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Seriously DW, Mike Helton in the Hall of Fame?

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

By Richard Allen
Whenever one of the NASCAR hierarchy makes his or her way into the Fox broadcast booth Darrell Waltrip goes into full scale groveling mode. On Sunday, he reached an all time high, or low, depending on your point of view.
As the regular Fox trio of Waltrip, Mike Joy and Larry McReynolds discussed the […]

Were more people rooting for Mayfield or against NASCAR?

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

By Richard Allen
On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Graham Mullen dismissed each of Jeremy Mayfield’s claims in his suit against NASCAR. The ruling came barely more than one year after the driver’s suspension by the sanctioning body after a positive drug test.
“Plaintiffs (Mayfield) agreed to release Defendants from all claims arising under a negligence theory or […]

Has HMS stopped sharing information with Stewart?

Monday, May 17th, 2010

By Richard Allen
As I have said many times before, I am the mistrusting type who often falls for conspiracy theories. With that said, I have wondered lately if Tony Stewart is getting as much help from Hendrick Motorsports as everyone seems to think.
Take a look at the statistics compiled by Stewart in the time since […]

NASCAR should make pit road speeds public

Monday, May 17th, 2010

By Richard Allen
It seems as though NASCAR goes out of their way to give conspiracy theorists(like I often am) all the ammunition they need to make accusations against the sanctioning body. One area in particular is that of pit road speeding violations.
This past weekend Jimmie Johnson was penalized for being too fast on the exit […]

Am I starting to believe those who say Junior is being slighted by his own team?

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

By Richard Allen
As I have watched the last three NASCAR Sprint Cup races I have asked myself if the claims by some of his fans that Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is being slighted by his own team could be true.
For some time I have received comments and e-mails making such claims and I have brushed them […]

G/W/C rule is a good thing but the manufactured uses of it are not

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

By Richard Allen
When talk first began a few years ago that NASCAR might consider the use of green/white/checkered finishes for the Sprint Cup division I was very much in favor of the practice. I believe fans deserve to see cars race across the finish line rather than coast across behind the pace car.
Unfortunately, finishes behind […]

Dover offers a prize worth racing for

Friday, May 14th, 2010

By Richard Allen

There are a number of trophies any sports fan can immediately recognize. The Heisman Trophy, the Claret Jug, the Borg-Warner Trophy, the Vince Lombardi Trophy and the Harley J. Earl Trophy are among some of the most coveted hardware in all of sports. Each of those pieces is so highly valued because it […]

To think, Roush kept Ragan and let McMurray go

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

By Richard Allen
To begin, this piece is not meant to pick on David Ragan. Instead, it is meant to point out that Jamie McMurray has performed considerably better than his former Roush Fenway Racing teammate, especially since being let go by his former employers.
Ultimately, racing is a business and many decisions are made based on […]

My prediction: Kyle Busch will win in Dover

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

By Richard Allen
This week the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will race on the ‘Monster Mile’ in Dover, Delaware. The Autism Speaks 400 will mark the 12th race of the 2010 season and it will be the last points paying race before next weekend’s Sprint All Star Challenge in Charlotte.
My prediction is that Kyle Busch will […]

Tony Stewart in midst of worst career freefall

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

By Richard Allen
What do the numbers 26, 23, 32, 16, 23 and 23 have in common? No, these are not winning lottery numbers, at least not that I know of. These numbers represent the last six Sprint Cup finishing positions by Tony Stewart.
Stewart has long been known for his slow starts while in NASCAR, but […]

For one night at least, Johnson lost his grip on that horseshoe

Monday, May 10th, 2010

By Richard Allen
After this year’s race in Fontana, California driver Kevin Harvick said that Jimmie Johnson raced with a golden horseshoe up his… Well, you know. The statement was reference to the fact that so often Johnson and his team seem to get all the breaks and go on to win even when it appeared […]

Childress vs. Stewart battle could be looming

Monday, May 10th, 2010

By Richard Allen
Richard Childress and Tony Stewart are two of the truly iconic names in American motorsports. Both have left a legacy that will not soon be forgotten. Each has scored race wins and championships from one end of the country to the other. However, they also share one negative commonality. At the end of […]

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