Kansas Speedway http://kcur.org en Cheating Scandal Follows NASCAR To Kansas City Race http://kcur.org/post/cheating-scandal-follows-nascar-kansas-city-race <p>NASCAR&rsquo;s Sprint Cup drivers are still trying to shake off the &ldquo;cheating&rdquo; label that has shrouded the sport&nbsp; over the last month. They&rsquo;ll be at Kansas Speedway for the year&rsquo;s biggest entertainment weekend in Wyandotte County.</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 13:16:22 +0000 Greg Echlin 44618 at http://kcur.org Cheating Scandal Follows NASCAR To Kansas City Race Sports Car Racing To Start On New 'Roaval' Track At Kansas Speedway http://kcur.org/post/sports-car-racing-start-new-roaval-track-kansas-speedway <p>The new road course constructed within the oval at Kansas Speedway will be the site of sports car competition for the first time this weekend. Pricier models such as Porches, Ferraris and BMWs are more associated with this group of drivers compared to the more common Chevy, Ford and Toyotas on the NASCAR circuit.</p><p>And, the brand of cars isn’t the only thing different about sports car racing.</p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 13:02:40 +0000 Greg Echlin 42072 at http://kcur.org Sports Car Racing To Start On New 'Roaval' Track At Kansas Speedway Belton's Tate Stevens Steals The Show At Sprint Cup http://kcur.org/post/beltons-tate-stevens-steals-show-sprint-cup <p></p><p>In Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway on Sunday, Matt Kenseth was the winning driver.&nbsp; But one of the most popular figures yesterday didn't wear a racing helmet.</p><p>Tate Stevens, as an employee of the city of Belton two years ago, attended meetings at Kansas Speedway.&nbsp; Wearing a cowboy hat Stevens, now 38, appeared at the track as a professional country music performer.</p><p>In a life-changing experience, Stevens was the winner last year in season two of "The X Factor," a network television show singing competition.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 14:19:58 +0000 Greg Echlin 35477 at http://kcur.org Belton's Tate Stevens Steals The Show At Sprint Cup Kansas Speedway Focuses On Security This Weekend http://kcur.org/post/kansas-speedway-focuses-security-weekend <p>This weekend marks the first of two NASCAR weekends at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. &nbsp;In the wake of the deadly explosions at the Boston Marathon on Monday, security measures will be in full-effect at the speedway.</p><p>Kansas Speedway president Pat Warren says details of security precautions aren't fully disclosed. &nbsp;However, it will be clear to&nbsp;spectators&nbsp;that coolers and backpacks will be inspected.</p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 14:20:56 +0000 Greg Echlin 35294 at http://kcur.org Kansas Speedway Focuses On Security This Weekend Wyandotte Mayor Candidates Debate Blight, Bureaucracy And Windfall Funds http://kcur.org/post/wyandotte-mayor-candidates-debate-blight-bureaucracy-and-windfall-funds <p>On Tuesday, voters in Wyandotte County will narrow the field of candidates for the Mayor/CEO of Unified Government.&nbsp; The number running will be reduced from five to two, going into the April general election.&nbsp; KCUR’s Dan Verbeck reports on candidates’ backgrounds and issue-positions that have appeared since the campaign began in earnest only a month ago. Sun, 24 Feb 2013 04:53:25 +0000 Dan Verbeck 32470 at http://kcur.org Wyandotte Mayor Candidates Debate Blight, Bureaucracy And Windfall Funds Speedway Begins 10th Season With New Head http://kcur.org/post/speedway-begins-10th-season-new-head <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53512a07b3d66-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53512a07b3d66-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53512a07b3d66-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-898970.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, Kan. – Kansas Speedway kicks off its tenth season with new leadership at the facility. The track's former president, Jeff Boerger, is now in charge of the casino development immediately outside the speedway. His successor, Pat Warren, takes over the speedway operation at a time when auto racing's fan interest has leveled off.</p> Thu, 29 Apr 2010 14:49:15 +0000 Greg Echlin 6571 at http://kcur.org Speedway Begins 10th Season With New Head