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Kasey Kahne has been on a roller coaster ride since his Bristol win of last year

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

 
By Richard Allen
When it was announced almost three years ago that driver Kasey Kahne would join Hendrick Motorsports at the beginning of the 2012 season, expectations were through the roof. After all, how could there not be success when what was then considered one of NASCAR’s most talented drivers joins forces with the sport’s most powerful organization?
And […]

Why isn’t the ‘Junior Effect’ giving NASCAR a TV ratings boost?

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

By Richard Allen
In case you hadn’t noticed, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is off to a great start in 2014. The Hendrick Motorsports driver won the Daytona 500, ran a solid 2nd the next week in Phoenix then had his car sputter as it ran out of gas while leading with the checkered flag virtually in sight last weekend in Las Vegas.
With […]

Pick the Winner contest set for Food City 500 in Bristol

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

 By Richard Allen
I will hold a “Pick the Winner” contest for the Food City 500 at the Bristol Motor Speedway. The winner will receive his/her choice of one of the 1:24 die cast cars shown below.

 
Here are the rules and instructions for the contest:
1. Only one entry per contestant.
2. To win, contestant must be a follower […]

Look for Joe Gibbs Racing to move to the top this weekend in Vegas

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

By Richard Allen

It’s not as if the cars fielded by Joe Gibbs Racing have been terrible so far in 2014. After all, drivers Matt Kenseth, Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin have each scored a top-10 finish in the two Sprint Cup races held to this point. But this is an organization that has set its own […]

Which is more valuable: A Daytona 500 Win or a Championship?

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

By Richard Allen
The title of this piece may sound ridiculous. After all, isn’t the Sprint Cup championship the ultimate prize in NASCAR? Surely it is valued more highly than any race win, even the Daytona 500. But before making a definitive decision on the matter, hear out the reasoning.
During one of the pre-race shows for […]

New Qualifying System Adds Intrigue and Excitement

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

 
By Richard Allen
I often use this site to criticize NASCAR for things I believe they are doing wrong, and there seems to be plenty of opportunity for such of late. And when the sanctioning body does something well, I try to give credit where credit is due.
All that said, I will offer praise for the new […]

Phoenix provides the first real test for the “New NASCAR”

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

 
 By Richard Allen
By most accounts, the Daytona 500 came off as a tremendous success for NASCAR. The sport’s most popular driver won the race. Track and series officials were praised for their efforts to get the race in despite rain doing its part to ruin the day. And, drivers mixed it up throughout much of […]

Richard Petty labeled as the bad guy for daring to tell the truth about Danica

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

*I realize this blog may seem a bit late but an illness that led to a four day stay in the hospital prevented me from commenting earlier. That said, there was no way I was going to let something like this situation go without posting my thought. 
By Richard Allen
NASCAR has evolved itself into a sponsor-pleasing, […]

Can Team Penske contend for wins and championships with Ford?

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

This is one of several previews of Sprint Cup teams going into the 2014 season. Look for these pieces to be released every Tuesday and Thursday during the weeks leading up to the season opening Daytona 500. 
 
By Richard Allen
In 2012, Team Penske won the NASCAR Sprint Cup title with Brad Keselowski driving a Dodge. In […]

Roush Fenway Racing: Will They Ever Regain Top Form?

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

This is one of several previews of Sprint Cup teams going into the 2014 season. Look for these pieces to be released every Tuesday and Thursday during the weeks leading up to the season opening Daytona 500. 

By Richard Allen
It would seem more than fair to say that Roush Fenway Racing has demonstrated a knack for […]

Twelve Historic Daytona 500’s: The Dale and Dale Show Races to the Finish in 1993

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

I have been a NASCAR fan for as long as I can remember, and a significant number of my racing memories have come from the Daytona 500. There have been 55 Daytona 500’s to this point and every one of them has been historic in its own right. In this series that will run in […]

Twelve Historic Daytona 500’s: Trevor Bayne takes advantage of the two car tango in 2011

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

 I have been a NASCAR fan for as long as I can remember, and a significant number of my racing memories have come from the Daytona 500. There have been 55 Daytona 500’s to this point and every one of them has been historic in its own right. In this series that will run in […]

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