Kalamazoo Speedway hosting Kalamazoo Klash

Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
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GALESBURG, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Wednesday night, the Kalamazoo Speedway will seat the biggest crowd in 65 years.

But we are told the recent racing death involving tony Stewart will not overshadow this exciting event.

Short track racing is in Kyle Busch's blood.

"It's all I know, I think that oil runs through my veins." said Busch.

We got up close to the NASCAR legend Tuesday night, watching him as he learns the curves preparing for the Kalamazoo Klash.

"I think the race is going to be really good, it's going to be a lot of fun. And it's my first time here, so it's a neat opportunity to see if I can stack up against the local guys," he said.

Before our interview with the Busch tonight, we were asked not to bring up what happened to his fellow NASCAR driver Tony Stewart, after police say he accidentally hit and killed another driver during a recent race in upstate New York.

But the tragedy will no doubt be on the minds of fans heading to the clash.

"It's going to be on my mind for a while; it affects the whole racing family," said driver Andy Bozell Jr. "You hate to see a young driver killed like that, but in the sport of racing accidents happen."

The owner of the Kalamazoo Speedway, Gary Howe, told us if anything, Stewart's accident will spur change.

"I think a lot of tracks will take notes and a lot of people will have meetings and so forth, but many many tracks will make some changes," said Howe.

As for the safety procedures in place at the Kalamazoo Speedway, Howe reassures us his track is ahead of the game.

The Kalamazoo Klash starts Wednesday night at 6:30. The pits open at 9:00 a.m.


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October 20, 2014 07:12 GMT

NFL

Thursday's Game

New England 27, N.Y. Jets 25

Sunday's Games

St. Louis 28, Seattle 26

Miami 27, Chicago 14

Green Bay 38, Carolina 17

Baltimore 29, Atlanta 7

Washington 19, Tennessee 17

Jacksonville 24, Cleveland 6

Indianapolis 27, Cincinnati 0

Buffalo 17, Minnesota 16

Detroit 24, New Orleans 23

Kansas City 23, San Diego 20

Arizona 24, Oakland 13

Dallas 31, N.Y. Giants 21

Denver 42, San Francisco 17

Open: Philadelphia, Tampa Bay

Monday's Game

Houston at Pittsburgh, 8:30 p.m.

NBA PRESEASON

Sunday's Games

Boston 95, Brooklyn 90

Minnesota 112, Oklahoma City 94

Chicago 101, Charlotte 96

Houston 90, Golden State 83

L.A. Lakers 98, Utah 91

Monday's Games

New Orleans vs. Washington at Baltimore, MD, 7 p.m.

Chicago vs. Cleveland at Columbus, OH, 7 p.m.

Philadelphia at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m.

Milwaukee at New York, 7:30 p.m.

Charlotte at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.

Memphis at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

Sacramento at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.

NHL

Sunday's Games

Los Angeles 2, Minnesota 1

N.Y. Rangers 4, San Jose 0

Calgary 4, Winnipeg 1

Anaheim 3, St. Louis 0

Monday's Games

Tampa Bay at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m.

MLS

Sunday's Games

Columbus 3, New York 1

Los Angeles 2, Seattle FC 2, tie

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