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Danica passed her ARCA test so now the real fun starts

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

By Richard Allen
If you were shocked or surprised when it was announced that Danica Patrick was indeed going to race in the Nationwide Series event in Daytona this Saturday you might want to think about getting out more often. Numerous clues had been dropped along the way, and after all, she wasn’t driving in an […]

The fastest 43 cars will race in the Daytona 500…right?

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

By Richard Allen
There will be forty-three cars to take the green flag for Sunday’s Daytona 500. To a newcomer to this sport it would seem logical to assume that the fastest forty-three cars in qualifying would be the ones to take that green flag. However, that is not how it works.
First of all, the Daytona […]

I like Brad Keselowski

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

By Richard Allen
After watching him race for a little over a year now I have come to the conclusion that I like Brad Keselowski. To me, he embodies what all NASCAR drivers ought to be.
This came to me a few nights ago when I saw him on SpeedTV talking with the likes of Waltrip, Hammonds […]

Kenseth looking for turnaround in 2010

Monday, February 8th, 2010

By Richard Allen
Only one short year removed from the biggest win of his career it is hard to believe Matt Kenseth is looking to improve upon what turned out to be a season filled with a few ups and many downs last season.
Kenseth fulfilled a long time dream when he won the rain shortened Daytona […]

Earnhardt style leadership would lessen practice crashes

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

By Richard Allen
On Thursday NASCAR Sprint Cup cars hit the track for the first time in 2010. Shortly after that, they began hitting each other and the wall. Quickly, drivers and commentators began blaming the new restrictor plates being used. The more open plates caused cars to close on one another too quickly they said, […]

Bud Shootout finish ruins a great Saturday for NASCAR

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

By Richard Allen
Everything seemed to be going so well for NASCAR on Saturday.
Dale Earnhardt, Jr., the sport’s most popular driver, looked to take the first step toward a comeback by qualifying on the outside of the front row for next weekend’s Daytona 500. After a disastrous 2009, NASCAR needs its top fan favorite to recover […]

What does front row start mean for 5 and 88 teams?

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

By Richard Allen
In the grand scheme of things qualifying on the front row for the Daytona 500 does not guarantee anything other than a front row start in the Daytona 500. However, for the teams of Mark Martin and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Saturday’s qualifying results must have been very satisfying.
As is often pointed out, the […]

NASCAR makes a good decision/Junior, Robby and Bill near the top of speed chart/and TV times

Friday, February 5th, 2010

By Richard Allen
 
From the department of giving credit where credit is due, NASCAR made a good and fair decision by allowing those teams who did not get to practice on Friday due to the weather to have some track time on Saturday morning before Daytona 500 qualifying.
 
While some might argue that the track was open […]

Harvick returning to the scene of two more recent successes

Friday, February 5th, 2010

By Richard Allen
A couple of recent February trips to the Daytona International Speedway have produce big wins in the career of Kevin Harvick. Unfortunately for the driver of car #29, those are the only wins he has had in three years.
Last year Harvick scored a victory in the lucrative but non-points paying Budweiser Shootout on […]

Will practice crashes bring and end to bump drafting?

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

By Richard Allen
When NASCAR announced they were going to reverse the policy instituted last season at Talladega and again allow drivers to bump draft I had the fear that after a couple of practice wrecks they might once again take away the bump draft.
Well, they’ve now had some practice crashes. As a matter of fact, […]

What if Danica actually wins something?

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

By Richard Allen
That’s right sports fans. This weekend promises one of the biggest events of the year in all of sports. Yes, I am talking about the debut of Danica Patrick driving a stock car.
Well, you might have thought I was going to mention that other sporting event taking place just a little south of […]

Michael Waltrip Racing set to move toward the top tier

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

By Richard Allen
I’ll admit that when I first heard Michael Waltrip was forming his own NASCAR Sprint Cup team I was less than optimistic that the new team would ever be successful. It is extremely difficult for any new car owner to make it in racing, let alone as a driver/owner. And more, Waltrip’s television […]

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