NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Clint Bowyer takes batting practice with the Kansas City Royals prior to a game against the Cleveland Indians at Kauffman Stadium on May 6, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

NASCAR Star Clint Bowyer Takes Cuts With Kansas City Royals

The first thing Ned Yost asked Clint Bowyer when the Royals manager called the NASCAR driver into his office Wednesday night was for some much-needed help with his lineup.

05/06/2015

Garrett Smithley, driver of the #63 HeroBox.org/SegPay Chevrolet, and Jordan Anderson, driver of the #74 Tri-Analytics/Overnight Chevrolet, race during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Hyundai Construction Equipment 200 on February 28, 2015 in Hampton, Georgia.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Mittler Bros. Chevy Places 18th at Atlanta

Garrett Smithley guided the number 63 to a Top 20 finish in NASCAR truck race

02/28/2015

Getty/Jared C. Tilton

Stolen: #44 NASCAR Sprint Cup Car

Travis Kvapil was unable to qualify for Atlanta race because his car was stolen from hotel lot

02/27/2015

The #02 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Target/Ford EcoBoost Riley driven by Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan, Kyle Larson and Jamie McMurray races during The Rolex 24 at Daytona at Daytona International Speedway on January 25, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

Missourian on Winning Rolex 24 Race Team

Jamie McMurray becomes third driver to win both 24 hour race and Daytona 500 in a career.

01/25/2015

Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, celebrates winning with his team after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

Budweiser Car Wins Sprint Cup Championship

It’s driver Kevin Harvick’s first title in NASCAR’s premiere division

11/16/2014

Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, reacts after being involved in a fight on pit road with Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet, following the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 2, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)

Punches Fly After NASCAR Race

Brad Keselowski reacts after trading blows with Jeff Gordon at Texas Speedway

11/02/2014

Jamie McMurray, driver of the #1 McDonald's Chevrolet, poses with Miss Coors Light Rachel Rupert and the Coors Light Pole Award after qualiyfing for the pole for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway on October 24, 2014 in Martinsville, Virginia.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Missourian McMurray Motors at Martinsville

Joplin native takes pole position for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race.

10/24/2014

Rusty Wallace in 2012 file photo (Getty/Streeter Lecka)

Rusty Wallace Mourns Death Of Championship Car Owner

NHRA legend Raymond Beadle was Arnold, Mo. native’s boss for 1989 Winston Cup title

10/20/2014

AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals champions, from left, Jerry Savoie, Dave Connolly, Courtney Force, and Antron Brown on September 28, 2014 in Madison, Illinois (NHRA.com photo).

Courtney Force Wins Gateway Race

Daughter of drag racing legend John Force is first female to win back-to-back Funny Car events.

09/28/2014

Doug Kalitta stunned everyone when he blasted to the top of the Top Fuel order with a 3.758 at 325.45 mph, top speed for the weekend. Kalitta's run held through several challenges in the final session to give him his 42nd No. 1 start. Tony Schumacher (3.768) and Shawn Langdon (3.780) were the second- and third-quickest drivers in Q4. (NHRA.com photo)

Doug Kalitta Is NHRA Saturday Star at Gateway

Three-time Top Fuel Dragster winner at local track will go for another on Sunday

09/27/2014

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