl Edwards is hoping to ditch the crutches he's been using in the next couple days. Breaking his right foot in September during a game of...um...frisbee...looks like he will be gimpy no more very soon. "Just one more week on the crutches, and, trust me, I can't wait," Edwards said. "That's fine. It's not a factor in the car, just getting around." I have a feeling he will need his legs to be strong to run away from screaming fans once this ESPN the Magazine cover hits stands on Friday.

Drivers to play in game show, Are you smarter than a 5th grader?
Michael Waltrip, David Ragan (pictured above with Foxworthy), Carl Edwards, Kurt Busch and Denny Hamlin will all compete in Jeff Foxworthy's game show, that is now in five day a week syndication on MyNetwork TV. Michael and David will compete on back to back episodes this Tuesday. Check your local listings.
On October 26th NASCAR week kicks off on the new nationally syndicated "Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?" Carl Edwards, Kurt Busch, and Denny Hamlin are among the contestants will put their knowledge to the test and play for their favorite charities. Check your local listings for exact air time.

Looking forward to California...Racefest on Thursday
Racing fans can get a free pre-race sneak peak at NASCAR excitement during the popular Racefest event which will be held on Thursday, Oct. 8 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana.
Several NASCAR personalities are scheduled to be on hand to meet fans and sign autographs, including Marcos Ambrose, Greg Biffle, Clint Boyer, Jeff Burton, Brendan Gaughan, Sam Hornish Jr., Kasey Kahne, Jason Keller, Joey Logano, Mark Martin, Jamie McMurray, Casey Mears, Scott Speed, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Brian Vickers, Steve Wallace, and Michael Waltrip, Jeff Gordon and crew chief Steve Latarte.
For more information about the Racefest or to purchase tickets to the Pepsi 500, call (800) 944-RACE (7223) or visit www.autoclubspeedway.com/racefest.

Enjoy the Race!!

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