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Kerr scores big win at Volunteer Speedway

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

Kerr beats stellar field for ‘Friday Night Fights’ Volunteer Speedway victory
 
By Robert Walden
 
BULLS GAP, Tenn. (May — With threatening weather all around the East Tennessee region throughout much of the daytime on Friday and continuing into the late-evening hours, somehow Volunteer Speedway was spared the wrath of Mother […]

A few more races like the Southern 500 would be great

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

By Richard Allen
Saturday’s Southern 500 in Darlington had more plot twists than a Friday night thriller at the local movie theater. Drivers who seemed at one moment seem to be on the way to victory lane would in another moment find themselves on the way to the garage to repair damaged race cars or fighting […]

Did Mark Martin really win the Southern 500?

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

By Richard Allen
Did Mark Martin really win the Southern 500?
Oh, he crossed the finish line first in Saturday’s race at Darlington. There were thousands, if not millions of witnesses watching from the grandstands and on television who saw that. However, considering this race took place in May rather than September, it just seemed out of […]

Darlington race a pivotal one for Kasey Kahne

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

By Richard Allen
Kasey Kahne’s 2009 season has not been a disaster, but it has not been an overwhelming success either. He currently ranks 17th in the Sprint Cup standings. He has posted two Top 10s along with three other Top 15s. But, he has also scored three results of 29th or worse.
Most of those poor […]

This is why Darlington is the best track in NASCAR

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

By Richard Allen
Darlington is the best track in NASCAR.
It is old time stock car racing at its best. There is very little talk of aerodynamics, wind tunnels, wings and splitters. The key to doing well on this track is having a driver wrestle his car around an oddly shaped track better than each of the […]

Race Preview and Fantasy Picks: Southern 500

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

By Richard Allen

Track and Location: Darlington International Raceway in Darlington, SC.

Track Layout: 1.366 mile egg shaped oval with 23 to 25 degrees of banking in the turns.
Race Distance: 500 miles/367 laps

Date of Race: Saturday(May 9, 2009)

Radio Coverage: MRN(6:30pm Eastern)

Television Coverage: Fox(7:00pm Eastern)

Start Time: 7:35pm Eastern
Last Year’s Winner: Kyle Busch
Aside from the road courses, the track […]

Racing Re-Cap: Richmond

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Click on the link below to catch the latest in the animated series, “Racing Re-Cap: Richmond”.
This week, racing reporter Mark Mustang is set to interview a special guest that has been lined up by his co-host, Daisy Dreamboat. However, the guest turns out not to be so special.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9B1j6nPB1SQ

If there’s going to be a change for #88, now is the time

Monday, May 4th, 2009

By Richard Allen
The record speaks for itself. There is no reason to prolong the fiasco that has gone on long enough. There needs to be a change with Hendrick Motorsports’ car #88, and a major change at that.
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is not winning at the same rate he did prior to 2005. Since that year […]

Kyle Busch’s 2009 winning pace ahead of 2008

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

By Richard Allen
In 2008 Kyle Busch won an incredible 21 races in NASCAR’s top three divisions. That seemed like a total that could never be approached again. However, whenever it is said some record can never be broken that is usually a sure sign that at some point it will be broken.
But to turn around […]

Kenseth frustrated as he teeters on Top 12 borderline

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

By Richard Allen
A late race rally in Richmond that brought him from outside the Top 20 to a final finishing spot of 13th is all that saved Matt Kenseth from dropping out of the all important Top 12 in the Sprint Cup standings.
This driver and team so well known for consistency would have seemed a […]

Junior and Busch were victims and villains in Richmond last year

Friday, May 1st, 2009

By Richard Allen
Denny Hamlin totally dominated last year’s Crown Royal 400. As a matter of fact, he led 381 of the first 382 laps. However, tire troubles sent him to the pits for an unscheduled stop. That opened the door for other drivers who had just moments before had seemed to be thoroughly beaten.
Two of […]

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