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Racing costs how much?

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

By Steve Monday
Anyone involved in motorsports certainly knows racing is expensive. Engine components, drive train essentials, and race car fabrication require money, and a lot of it. Keep in mind that I am discussing the basic parts and pieces needed to build one race car. This doesn’t include an inventory of replacement parts and components […]

Childress’ grandsons to race at Volunteer Speedway

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

***Note: I didn’t mention all of this in the Volunteer Speedway press release I’ve already sent out, but anytime when a weekly short-track is able to have family members of such a noteworthy person as NASCAR’s Richard Childress, it’s a good deal. Both Austin and Ty Dillon are the “real deals.” Those boys can flat-out […]

Now, when will Junior win again?

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

By Richard Allen

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. won a race driving for Hendrick Motorsports…finally.
Earnhardt’s move to the powerful NASCAR team was one of the most publicized and talked about events in all of sports last year. Racing’s most popular driver teaming up with the sport’s most potent team made for unlimited potential. Marketing opportunities abounded. And […]

Fans are booing the wrong driver

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

By Richard Allen
The vast majority of e-mails and comments I receive and things I hear fans say on the subject of drivers they like and do not like revolve around the following statements:
Fans say they want a driver who drives hard.
Fans say they are tired of drivers who just say what sponsors and media […]

Just how far had Petty Enterprises fallen?

Monday, June 16th, 2008

By Richard Allen
Things must have gotten pretty bad at Petty Enterprises. As a matter of fact, there must have been a feeling of complete desperation at the home of one of NASCAR’s original teams.
As has been documented in many places, last week Petty Enterprises brought in the investment firm Boston Ventures to help infuse […]

Busch continues to get deleted from the friends list

Saturday, June 14th, 2008

By Richard Allen
Those of you who have visited the MySpace website are probably aware of the friends list. You are allowed to invite other MySpace members to become one of your friends and they then choose to accept or deny your invitation. Also, you can delete any friend who you deem no longer worthy […]

What if a Toyota wins in the Motor City?

Saturday, June 14th, 2008

By Richard Allen
Since the Michigan International Speedway opened in 1968 it has served as a combination playground and battleground for the “Big 3” automobile makers based in nearby Detroit. Ford, Chrysler and General Motors have each vied for bragging rights against each other on what is considered their home track.
Last year, to the dismay […]

Team Red Bull emerging as a Toyota force

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

By Richard Allen
Ask any NASCAR fan about Toyota’s racing efforts for 2008 and the first thing that will probably come to mind is Joe Gibbs Racing and the success they are having.
Ask any NASCAR fan about Toyota’s racing efforts for 2007 and several things will come to mind, most notably penalties, missed races and […]

NASCAR should mandate standards for tracks

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

By Richard Allen
Over the last few years NASCAR has been in the business of regulating numerous things. Gear ratios, wing angles and shock absorber packages are some of the things the sanctioning body has taken upon itself to mandate to teams.
In order to better serve its fans and competitors NASCAR would do better to […]

Can we label the Hendrick season a failure?

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

By Richard Allen
The New England Patriots started off the last NFL season by winning 18 consecutive games, but they lost the game that mattered most, the Super Bowl. Because they had gone undefeated throughout the regular season and because they had won three championships since 2001 most considered their season incomplete. They had set […]

I hate to say I told you so, Kyle Busch

Monday, June 9th, 2008

By Jayson D. Henry
Last week I wrote a blog in which I said I had my doubts about the weekend Kyle Busch was about to put in. The idea of running in three races in three places sounded a bit like over doing it to me.
My biggest worry was that the race that meant […]

Broken Mirrors, a pit road scolding and other Pocono happenings

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

By Richard Allen
Kyle Busch crashed early in the running of the Pocono 500. The point standings leader saw the gains he had amassed over his recent run of domination all but evaporate. His lead over Jeff Burton is now just a slight 21 points. In an interview while his Joe Gibbs Racing crew worked to […]

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