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Race Preview and Fantasy Picks: Aaron’s 499

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

By Richard Allen

Track and Location: Talladega Super Speedway in Talladega, Alabama.
Track Layout: 2.66 mile tri-oval with 35 degrees of banking in the turns.

Race Distance: 500 miles/ 188 laps

Date of Race: Sunday(April 26, 2009)

Radio Coverage: MRN(1:15pm Eastern)

Television Coverage: Fox(1:00pm Eastern)

Start Time:  2:20pm Eastern
Last Year’s Winner: Kyle Busch
NASCAR is about to make its second trip into the […]

Talladega offers Junior chance at redemption

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

 By Richard Allen 
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. has had an unusual season so far in 2009. While each of his three Hendrick Motorsports teammates has found victory lane in the year’s first eight races, Junior has managed only two Top 10 finishes.
Instead of wins and top finishes Junior’s season has been marked by embarrassing […]

This time, it’s Kyle Busch who makes crucial pit road mistake

Monday, April 20th, 2009

By Richard Allen
You have to know Kyle Busch wants to beat the Hendrick Motorsports organization any time he gets the opportunity to do so. In the Subway Fresh Fit 500 at the Phoenix International Raceway he had his chance but made a crucial mistake when it mattered most.
Granted, the stories regarding pit road miscues are […]

Has NASCAR leveled the playing field too much?

Monday, April 20th, 2009

By Steve Monday  
NASCAR has long described itself as ‘fair and balanced’ regarding its regulations, rule interpretations, and any type of rule infraction punishment that is enforced.
In most cases, NASCAR decisions have been fair and balanced regarding these issues.
However, the suits in Daytona Beach are becoming seemingly more obsessed in restricting the so called ‘gray areas’ of the sanctioning […]

Racing Re-Cap: Phoenix

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Click on the link below to check out my latest animated short film, “Racing Re-Cap: Phoenix”.
In this episode racing reporter Mark Mustang is surprised to find out that his co-host, Daisy Dreamboat, actually travelled to Phoenix but is disappointed when he finds out why.

Stewart’s 2009 success nothing short of remarkable

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

By Richard Allen
There are very few drivers who truly have the capability to win on every type of track used in NASCAR. Tony Stewart is one of those drivers. He has won on short tracks, intermediate tracks, super speedways and road courses.
With that said, I still had my doubts as to how successful he would […]

What drivers are hot(and not) going into the Phoenix sun?

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

By Richard Allen
Some drivers on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series enjoyed a happy Easter break while others found an empty basket in their homes when they awoke on Sunday morning. After seven races there has been enough time to gauge who is set to contend throughout the 2009 season and who has work to do.
Let’s […]

Montoya now living up to billing

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

By Richard Allen
When Juan Pablo Montoya left the Formula 1 Series in favor of NASCAR it was thought by many that he was a talented driver. But, adapting to big, heavy stock cars would take some time. Finally, the needed time has passed and the Colombian driver’s talent is showing through.
In his first season on […]

Racing Re-Cap: Special Edition

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

Click below to catch the latest episode of the series, “Racing Re-Cap: Special Edition”.
During the off week, racing reporter Mark Mustang attempts to interview rookie driver Dusty Davis but finds the driver’s scripted answers to be a bit frustrating.

The fate of the #8 car should have been much different

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

By Richard Allen
Depending on the view point of the reader, the fact that the Earnhardt-Ganassi car #8 will not race in Saturday’s Subway Fresh Fit 500 at the Phoenix International Raceway is either saddening, maddening, gratifying or frustrating. However, the fact remains that the car will not compete and this situation could have been avoided.
I […]

Was the Obama/April Fools hoax that far off?

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

By Richard Allen
In 1582, the French decided to change their calendar and thus moved New Year’s Day from April 1st to January 1st. Those who continued to celebrate New Year’s Day on April 1st were referred to as April Fools.
April Fools hoaxes are somewhat of a tradition. A stupid tradition, but a tradition none the […]

Ford teams good, but not great, in Texas

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

By Richard Allen
After two weeks of short track racing Ford teams had to be glad to see the 1.5 mile Texas Motor Speedway. Jamie McMurray’s 10th in Martinsville was the only Top 10 managed by all Ford teams combined in both Bristol and Martinsville.
Three Fords came to the checkered flag in the Top 10 at […]

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