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Here Digger, Digger, Digger…A tribute to Fox

Friday, February 27th, 2009

By Richard Allen
 
I’m not sure who makes the executive decisions at Fox for NASCAR coverage but some of those decisions are questionable, at best. If the Hollywood brass at the television network are trying to anger and insult race fans, they are succeeding.
Here are some not so serious(or maybe they are serious) observations about Fox’s […]

Busch should stay away from F1, but Danica should go for it

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

By Richard Allen
 
Here is some ‘for what it’s worth’ advice for Kyle Busch and Danica Patrick; one should stay out of Formula 1 and the other should go.
Plans have been announced that a United States based Formula 1 effort is going to be made by Ken Anderson and racing commentator Peter Windsor. Even as these […]

Race Preview and Fantasy Predictions: Shelby 427

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

By Richard Allen
 
Track and Location: Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada
Track Layout: 1.5 Mile D-shaped oval with 20 degrees of banking in the turns and 9 degrees of banking on the straights.
Date of Race: Sunday(March 1, 2009)
Radio Coverage: PRN(3:30 Eastern)
Television Coverage: Fox(3:30 Eastern)
Start Time: 4:45(Eastern)
Last Year’s Winner: Carl Edwards
Much like the Auto Club […]

First four weeks a pivotal stretch in NASCAR

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

By Richard Allen
 
The first four races of the NASCAR season are run on consecutive Sundays. This stretch of races are always very important in establishing the tone of the upcoming season, but this year, that may be more true than ever.
The first four races will reveal a great deal about the teams in the NASCAR […]

Three in a row for Kenseth…It’s possible

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

By Richard Allen
 
By winning Sunday’s Auto Club 500 in Fontana, California Matt Kenseth became the fifth driver in NASCAR history to win the season’s first two races. He had won the Daytona 500 the previous week.
No driver in the modern era has ever started a season with three consecutive wins. This weekend Kenseth has a […]

Kenseth’s California run is the pits

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

By Richard Allen
 
Matt Kenseth had a fast car for Sunday’s Auto Club 500, but he had an even faster pit crew.
After a lap 141 caution period the #17 ‘Killer Bees’ got their driver out first. They continued to do so for every pit stop thereafter and that proved to be the difference in the race.
As […]

Logano bringing out the best in Kyle Busch

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

By Richard Allen
 
The mere mention of Kyle Busch’s name to many NASCAR fans can cause a scowl to appear and not so nice words to be uttered in response. However, the brash young driver has shown a side that many may have not known existed.
The struggles of Busch’s even younger teammate, Joey Logano, have brought […]

Kyle Busch didn’t do California track any favors

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

By Richard Allen
 
Kyle Busch did not do the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California any favors on Saturday. The young driver had his way with the fields of two separate races.
In the afternoon, Busch totally dominated the Camping World Truck Series race on his way to victory. He led 95 of the 100 laps to […]

NASCAR Kart Racing for Nintendo Wii is a blast

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

By Richard Allen
 
Have you ever wished your favorite driver could drop an oil slick on the track to give his opponents the slip? Or, for more devastating effect maybe you would like your driver to have rockets, dynamite and shock waves at his disposal.
Well, now that’s all possible…on the Nintendo Wii NASCAR Kart game that […]

The California race could be embarrassing for NASCAR…and that may be a good thing

Friday, February 20th, 2009

Click the link below to listen to my lateat pod cast in which I make the arguement that an empty grandstand this Sunday in California may be the thing to finally get NASCAR attention in regard to the direction they are taking.
http://racingwithrich.com/wp-content/uploads/voice029.WAV

Kahne looking to build on RPM success

Friday, February 20th, 2009

By Richard Allen
 
Richard Petty Motorsports placed three of its four cars in the Top 10 of the Daytona 500. Surprisingly, the one car not to score a good finish was the team’s star driver, Kasey Kahne. After being involved in a late race incident the driver of car #9 finished 29th in the ‘Great American […]

Roush-Yates Engines branching into NHRA?

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

By Richard Allen
 
The world of racing is known as a hotbed of rumors. Among the various forms of racing and the numbers of drivers, crew members and other employees involved in the industry it is difficult to keep secrets.
One rumor to have recently made the rounds in drag racing circles is that Roush-Yates Engines, better […]

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