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Chasing points: This is the type of drama the Chase is supposed to create

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

By Richard Allen
Nobody thought Carl Edwards would be in this position. Matt Kenseth is not supposed to be in this position. Mark Martin and Kyle Busch shouldn’t be in this position. Brian Vickers and Juan Pablo Montoya have never been in this position.
The position in question is on the bubble for making the NASCAR’s Chase […]

Chasing points: Cautions help and hurt Kenseth, Busch

Monday, September 7th, 2009

By Richard Allen

Matt Kenseth’s Sunday began as if he were going to be in for 500 miles of misery. Very early into the Pep Boys Auto 500 he started to complain of an ill handling race car. He even bounced the car off the wall at one point. His complaints proved justified as he […]

Atlanta track provided great racing for a full 500 miles

Monday, September 7th, 2009

By Richard Allen
NASCAR fans ought to be able to expect the type of racing they saw in the Pep Boys Auto 500 every week.
Rather than simply driving around at full speed for a few laps until the next caution, the worn surface of the Atlanta Motor Speedway created an environment with all the elements for […]

Edwards made the right decision to run the Atlanta Nationwide race

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

By Richard Allen
As has been well documented, Carl Edwards broke a bone in his foot during an over-exuberant Frisbee contest earlier in the week. Some questioned whether or not he made the right decision by competing in Saturday’s Nationwide Series event in Atlanta.
I believe Edwards made the right decision by running that race. However, it […]

It’s amazing there aren’t more instances like happened to Edwards and Elliott

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

By Richard Allen
Off weekends for the Sprint Cup Series can prove costly and painful for the star drivers of that circuit. Carl Edwards and Bill Elliott proved that this past weekend.
Edwards did not have a complete weekend off since he also competes fulltime on the Nationwide Series as well. However, part time off was more […]

If you’re hoping Labor Day race will someday return to Darlington, forget it

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

By Richard Allen
The NASCAR Sprint Cup race held each year on the Labor Day weekend will never be moved back to Darlington, no matter how much traditionalists may want it to be. That would be tantamount to the sanctioning body admitting they made a mistake by moving the race away in the first place, and […]

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