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Bowyer looks to keep momentum rolling toward the Chase

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

By Richard Allen
Going into the July race in Chicago, Clint Bowyer’s Chase for the Championships hopes looked bleak. At that point, he was in the 16th spot of the overall standings, 135 points out of 12th place. But worse, his entire Richard Childress Racing organization seemed to be fading fast.
In Chicago, however, Bowyer finished 9th. […]

Busch vs. Vickers could get interesting going into Bristol

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

By Richard Allen
It seems as though there is always a brewing rivalry every time NASCAR heads toward a short track. This week, as competitors move onto the half-mile Bristol Motor Speedway, is no different.
This time, it is Toyota campaigners Kyle Busch and Brian Vickers who find themselves at odds.
During last week’s Nationwide Series race in […]

Gambles by Martin and Kenseth costly now and could be more costly later

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

By Richard Allen
It is always easy to make crucial calls after the fact, but sometimes the call that was made seems as though it should have not even been considered at the time in question.
On lap 157 of the Carfax 400 at the Michigan International Speedway, a yellow flag flew when David Stremme spun along […]

Toyota drives a dagger in American hearts with Michigan win

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

By Richard Allen
Years ago when the Japanese auto makers began to become a serious threat to U.S. manufacturers, it was fuel mileage that drew many American consumers to those cars. On Sunday at the Michigan International Speedway it was fuel mileage that allowed a Toyota to score a win in the backyards of Ford, General […]

Thank you for speaking your mind, Dale Jr.

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

By Richard Allen
Perhaps there was something in the water in Michigan but NASCAR drivers actually showed some personality and dared to speak their minds this past weekend. (More on Kyle Busch and Brian Vickers in another piece.)
Leading the pack was Dale Earnhardt, Jr., who decided to let his feelings be known about the fact that […]

No better time than the present for Ford teams to make a move

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

By Richard Allen
Ford has three drivers currently placed within the top-12 of the Sprint Cup standings. Two of those drivers, Greg Biffle in 10th and Matt Kenseth in 12th, are far from being locked into the Chase for the Championship.
With only four races remaining, now is the time for a move to be made that […]

NASCAR isn’t the only sport with failed drug tests and twisted tales

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

By Richard Allen
By now, anyone who even casually follows NASCAR has heard of Jeremy Mayfield’s failed drug tests and the resulting legal drama that has played out since May.
Mayfield is said to have tested positive for methamphetamines twice. As most know, the driver claims not to have ever used meth despite the results of the […]

David Stremme not making many friends

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

By Richard Allen
The last two weeks have been filled with run-ins and roughed up sheet metal for David Stremme. The driver has been involved in incidents during each of the last two races and has drown the ire of multiple drivers.
In Pocono, it was Robby Gordon who ran afoul of the #12 Penske Racing South […]

Sponsors jumping off the NASCAR ship in a hurry

Monday, August 10th, 2009

By Richard Allen
At the rate sponsors are leaving, NASCAR looks almost as if it would be better named the NASTANIC. Apparently, just like in 1912, everyone wants to get off a sinking ship and several major sponsors within the sport have either announced their intentions to jump ship or are rumored to be jumping ship […]

Watkins Glen delivers hard knocks to Hendrick mates Gordon and Earnhardt

Monday, August 10th, 2009

By Richard Allen
Hard wrecks are supposed to occur at Talladega or Daytona or Bristol, right? That was certainly not the case for Hendrick Motorsports teammates Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Jeff Gordon as well as Sam Hornish and Jeff Burton.
Earnhardt took a wild ride on lap 41 of the Heluva Good at the Glen. Junior said […]

Why do drivers feel the need to apologize?

Sunday, August 9th, 2009

By Richard Allen
Where did this calling between drivers to apologize for crashes come from? And, what’s the point?
In preparation for the race in Watkins Glen it was noted that David Reutimann was still upset with Denny Hamlin for an incident between the two at Pocono that ruined Reutimann’s day and hurt his chances of making […]

The race at Watkins Glen needs to be run in reverse

Saturday, August 8th, 2009

By Richard Allen
The title of this column sounds a bit misleading. Cars do not need to be going around the road course at Watkins Glen backing up, although that could make for a very interesting race.
What the title really means is that one of the keys to winning this race is being able to make […]

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