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Get ready for plenty of Kyle and Junior

Monday, July 21st, 2008

By Jayson D. Henry

 
Well, we’ve reached the point in the season where ESPN/ABC will take over Sprint Cup broadcasting. That means we will never have to worry about where the big name drivers like Kyle Busch or Dale Earnhardt, Jr. are running.
Those guys are usually near the front anyway. But if they ever aren’t, don’t […]

Is Stewart Haas Racing the best place for Newman?

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

By Richard Allen
 
During the weekend in Chicago Ryan Newman said he had as many as four options available to him. Well, now he has three. He and Penske Racing South will end their nine year relationship at the end of the 2008 season.
Actually, based on a poorly kept secret around the NASCAR Sprint Cup garage, […]

Chicago run sums up season for Kenseth

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

By Richard Allen

 
Matt Kenseth finished 7th in the LifeLock.com 400 at the Chicagoland Speedway last Saturday night. That sounds like another less than eventful run for the low key driver who is somewhat known for getting the job done while at the same time running just under the radar screen. However, his Chicago finish was […]

Kyle Busch having historic season

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

By Richard Allen

 
Kyle Busch captured yet another checkered flag this past Saturday night with his win in the LifeLock.com 400 at the Chicagoland Speedway. This was his seventh win in the 19 races held thus far in the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup season.
Busch’s season has the potential to be an historic one on a variety […]

20th place finish could be big for Stewart

Sunday, July 13th, 2008

By Richard Allen

 
The title of this article could be a bit confusing. A quick check of the finishing order for the LifeLock.com 400 at the Chicagoland Speedway shows Tony Stewart being credited with a 5th place finish.
Certainly, Stewart’s 5th place was important in that it kept him and his Joe Gibbs Racing team inside the […]

NASCAR about to face some hard times

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

By Richard Allen

 
The warning signs have been there for a while in NASCAR. Growing discontent among the core fan base, dislike for the new car, races being taken away from traditional venues and given to locales with no real ties to stock car racing and the lack of personalities with the ability to draw attention […]

Why not go ahead and put Martin in the #5 car?

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

By Jayson D. Henry

 
OK. It’s official now. Mark Martin is going to come out of “retirement” to drive the #5 car full time next year.
Instead of all this waiting around, why not just go ahead and put him in it now? He only drives part time for DEI so it’s not like he has too […]

Again, why not race back to the line on the last lap?

Monday, July 7th, 2008

By Richard Allen

 
After the Aaron’s 499 in Talladega I wrote a blog that asked, ‘Why not race back to the line on the last lap?’ Well, after another restrictor plate race I find myself again asking the same question.
In the previous article I stated my case that on the last lap of a race drivers […]

A solution to the testing dilemma…Don’t have it

Sunday, July 6th, 2008

By Richard Allen

 
Recently, NASCAR assembled its crew chiefs and said they were open to suggestion as far as what to do about testing. The sanctioning body said everything from continuing with the current policy to wide open, unrestricted testing was on the table for discussion.
Currently, NASCAR allows testing in just a few regulated situations during […]

Junior calls Martin a wimp and other Daytona notes

Sunday, July 6th, 2008

By Richard Allen

 
It did not take long for all the good feeling over Mark Matin’s announcement that he was coming to Hendrick Motorsports to wear off.
Late in the going of the Coke Zero 400 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. complained to his spotter that Martin was not giving him enough of a push. “Mark’s wimping out on […]

Pearson wins at Volunteer Speedway

Sunday, July 6th, 2008

Pearson storms to $10,000 Volunteer Speedway Lucas Oil ‘Toyota Tundra 60’ victory
 
BULLS GAP, Tenn. (July 5) — Earl Pearson Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla., a three-time (2005, ’06 and ’07) Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series national champion and currently standing atop the points leader-board in his quest for a fourth title, is no stranger to […]

Kyle Busch kept his helmet on while getting the checkered flag

Saturday, July 5th, 2008

By Richard Allen

 
Kyle Busch proved to be a great talent behind the wheel of a race car in the Coke Zero 400 and he proved he is no dummy as well.
As he stopped his car at the start/finish line to get the checkered flag for his celebration lap he made sure to keep his helmet […]

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