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It’s time to find the reason for Junior’s embarrassing performance

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

By Richard Allen

A friend of mine who does not really follow racing asked me on Tuesday morning, “What happened to Junior?” He was thinking that to finish 40th he had to have crashed or had mechanical troubles.
Well, nothing like that happened. He ran all day, or at least what part of the race was actually […]

Josh Henry wins at ‘The Mountain’

Monday, May 25th, 2009

               CARTERSVILLE, GA – Josh Henry of Newport, TN drove the Henry Trucking TNT to his second win of 2009 NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series season on Saturday night in East Region action at Mountain Raceway Park in Maryville, TN.  “The Mountain” was fortunate enough to get their show in, […]

Given the current state of NASCAR, who can blame Riggs for leaving?

Monday, May 25th, 2009

By Richard Allen
Scott Riggs said that the Coca-Cola 600 will be his last race driving for Tommy Baldwin Racing. Well, who can blame him?
“I’m a competitor and a racer,” Riggs declared. “It kills my soul to know we go to the race track and we’re not going to be competitive.”
I ask who can blame him […]

Here’s hoping NASCAR never races in the rain

Monday, May 25th, 2009

By Richard Allen
I have been to numerous races that have been delayed, interrupted or postponed due to rain. I have had to set my VCR(or DVR if you please) and try to stay as disconnected as possible while at work in order to avoid finding out who won a race being run on a Monday. […]

Could Mark Martin be racing after Jeff Gordon retires?

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

By Richard Allen

Those who follow racing have speculated for some time as to when Mark Martin will retire for good. It was widely believed he was going to hang it up after the 2006 season. Instead, he simply switched teams and settled into a part-time schedule.
This season Martin decided to go full time racing again […]

Hill thrills at ‘The Gap’

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Hill survives ‘Friday Night Fights’ for second straight Super Late Model victory at Volunteer Speedway
 
By Robert Walden
 
BULLS GAP, Tenn. (May 22) — The Memorial Day holiday weekend is the traditional kick-off into summer. But more importantly, it’s a time we all pause to remember and honor the men and women […]

Let’s not forget what this weekend is truly about

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

By Richard Allen
The Coca-Cola 600 is a great event. NASCAR’s longest race is one that fans and competitors look forward to every year. The race is made even more special because it is held in Charlotte, the heart of stock car racing country.
The Indianapolis 500 is a great event. The world’s most famous automobile race […]

NASCAR may have painted itself into a corner in Carl Long case

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

By Richard Allen
The iron hand of justice has fallen heavily on owner/driver Carl Long. He was fined an incredible $200,000 and suspended for 12 races. Long and his team also lost 200 points.
The engine in Long’s car was found to measure 358.17 cubic inches upon inspection during the Sprint All Star weekend last week in […]

Is Mayfield bluffing or does he have a winning hand?

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

By Richard Allen
Sometimes in poker you can get caught up in your own bluff. You’ve got nothing in your hand but you think that by making a big bet you can force the other guy to lay down his cards and thus steal the pot. Amateurs often carry bluffs too far and wind up betting […]

Stewart and Hornish experience success in May…at the wrong track

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

By Richard Allen

Tony Stewart and Sam Hornish, Jr. each won a race at the Lowe’s Motor Speedway on Saturday night. That is not all these two drivers have in common.
Both of these drivers grew up in the heart of Indy Car racing territory. Stewart is from Indiana while Hornish hails from Ohio. Both began racing […]

Junior or Danica: Who has the best chance of winning this weekend?

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

By Richard Allen
This is the biggest weekend of the racing year. The Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 are scheduled to run on the same day. In all, approximately 600,000 fans will be in attendance at the two venues and millions more will watch on television.
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Danica Patrick are the two biggest […]

Race Preview and Fantasy Picks: Coca-Cola 600

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

By Richard Allen

Track and Location: Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Concord, NC.

Track Layout: 1.5 mile quad-oval with 24 degrees of banking in the turns

Race Distance: 600 miles/400 laps

Date of Race: Sunday(May 24, 2009)

Radio Coverage: PRN(4:30pm Eastern)

Television Coverage: Fox(5:00pm Eastern)

Start Time: 6:00pm Eastern

Last Year’s Winner: Kasey Kahne
The Coca-Cola 600 holds the distinction of causing drivers to cover […]

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