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Hamlin recovers from his own strategy to stay in Chase race

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

 
 
By Richard Allen
 
Denny Hamlin and his Joe Gibbs Racing team proved on Sunday in the Amp Energy Juice 500 at the Talladega Super Speedway that racers are better off when they race rather than think.
As is often the case, there are two distinct ways of going about restrictor plate racing such as that to take […]

NASCAR races should end at the start/finish line

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

 
 
By Richard Allen
 
The Amp Energy Juice 500 at the Talladega Super Speedway on Sunday was an exciting event filled with all the things NASCAR fans should love. There was strategy, passing for the lead, close quarters racing throughout the field and even a crash or two if that is your thing. Unfortunately, the race lacked […]

Look out Talladega! Here come Junor Nation

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

By Richard Allen
 
There seems to be an on going debate between those who are fans of Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and those who are not as to the importance of that driver to NASCAR event attendance and television ratings. After a good run by their driver last Sunday in Martinsville will the ‘Junior Nation’ show up […]

Tim Richmond was a NASCAR shooting star

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

 
By Richard Allen
 
Have you ever seen a shooting star? Most people reading this piece have seen one and noticed its bright flash as it streaks across the sky. But unfortunately, as quickly as the phenomenon makes its brilliant appearance the star burns away and disappears into the night.
Former NASCAR competitor Tim Richmond’s career was just […]

Who deals best with rule breakers: NASCAR or dirt tracks?

Monday, October 25th, 2010

By Richard Allen
After the Sylvania 300 at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Clint Bowyer’s car was found to be outside the allowable measurements. As a result, NASCAR levied a heavy fine and suspension against the team’s crew chief and car chief and they hammered the driver and car owner Richard Childress with points reductions. However, […]

Martinsville provides great racing as Hamlin closes the gap

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

By Richard Allen
 
The Martinsville Speedway showed the value of not being a cookie cutter race track as the Tums Fast Relief 500 provided some of the best racing seen on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in some time. Also, the track served to bring the three remaining championship contenders closer together in their race for […]

Junior offers hope of a win but settles for a top-10

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

By Richard Allen
 
During the middle stretches of the Tums Fast Relief 500 at the Martinsville Speedway it looked like Dale Earnhardt, Jr. might be on the way to his first victory in over two years.
After a pit stop exchange in which Junior pitted when many others did not, he was set up to move to […]

Did Yarborough’s failure to attend when Johnson tied his record hurt his Hall bid?

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

By Richard Allen
NASCAR seems to best like those who play for the team. They realize that image does matter and they work very hard to see to it that their image is what they want it to be. So, could it be the case that those who buck the system the sanctioning body holds as […]

Next two weeks are crucial for Hamlin and Harvick

Monday, October 18th, 2010

 
 
By Richard Allen
If either Denny Hamlin or Kevin Harvick is to dethrone Jimmie Johnson in 2010 the next two weeks will serve as a deciding factor for each driver.
Hamlin has proven that he can get the job done at the Martinsville Speedway, where the Sprint Cup Series will compete this weekend. He has compiled three […]

Only Hamlin and Harvick remain with a shot at Johnson

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

 
 
By Richard Allen
If you are one of those fans rooting against a fifth consecutive title by driver Jimmie Johnson you are down to only two options with a chance to derail his ‘drive for five’.
After Saturday’s Bank of America 500 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, Johnson holds a 41 point lead over Denny Hamlin and […]

Hall of Fame’s limit of five per class is going to create hurt feelings

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

By Richard Allen
With the new NASCAR Hall of Fame class having just been announced there is the perception that some received a snub after the final voting results became known.
The problem is that NASCAR has had over sixty years of history and only two years of Hall of Fame classes. With so many years and […]

No excuses for not filling the seats at NASCAR’s home track

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

 
 
By Richard Allen
 
The corporate headquarters of NASCAR are in Daytona Beach, Florida but the real home of NASCAR is Charlotte, North Carolina. It is around that town where the sport’s teams, suppliers and many fans are centered. This weekend NASCAR comes home to the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
It hasn’t taken any sort of an expert on […]

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