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Hard work equates to off season power gains in NHRA

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

 By Steve Monday
Anyone who is involved professional motorsports will certainly attest that it requires basically a 24/7/365 commitment. Besides Professional racing being a career, often times is becomes a way of life. This is especially true in the world of NHRA Pro Stock Drag Racing.
The NHRA season consists of 24 National Events that stretch from […]

Having the Super Bowl first makes sense for NASCAR

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

By Richard Allen
 
In case you haven’t heard, it’s Super Bowl week. OK, you probably have heard.
Sunday night the Arizona Cardinals will play the Pittsburgh Steelers for the championship of the National Football League. Needless to say, it makes sense for the NFL’s biggest game to come at the end of the season. When else would […]

Poor economy may drive NASCAR back home

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

By Richard Allen
 
It is never a good thing for the economy to go bad. However, the recent economic downturn could force NASCAR to refocus its business model and that could be a good thing for the future health of the sport, if it has not come too late.
During the high economic times of the 1990s […]

Does NASCAR need TV blackouts and fist fights?

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Speedway Motorsports, Inc. chairman Bruton Smith recently stated that NASCAR needs TV blackouts and fist fights. Neither of those things will solve NASCAR’s real problem. Click the link below to listen to my podcast and hear what I believe is the real issue facing NASCAR.
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What do Kurt Busch, Jimmie Johnson and the Arizona Cardinals have in common?

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

By Richard Allen
 
Since NASCAR adopted the Chase for the Championship playoff format, the stock car racing organization has become somewhat like the NFL in at least one sense. By that, I mean that in both leagues a team who would have virtually no chance to win a championship under a previously used system may do […]

If NASCAR ran a 24 Hour race…

Saturday, January 24th, 2009

By Richard Allen
 
Watching the 24 Hours of Daytona got me to thinking. What would it be like if NASCAR were to stage a 24 hour race?
Here are some things that might take place during the course of such an event:
1. There would be 77 debris cautions.
2. Michael Waltrip could film 5 new commercials during the […]

NMPA honors racing legends

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

By Richard Allen
 
Every year the members of the National Motorsports Press Association gather at their annual convention and honor worthy figures who have spent a lifetime dedicated to the betterment of auto racing by inducting them into the NMPA Hall of Fame.
This year, the honorees were Chris Economaki, W.C. “Junie” Donlavey and T. Taylor Warren.
Economaki […]

If I could drive in one race, this would be it

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

By Richard Allen
 
Other than to have my picture taken in a show car, I have never sat in a race car. So, needless to say, I have never driven in a race. However, as a kid, and as an adult for that matter, I have dreamed about it often.
If by some crazy miracle I were […]

2008 Review/ 2009 Preview: Clint Bowyer

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

By Richard Allen
 
Over the next few days and weeks I will be presenting a review of 2008 and a preview of 2009 for each of the drivers and teams who appear to be set for a full time run in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. For the most part these pieces will run in order […]

Petty now a king in name only?

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

By Richard Allen

It was announced on Monday that the company once known as Gillett- Evernham Motorsports will be renamed Richard Petty Motorsports. This announcement comes on the heels of GEM’s merger with, or absorption of, Petty Enterprises earlier in the off season.
What one has to wonder is just what role will Petty play with this […]

2008 Review/ 2009 Preview: Jeff Burton

Monday, January 19th, 2009

 By Richard Allen
 
Over the next few days and weeks I will be presenting a review of 2008 and a preview of 2009 for each of the drivers and teams who appear to be set for a full time run in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. For the most part these pieces will run in order […]

2008 Review/ 2009 Preview: Kevin Harvick

Monday, January 19th, 2009

By Richard Allen
 
Over the next few days and weeks I will be presenting a review of 2008 and a preview of 2009 for each of the drivers and teams who appear to be set for a full time run in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. For the most part these pieces will run in order […]

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