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Pocono comes out better than expected

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

By Richard Allen
 
Reports of Pocono’s demise were premature. This past week was somewhat of a take your best shot at Pocono Raceway free for all by numerous members of the media(this site included), drivers and even owners of other tracks. However, despite all the predictions of what was to be a terrible, boring race, […]

Keselowski puts JR Motorsports in victory lane

Saturday, June 7th, 2008

By Richard Allen
 
Saturday night’s Nationwide Series race at Nashville Super Speedway provided an opportunity for drivers who have had to live in the shadow of Sprint Cup regulars who frequently invade the lower series to show off their abilities. With the Sprint Cup Series racing in Pocono, only seven Cup drivers made the trek […]

No more shifting gears at Pocono and other thoughts

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

By Richard Allen
 
Remember when the races at Pocono were somewhat interesting?
A few years ago NASCAR teams could use varying gear ratios that would allow drivers to shift on the long straights. However, for whatever reason, the sanctioning body decided to shift gears and start mandating gear ratios within very limited ranges so that everyone […]

Is tattling the new way to get ahead of the competition?

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

By Richard Allen
 
If you are reading this article hoping to find answers you may be disappointed. While some things have been explained surrounding the harsh penalties levied against the Haas/CNC Racing team, still, many questions remain.
Prior to the running of the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR confiscated the #66 and #70 cars because of what the […]

How is it going at DEI without Junior?

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

By Richard Allen
 
It has now been just over a year since the last win for Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Martin Truex won the spring race in Dover in 2007.
At that time, however, the big news at DEI did not revolve around Truex’s victory, but instead, the pending departure of Dale Earnhardt, Jr. was making headlines […]

Is it worth the risk, Kyle Busch?

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

By Jayson D. Henry
 
This weekend Kyle Busch will be taking some risks. Yes, he’ll be going three wide at times, cutting through lapped traffic and driving on the ragged edge, but the risk I’m talking about has to do with the amount of travel he’ll be logging.
Busch plans to run the truck race in […]

Has NASCAR lost its debris caution flag?

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

By Richard Allen
 
There are some things in life that we can all count on. Things that are ordered, predictable and consistent like the movement of the sun and the moon, migration patterns of animals and NASCAR finding “debris” on the race track to avoid the dreaded fuel mileage run at the end of a […]

Can Bruton Smith do in drag racing what he’s done in NASCAR?

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

By Steve Monday
Now that Bruton Smith’s Speedway Motorsports, Inc. group has taken over New Hampshire Motor Speedway and will be closing on the Kentucky Speedway during the fourth quarter of this year, will SMI set its sights on the National Hot Rod Association?
The National Hot Rod Association, which was established in 1951 by Wally Parks, […]

Boogity, Boogity, Boogity…Bye, Bye, Bye

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

By Jayson D. Henry
 
Well, we’ve pulled those belts tight for the last time. And, we’ve heard our last boogity, boogity, boogity until next February.
Fox Network has broadcast its last race of the 2008 NASCAR season. Thing is, if you were to close your eyes and just listen to the audio of a broadcast from […]

Tony Stewart is doing a good thing

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

By Richard Allen
 
When it comes to media coverage Tony Stewart gets a great deal of attention for negative things. Whether it be run ins with other drivers, butting heads with NASCAR or lashing out at tire manufacturers, his opinions and actions are well publicized.
However, Stewart has another side that is also discussed but is […]

Roush Fenway tames The Monster…Almost

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

By Richard Allen
 
When a race team wins the pole, dominates ¾ of the race and places three cars in the Top 5 they would have to leave the track in a good mood, wouldn’t they?
In the case of Roush Fenway Racing after the Best Buy 400 in Dover that was not quite the situation. […]

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