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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Scores & Schedules

July 29, 2015 07:08 GMT

AM Prep-Scores and Skeds

INTERLEAGUE

Baltimore 7 Atlanta 3

Philadelphia 3 Toronto 2

Pittsburgh 8 Minnesota 7

Arizona 8 Seattle 4

Oakland 2 L.A. Dodgers 0

Wednesday's Games(equals)

Pittsburgh (Liriano 6-6) at Minnesota (E.Santana 2-0), 1:10 p.m.

Atlanta (Foltynewicz 3-2) at Baltimore (Tillman 7-7), 7:05 p.m.

Philadelphia (J.Williams 3-7) at Toronto (Dickey 4-10), 7:07 p.m.

AMERICAN LEAGUE(equals)

Tuesday's Games(equals)

Chicago White Sox 9, Boston 4

Tampa Bay 10, Detroit 2

Kansas City 2, Cleveland 1

N.Y. Yankees 21, Texas 5

Houston 10, L.A. Angels 5

Arizona 8, Seattle 4

Oakland 2, L.A. Dodgers 0

Wednesday's Games(equals)

Detroit (Verlander 0-3) at Tampa Bay (Archer 9-7), 12:10 p.m.

Kansas City (Guthrie 7-6) at Cleveland (Kluber 5-11), 12:10 p.m.

Chicago White Sox (Quintana 5-9) at Boston (Porcello 5-10), 7:10 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees (Tanaka 7-3) at Texas (Lewis 10-4), 8:05 p.m.

L.A. Angels (Richards 10-7) at Houston (McCullers 4-3), 8:10 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE(equals)

Tuesday's Games(equals)

N.Y. Mets 4, San Diego 0

Miami 4, Washington 1

Colorado 7, Chicago Cubs 2

Cincinnati 4, St. Louis 0

Milwaukee 5, San Francisco 2

Wednesday's Games(equals)

Colorado (E.Butler 3-6) at Chicago Cubs (Lester 5-8), 2:20 p.m.

Arizona (Corbin 1-3) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 12-5), 3:40 p.m.

Milwaukee (Fiers 5-8) at San Francisco (Peavy 2-4), 3:45 p.m.

Atlanta (Foltynewicz 3-2) at Baltimore (Tillman 7-7), 7:05 p.m.

San Diego (T.Ross 6-8) at N.Y. Mets (B.Colon 9-9), 7:10 p.m.

Washington (Fister 3-6) at Miami (Koehler 8-6), 7:10 p.m.

Cincinnati (DeSclafani 5-7) at St. Louis (Lackey 9-5), 8:15 p.m.

Oakland (Chavez 5-10) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 8-6), 10:10 p.m.

WNBA

Tuesday's Games(equals)

Indiana 75, Connecticut 73, OT

Phoenix 89, Chicago 87, OT

Wednesday's Games(equals)

Seattle at Washington, 11:30 a.m.

New York at Indiana, 7 p.m.

Atlanta at San Antonio, 8 p.m.

Los Angeles at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

MLS

Wednesday, July 29(equals)

Tottenham Hotspur at MLS All-Stars, 9 p.m.

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