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Busch got raced the way he races…and didn’t like it

Saturday, August 8th, 2009

By Richard Allen
Kyle Busch is certainly not averse to ruffling a few feathers, both on and off the track. To his credit, on the track he is one of the most talented, aggressive and hard charging drivers this sport has seen come along in recent history.
To his discredit, or maybe to his credit, he has […]

Keselowski better off on the Hendrick “B-team” than on any other team

Friday, August 7th, 2009

By Richard Allen
For what it is worth, here are some words of advice to Brad Keselowski: STAY WHERE YOU ARE! So what if you are on the Hendrick Motorsports “B-team”.
Speculation has had it that Keselowski is hoping to become a full time Sprint Cup driver in 2010, but reports have it that there are very […]

If they really are ‘ringers’ wouldn’t they win once in a while?

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

By Richard Allen
Whenever the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series travels to either the Infineon Raceway in California or the Watkins Glen Raceway in New York the term ‘road course ringers’ is often thrown out by the folks covering the races.
A ringer is someone brought in to assure that a certain team will win an event.
Ringers are […]

Sorry NASCAR, it isn’t just the economy

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

By Richard Allen
Have you noticed all those empty seats and statistics showing lowered television ratings in NASCAR lately? If you have followed the sport at all during the 2009 season then you almost certainly have.
Well, NASCAR has an answer as to why those things are happening. Simply, it is the economy causing the reductions in […]

Busch and Reutimann see Chase chances take a hit in Pocono

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

By Richard Allen
Kyle Busch and David Reutimann came into the Pennsylvania 500 at the Pocono Raceway on the outside of the top-12 of the Sprint Cup standings. Unfortunately for both, the results of that race did little to help their chances of breaking into the all important Chase for the Championship rankings.
There are only five […]

Should there be a ‘Lucky Dog’ limit?

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

By Richard Allen
I do not have an answer for the question I am asking in the headline of this column. I am simply asking the question. The question came to mind during Monday’s race in Pocono.
During the Pennsylvania 500 Jimmie Johnson and his #48 team experienced some sort of problem with the engine. Johnson at […]

That’s not exactly what Robby Gordon had in mind

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

By Richard Allen
Robby Gordon seemed to be having a pretty decent run in the Pennsylvania 500 until lap 149. On that lap he spun and made contact with the outside retaining wall. His car was damaged, but not so much that he couldn’t continue.
The car’s damage was slight, but the driver’s anger level was great. […]

Those last 50 laps are what racing is all about

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

By Richard Allen
The last 50 laps of the Pennsylvania 500 at the Pocono Raceway are what NASCAR racing is supposed to be like. In those laps there was passing, fender rubbing, tempers flaring and sparks flying. That is the kind of stuff that made NASCAR popular in the first place and the kind of stuff […]

Monday races aren’t all bad

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

By Richard Allen
I’ve been to several races like the one in Pocono that got rained out and it stinks. It makes for a difficult situation for everyone involved.
Fans have paid a lot of money and gone out of their way to attend. Many of those fans can not come back on Monday due to having […]

The Nationwide CoT looks promising…maybe even too promising

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

By Richard Allen
Based on the few pictures and computer projections available, NASCAR’s version of the soon to be used Nationwide Series Car of Tomorrow looks promising so far.
It appears as though NASCAR has taken the criticism of its Sprint Cup CoT to heart and has listened to the suggestions made by competitors and manufacturers. The […]

Only 43 cars in Pocono…Calling Carl Long!

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

By Richard Allen
NASCAR may need to put Carl Long on their speed dial very soon.
Only 43 cars showed up in Pocono for the Pennsylvania 500 this week. So much for that ‘go or go home’ qualifying session. It’s probably a good thing for NASCAR that it rained. That kept the television crew who would have […]

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