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Archive for May, 2008

Will Logano be the next Tiger Woods or Ryan Leaf?

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

By Richard Allen
Tiger Woods and Lebron James each entered their respective sporting professions at young ages and with considerable hype. Each has lived up to and perhaps even exceeded their advanced billing. Ryan Leaf and Ralph Sampson each entered their respective sporting professions at young ages and with considerable hype. Each failed to live up […]

Earnhardt statement should serve as warning to NASCAR

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

By Richard Allen

 
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. was recently asked if he would ever consider moving his JR Motorsports team from the Nationwide Series to the Sprint Cup Series.
“I used to say no way, no way“, Junior said. “But it’s almost as expensive to run in the Nationwide Series. And they’re going to bring a CoT in […]

Which is more fun: Cheering for Junior or Booing Busch?

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

By Richard Allen
 
One of the great things about NASCAR is that the sport invokes so much passion. That raw emotion has been missing for the last few years. However, with the emergence of Kyle Busch as public enemy #1 on the lists of many fans, feelings are being stirred once again.
After the late race […]

A day in the garage area is a fan’s dream (5-15-08)

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

By Richard Allen
 
Imagine that just before a regular season NFL game journalists and fans alike were allowed to hang around on the field, talk to players and coaches and go back into the locker room just before game time. Imagine that during a Major League Baseball game people not associated with the teams were […]

What do NASCAR and the PGA Tour have in common? (5-14-08)

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

What do NASCAR and the PGA Tour have in common?

 

By Richard Allen

 
As unlikely as it may seem, NASCAR and the PGA Tour have something in common, and it is not a good thing.
One of the issues that the growing number of disenchanted fans point to in their discord toward the NASCAR racing is the appearance […]

Edwards is a throwback to the “Old School”

Monday, May 12th, 2008

Edwards is a throwback to the “Old School”

By Richard Allen

A couple of weeks ago Carl Edwards did a promotion in which he drove his car around the Darlington Raceway alongside David Pearson, who was driving an old Mercury which he had used to win on the fabled old track.
Edwards was the perfect selection […]

Kyle Busch does give a flip, and other Darlington notes

Sunday, May 11th, 2008

Kyle Busch does give a flip, and other Darlington notes

 

By Richard Allen

 
Kyle Busch does give a flip: During driver introductions it was easy to tell when Kyle Busch was introduced. A thunderous chorus of boos came from the grandstands when the driver of the M&Ms Toyota took his turn on the stage.
Busch has become the […]

Junior vs. Busch: Who’s the intimidator? (5-5-08)

Sunday, May 4th, 2008

Junior vs. Busch: Who’s the intimidator?

 

By Richard Allen

 
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is, obviously, the son of the late seven time NASCAR champion. However, he has never really employed the same driving style as his hard nosed father.
Dale Earnhardt, Sr. was such a hard charging, take no prisoners type driver that new words were added to the […]

Junior vs. Danica: Probably not

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

Junior vs. Danica: Probably not

 

By Richard Allen

 
According to a report by ESPN, Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage is willing to offer Dale Earnhardt, Jr. $100,000 to compete in the June 7th IndyCar race on that track.
NASCAR races in Pocono on June 8th.
“Well, he thinks I’m a cheap date, I guess,” the popular NASCAR driver […]