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The time may have finally come to move Daytona to the end of the NASCAR schedule

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

By Richard Allen
The arrival of Independence Day signals that the time has come for NASCAR’s second trip of the season to the Daytona International Speedway.
The topic of this column is not necessarily the July 4th classic but rather the earlier race held on this speedway. The Daytona 500 is NASCAR’s Super Bowl. It is the […]

Here’s a way to get rid of restrictor plates and improve competition

Monday, June 29th, 2009

By Richard Allen
Cars racing in NASCAR go too fast.
I know it sounds a bit strange to say that race cars are going too fast. But just going fast is not all there is to racing. If that were so, qualifying is all that would ever be needed. Great racing comes from both speed and competition.
So, […]

Double File Restarts!!!

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

By Richard Allen
The exclamation marks in the headline of this article will have different meanings for each person, depending on each person’s point of view regarding the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
For many fans, the double-file restarts employed after each yellow flag provided for some exciting racing. The kind of […]

Junior, Gordon and Johnson driving for Honda…Never Say Never!

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

By Richard Allen
Recently, NASCAR let it be known they were talking to other manufacturers about the possibility of new makes of cars being brought into the sport. If you do not happen to speak NASCAR, allow me to translate. “We are in the process of losing one of out biggest sources of income and are […]

$7,500 to win Super Late Models at Wartburg Speedway

Sunday, June 28th, 2009
Click on the link above to visit my new site dedicated solely to racing in east Tennessee. You will find links to each of east Tennessee’s great tracks as well as a schedule of major upcoming events.

Fans who believe Carl Long was done an injustice can help out

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

By Richard Allen
Judging from the responses I received from the column I wrote a few days back the passion of race fans ran pretty deep in regard to the punishment handed down on owner/driver Carl Long.
Long was found with an engine that measured 358.17c.i. during the qualifying race for the Sprint All Star Challenge at […]

Lucas Oil Series coming to Volunteer on July 4th

Saturday, June 27th, 2009
The Lucas Oil Late Model Series will race at the Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, TN on July 4th. Click the link above for more details.
I have established a site solely for the coverage of racing in east Tennessee. On the site you will find links to each of east Tennessee’s great tracks as well […]

An attempt at humor: Major changes coming soon to NASCAR

Friday, June 26th, 2009

By Richard Allen
 Many fans have been clamoring for change in NASCAR and the crack staff at have been able to get the inside scoop as to some of the things that might be a little different in the near future.
Here are some items to look for:
1. NASCAR will approve a racing version of the […]

Edwards, Busch confirm Cup teams have huge advantage in Nationwide Series

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

By Richard Allen
As if everyone doesn’t already know, Sprint Cup teams and drivers have an enormous advantage when they race in the Nationwide Series. Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch illustrated that very clearly this past Saturday during the running of the Northern Tools 250 at the Milwaukee Mile.
Because the Sprint Cup cars were racing halfway […]

Race Preview and Fantasy Picks: Lenox Industrial Tools 301

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

By Richard Allen

Track and Location: New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH
Track Layout: 1.058 mile oval with 12 degrees of banking in the turns
Race Distance:  318 miles/301 laps

Date of Race: Sunday(June 28, 2009)

Radio Coverage: PRN(1:00pm Eastern)
Television Coverage: TNT(1:30pm Eastern)

Start Time: 2:15pm Eastern

Last Year’s Winner: Kurt Busch
Here are some thoughts for the Lenox Industrial Tools 301:
This […]

Kyle Busch is the smartest driver in NASCAR

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

By Richard Allen
Kyle Busch is extremely talented as a race car driver. About that, there can be little question. But in one sense Busch does not get enough credit. He is also very smart.
Just being a great driver does not guarantee that fans will discuss his every move, that columns will be written about him, […]

Somehow, I don’t think this is what Dale Sr. had in mind

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

By Richard Allen
According to a report on it looks as if Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing may be on its way to a merger with Joe Gibbs Racing to field Toyotas for Juan Pablo Montoya.
EGR currently fields two cars for Montoya and Martin Truex.
Truex is in the last year of his contract and appears set to join […]

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