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Boogity, Boogity, Boogity…Fox needs to make some changes, boys

Monday, May 31st, 2010

By Richard Allen
The Fox Network has just completed its tenth season of broadcasting NASCAR races. Since their beginning of covering this sport in 2001, they have made very few changes to their on-air team or style of coverage. In my opinion, the time has come for some changes to be made.
Quite frankly, the material of […]

$20 million a prize worth working overtime for

Friday, May 28th, 2010

By Richard Allen
In a recent interview with Speed’s Wendy Venturini, Speedway Motorsports, Inc. Chairman Bruton Smith indicated that the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 ought to work more closely together in an attempt to help draw attention to both races.
One suggestion Smith made that would no doubt serve to garner plenty of attention was […]

My prediction: Jimmie Johnson will win in Charlotte

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

By Richard Allen
For those wondering who might win the Coca-Cola 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway this upcoming Memorial Day weekend, I have two questions. First, did you see the Sprint All Star Race last week? And, have you watched any race at CMS over the past 6-8 years?
I know Jimmie Johnson did not win […]

It looks to be a very long season for Kasey Kahne

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

By Richard Allen
2010 started off well enough for Kasey Kahne. He won one of the qualifying races in preparation for the season opening Daytona 500. However, with only three exceptions, not much else has gone well for the native of the state of Washington.
Kahne scored top-10 finishes in Las Vegas, Atlanta and Texas. Other than […]

Who should make up the second class of Hall of Fame inductees?

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

By Richard Allen
When I first heard there would be five inductees into the new NASCAR Hall of Fame I picked Richard Petty, Junior Johnson, Dale Earnhardt, and the Frances as my initial class. As it turns out those were the five to be chosen.
Petty and Earnhardt seemed obvious choices as the only seven time champions […]

Carl Edwards no less disappointing than Junior

Monday, May 24th, 2010

By Richard Allen
There has been a great deal of attention focused on the struggles of Dale Earnhardt, Jr. on this website and just about every other NASCAR related media outlet. However, one driver has struggled every bit as much over the past year and a half or so and not nearly so much attention has […]

Tension between Hamlin and Busch will not ruin JGR momentum

Monday, May 24th, 2010

By Richard Allen
During and after Saturday’s Sprint All Star Race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway there was obvious tension between Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch. The two were involved in an incident that might well have cost at least one of them $1 million.
In the race’s final segment Hamlin was running […]

If you could attend one more race, which would it be?

Monday, May 24th, 2010

By Richard Allen
To race fans, the Daytona 500 is somewhat like New Year’s. It’s a special time and everything starts over again. The Southern 500 in Darlington is like Thanksgiving. It’s traditional and uniquely American. Going to a race at a favorite track is like a birthday because it is like your own special day.
The […]

Not exactly the run Ford FR9 teams were looking for

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

By Richard Allen
Pretty much every Ford team was running the much anticipated FR9 engine in the Sprint All Star Challenge in Charlotte this past weekend. The results showed the engine apparently helped very little.
Matt Kenseth in 8th place was the highest finishing of the four Ford Fusion drivers in the race. Even that finish exaggerates […]

Doesn’t look like Johnson and Knaus were just winging it

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

By Richard Allen
After a couple of not so Jimmie Johnson like performances over the last few weeks some racing followers began to speculate that the four time consecutive champion had lost his edge after NASCAR removed the rear wing from the Car of Tomorrow and replaced it with a blade spoiler.
Johnson ran poorly at Darlington […]

My preidiction: Kevin Harvick will win the All Star Race

Friday, May 21st, 2010

By Richard Allen
I am currently on an incredible hot streak of one in a row at picking race winners on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. With that said, I feel pretty safe in saying the world awaits my prediction for the upcoming weekend’s Sprint All Star Race.
So, without further adieu, the winner of this race […]

It’s time for the Ford FR9 engine to prove its worth

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

By Richard Allen
After a great deal off fanfare and much waiting, it is finally time for Ford’s first race specific engine, the FR9, to show what it can do once and for all.
In this weekend’s Sprint All Star Race activities the new power plant will be put to use by every Ford team supplied by […]

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