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And then there were four as Burton, Edwards, and the Busch brothers are eliminated

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

By Richard Allen
 
Rumor has it that the television networks are trying to convince NASCAR to change its current Chase for the Championship format to include some sort of elimination element. To me, the question that comes to mind is, why?
Why include an elimination phase to the title playoff, which is already silly enough, when eliminations […]

Has Ford found the recipe for the cookie cutters?

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

 
 
By Richard Allen
 
Coming into this season there was at least a bit of reason for enthusiasm among those who cheer for the cars sporting the blue oval emblem of the Ford Motor Company on their grill space. That company was developing a new engine dubbed the ‘FR9’ which many hoped would provide the teams using […]

Is bad coverage causing low ratings or are low ratings causing bad coverage?

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

 
 
By Richard Allen
 
Which came first, the chicken or the egg? What relevance does that question have for a NASCAR column? Well, it would be difficult to find very many fans who have been pleased with the network television coverage of NASCAR racing in 2010. And the ratings indicate that fans are staying away from televised […]

Would a Volkswagen entry into NASCAR be the last straw for some long time fans?

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

By Richard Allen
It was rumored last week that German auto maker Volkswagen was considering an entry into NASCAR racing. The rumor, reported by Motor Trend, even went so far as to say that Penske Racing South would be the team to bring the new manufacturer into the sport.
The move would make sense on several levels. […]

Reutimann vs. Busch incident shows the dangers, oddities of NASCAR playoff

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

 
 
By Richard Allen
 
NASCAR’s form of a playoff is one of the oddest in all of sports. Over the course of the final ten races there are twelve drivers who race for the right to be crowned Sprint Cup champion. However, unlike sports such as baseball, football and basketball, all competitors continue to run in each […]

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