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Allmendinger again puts Petty near the front

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

By Richard Allen
 
Richard Petty Motorsports has experienced a fair amount of success this season. Although they have not found their way to victory lane, they have accomplished the feat of placing all four of their cars inside the all important Top 35 of the Sprint Cup owner’s standings.
For the second time this season A.J. Allmendinger […]

A tale of two Gordons

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

By Richard Allen
 
It was the best of tracks. It was the worst of tracks.
For Jeff Gordon and Robby Gordon that phrase borrowed from classic literature sums up the careers of these two drivers at the Martinsville Speedway. It also comes very close to summing up the two drivers’ afternoon in the Goody’s Fast Pain Relief […]

G’Day, Mate: Ambrose posts another good run

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

By Richard Allen
 
For the second week in a row Australian Marcos Ambrose scored a solid finish and gained respect in NASCAR’s top division.
Ambrose brought his Toyota home in the 14th position in the Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 at the Martinsville Speedway on Sunday. It was the second Top 15 finish in a row for […]

Junior scores best 2009 result despite week of turmoil

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

By Richard Allen
 
To say the least it has been a tumultuous week for Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and his Hendrick Motorsports team.
After days of speculation about the status of crew chief Tony Eury, Jr. the #88 crew answered the criticism of their leader by scoring their best finish of the 2009 season. Junior brought his Chevrolet […]

Newman posts best 2009 finish in Martinsville

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

By Richard Allen
 
For the second week in a row Ryan Newman scored a solid finish in his #39 Stewart-Haas Chevrolet. Newman charged up through the Top 10 over the last laps of the Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 to take 6th place.
Last week in Bristol, Newman had a 7th place result on the high banked […]

Racing Re-Cap: Martinsville

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWTe3CktDHY
Click on the link above to watch my short animated film. It is meant to be for a laugh so I hope you find some humor in it.
Mark Mustang, a serious racing reporter, intends to provide a recap of this past week’s action in Martinsville. However, his co-host, Daisy Dreamboat, has other ides.
The characters in […]

Kentucky better get it right this time

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

By Jayson D. Henry
On Friday the University of Kentucky surprised no one by relieving head basketball coach Billy Gillispie of his duties. In two years on the sidelines of Rupp Arena the embattled head coach kept watch over a program that had slipped from the ranks of perennial NCAA contender to a team that couldn’t […]

Qualifying rainouts: There has to be a better way

Friday, March 27th, 2009

By Richard Allen
 
I’ve said this before but I’m going to say it again anyway. There has to be a better way of setting the field and determining who races and who doesn’t when it rains out qualifying on Friday.
The lineup has been set for the Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 in Martinsville based on car […]

If they can’t even get Bristol right…

Friday, March 27th, 2009

Click here to listen to my latest pod cast on the racing in the Food City 500 at the Bristol Motor Speedway.
http://racingwithrich.com/wp-content/uploads/voice031.WAV

Love ‘em or Hate ‘em, the Busch brothers are good

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

By Richard Allen
 
Going into the Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 in Martinsville, the Busch brothers have a chance to tie a modern day record for consecutive Sprint Cup wins by brothers. Should neither Kurt nor Kyle Busch win on the relatively flat half-mile track their names will still be in the record book because the […]

Bristol Bump was replaced by Bristol Boring

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

By Richard Allen
 
On Sunday in Bristol, the guy who sat beside me rarely sat as he seemed more concerned with texting people behind him and then waving his arms until those people finally saw him. And, the kid sitting behind me constantly kicked the back of my seat. Unfortunately, neither of those things was the […]

Race Preview and Fantasy Predictions: Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

By Richard Allen
 
Track and Location: Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia
Track Layout: .526 mile oval with 12 degrees of banking in the turns
Race Distance: 500 laps
Date of Race: Sunday(March 29, 2009)
Radio Coverage: MRN(1:15pm Eastern)
Television Coverage: Fox(1:30pm Eastern)
Start Time: 2:10pm Eastern
Last Year’s Winner: Denny Hamlin
It will be two short track races in a row for the NASCAR […]

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