World of Outlaws: NASCAR’s Kahne offers challenge
Kasey Kahne and perhaps other NASCAR drivers are scheduled to compete Friday night at Missouri State Fair Speedway for the Kasey Kahne Challenge.
MSFS is the site of the first of four World of Outlaw races that make up the challenge.
The second race will be May 20 at Hagerstown (Md.) Speedway. The third will be June 5 at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway with the final race set for Aug. 14 at Junction (Neb.) Motor Speedway.
The chances for NASCAR drivers to show up Friday night are good because the Sprint Cup and Truck races will be at Kansas Speedway on Saturday and Sunday.
Besides Kahne, who once raced in the Outlaws series and has two teams currently racing in it, local favorite Danny Lasoski, who won the season opener Feb. 18 at Volusia Speedway Park at Barberville, Fla., is scheduled to be there as well as most of the top drivers in the Outlaws series.
Steve Kinser, who has won five times at MSFS, is racing for his record 21st series championship.
Kinser is fifth in the point standings, 32 off the lead. He won the Sedalia race in 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004 and 2007.
Points leader Sammy Swindell holds a five-point lead over second-place Joey Saldana and 12-point advantage over third-place Donny Schatz.
Saldana won the most recent Outlaws race, Friday at Paducah (Ky.) International Raceway, for his second win of the season.
Tim Kaeding and Schatz are the other multiple winners this season.
Kaeding won March 16 at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., and March 8 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Schatz won March 23 at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif, and Feb. 19 at Volusia Speedway Park.
Jason Sides was the winner of the previous race at MSFS on June 29, 2010.
The program also will feature United Late Model Association cars.
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