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Hendrick has to find a crew chief who speaks Junior’s language

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

 
 By Richard Allen
Listening to the in-car radio of Dale Earnhardt, Jr. during the Lifelock.com 400 in Chicago revealed that Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and crew chief Lance McGrew do not speak the same language.
McGrew speaks in very specific, technical terms when discussing the adjustments needed for the car. In other words he speaks Hendrickese. Earnhardt, on […]

Tommy Kerr striving for the next level

Monday, July 13th, 2009

 
By Richard Allen

 
Tommy Kerr can win late model dirt races. One look around the Blount Motorsports shop where his cars are prepared shows that. There are numerous souvenir sized paychecks given only to race winners tacked to the wall.
But even with the success he has had, he is still looking for more.
“We’re striving for the […]

Kurt Busch vows revenge on Johnson

Monday, July 13th, 2009

By Richard Allen
The Lifelock.com 400 at the Chicagoland Speedway was more like the Lifeless 400 for the most part. However, Kurt Busch and Jimmie Johnson did do their part to liven things up a bit near the end of the event.
Just after a double-file restart the leaders of the race began to mix things up […]

Chicago track exemplifies everything traditional fans dislike about today’s NASCAR

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

By Richard Allen
Saturday’s race at the Chicagoland Speedway was, in a word, boring. Sure, there were moments of excitement at the very end as drivers actually raced each other in the final 50 laps or so. But, there probably weren’t nearly as many watching at the end of the Lifelock.com 400 as there were at […]

That race was like a bad movie

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

By Richard Allen
I’ve been to bad movies before. Some of them were so bad that people would start to get up and walk out of the theater. I, on the other hand, always stay. I figure they made the movie for some reason. There has to be something big coming, something to make this whole […]

Kyle Busch: Picking at Stewart is much different from picking at Junior

Friday, July 10th, 2009

By Richard Allen
Kyle Busch has made pretty good sport of firing verbal jabs at Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and his ‘Junior Nation’ over the past year or so. That has made for some good headlines and has kept things a bit lively.
But now, after his last lap crash in Daytona, young Mr. Busch has decided that […]

NASCAR’s Hall of Fame choices will be difficult: Here are my five

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

By Richard Allen
The first class of members will be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2010. NASCAR has released the names of 25 people who make up the candidates for that initial membership and narrowing the number down to the maximum of five entries will be difficult to say the least.
For what it […]

Childress’ 2009 woes continue

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

By Richard Allen
The 2009 season is not going as Richard Childress Racing would have hoped, to say the least.
Things got off to an excellent start as Kevin Harvick won the Budweiser Shootout All Star race in Daytona, but there have been very few bright spots since then for this organization that produced six championships for […]

Another round of Friday Night Fights coming to Bulls Gap

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

http://easttennracer.blogspot.com/2009/07/another-round-of-friday-night-fights.html
 Click on the link above to read about the $3,000 to win super late model race coming to the Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap this Friday night.
 On this site I have set up dedicated solely to racing in east Tennessee you will find links to each of the area’s great tracks and a schedule of […]

DEI’s real mistake may have been letting Waltrip and Norris get away

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

By Richard Allen
Michael Waltrip Racing has gone farther than many people ever expected.
During Tuesday’s press conference to announce the ending of Waltrip’s full time driving career and the beginning of Martin Truex’s driving stint with the company, even Darrell Waltrip and Michael himself admitted they had doubts at times about the organization.
Michael’s brother Darrell, who […]

Kenseth needed a good run and he got it

Monday, July 6th, 2009

By Richard Allen
Leaving the Daytona International Speedway in February, Matt Kenseth had to be feeling a sense of jubilation and accomplishment. After all, he had just won NASCAR’s biggest prize, the Daytona 500.
Leaving the Daytona International Speedway in July, Kenseth had to be feeling a sense of relief. He finished 8th in the Coke Zero […]

Mayfield should have been in Daytona

Monday, July 6th, 2009

By Richard Allen
On July 1st Jeremy Mayfield was granted an injunction by a federal judge that, at least temporarily, gave him the right to race in NASCAR. However, he did not take advantage of the ruling. He did not make an appearance at the Daytona International Speedway during the weekend of the Coke Zero 400.
In […]

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