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Archive for October, 2008

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Stewart benefits from “Wrestling” type call

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

By Richard Allen
Last year, Tony Stewart compared NASCAR racing to professional wrestling. He claimed that the sanctioning body’s use of debris cautions and other rulings were nothing more than a masked way of artificially keeping the competition close and ultimately determining the winners of races.
Since the end of the Amp Energy 500 on Sunday the […]

Why so many empty seats in Talladega?

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

By Richard Allen
Races held at the Talladega Superspeedway are usually among the most anticipated of the season. The 3-4 wide racing held on the giant track usually attracts even casual fans. Close competition, numerous lead changes, unpredictability, bumping, banging and even crashing provide something for just about every race fan.
To add to the attraction, the […]

Talladega proves Junior’s undoing

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

By Richard Allen
Typically, when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads for Talladega one name immediately comes to mind, Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Junior has won five times on the Alabama super speedway, including four in a row from the fall of 2001 to the spring of 2003.
Coming into the 2008 version of the Amp Energy 500 Earnhardt […]

Roush drivers close racing catches up with them

Monday, October 6th, 2008

By Richard Allen
In recent weeks the drivers of Roush Fenway Racing have come on strong. Carl Edwards has been a force throughout the season. Of late, however, he has been joined by teammates Greg Biffle and Matt Kenseth.
In Dover, the three of them staged a great race over the last 30 laps on that one […]

There’s a big difference between Jimmie and Carl

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

By Jayson D. Henry
Last week Carl Edwards took the approach of, “points be damned, I want to win races”. He flew by Jimmie Johnson going into turn 3 on the last lap but his car wouldn’t stick and he drifted into the wall. Johnson passed him back and went on to win the race.
Winning races, […]

Did NASCAR make the right call at the finish?

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

By Richard Allen
For the second time in just over a year the car to cross the finish line first did not win a NASCAR Sprint Cup race.
Sunday’s Amp Energy 500 at the Talladega Superspeedway was won by Tony Stewart despite the fact that Regan Smith crossed the finish line ahead of him. Last year, Greg […]

Toyota’s 2008: Success or Failure?

Saturday, October 4th, 2008

By Richard Allen
When Toyota entered the Sprint Cup Series in 2007 many who opposed their entry feared the worst. It was thought that the Japanese auto giant would come into NASCAR’s top division and spend their competitors into oblivion and thus take over the sport.
To the contrary, Toyota’s first season in the Sprint Cup division […]

Biffle and Busch illustrate the good and bad of the Chase

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

By Richard Allen
Ever since its inception in 2004, the Chase for the Championship has been a touchy subject among NASCAR fans. The playoff style format has some supporters and it also has many detractors.
The starts Greg Biffle and Kyle Busch have gotten off to in the first three races of the Chase in 2008 provide […]

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