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My prediction: Jeff Gordon will win in Richmond

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

By Richard Allen
Yesterday, I posted a column that said all the pieces are in place for a major implosion at Hendrick Motorsports. Well, that implosion is not going to happen this weekend, if ever.
Frustrated fans of Jeff Gordon, and the driver himself, will have reason to celebrate because he will win the ‘Crown Royal presents […]

Are the pieces in place for a major HMS implosion?

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

By Richard Allen
As a history teacher one the most interesting time periods for me is the period surrounding World War I. The reason I find the era so fascinating is that it is a classic example of the people involved not being able to ‘see the forest for the trees’. Looking back with hindsight as […]

Fox’s Talladega broadcast left something to be desired

Monday, April 26th, 2010

By Richard Allen
I know nothing about producing a live television broadcast of a NASCAR race, but I do know how to watch one. And unfortunately, even in the midst of such a great race as Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 in Talladega, the broadcast was frustrating to watch.
First and foremost, I know Fox’s ultimate goal as a […]

Don’t you wish every race was like that?

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

By Richard Allen
The Aaron’s 499 at the Talladega Super Speedway has to go down as one of the most exciting NASCAR Sprint Cup races in recent history. There were a record 29 drivers who led the event and a record 88 lead changes among those drivers.
I would find it hard to believe that anyone who […]

That’s why NASCAR was right to allow for multiple G/W/C attempts

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

By Richard Allen
For whatever reason, a number of the people I follow on twitter do not like the use of multiple green/white/checkered finish attempts. A number of complaints were being lodged after the first attempt on the social networking service.
I have one simple question for anyone who dislikes the practice. Why?
The finish of Sunday’s Aaron’s […]

My prediction: Junior will win in Talladega

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

By Richard Allen
I very rarely pick Dale Earnhardt, Jr. to win any race. To be perfectly honest, over the past couple of years I have had little faith in he or his team’s ability to do what it takes to win. That ringing endorsement aside, however, I believe he will win this weekend in Talladega.
Here’s […]

Could losing Shell work out in RCR’s favor?

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

By Richard Allen
It was recently announced that the Shell Oil Company and its Pennzoil brand would leave Richard Childress Racing, which it has sponsored since 2007, to join forces with Penske Racing South and driver Kurt Busch.
There is never a good time for a NASCAR team to lose a sponsor, and these trying economic times […]

Is there trouble in paradise: Gordon vs. Johnson

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

By Richard Allen
Earlier this season, television crews broadcast a bit of a spat between Jimmie Johnson and his long time crew chief Chad Knaus. On Monday in Texas, Johnson found himself in the midst of another high profile spat with a teammate of a different sort. This time, instead of fussing with his crew chief […]

Why didn’t NASCAR run the Sprint Cup race on Monday evening?

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

By Richard Allen
Rainouts at a race track, any race track, are bad for all involved and there is little anyone can really do about it.
With that said, a friend of mine asked me a question today that I did not really have a good answer for. Why didn’t NASCAR run the rain delayed Samsung Mobile […]

Hendrick offers no guarantee of success for Kahne: Without Johnson, HMS on par with other top teams

Monday, April 19th, 2010

By Richard Allen
With the recent news that Kasey Kahne will be joining Hendrick Motorsports in 2012, there has been a great deal of speculation as to what the future holds for the driver.
The initial guess work surrounding Kahne has been in regard to where he will drive in 2011. With his contract at Richard Petty […]

Robby Gordon’s good run came at a perfect time

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

By Richard Allen
Robby Gordon Motorsports is in the midst of a somewhat make or break season. The #7 Toyota team has struggled to find sponsorship throughout the year and has been hampered by a number of poor finishes. At times this season, Gordon has found himself outside the all important top-35 of the owner’s points […]

Could Kahne land at JR Motorsports in 2011?

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

By Richard Allen
The news has been broken by multiple sources that driver Kasey Kahne will leave Richard Petty Motorsports at the end of the 2010 season. He is slated to join Hendrick Motorsports in 2012 after Mark Martin’s contract as the driver of car #5 expires.
With Kahne’s contract at RPM expiring at the end of […]

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