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Does it take a ‘Rich Dad’ to get into modern day racing?

Monday, April 12th, 2010

By Richard Allen
Most likely at some point in your cruising along the information super highway you have come across an advertisement for the ‘Rich Dad’ financial planning website. Although I have never looked very closely at the site, I can guess there is one thing it does not say when advising people of how to […]

Gordon and Letarte just miss…again

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

By Richard Allen
It’s almost becoming the story of the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. It seems as though Jeff Gordon and crew chief Steve Letarte have found the combination to put themselves in contention for victories, but they just can’t seem to finish the deal.
In Las Vegas, Gordon led 219 of the 267 race laps. […]

Phoenix event makes the case for shorter races

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

By Richard Allen
A while back I wrote a piece in which I stated my belief that most NASCAR Sprint Cup races are too long. Three or four 500-600 mile races are enough. Daytona, Darlington and Charlotte are really the only tracks that should race to that kind of distance.
It is my firm belief that shorter […]

Kyle Busch wins and jabs at NASCAR from victory lane

Friday, April 9th, 2010

By Richard Allen
At one point in the Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at the Phoenix International Raceway, Kyle Busch delivered a sucker punch to about half the field. Then he landed a haymaker to his primary competitors near the end of the race. And in victory lane, he scored a stinging jab to […]

Phoenix track deserves its place on the NASCAR schedule

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

By Richard Allen
NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series began racing at the Phoenix International Raceway in 1988. And unlike so many of the non-traditional facilities on the yearly Sprint Cup schedule, this track actually looks like it belongs among the older NASCAR venues.
When thinking of the places where NASCAR seems to belong one tends to bring up […]

Is Gordon’s recent record really any better than Junior’s?

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

By Richard Allen
Before anyone gets too excited by the headline of this piece, let me just say that this is not going to be a condemnation of either Jeff Gordon or Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Instead, it is more of a commentary on what modern day NASCAR has become. But to make the point I hope […]

Night time in Phoenix may be the right time for settling a few scores

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

By Richard Allen
We are only six races into the NASCAR Sprint Cup season for 2010 and there are already a number of scores that may need to be settled. Perhaps the first night race of the year will be the time for getting even. It seems as though tempers are more apt to flare when […]

NCAA might want to look at NASCAR before changing a good thing

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

By Richard Allen
The NCAA Basketball Tournament is one of the great events in all of sports. It is one of the few things that is seemingly perfect. Each year 65 teams live out their hopes, dreams and disappointments right before the eyes of an enthralled college sports public.
However, if rumors are to be believed, the […]

Ken Schrader and ‘Kid Rocket’ among those winning on dirt with Roush Yates Engines

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

By Richard Allen
Back in January at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony of the National Motorsports Press Association, Jack Roush stated that the Roush Yates Engines partnership of he and Doug Yates would expand into other forms of racing in order to prevent having to lay workers off in these slow economic times. One of […]

Menard, Hornish showing they can compete in NASCAR

Monday, April 5th, 2010

By Richard Allen
Paul Menard and Sam Hornish, Jr. have been the subject of some degree of ridicule throughout their brief NASCAR Sprint Cup careers. However, the 2010 season is proving to be somewhat of a breakout year for both.
These two drivers have made it to NASCAR’s highest level by traveling very different roads. Both have […]

NASCAR doomed the truck series when they tried to go ‘big time’

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

By Richard Allen
I have tried to be more supportive of the NASCAR organization throughout much of this season. They have tired to improve their on-track product at the Sprint Cup level over the past several months by instituting double file restarts, replacing the wing on the Car of Tomorrow with a spoiler, and allowing multiple […]

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