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If Kansas is to get a second date it should come from California, not Martinsville

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

By Richard Allen
Every time the Sprint Cup Series visits the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California the question arises as to whether or not this track should even be hosting NASCAR events.
Well, I am going to raise that question once again due to a recent happening that might have gone unnoticed in the sea of […]

Kenseth to have new crew chief in California

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

By Richard Allen
After their first two races together the pairing of driver Matt Kenseth and crew chief Drew Blickensderfer seemed like a match made in heaven. That match was broken on Wednesday.
The two combined their efforts to win the Daytona 500 and the Auto Club 500 to open the 2009 season. From that point, the […]

How long will Danica-mania last?

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

By Richard Allen
Had it not been for a pothole, Danica Patrick would have been THE story of SpeedWeeks at the Daytona International Speedway. The female racer who has come to NASCAR from the open wheel ranks completely dominated media coverage throughout most of the time leading up to the Daytona 500.
As well known for her […]

Daytona officials: Please don’t repave the ‘hole’ track

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

By Richard Allen
Once people took a few minutes to think about something other than Danica Patrick after the Daytona 500 they probably thought of the now infamous hole that appeared in turn 2 of the track just after the halfway point of ‘The Great American Race’.
The hole caused two separate delays in the race which […]

McMurray win puts Earnhardt name back in Daytona victory lane

Monday, February 15th, 2010

By Richard Allen
Jamie McMurray won the 2010 Daytona 500. That is a fact that will be overshadowed by Danica, a pothole, an extended green/white/checker finish and Junior’s second place effort.
However, even with being overshadowed in some ways, the irony of the McMurray win cannot be lost. In crossing the finish line first he beat out […]

Junior should be happy with second place…In more ways than one

Monday, February 15th, 2010

By Richard Allen
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. came into the Daytona 500 having to answer a myriad of questions. He left the race having answered at least some of those questions by posting a solid second place finish.
Junior put on quite a show by surging from 10th place to the runner-up spot over the last two laps. […]

Hole-y Daytona! 500 doesn’t disappoint despite delays

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

By Richard Allen
As is so often the case, the Daytona 500 proved to be unpredictable and exciting.
The racing was great throughout most of the event. As a matter of fact, there were more different leaders in this race than there had been in any other Daytona 500. The competition was close, and although the race […]

Will this year’s 500 winner break the Daytona jinx?

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

By Richard Allen
Winning the Daytona 500 is a good thing, right? Well, of course it is. This is the biggest race of the season. It is the race everybody wants to win and one of the few events in NASCAR in which the losing drivers don’t get out of the car and say they had […]

Kyle Busch set to run his own 24 Hours of Daytona

Friday, February 12th, 2010

By Richard Allen
With the Camping World Truck Series race scheduled for Friday night having been rained out Kyle Busch is now set to run his own version of the 24 Hours of Daytona.
Busch will start from the pole position in the Drive4COPD 300 Nationwide Series race which will begin just after 1:00pm on Saturday. He […]

Was the Junior/McGrew exchange a good thing or a bad thing?

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

By Richard Allen
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. got to start at the front of the field in Thursday’s second Daytona Duel qualifying race by virtue of his second place run in time trials for the Daytoan 500. After running near the front of the pack for several of the race’s early laps, the driver of car #88 […]

Daytona Duels show immediate benefit of ‘letting the players decide the outcome’

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

 
 
By Richard Allen
 
The two Daytona Duel qualifying races held on Thursday were two of the best races contested by NASCAR in quite sometime. And they were great races with great finishes because of close competition, not wrecks and mangled cars.
How many times have you watched a football or basketball game and heard an announcer or […]

Recent changes being unfairly blamed for crashes

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

By Richard Allen
As hard as it is for me to believe what I’m typing here, I am going to come to NASCAR’s defense on some issues.
After Wednesday’s Sprint Cup practice sessions in which crashes caused some teams to have to roll out backup cars, bump drafting and closing rates created by more open restrictor plates […]

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