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NASCAR’s truck series nearing its end?

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

By Richard Allen
The Camping World Truck Series offers up some of the best competition in all of NASCAR. Unfortunately, the series is almost surely approaching its end.
The truck races have become one of my favorite parts of the racing weekend. For the most part, the drivers are real racers who drive hard and love what […]

Roush looks to turn medicore Pocono finish to Michigan domination

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

By Richard Allen
In the middle sections of last week’s Pocono 500 it looked like things could not possibly go any better for Roush Fenway Racing. RFR drivers led every lap between 79 and 139. For much of the 500 mile event Carl Edwards, Greg Biffle and Matt Kenseth raced at the front of the pack.
Unfortunately, […]

New East Tennessee racing website coming soon

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Soon, I hope to move the information on local racing in East Tennessee to a new website so that local racing can get more attention and space.
For now, schedule information and links to each of East Tennessee’s race tracks can be found by clicking on the link below.

Race Preview and Fantasy Picks: LifeLock 400

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

By Richard Allen

Track and Location: Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, MI
Track Layout: 2 mile D-shaped oval with 18 degrees of banking in the turns

Race Distance: 400 miles/ 200 laps

Date of Race: Sunday(June 14, 2009)
Radio Coverage: MRN(1:15pm Eastern)

Television Coverage: TNT(12:30pm Eastern)
Start Time: 2:15pm Eastern
Last Year’s Winner: Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Here are some thoughts for the LifeLock 400:
This […]

Are double-file restarts an indication that NASCAR is finally aware of problems?

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

By Richard Allen
Question: Who are these people and what have they done with the folks who normally run NASCAR?
During the past couple of weeks NASCAR took a somewhat unprecedented step, for them. They responded to the clamoring of fans and media for a change in the way restarts following caution periods are done.
Now be aware, […]

Putting Carpentier in for road courses a good decision by Waltrip

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

By Richard Allen
Michael Waltrip is apparently in the process of transitioning from owner/driver to simply owner. Just days ago it was announced that Patrick Carpentier will drive the #55 NAPA Toyota in the upcoming Save Mart 350 at the Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California.
Carpentier is also set to drive the Michael Waltrip Racing Nationwide Series […]

Volunteer Speedway hosting big night or racing on Friday(6-12-09)

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Rusty Wallace Toyota presents ‘Fan Appreciation Night’ on Friday, June 12 at Volunteer Speedway

BULLS GAP, Tenn. — Fan Appreciation Night presented by Rusty Wallace Toyota of Morristown is scheduled Friday, June 12 at Volunteer Speedway.
Highlighting the four-division racing program will be Round 4 of “Friday Night Fights” for the “TSC Cars” […]

Tony Stewart is no Alan Kulwicki

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

By Richard Allen
Anyone who has the title of owner/driver in front of his name and has success in NASCAR is ultimately going to be compared to other successful owner/drivers in the sport’s history.
Tony Stewart is having a great deal of success as an owner/driver in 2009. He won the Sprint All Star Challenge and most […]

Hopefully, McGrew hasn’t committed career suicide

Monday, June 8th, 2009

By Richard Allen
After the race in Dover many Dale Earnhardt, Jr. fans were excited as they believed their driver had taken a step forward. He finished 12th in that race which was a marked improvement over his embarrassing 40th place run in the Coca-Cola 600.
The poor run in Charlotte spelled the demise of Junior’s cousin […]

I am retracting one part of my Kyle Busch rant

Monday, June 8th, 2009

By Richard Allen
On Sunday, I posted a column on this website expressing my displeasure with Kyle Busch’s actions in victory lane following his Nationwide Series win at the Nashville Super Speedway. I continue to stand by that piece with the exception of one thing I wrote.
I said that, “ If NASCAR wants to impose heavy […]

Wave-by free passes, pit road blunders and a race too long

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

By Richard Allen
*The Pocono 500 was the first race to employ the double-file restart after each caution. Everything seemed to go pretty well and there did not seem to be very much confusion.
Several cars got to make up almost an entire lap because of the new policy of waving cars on the tail end of […]

Hunter is “Best” at Mountain Raceway Park

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

By Michael Nuchols
> Second generation late model driver Hunter Best finally made his way
> to victory lane this past weekend in the Nesmith late model feature.
> Best had to battle his way around current points leader and pole
> sitter Josh Henry to earn a well deserved victory. Early in the event,
> Best charged the 007 […]

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