When NASCAR’s Clint Bowyer came to Kansas Speedway for the race last May, he had just signed a contract extension with Michael Waltrip Racing and 5-Hour Energy.
This week, Bowyer, of Emporia, Kan., will return to Kansas Speedway for the Hollywood Casino 400 as a new father.
Bowyer’s wife, Lorra, gave birth to a boy on Tuesday. It is the couple’s first child. There is no word on a name as yet.
CARB Hall of Fame opens Saturday
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The Central Auto Racing Boosters Hall of Fame and Museum’s grand opening is set for 9:30 a.m. Saturday.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony will start at 10 a.m. at the Kansas City Automotive Museum at 15095 W 116th St. in Olathe. Coffee and doughnuts will be served.
Admission is $11 for adults; $9 for military and seniors; $8 for students 13-17 with ID and youth 4-12 years old; and free to children 3 and under. CARB members receive a discounted admission of $7 from 9:30 am to noon.
Cobb enters Nationwide race
Jennifer Jo Cobb of Kansas City, Kan., a regular in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, will drive the Rick Ware Racing No. 87 Mark One Electric Chevrolet in the Nationwide Series Kansas Lottery 300 on Saturday at Kansas Speedway.
Cobb is 16th in the truck series standings and is one of only two drivers who has completed all 16 races she has entered this season.
She finished a season-best 13th in last spring’s truck race at Kansas and 26th in last year’s Nationwide race.
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