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This tire problem may not have been Goodyear’s fault

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

By Richard Allen
 
The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company has taken plenty of criticism this year, with much of that criticism being fairly placed. Drivers, crew chiefs, fans, media and even NASCAR have blamed the corporate giant for failures at various tracks throughout the season.
In Martinsville, there were numerous tire issues. This time, however, it does […]

Why not start Chasers in the Top 12 every week?

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

By Richard Allen
 
Since it has essentially become a common practice anyway, why not just plan to always start the Chase for the Championship drivers in the Top 12 for every Chase race?
Qualifying for the Tums QuikPak 500 in Martinsville was rained out. It seems as though rain on a Friday at a NASCAR track has […]

The National Anthem, dumb questions and the wife cam

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

By Jayson D. Henry
 
NASCAR’s pre-race ceremonies have left something to be desired this season, for sure.
I’m sure the tracks are mostly responsible for what goes on before a race. However, between some pretty bad renditions of the National Anthem and Brad Garrett’s mockery of “Gentlemen, start your engines!” earlier in the year, somebody needs to […]

In trying times NASCAR should consider radical schedule changes

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

By Steve Monday
NASCAR event attendance is in a declining trend. Although higher fuel costs and a supposed slowing economy have come into play this year, the attendance decline was in effect before the cost of fuel soared to record levels. These factors coupled with other ‘economic worries’ have made the typical race fan think twice […]

Is NASCAR trying to kill the Nationwide Series?

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

By Richard Allen
 
It appears as though NASCAR is determined to kill its so called second series. Teams that compete on the Nationwide Series completed their second test of that division’s Car of Tomorrow this week in Charlotte.
The car was first tested in Richmond earlier in the year. In 2009, the progression of the car will […]

Results from Crossville Speedway- Oct. 11

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Jeff Burton Vaults to Second in the Chase
By Joe Dunn

    With a strong run in the Bank of America 500 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, assisted by a daring choice to stay on old tires.  The win was his second of the season and puts Burton only 69 points behind Jimmie Johnson, who finished sixth.
    It […]

Junior and fans wind up seeing red in Charlotte

Monday, October 13th, 2008

By Richard Allen
It may have been nice for Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and his fans for him to be back in a familiar red paint scheme, but the results in the Bank of America 500 were certainly not what either would have hoped for.
Junior’s Amp Energy Chevrolet was decked out in red and white colors which […]

Kenseth’s Chase ruined by others

Monday, October 13th, 2008

By Richard Allen
 
When the Chase for the Championship began Matt Kenseth admitted that he did not consider himself among the favorites. However, In the Chase races he has been allowed to complete, he has fared quite well. Unfortunately, he has only been allowed to finish two of those five races.
A 2nd in Dover and a […]

Like him or not, Kyle Busch is just that good

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

By Jayson D. Henry
 
The Chase for the Championship is certainly not going the way he would like but none the less Kyle Busch is proving that he may indeed be the most talented driver to come along in NASCAR in a long time.
His win in the Nationwide Series race on Friday at Lowe’s Motor Speedway […]

Season finale results from Volunteer Speedway

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

Jones captures first Volunteer Speedway Super Late Model victory in season finale
 
By Robert Walden
 
BULLS GAP, Tenn. (Oct. 11) — Kerry Jones of Bristol is a two-time Volunteer Speedway track champion and is no stranger to victory lane. Jones had been shut out of winner’s circle all season, but used a strong performance Saturday to capture […]

Is NASCAR’s on track racing getting better?

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

By Richard Allen
 
I was prepared to write a column on just how much NASCAR’s on track product has improved over the past few weeks. I still plan to do that but NASCAR did again find a means of getting in its own way on the last lap at Talladega.
On the last lap of the Amp […]

Harvick, Edwards provide rainy day excitement

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

By Richard Allen
 
Rain caused a cancellation of qualifying for the Bank of America 500 but there was plenty of excitement none the less.
Carl Edwards and Kevin Harvick had some remaining “issues” left over from last week in Talladega to resolve. According to witnesses Edwards approached Harvick in the Nationwide garage area at the Lowe’s Motor […]

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