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If McGrew is only temporary, then who’s next for Junior?

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

By Richard Allen
If Rick Hendrick were on a once popular television game show he would have to answer the question, “Is that your final answer?”
Will Lance McGrew be the final answer Dale Earnhardt, Jr.’s #88 team? The answer to that question remains to be seen but the thought has to be in Hendrick’s mind. This […]

Tough weekend for both Gordons in Dover

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

By Richard Allen
It was not a good time for any racers surnamed Gordon this weekend in Dover, Delaware. Jeff and Robby Gordon are not related, except in the brotherhood of pain and misery after being roughed up by the ‘Monster Mile’. The Autism Speaks 400 cost each driver a car and a poor finish.
The results […]

Busch may need to learn same lesson Dale Sr. once learned

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

By Richard Allen
Darrell Waltrip says he doesn’t know whether Kyle Busch loves to win or hates to lose more. Well, Busch obviously loves to win. And, he does indeed hate to lose.
After he wins he provides engaging interviews. However, after he loses he often runs and hides from all cameras and microphones, as was the […]

Will crew chiefs pit their cars if it’s raining this week?

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

By Richard Allen
Last week in the Coca-Cola 600 at the Lowe’s Motor Speedway a caution flew on lap 220 for, of all things, rain. The race had passed its halfway point at the time so if stopped, the results could be declared official.
David Reutimann and his Michael Waltrip Racing team chose not to pit as […]

Michael Waltrip Racing striving for elite status

Friday, May 29th, 2009

By Richard Allen
There are three and possibly four elite organizations in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Hendrick Motorsports, Joe Gibbs Racing and Roush Fenway Racing account for the vast majority of wins and championships on the circuit over the past decade or so.
As a matter of fact, only one car owner aside form the three […]

411 Motor Speedway to double the pleasure this Saturday(5-30-09)

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

By Richard Allen

The local racing season has only been going for a short while but it is already shaping up to be a great year at the 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour.
Chris Corum is promoting the action at the 1/3 mile dirt track in 2009. He comes from a strong racing pedigree as his father […]

Will a revitalization of Junior Nation help ratings and attendance?

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

By Richard Allen
It has finally happened. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. has a new crew chief.
So, will there be a revitalization of the ‘Junior Nation’?
It is not exactly a well kept secret that NASCAR attendance and television ratings have been on the decline for a while now. It could be that the decline relates directly to the […]

Three Childress teams in a freefall

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

 
By Richard Allen
Richard Childress is one of the most successful owners in NASCAR history. He has six Winston Cup(Sprint Cup) trophies in his trophy case and has seen his cars go to victory lane 89 times.
Of late, however, Richard Childress Racing has looked very much like a team that has lost its way. Only one […]

Now, the pressure is squarely on Earnhardt

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

By Richard Allen
The time that almost everyone knew was coming is here. Tony Eury, Jr. has been removed as crew chief for Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Living here in the middle of Tennessee Volunteer country I have experienced first hand the plight of a major change at the top of an organization so many people care so […]

Race Preview and Fantasy Picks: Autism Speaks 400

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

By Richard Allen

Track and Location: Dover International Speedway in Dover, DE.

Track Layout: 1 mile oval with 24 degrees of banking in the turns

Race Distance: 400 miles/400 laps

Date of Race: Sunday(May 31, 2009)
Radio Coverage: MRN(1:15pm Eastern)

Television Coverage: Fox(1:30pm Eastern)

Start Time: 2:15pm Eastern

Last Year’s Winner: Kyle Busch
This is the last week to “Pull those belts tight one […]

Danica to NASCAR would be bad news for other competitors

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

By Richard Allen
Quick! And don’t look! Who finished 2nd in the 2009 Indianapolis 500?
Granted, no one is supposed to remember who finished 2nd but the race has been over for less than a week and I’m trying to make a point here.
Many probably know that the guy with the tax evasion troubles won. And, many […]

NASCAR does plenty of things well

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

By Richard Allen
I often use this blog space to criticize NASCAR for a wide variety of things. However, an organization that has been around for 60 years and has risen to the top of its particular area of concentration must do some things well. And, I do not like to be negative all the time […]

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