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Archive for December, 2009

Potential NASCAR stories for 2010: Jimmie Johnson takes fifth consecutive title

Monday, December 28th, 2009

By Richard Allen
Since the drop of the checkered flag at the Miami-Homestead Speedway in November much writing has been done to review the major stories of the 2009 NASCAR season. With that said, over the next several days this website will attempt to take a look ahead into 2010 and ponder the potentially big stories […]

Potential NASCAR stories for 2010: Brian France vs. Jeremy Mayfield

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

By Richard Allen
Since the drop of the checkered flag at the Miami-Homestead Speedway in November much writing has been done to review the major stories of the 2009 NASCAR season. With that said, over the next several days this website will attempt to take a look ahead into 2010 and ponder the potentially big stories […]

Junior has more important things to worry about than his car number

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

By Richard Allen
Apparently Darrell Waltrip doesn’t think Dale Earnhardt, Jr. has enough pressure on him.
After coming off a disastrous season in which he had no wins, only five top-10s and a 25th place finish in the final standings he would seem to have plenty to worry about. However, ole DW seems to think that now […]

Lessons learned in NASCAR 2009: NASCAR can do some good things

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

By Richard Allen
 
I spend a great deal of time on this website criticizing NASCAR’s leadership and questioning the direction in which that organization is taking its product. I do not do that because I dislike the sport or even because I have some personal vendetta against NASCAR’s hierarchy. I criticize because I deeply care about […]

Danica will not save NASCAR

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

By Richard Allen
 
Ever since it was announced last week that Danica Patrick would drive on a limited basis for JR Motorsports in 2010 there have been some interesting headlines written on the subject. “Will Danica save NASCAR?” and “Danica could provide the shot in the arm NASCAR needs” have been at the top of columns […]

Lessons learned in NASCAR 2009: The CoT is a terrible race car

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

By Richard Allen
On numerous occasions I have had people send me e-mails or make comments regarding how much they despise the fact that Toyota is allowed to race in NASCAR. My response to that is, “What difference does it really make?”
After all, with the Car of Tomorrow the only real difference between the makes are […]

NASCAR would do well to follow the proposed F1 points system

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

By Richard Allen
There are a number of things that need fixing in NASCAR, in my opinion. The racing has to improve or else it is not going to matter what flash in the pan, media frenzied ‘star’ comes to the sport next.
One thing that could go a long way toward improving the competition would be […]

Lessons learned in NASCAR 2009: Fixing Junior will not be easy

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

By Richard Allen
Hendrick Motorsports drivers Jimmie Johnson, Mark Martin and Jeff Gordon finished 1-2-3 in the final NASCAR Sprint Cup standings. Both Tony Stewart and Ryan Newman, driving for what amounts to a Hendrick subsidiary, qualified for the Chase for the Championship and had strong runs throughout the season.
Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt, Jr. finished […]

Lessons learned in NASCAR 2009: NASCAR’s fanbase continues to erode

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Now that the season ending banquets are behind us we can officially lay the 2009 NASCAR season to rest. So, what did we learn from this past year of racing?
I have complied a list of lessons learned from the 2009 season. Over the next several days I will publish this list.
Here is one of my […]

College football has a few things in common with NASCAR

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

By Richard Allen
NASCAR fans, do these allegations sound familiar? They just want certain teams to win. They made calls to help that team. They change the rules however they want to, sometimes in the middle of the contest. There’s a conspiracy to see to it that everything works out a certain way. It’s a stupid […]

Lessons learned in NASCAR 2009: Hendrick still dominates

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

Now that the season ending banquets are behind us we can officially lay the 2009 NASCAR season to rest. So, what did we learn from this past year of racing?
I have complied a list of lessons learned from the 2009 season. Over the next several days I will publish this list.
Here is one of my […]