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McClatchy-Tribune News Service | May 12, 2014
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Kansas Speedway president Pat Warren was in race control on the roof of the track when lights on the backstretch went dark during the first half of Saturday night's 5-hour Energy 400, the first NASCAR Sprint Cup night race at the 14-year old facility. His staff immediately discovered a fuse had gone out in a control panel. Because the lights on the inside of the backstretch and everywhere else on the 1.5-mile tri-oval remained illuminated, racing continued until full lighting outside the track was restored about 45 minutes later.
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McClatchy-Tribune News Service | May 12, 2014
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Kansas Speedway president Pat Warren was in race control on the roof of the track when lights on the backstretch went dark during the first half of Saturday night's 5-hour Energy 400, the first NASCAR Sprint Cup night race at the 14-year old facility. His staff immediately discovered a fuse had gone out in a control panel. Because the lights on the inside of the backstretch and everywhere else on the 1.5-mile tri-oval remained illuminated, racing continued until full lighting outside the track was restored about 45 minutes later.
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By Tyeesha Dixon and Tyeesha Dixon,tyeesha.dixon@baltsun.com | September 20, 2008
The Cordish Cos., the Baltimore-based development firm behind Power Plant Live! and several Inner Harbor projects, has won a contract with International Speedway Corp. to develop a $705 million casino in Kansas, the companies announced yesterday. The 1.5 million-square-foot Hard Rock Hotel & Casino at Kansas Speedway will include a 300-room luxury hotel and full-fledged casino with 3,000 slot machines and 140 gaming tables, according to a statement from Kansas Entertainment, the joint venture between the two companies.
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By Jim Pedley and NASCAR News Service | May 11, 2014
Jeff Gordon held off Kevin Harvick during the final laps and went on to win the 5-Hour Energy 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway on Saturday night.   The victory by .112 of a second was the first win of the year for the four-time champion and his third at Kansas Speedway .   The win was Gordon's first since Martinsville Speedway last fall and secured a spot in the record book as the first winner of a night race at the track. Make that "another place" in the book as he won the first-ever Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway back in 2001.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | June 26, 2006
Calendar NASCAR NEXTEL CUP Pepsi 400 Site -- Daytona Beach, Fla. When -- Saturday, 7:55 p.m. TV -- Chs. 45, 5 (7:30 p.m.) Trac -- Daytona International Speedway (2.5-mile tri-oval) Distance -- 160 laps, 400 miles 2005 winner -- Tony Stewart 2005 pole-sitter -- Tony Stewart INDY RACING LEAGUE Kansas Lottery Indy 300 Site -- Kansas City, Kan. When -- Sunday, 1 p.m. TV -- Chs. 2, 7 Track -- Kansas Speedway (1.5-mile oval) Distance -- 200 laps, 300 miles 2005 winner -- Tony Kanaan 2005 pole-sitter -- Danica Patrick FORMULA ONE United States Grand Prix Site -- Indianapolis When -- Sunday, 1 p.m. TV -- SPEED Track -- Indianapolis Motor Speedway (2.6-mile road course)
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March 31, 2009
Cordish, Kan. partner resubmit casino bid Baltimore-based Cordish Co. and partner Kansas Speedway have resubmitted a bid to develop a Hard Rock casino and hotel at Kansas Speedway in northeast Kansas after withdrawing the proposal in December because of economic conditions. After being chosen in September to build a $705 million casino/hotel project at the speedway, the partners in Kansas Entertainment withdrew the proposal, said a spokeswoman for Kansas Lottery, which reopened the bidding and set a Wednesday deadline.
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By JOE POSNANSKI and JOE POSNANSKI,KANSAS CITY STAR | April 16, 2007
KANSAS CITY, MO. --OK, so I was sitting in my office Friday morning looking at some pictures on Milka Duno's Web site, you know, for research, work research, important work research ... and my 5-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, walked in. "Who's that?" she asked. "That's Milka Duno," I told her. "She's pretty. What does she do?" "She's a racecar driver." "Really?" Elizabeth asked. And her eyes opened wide. And she said, "I want to be a racecar driver, too." And that's how fast it happens.
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By Jim Pedley and NASCAR News Service | May 11, 2014
Jeff Gordon held off Kevin Harvick during the final laps and went on to win the 5-Hour Energy 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway on Saturday night.   The victory by .112 of a second was the first win of the year for the four-time champion and his third at Kansas Speedway .   The win was Gordon's first since Martinsville Speedway last fall and secured a spot in the record book as the first winner of a night race at the track. Make that "another place" in the book as he won the first-ever Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway back in 2001.
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By Tribune Newspapers | July 31, 2011
— When the news broke in early June, the public vitriol aimed at NASCAR driver Kyle Busch burst into view. Reports had surfaced that NASCAR team owner Richard Childress, fed up with Busch running into this drivers in recent races, grabbed Busch in the Kansas Speedway garage and punched him. NASCAR then levied a $150,000 fine on Childress. But in the court of public opinion, it was Childress, 65, who was presumed innocent and the temperamental Busch, 26, who had it coming.
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September 28, 2008
1 Rivalry game: The Cowboys are double-digit favorites over the Redskins, but anything can happen when these two NFC East foes face each other (4:15, chs. 45, 5). 2 Finally, it's over: The Orioles conclude their 11th straight losing season, as Jeremy Guthrie returns to face the Blue Jays (1:35 p.m., MASN2). 3 Down to the wire: The AL Central title has yet to be decided between the White Sox and Twins, while the Mets and Brewers vie for the final two playoff spots in the NL. 4 Going to Kansas City: Carl Edwards heads into today's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway as the points leader in the Chase for the Championship (2 p.m., chs. 2, 7)
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By Tribune Newspapers | July 31, 2011
— When the news broke in early June, the public vitriol aimed at NASCAR driver Kyle Busch burst into view. Reports had surfaced that NASCAR team owner Richard Childress, fed up with Busch running into this drivers in recent races, grabbed Busch in the Kansas Speedway garage and punched him. NASCAR then levied a $150,000 fine on Childress. But in the court of public opinion, it was Childress, 65, who was presumed innocent and the temperamental Busch, 26, who had it coming.
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March 31, 2009
Cordish, Kan. partner resubmit casino bid Baltimore-based Cordish Co. and partner Kansas Speedway have resubmitted a bid to develop a Hard Rock casino and hotel at Kansas Speedway in northeast Kansas after withdrawing the proposal in December because of economic conditions. After being chosen in September to build a $705 million casino/hotel project at the speedway, the partners in Kansas Entertainment withdrew the proposal, said a spokeswoman for Kansas Lottery, which reopened the bidding and set a Wednesday deadline.
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By Tyeesha Dixon and Tyeesha Dixon,tyeesha.dixon@baltsun.com | September 20, 2008
The Cordish Cos., the Baltimore-based development firm behind Power Plant Live! and several Inner Harbor projects, has won a contract with International Speedway Corp. to develop a $705 million casino in Kansas, the companies announced yesterday. The 1.5 million-square-foot Hard Rock Hotel & Casino at Kansas Speedway will include a 300-room luxury hotel and full-fledged casino with 3,000 slot machines and 140 gaming tables, according to a statement from Kansas Entertainment, the joint venture between the two companies.
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By JOE POSNANSKI and JOE POSNANSKI,KANSAS CITY STAR | April 16, 2007
KANSAS CITY, MO. --OK, so I was sitting in my office Friday morning looking at some pictures on Milka Duno's Web site, you know, for research, work research, important work research ... and my 5-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, walked in. "Who's that?" she asked. "That's Milka Duno," I told her. "She's pretty. What does she do?" "She's a racecar driver." "Really?" Elizabeth asked. And her eyes opened wide. And she said, "I want to be a racecar driver, too." And that's how fast it happens.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | June 26, 2006
Calendar NASCAR NEXTEL CUP Pepsi 400 Site -- Daytona Beach, Fla. When -- Saturday, 7:55 p.m. TV -- Chs. 45, 5 (7:30 p.m.) Trac -- Daytona International Speedway (2.5-mile tri-oval) Distance -- 160 laps, 400 miles 2005 winner -- Tony Stewart 2005 pole-sitter -- Tony Stewart INDY RACING LEAGUE Kansas Lottery Indy 300 Site -- Kansas City, Kan. When -- Sunday, 1 p.m. TV -- Chs. 2, 7 Track -- Kansas Speedway (1.5-mile oval) Distance -- 200 laps, 300 miles 2005 winner -- Tony Kanaan 2005 pole-sitter -- Danica Patrick FORMULA ONE United States Grand Prix Site -- Indianapolis When -- Sunday, 1 p.m. TV -- SPEED Track -- Indianapolis Motor Speedway (2.6-mile road course)
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August 11, 2010
Cosmetic surgery George Diaz Orlando Sentinel Give NASCAR kudos for constantly tweaking things here and there in hopes of improving the product. But this news is relatively uninspiring, like moving furniture around. Kentucky gets its first Sprint Cup date. A second race comes to Kansas. The Phoenix race is moving from April to February, a week after the Daytona 500. The biggest change? NASCAR will open the 2011 Chase for the Cup championship at Chicagoland Speedway.
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