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Archive for April, 2008

Two wins for Busch, Two years for Junior

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Two wins for Busch, Two years for Junior
 

By Richard Allen
 
Whether fair or unfair, due to the situation that played out during the 2007 “Silly Season” comparisons between Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Kyle Busch are inevitable.
At about the midpoint of last year it was announced that Earnhardt would be leaving Dale Earnhardt, Inc. to drive for […]

Exciting race and empty seats in Talladega

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

Exciting race and empty seats in Talladega
 
By Richard Allen
 
In victory lane on Sunday Kyle Busch thanked the fans for being there and supporting NASCAR racing. Unfortunately, there were not that many fans there, or at least there were not as many fans as there could have been.
There are two tracks on the NASCAR Sprint Cup […]

Racing legend gives thoughts on today’s NASCAR

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

Racing legend gives thoughts on today’s NASCAR

 

By Richard Allen

 
One of the things I like to do when talking with people who have been involved in racing for a long time is to get their perspective on the sport as it is today.
L.D. Ottinger’s racing career spanned over five decades. He has seen the sport go […]

Racing legend reflects on a stellar career

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

Racing legend reflects on a stellar career

By Richard Allen

     L.D. Ottinger won the first race he ever entered. While it may seem impossible to improve upon that incredible beginning, he did.
     Throughout an outstanding career which spanned over five decades, Ottinger won hundreds of races and dozens of track and touring series championships, including the […]

Junior fans, do you remember one year ago?

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

Junior fans, do you remember one year ago?
 

By Richard Allen

 
As the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series nears the start of the 2008 Samsung 500 fans of Dale Earnhardt, Jr. may remember the 2007 version of this event as the time when their favorite made his debut in a Hendrick Motorsports car.
A look back at the results […]

The deaths of Earnhardt and others made racing safer (4-5-08)

Friday, April 4th, 2008

The deaths of Earnhardt and others made racing safer
 

By Richard Allen

 
NASCAR and its fans lost one of the most popular figures the sport had ever known on the final lap of the 2001 Daytona 500. Unfortunately, as is so often the case, it took tragedy to bring about improvement.
How often do we see it? An […]

Roush and Toyota continue nasty feud (4-4-08)

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

Roush and Toyota continue nasty feud
 

By Richard Allen

 
Jack Roush has never been shy about his dislike of Toyota and that company’s entry into NASCAR. Of late, the feud between the two has turned quite nasty and personal.
After Roush Fenway Racing driver Carl Edwards won in Las Vegas his car failed the post race inspection […]

Petty and Woods part of racing’s past, not its future (4-2-08)

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

Petty and Woods part of racing’s past, not its future

 

By Richard Allen

 
Petty Enterprises and Wood Brothers Racing have probably done more to make NASCAR into the sport it is today than Hendrick Motorsports, Roush Fenway Racing or Joe Gibbs Racing ever will. Unfortunately, the two storied teams are seemingly moving closer and closer to extinction […]