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Sonoma race could produce another fuel mileage stretch winner

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

By Richard Allen
Tony Stewart won two weeks ago in Pocono by squeezing enough gas out of his fuel tank to beat everyone else to the finish line on fumes.
Mark Martin won last week in Michigan when the two drivers ahead of him ran out of gas on the last lap and he coasted across the […]

Race Preview and Fantasy Picks: Toyota/Save Mart 350

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

By Richard Allen

Track and Location: Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California
Track Layout: 1.99 mile ten turn road course

Race Distance: 110 laps/350K
Date of Race: Sunday(June 21, 2009)

Radio Coverage: PRN(4:00pm Eastern)

Television Coverage: TNT(4:30pm Eastern)

Start Time: 5:20pm Eastern

Last Year’s Winner: Kyle Busch
Here are some thoughts for the Toyota/Save Mart 350:
NASCAR makes its first of two ventures into the world […]

What was Jeremy Mayfield thinking?

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

By Richard Allen
The headline of this piece is meant to raise the question asked on several levels.
It was announced during the weekend of the Southern 500 at Darlington that Jeremy Mayfield had been suspended indefinitely by NASCAR for failing a drug test.
In the first asking of “What was Jeremy Mayfield thinking?” I have to wonder […]

Montoya making his move at just the right time

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

By Richard Allen
This week, NASCAR will return to the site of Juan Pablo Montoya’s first and only Sprint Cup Series win. The schedule could not have been timed any better for the native of Bogota, Colombia.
Montoya won on the road course at Sonoma, California in his rookie season of 2007. Since then, he has failed […]

Martin, Busch proving sponsors and owners should be looking for talent over image

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

By Richard Allen
What does it say about a sport when one of the oldest participants is tied with one of the youngest participants for most wins? That is exactly the case in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series to this point in 2009.
Mark Martin turned 50 years old just prior to the start of this season. […]

NeSmith Chevrolet Racing Series Weekly Round-up for 6-15-09

Monday, June 15th, 2009
 Click on the link above to cartch up with the NeSmith Chevrolet Racing Series for late model dirt cars in the Southeast.
I am in the process of building a new website dedicated solely to the coverage of local tracks in east Tennessee. On this site you will find links to each track in east Tennessee […]

Junior Nation endures another year without celebration

Monday, June 15th, 2009

By Richard Allen
As a longsuffering fan of the Cincinnati Reds I can empathize with the fans of Dale Earnhardt, Jr. I know what it’s like to go long periods of time with little to celebrate. The Reds have not had a winning season since the year 2000. Junior has now gone over a year without […]

Vic Hill scores major payday at ‘The Gap’

Sunday, June 14th, 2009
Click on the link above to read all about Vic Hill’s big win on Saturday(6-13-09) at the Volunteer Speedway.
I am in the process of building a new site, apart from, which will be dedicated entirely to the local racing scene in East Tennessee.
Information on the site will include links to each local track in the area, […]

Is it really worthwhile for the manufacturers to be in NASCAR?

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

By Richard Allen
With the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series having just raced in Michigan, there has been a great deal of talk about the future of the automobile industry’s future involvement in the sport.
Word came out last week that General Motors, parent company of the Chevrolet brand, is about make big cuts in its racing budget. […]

NASCAR teams not feeling so welcome in the ‘Motor City’

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

By Richard Allen
Since 1969 one of the more important NASCAR race locations has been the Michigan International Speedway. Located in Brooklyn, Michigan the track sits basically in the backyard of the ‘Big 3’ automobile manufacturers.
Although the races held at MIS are not necessarily the biggest on the circuit, the teams and the manufacturers have always […]

Volunteer Speedway reschedules Friday’s racing to Saturday

Friday, June 12th, 2009
Click on the link above to read that the Volunteer Speedway has rescheduled Firday(6-12-09) racing for Saturday(6-13-09). The link will take you to a new site dedicated solely to racing in East Tennessee.

NeSmith Chevrolet weekly preview(6-11-09)

Friday, June 12th, 2009
 Click on the link above to read about the upcoming weekend of racing among the NeSmith Chevrolet Series on my new website dedicated solely to racing in East Tennessee.

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