With casino plans on hold at Kansas, Cup schedule shouldn't change -- yet

Rest easy, Sprint Cup track officials. Don't expect any schedule shake-ups anytime soon. Kansas Speedway's expansion delay means no one will be losing a Cup date ... at least not for the next couple of seasons, writes Terry Blount.

Updated: December 16, 2008, 1:30 PM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

Any track official who was worried about losing a Sprint Cup date to Kansas Speedway in 2010 can rest easy for the moment.

Things are on hold at the track in Kansas City, Kan., having changed from a de facto green light by NASCAR chairman Brian France to a no-go in only three days last week.

Plans for an on-site hotel and casino -- the caveat to get a second annual Cup race -- were halted Friday. The $700 million needed for the project just isn't available in ...

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