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What are the odds that Sergio Pena and Joao Barbosa will be signed by Sprint Cup teams?

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

By Richard Allen
After this weekend two drivers made headlines that will in all likelihood get them signed by Sprint Cup teams in short order.
Sergio Pena created a wave throughout the stock car racing world with his showing in the Toyota All Star Challenge in Irwindale, California. On Friday the 16 year old got attention by […]

Sabates was right in suggestioning changes to the schedule and he didn’t go far enough

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

By Richard Allen
Last week, Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing team co-owner Felix Sabates stirred some controversy by saying that NASCAR should not be racing in Michigan because as he said, “There’s nobody left in Detroit other than the police and the unemployed. I’d cut Michigan off the schedule altogether. Michigan — I’m talking about the state — is […]

Joey Logano claims the Toyota All Star Challenge

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

By Richard Allen
Joey Logano doesn’t get to race against many drivers he can refer to as a kid. On Saturday night he did just that and the kid gave him a run for the money.
The Toyota All Star Showdown on the Toyota Speedway in Irwindale, California serves as an unofficial start of the racing season. […]

Don’t get too excited about those NASCAR changes just yet: PART III- Leadership

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

By Richard Allen
In recent days the suddenly new and improved, fan-friendly NASCAR has announced that they are replacing the rear wing of the Car of Tomorrow with a blade spoiler, they are doing away with the no bump-drafting rule on restrictor plate tracks and they are going to let the drivers show some personality.
These changes […]

Is this a make or break year for Junior…or McGrew?

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

By Richard Allen
Last week, the print and broadcast media who report on NASCAR were given their yearly tour of team shops. For the most part, all that is said on the tour is very scripted and predictable. Every team expects they are going to do well. Every driver is ready to get started and feels […]

Wrong time to be ride hunting for Harvick, Kahne, Hamlin and others

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

By Richard Allen
2010 promises to be a pivotal year in the careers of several NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers. Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Kasey Kahne, Elliott Sadler, Jamie McMurray, Scott Speed and A.J. Allmendinger each have contracts set to expire at the end of the 2010 season.
The problem for each of these drivers is that they […]

Don’t get too excited about those NASCAR changes just yet: PART II- The Chase

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

By Richard Allen
In recent days the suddenly new and improved, fan-friendly NASCAR has announced that they are replacing the rear wing of the Car of Tomorrow with a blade spoiler, they are doing away with the no bump-drafting rule on restrictor plate tracks and they are going to let the drivers show some personality.
These changes […]

Don’t get too excited about those NASCAR changes just yet: PART I- The CoT

Monday, January 25th, 2010

By Richard Allen
In recent days the suddenly new and improved, fan-friendly NASCAR has announced that they are replacing the rear wing of the Car of Tomorrow with a blade spoiler, they are doing away with the no bump-drafting rule on restrictor plate tracks and they are going to let the drivers show some personality.
These changes […]

Hamlin’s knee will hurt his chances at title

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

By Richard Allen
Denny Hamlin has some skills on the basketball court from what I’ve been told. However, those skills were not enough to prevent him from suffering an injury while playing a recent pick-up game.
Hamlin suffered a tear of the ACL to his left knee.
Trouble is, many have penciled Hamlin in as a contender to […]

According to NASCAR…Everything is fine

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

By Richard Allen
For those of you who might have been worried about the state of NASCAR going into the 2010 season, fear not. According to those at the top of the sport everything is just fine.
At stop after stop on the Sprint Media Tour the twitter feeds lit up with messages from the racing media […]

NMPA offers up outstanding weekend of events

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

By Richard Allen
Every year in mid-January the National Motorsports Press Association convenes just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina for a weekend of meetings and festivities. Many members agreed that this year’s convention was the best the group has had in quite sometime.
As is always the case, the weekend’s activities started off on Saturday night with […]

A photo recap of the NMPA Hall of Fame ceremony

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

 By Richard Allen
 On Saturday January 16, 2009 The National Motorsports Press Association inducted Rusty Wallace, Roger Penske, Jack Roush and Robert Yates into its Hall of Fame.Here are some photos taken at that event:
 
Rusty Wallace awaits his fellow honorees.

Everyone has arrived.

Wallace, Penske, Roush and Yates. What a class!

Jack Roush and Robin Pemberton.

Robert Yates doing something […]

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