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Race Preview and Fantasy Picks: Crown Royal 400

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

By Richard Allen

Track and Location: Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Virginia.

Track Layout: .75 mile D-Shaped oval with 14 degrees of banking in the turns.

Race Distance: 400 Laps

Date of Race: Saturday(May 2, 2009)
Radio Coverage: MRN(6:45pm Eastern)

Television Coverage: Fox(7:00pm Eastern)

Start Time:  7:40pm Eastern

Last Year’s Winner: Clint Bowyer
NASCAR is actually catching somewhat of a break this week. They […]

Ambrose’s Top 5 finish lost in ‘dega mayhem

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

By Richard Allen
There were plenty of things to remember about the 2009 Aaron’s 499 at the Talladega Super Speedway. Brad Keselowski’s shocking win. Carl Edwards nearly disastrous flip. Two separate crashes that could have each been labeled ‘The Big One’.
Amid all of that, one thing that may have easily passed by the attention of even […]

Yellow line and big packs make plate tracks unique and dangerous

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

By Richard Allen
The Aaron’s 499 at the Talladega Super Speedway may well go down as one of the most exciting races in recent NASCAR history. Fortunately, it will not go down as the most tragic.
The race featured two of the ‘Big One’ crashes the track has come to be known for. Each of those wrecks […]

Tennessee Thunder Series coming to Bulls Gap on May 2nd.

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Volunteer Speedway to host Tennessee Thunder DirtCar Series on Saturday, May 2

BULLS GAP, Tenn. — The Tennessee Thunder DirtCar Series will make its fourth-ever appearance at Volunteer Speedway on Saturday, May 2, for the “Spring 50″ which will pay $3,000-to-win and $300-to-start for Super Late Models. Previous Thunder Series event winners […]

David Poole will be greatly missed

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

By Richard Allen
I was driving home from my real job on Tuesday listening to a Knoxville area sports talk radio station. I had the windows down and was enjoying life.
Suddenly, my day was darkened. The announcer stopped in mid-topic to announce he had just received word that NASCAR columnist David Poole had passed away of […]

Not the back flip Edwards was hoping for

Monday, April 27th, 2009

By Richard Allen
Carl Edwards begins each race with the intention of doing a back flip at the end of that race. Edwards’ back flips are his way of celebrating victories and have become the stuff of sports highlight show legend.
No doubt, at the start of the Aaron’s 499 at the Talladega Super Speedway Edwards hoped […]

Racing Re-Cap: Talladega

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

Click on the link below to watch the latest in my animated series, “Racing Re-Cap: Talladega”.
In this episode racing reporter Mark Mustang is stunned when co-host Dasiy Dreamboat says she has a racing question to ask. The question turns out not to be about racing at all.

Keselowski doesn’t cut any slack to Junior or anyone else

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

By Richard Allen
Talk about not showing respect for the boss!
On his way to what has to be considered one of the most stunning victories in NASCAR history Brad Keselowski did not cut anyone any slack. That especially included his Nationwide Series car owner, Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Keselowski drove this race for journeyman car owner James Finch, […]

So much for NASCAR’s stern pre-race talk

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

By Richard Allen
During the pre-race programming for the Aaron’s 499 at the Talladega Super Speedway the Fox Network crew made sure to tap into the drivers meeting so that viewers could hear NASCAR’s David Hoots give the competitors a stern talking to. The message was given, loud and clear, that there was to be no […]

Mountain Raceway results for 4-25-09

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

Sportsman Late Model Feature: 1. Adam Beeler, 2. James Kelso, 3. Dale Watson
Mini Stock Feature: 1. Rick King, 2. Bo Allison, 3. Greg Muse
Pure Mini Feature: 1. Scott Webb, 2. Tony Dunkley, 3. Blake Hall
Street Stock Feature: 1. Jonathan Sims, 2. Jeff McLemore, 3. Larry Rudd
Modified Mini: 1. Rusty Knox, 2. Jason Carter, 3. Kendell […]

Volunteer Speedway results for 4-25-09

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

Ford, Ogle capture Fastrak Racing Series ‘Late Model Showdown at The Gap’ victories
By Robert Walden
BULLS GAP, Tenn. (April 25) — Volunteer Speedway began its 36th season of exciting dirt-track racing Saturday night by hosting twin $3,000-to-win “Late Model Showdown at The Gap” features for the Fastrak Racing Series Pro […]

Plate tracks no longer guaranteed wins for Chevrolet

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

By Richard Allen
There are some things in life that we can all count on. The sun rises in the east and sets in the west. The tides come and go. The seasons change.
It used to be that we could count on the certainty of a Chevrolet win every time the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series raced […]

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