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How exactly did Gordon avoid being lapped?

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

By Richard Allen
When the leader of a race passes another car that car is lapped, right? Well, apparently not. At least that was the case, or not the case, during Saturday night’s SHOWTIME Southern 500 at the Darlington Raceway.
With less than 50 laps to go, teams began to cycle through a round of green flag […]

Junior’s radio chatter makes long race more entertaining

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

By Richard Allen
When Tony Eury, Jr. was the pit boss for Dale Earnhardt, Jr. the in-race radio conversations between the two ranged from funny to ridiculous to bizarre. On Saturday in the SHOWTIME Southern 500, Junior proved he could provide entertaining radio chatter no matter who his crew chief happens to be.
Keep in mind that […]

Hopefully the Darlington pavement has worn out

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

By Richard Allen
One of the worst words that can be said about an asphalt racetrack is ‘repaved’.
Repaving a track sometimes becomes necessary due to the obvious reasons of wear and tear. Eventually, even the smoothest track will become so worn that its surface will begin to erode and come apart. When that occurs repaving is […]

My prediction: Jeff Gordon will win in Darlington

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

By Richard Allen
From the department of ‘if at first you don’t succeed, try again’ I am going to pick Jeff Gordon to win this weekend’s Showtime Southern 500 at the Darlington Raceway.
I picked Gordon to win last week but as has been the case so many times this season, he came within a late caution […]

Journey into madness: A trip to NASCAR’s oldest track

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

By Richard Allen
The History Channel television program Madhouse which ran over the past winter peaked the curiosity of many, race fans and otherwise. My brother-in-law and I were among those to be interested enough to make the journey to Winston-Salem, North Carolina to see the show.
After spending several Sunday nights watching the likes of Michael […]

Photos from the Madhouse

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

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What legacy will the current generation of the France family leave?

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

By Richard Allen
When NASCAR laid the groundwork for building a Hall of Fame there were two men who simply had to be on the list of initial inductees. Bill France, Sr. and Bill France, Jr. were the guiding forces for the sport in its formative years. Without their leadership NASCAR would likely never have reached […]

I was away for the first 350 laps, so what did I miss?

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

By Richard Allen
This past Saturday night I did something that a few years ago I would have never done. I skipped the broadcast of a NASCAR Sprint Cup race in favor of going to another race. Up to just a short time ago I used to plan my week and weekend around NASCAR. That is […]

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