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NASCAR should never try what IndyCar did in Texas

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

By Richard Allen
In a recent column I suggested that NASCAR ought to consider reducing the length of many of its 500 mile/lap races and instituting a heat race type format to detemine starting positions. To many that may have seemed like a very radical suggestion. However, I am not willing to say NASCAR should ever […]

Most Sprint Cup races should be shortened

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

By Richard Allen
I hate walking simply for the sake of walking but I need to do something to get myself moving. To that end I have devised an activity that keeps my interest up as I make my nightly jaunt around my neighborhood. Each night as I start out I devise a racing related topic […]

Will Pocono result in another fuel mileage stretch for Junior?

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

By Richard Allen
Of all drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, no one seems to have been more affected by the recent run of fuel mileage contests than Dale Earnhardt, Jr. And as much as the driver himself, the fans known as ‘Junior Nation’ have suffered as their favorite driver’s three year losing streak seemed […]

Busch/Childress fracas once again exposes NASCAR’s flawed leadership

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

By Richard Allen
Much has been written and said about the recent fracas between Richard Childress and Kyle Busch over the last few days. While the who hit who and why part of the story is intriguing and somewhat entertaining, the real story came in the aftermath of the melee.
On Monday it was announced that NASCAR […]

NASCAR and dirt racing being drawn closer together

Monday, June 6th, 2011

By Richard Allen
Strange as it may seem NASCAR and dirt late model racing are two very different forms of racing that have in the past had two separate fan bases and two separate sets of competitors.
To an outsider it may seem as if both forms of racing are very similar in that they feature high […]

NASCAR needs more races decided on the track than the pits and gas pump

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

By Richard Allen
The famed Confederate cavalry commander Nathan Bedford Forrest was once asked how he achieved so much success against the better equipped Union army during the Civil War. Supposedly, the old general replied, “I got there furstest with the mostest.”(And do note Civil War buffs that I used the word supposedly in regard to […]

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