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Richmond provides Junior with a great opportunity to end winless streak

Friday, April 29th, 2011

By Richard Allen
 
Unless you’ve been held captive in silence for almost three years you probably know that Dale Earnhardt, Jr. has gone his last 101 NASCAR Sprint Cup starts without a victory. Saturday night in Richmond he has what may be his best opportunity in those three years to put an end to his winless […]

Events like Denny Hamlin charity race are good in more ways than one

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

By Richard Allen
Sometimes, NASCAR drivers are portrayed as spoiled rich boys who have so much money they get to live extraordinary lives. Certainly, they live better lives than most of us but they are capable of doing good deeds. Many of those good deeds go without much publicity out of respect for the recipients or […]

Does NASCAR on Saturday night really hurt local racing?

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

By Richard Allen
 
NASCAR is about to enter a stretch in which three of its next four Sprint Cup Series races will be contested on Saturday nights. For some time the question of whether or not these events held on days other than the more traditional Sunday afternoons hurt attendance at the many local tracks around […]

NASCAR has made the Nationwide Series championship hollow

Monday, April 25th, 2011

By Richard Allen
Apparently, Sprint Cup drivers like Carl Edwards, Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski and others had nothing better to do on their off weekend than go attempt to dominate a race in NASCAR’s second series. With that said, one has to wonder if any Nationwide Series regular will win even a single time in 2011.
After […]

Are wrecks essential for racing excitement?

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

By Richard Allen
 
I’m sure that at some time every race fan has heard a non-race fan say something to the effect of, “The only reason people watch racing is to see the wrecks.”
I would like to think that true race fans never want to see anyone get hurt. But, is a little bent sheet metal […]

We get it already- Kyle Busch can win in the minor leagues

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

By Richard Allen
 
Here’s some breaking news for you. Kyle Busch has won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at the Nashville Super Speedway.
There is absolutely no doubt Busch is a talented driver. But we get it already. He can win in the minor leagues.
Friday’s win in the Bully Hill 200 was the Las Vegas […]

And the five inductees for the 2012 class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame should be…

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

By Richard Allen
On Tuesday, the NASCAR Hall of Fame released the twenty-five nominees eligible for its 2012 class of inductees. Five of these people will be selected for the third class in the Hall’s young history.
From that list, I am going to name the five I would vote for if I were on the selection […]

Why would NASCAR do anything about 2×2 racing?

Monday, April 18th, 2011

By Richard Allen
With the Aaron’s 499 now in the rear view mirror there are just over two full months before the next restrictor plate race in Daytona on Independence Day weekend. If NASCAR were ever to do something that might change the 2X2 style of racing that has suddenly become the norm at Daytona and […]

Tough day for Kurt Busch…and everyone around him

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

By Richard Allen
 
I have to admit that over the past few weeks I have become somewhat of a Kurt Busch groupie, although it may only be a group of one. Without question, he is one of the most talented drivers in the sport of NASCAR racing. However, his people skills tend to leave a bit […]

Yet another plate race ends with questions about the yellow line

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

By Richard Allen
 
It has become an all too often occurrence. It seems as though at least one of the four restrictor plate races each year ends with some sort of a controversy about NASCAR’s out of bounds rule.
At the restrictor plate tracks of Talladega and Daytona, NASCAR has decreed that the yellow line painted around […]

After Daytona’s 2X2 racing, are you excited about Talladega?

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

By Richard Allen
After the racing that took place this February on the first of NASCAR’s two restrictor plate tracks, the question of how much fans liked or disliked the new style of racing has to be asked as the series heads to Talladega.
Until earlier this year racing at Daytona and Talladega, site of this weekend’s […]

Has new points system forced Hamlin, Burton and McMurray into desperation mode?

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

By Richard Allen
During the off season NASCAR introduced a new points system intended to simplify the process and place more emphasis on winning races. Whether or not either of those things has actually happened remains questionable. But one thing that has become apparent is that coming from behind after falling back in the standings will […]

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