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KANSAS CITY, Kan.If there was any question whether a Saudi prince might own a piece of Richard Petty Motorsports one day, the answer is "yes." George Gillett acknowledged Saturday morning that, through discussions with Prince Faisal and his F6 Saudi Arabia-based sport management firm on a variety of commercial properties, the possibility exists for a potential NASCAR partnership. Gillett followed that up immediately by saying majority interest was not on the table and no deal has been completed.
The "others"Matt Kenseth is not used to being on the outside looking in. However, that's where the former Cup champ finds himself after not making the Chase for the Sprint Cup. His revenge? To lead laps and win races with eight races remaining in the postseason. Kenseth rolled off 23rd on Saturday, but was third-fastest in Happy Hour with a lap of 172.205 mph. "Our car did have good speed the whole practice," Kenseth said. "I'm pretty happy with it. We seem to have found some stuff that seems to be running faster and a little bit better, but I think we have a ways to go to drive good and be competitive for 400 miles." Jimmie Johnson topped the chart with a lap of 172.983 mph.
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