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Kyle Busch: From favorite to fall out

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

By Richard Allen

Since NASCAR began using the Chase for the Championship format in 2004 there may not have ever been a driver who entered the playoff as heavily favored as Kyle Busch did this year.
Coming into the 2008 version of the playoff, he had eight wins which had secured for him 80 bonus points. Those […]

Bowyer not off to the start he hoped for

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

By Richard Allen

Last year, Clint Bowyer got off to the best start possible in the Chase for the Championship. He won the Sylvania 300 at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Besides winning the race he also led the most laps which gave the Emporia, Kansas driver maximum points.
In the land rush that would eventually be […]

Would an Earnhardt championship help NASCAR?

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

By Richard Allen
 
NASCAR Is an oddity in that the sport’s most popular figure has not been a regular winner in some time and has never won a championship.
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is without question the most popular driver in the sport despite the fact that he has only one win over the last two years of […]

Kenseth eliminated?

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

By Richard Allen
 
The odds going into the Chase for the Championship were stacked against Matt Kenseth. Even the driver himself said he was a long shot at best.
With no wins, and thus no bonus points, Kenseth entered Sunday’s race at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in a hole of sorts. He was already 80 points […]

Jeff Gordon’s struggles continue

Monday, September 15th, 2008

By Richard Allen
 
It is hard to imagine using the term struggle to describe any driver who has made the Chase for the Championship, but when that driver has set the incredible standards of Jeff Gordon the term struggle fits.
Gordon raced to a 14th place finish in Sunday’s Sylvania 300 at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. […]

Stewart has troubles with his “other” team

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

By Richard Allen
 
Last week in Richmond Tony Stewart harshly criticized his Joe Gibbs Racing crew for their work on pit road. The two time Sprint Cup champion believed a slow pit stop cost him a race win and he let his crew know about over the in car radio.
This week in New Hampshire, it was […]

Not quite the same old, same old for Junior

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

By Richard Allen
 
The Sylvania 300 looked like it may follow what has become an all to familiar pattern for Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Junior started off strong. He took the lead early of the race and pulled away from the competition. That does not sound like a bad thing but many of the popular driver’s fans had […]

Busch “Mulligans” everyone back into the Chase

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

By Richard Allen
 
Going into to today’s Sylvania 300 at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway it looked as if Kyle Busch had a chance to eliminate much of the competition from Chase for the Championship contention.
Starting from the pole due to the rain out of qualifying Busch had the opportunity to get out front early, lead […]

Will NASCAR scanners ever be squelched?

Saturday, September 13th, 2008

By Richard Allen

Of the big time professional sports, NASCAR holds a unique distinction over all the others. More access is allowed during the actual running of an event than perhaps all the other sports combined. Fans, media and even other competitors can access any team’s communication frequencies at any time.
This year, however, that freedom of […]

Volunteer cancels Sept. 13th racing

Friday, September 12th, 2008

Racing scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 13 at Volunteer Speedway has been canceled
BULLS GAP, Tenn. — With the unpredictable nature of Hurricane Ike churning in the Gulf of Mexico, threatening not only damage to millions of people along the coastline of Texas … but to oil refineries and drilling operations, fuel (gas/diesel) prices have significantly risen […]

How will Stewart end his run with JGR?

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

By Richard Allen

Tony Stewart is about to enter the last ten races of a ten year run with Joe Gibbs Racing. To say it has been a successful pairing among the two would be an understatement.
Stewart has won two Sprint Cup titles for JGR. He is the only driver to win under the old format(2002) […]

Logano already using the “Bump and Run”

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

By Richard Allen
 
It looks as if Joey Logano will make his Sprint Cup debut in this weekend’s Sylvania 300 at the New Hampshire Speedway. Logano will replace Tony Stewart in the #20 Home Depot Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing in 2009.
This weekend Logano will be driving the #96 car for Hall of Fame Racing.
Hall of […]

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