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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 […]

No “Mulligans” in this year’s Chase

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

By Richard Allen
 
After reading the title of this article you might be thinking you did not know of any driver in the Sprint Cup Series named Mulligan. Well, you are right. There are no drivers in the series named Mulligan.
Those who play golf probably recognized the term immediately. In golfing lingo the term “Mulligan” means […]

The winner of the 2008 Chase for the Championship will be ….

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

By Richard Allen
 
The time for the Chase for the Championship has finally come. The field of twelve has been chosen and the champion will be decided over the next ten races.
Here are some thoughts about each of the twelve drivers and my prediction to win the title:
Kyle Busch(5080 points)- The obvious advantage Busch has going […]

Volunteer Speedway in action on Sept. 13

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Five division racing program scheduled Saturday, Sept. 13 at Volunteer Speedway
BULLS GAP, Tenn. — After taking a few weekends off racing following the very successful World of Outlaws Late Model Series fifth annual Scorcher in late August … due to several factors (the traditional end of summer over the Labor Day holiday weekend, plus it […]

Streak by Johnson and Kenseth is impressive

Monday, September 8th, 2008

By Richard Allen
 
NASCAR has had the Chase for the Championship since 2004. At first, the Top 10 drivers were allowed to race for the title over the last ten races of the season. Then, after some big stars missed out on the playoff, NASCAR expanded the field of Chase participants to 12 drivers.
In the five […]

No post race antics by Busch

Monday, September 8th, 2008

By Jayson D. Henry
 
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. gave Kyle Busch a little tap in Richmond which sent #18 spinning into the wall.
Junior claimed after the race that the bump was an accident, and it probably was. Although, no one could really blame the “June Bug” for racing the “Shrub” a little harder than he might race […]

Newport’s Owens finishes second in the World 100

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

By Richard Allen
 
Jimmy Owens of Newport, Tennessee almost made it two World 100 victories in a row. The 2007 winner of the prestigious dirt late model event finished second behind Shane Clanton in the 2008 version of the race.
Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway hosted the 38th annual running of this race. In all, 175 drivers entered […]

Is it over between Junior and Busch?

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

By Richard Allen
 
The last time the Sprint Cup Series raced at Richmond, Kyle Busch cemented his place as NASCAR’s most hated driver when he and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. crashed while racing for the lead late in the going.
Whether intentional or not, and it did not appear to be intentional, Junior got into the back of […]

Richmond race full of intriguing storylines

Saturday, September 6th, 2008

By Richard Allen
 
This week’s race in Richmond already had plenty of intrigue surrounding it coming into the weekend. However, in the last 24 hours or so that much more drama has been added.
The most obvious storyline going into the Chevy Rock & Roll 400 was the race to get into the Chase for the Championship. […]

NASCAR did the right thing

Saturday, September 6th, 2008

By Richard Allen
 
It is often that NASCAR is criticized on this site and others so this time they deserve some praise. The sanctioning body did the right thing by announcing that the weekend races at the Richmond International Raceway were postponed until Sunday.
Perhaps the announcement could have come just a bit earlier in the day […]

NASCAR’s Chase will involve very few owners

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

By Richard Allen

Although there is still plenty to be settled with one week remaining before the cutoff for NASCAR’s Chase for the Championship takes place, it looks as if very few owners will actually compete for the title.
The fact that it is likely only four owners will be involved should come as no surprise to […]

Fantasy Picks and Predictions: Richmond

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

By Richard Allen
 
This week’s race in Richmond creates some difficult scenarios for fantasy pickers. In particular, players must decide what to do about drivers who are already locked into the Chase for the Championship, drivers who have no chance of making the Chase and drivers who are on the Chase bubble.
Some of those drivers will […]

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