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No NASCAR provides an opportunity to watch the NFL on Sunday

Monday, November 30th, 2009

By Richard Allen
I was feeling a bit under the weather this past Sunday and found myself couch ridden for much of the day. Since there was no NASCAR to watch I found myself taking in a full afternoon of NFL football instead.
Since I typically make NASCAR racing my top priority during the racing season, I […]

Why not five, or even six?

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

By Richard Allen
When the checkered flag fell at the Homestead-Miami Speedway Jimmie Johnson wrote himself into a unique place in the NASCAR history books. He captured his fourth consecutive Sprint Cup championship separating him from Cale Yarborough, the only other driver to win three consecutive titles in NASCAR’s top division.
Perhaps the most remarkable thing about […]

Please! More Hamlin vs. Keselowski and Stewart vs. Montoya

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

By Richard Allen
Paybacks are…Well, you know.
This weekend’s racing at the Homestead-Miami Speedway featured plenty of payback and it made for some entertaining stuff.
In the Nationwide Series race on Saturday, the brewing rivalry between Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski came to a head. Hamlin promised payback for previous fouls, and he delivered.
Hamlin caught Keselowski and sent […]

Johnson set to make NASCAR history in Homestead

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

By Richard Allen
Only two men, Cale Yarborough and Jimmie Johnson, have ever won three consecutive NASCAR championships. Odds are that after this Sunday’s last race of 2009 there will be only one man to have ever won four consecutive titles.
Johnson made the championship battle interesting when he crashed early in the race at the Texas […]

Stewart’s season going opposite from the norm

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

By Richard Allen
Tony Stewart has always been known as a late charger. In each of his two Sprint Cup championship seasons he did not take the lead until late in the season and then went on to claim the title.
Typically, Stewart has come to life when the summer heat sets in and makes tracks slick […]

Finding a sponsor for Robby is more important than finding a sponsor for Danica

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

By Richard Allen
In the past few days a great deal of attention has been paid to the fact that JR Motorsports may or may not be able to find enough sponsorship to support that team’s effort to bring Dancia Patrick to the Nationwide Series of NASCAR.
Receiving a bit less attention has been the fact that […]

Brian France wants double standard applied in his court case against ex-wife

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

By Richard Allen
A judge in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina is about to decide if the civil complaint proceedings between Brian France and his ex-wife are to be made public or not. According to a published report in The Charlotte Observer, France has so far been granted an unusual amount of privacy from a court that […]

RPM having immediate success with Ford

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

By Richard Allen
In 1969 Richard Petty drove a Ford to ten victories on the NASCAR circuit. That was the only season in which ‘The King’ campaigned with a blue oval on the front of his car.
Now, the organization that carries his name is in the process of switching from Dodge to Ford. And in the […]

NASCAR’s problems are Junior’s fault

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

By Richard Allen
In an impromptu interview of NASCAR Chairman Brian France conducted by reporter Dustin Long in Texas the NASCAR boss gave an assessment of the sport he runs and of the coverage of that sport by its media contingent.
According to France, the sport is suffering because some of its major stars, namely Dale Earnhardt, […]

Finishes can be exciting without ‘debris’ cautions

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

By Richard Allen
Finishes do not have to contrived, Made-for-Sportscenter dashes to the checkered flag created by phony ‘debris’ cautions to be exciting.
Sunday’s Dickies 500 at the Texas Motor Speedway showed that. The end of that race proved to be a nail biter as some cars made it to the end on the fuel they had […]

ABC crew can’t hide enthusiasm for Johnson’s misfortune

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

By Richard Allen
One place you will probably never see the ABC/ESPN crew that covered Sunday’s Dickies 500 is at the final table of the World Series of Poker championship. In recent weeks they have had a bit of trouble hiding their emotions. In other words, they have not had their poker faces on.
When Jimmie Johnson […]

Here’s rooting for a Kyle Busch victory on Sunday

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

By Richard Allen
No driver has ever won three races in the top three NASCAR divisions over the course of the same weekend. Kyle Busch is near to doing just that.
On Friday night Busch won the Camping World Truck Series event at the Texas Motor Speedway. On Saturday afternoon the often controversial driver won the Nationwide […]

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