by Charlie Turner
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Whether there will be brawls at the fuel pump is anybody’s guess. But if there’s a green car in the field, karma might be a good thing.
1.5 and 2 mile tracks – the speedways like Kansas – tend to spawn long, caution free runs, which stretch the field and pressure crew chiefs to find tricky ways to improve track position. The strategy is to stretch the intervals between pit stops. They gamble.
Gambling leads, sometimes, to surprise winners. Think Dale Earnhardt Jr at Michigan, long ago and far away.
Gambling also often leads to disappointment. Think Tony Stewart at Loudon, way back when he still had a chance at the 2010 Sprint Cup.
There is a new casino, adjacent to Kansas Speedway. It’s a big deal. The casino is the main reason that Kansas will have a second Cup race starting in 2011.
Gambling is legal at Kansas Speedway. Hybrid cars aren’t. Gotta get you gas mileage some other way.
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