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Sporting news: NASCAR and soccer and pink boots

A few interesting items crawled across the interwebs today related to Sporting Kansas City.

• Despite not having a game this weekend, Sporting KC will be well repped at The Legends -- Turner Motorsports driver James Buescher will drive the No. 30 SKC Impala during the Nationwide Series race at Kansas Speedway.

According to the team's website the partnership includes the 21-year-old Buescher (a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship contender) working out with Sporting during a practice session on Thursday. Sporting players will join Buescher's team in the pits on Saturday.

You have to take a look at the drawings of what the car and the driver will wear during the race.

Very impressive.

• I missed this on Saturday -- probably because I was watching it on a low-def TV -- but KC striker Teal Bunbury wore a pair of custom blue and pink adidas adiPower Predators. Bunbury, along with Seattle's Fredy Montero and Dallas' Kevin Hartman, wore custom kicks as part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

All month-long, MLS teams will support the cause and raise awareness for breast cancer research. This includes teams playing with commemorative pink adidas Jabulani balls and pink sideline balls. Players and referees will also wear an MLS W.O.R.K.S. ribbon patch on their jerseys, pink sweat bands, pink shoelaces and several goalkeepers will wear pink gloves.

Sporting Kansas City will commemorate the night on Oct. 15. Bunbury will wear these boots the entire month.