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Josh Richards set to transition from dirt to trucks for Kyle Busch Motorsports

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

By Richard Allen
It was announced on Tuesday that two-time and defending World of Outlaws Late Models champion Josh Richards has signed a deal that will put him in the driver’s seat of a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series ride for Kyle Busch Motorsports. The agreement will allow Richards to compete in eleven truck races throughout […]

Looks like Harvick vs. Busch didn’t exactly inspire the masses to attend Dover

Monday, May 16th, 2011

By Richard Allen
To hear the folks at Fox and in some other outlets tell it, the ‘feud’ that ‘erupted’ in Darlington between Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch was something NASCAR needed to inspire the masses to return to the grandstands and television sets on race days. And it was more than just Fox. Over the […]

Bobby Allison’s favorite car had east Tennessee ties

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

By Richard Allen
On Monday, May 23, 2011 Bobby Allison will be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte. What many people of east Tennessee may not realize is that the legendary driver’s early career had strong ties to our area.
In 1966 Allison rescued a 1964 Chevrolet Chevelle from a junkyard and converted it […]

‘Harvick and Busch Comedy Hour’ seemed a bit too staged

Friday, May 13th, 2011

By Richard Allen
I work everyday with teenagers as a high school history teacher. From time to time, those youngsters engage in verbal spats in which their still apparent childlike state shows through. Often times, the adults in charge of supervision have to step in and force a resolution to the situation before matters escalate out […]

Junior’s apology shows a significant change from previous years

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

By Richard Allen
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. made a mistake during a pit stop in Saturday’s Sprint Cup Series race at the Darlington Raceway. Considering the last few years of this driver’s career, that was not really a shocking development. However, there was a big difference in what happened last week in Darlington and what has happened […]

Does NASCAR need Harvick/Busch type incidents?

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

By Richard Allen

One thing that has been said in a number of places throughout these past few days is that NASCAR needs incidents like that between Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch in Darlington to increase viewership and attendance. It is argued that the attention drawn from the fracas will stir interest going into coming races.
On […]

If NASCAR is smart, not much will come from their “looking into” recent confrontations

Monday, May 9th, 2011

By Richard Allen
NASCAR has announced they are going to “look into” the altercation that occurred in Darlington this past weekend between Juan Pablo Montoya and Ryan Newman as well as the dustup between Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch. While it may be true that they will “look into” the scuffles and the events that led […]

Actions of others take away from Regan Smith’s big day

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

By Richard Allen
It would seem logical to think that a driver who just won the first(or some might say second) Sprint Cup race of his career for an underdog team would receive the bulk of all racing media coverage the next day. There is even an example of that very thing from earlier this year […]

Hard to believe Tony Stewart has never won at Darlington

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

By Richard Allen
If you were to tell me that the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series was about to visit an old, worn out slick track and then ask me to name the driver who would be the obvious favorite going into that race, my answer would be Tony Stewart without much hesitation.
Well, the series is going […]

Most pit crews never get to call their drivers out for mistakes

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

By Richard Allen
Lately, there have been a number of well documented cases of drivers exposing the mistakes made by other members of their teams. Kurt Busch, Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick have all been quite well known for pointing out poor performances on pit road, ill handling cars or sour engines. And now, even seemingly mild […]

Both Montoya and Newman are at fault for something other than wrecks

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

By Richard Allen
Juan Pablo Montoya has never won a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on an oval track so when he qualified on the pole for Saturday’s race at the Richmond International Raceway he had to feel very good about his chances to end that winless steak.
After leading the first 25 laps of the race, […]

Is Kurt Busch trying to get himself fired?

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

By Richard Allen
It is not exactly breaking news to point out that Kurt Busch launched into an profanity laced tirade over his in-car radio during a NASCAR Sprint Cup race. So, when it was reported that exactly that was going on during the Crown Royal 400 at Richmond International Raceway this past Saturday night no […]

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