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Bayne living through ups and downs

Monday, April 11th, 2011

By Richard Allen
To say that Trevor Bayne’s 2011 NASCAR season has been full of ups and downs would be an understatement. The 20 year old Knoxville native started the season about as well as could have been expected when he won the Daytona 500 in only his second Sprint Cup start.
Since that life changing triumph […]

Kenseth, Gordon and Junior making 2011 the year of the comeback

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

By Richard Allen
Coming into this NASCAR Sprint Cup season three of the sport’s biggest names and most popular drivers were in the middle of long slumps. Matt Kenseth, Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. each had to flip the calendar back quite a way to find their last victory. As it turns out, each is […]

Junior had a weapon he failed to use in Martinsville

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

By Richard Allen
For the first time in quite a while Dale Earnhardt, Jr. looked like he had a legitimate shot to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup race in the last ten laps this past Sunday at Martinsville. Had he really pressed the one advantage he has over every other driver, he might well have visited […]

Anyone else see the irony in Johnson’s cries of a NASCAR conspiracy against him?

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

By Richard Allen
The term irony is often used to represent a situation in which there has been a twist in the literal meaning of something. For example, it would be ironic for a person who has received favorable rulings from a sanctioning body in the past to complain when that body has ruled against him […]

Wonder who NASCAR was rooting for in those final laps at Martinsville?

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

By Richard Allen
It was posted on twitter by several sources that when Dale Earnhardt, Jr. passed Kyle Busch for the lead on lap 480 of the Goody’s 500 at the Martinsville Speedway a loud cheer went up in the track’s media center. No one from NASCAR tweeted such information from the sanctioning body’s corporate suite […]

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