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Will Home Depot really leave JGR for Edwards?

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

By Richard Allen
Throughout much of the summer the biggest source of speculation in the NASCAR world was whether or not driver Carl Edwards would leave his Roush Fenway Racing team for Joe Gibbs Racing. As it turns out, it seems to have been sponsor Home Depot who was as much after Edwards as the JGR […]

Kurt Busch indicates Keselowski’s recent success due to absence from Nationwide races

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

By Richard Allen
In case you haven’t noticed, Penske Racing driver Brad Keselowski has been red hot of late. As a matter of fact, he has scored two wins along with a 2nd and a 3rd place over the course of his last four NASCAR Sprint Cup races. And in that time, he has climbed from […]

Early word from Phoenix tire test not encouraging for upcoming race

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

By Richard Allen
Almost immediately after the checkered flag fell on Jeff Gordon and the rest of the field that followed him in February at the Phoenix International Raceway, speedway officials went to work resurfacing the one-mile track. Now, the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company is conducting tests to determine what type of tires they will […]

Truex gets rare opportunity to celebrate in Bristol

Monday, August 29th, 2011

By Richard Allen
 
At one time Martin Truex, Jr. looked to have a promising career ahead of him in NASCAR racing. The Mayetta, New Jersey native won Nationwide Series titles in 2004 and 2005 while driving for Dale Earnhardt, Inc.
That success propelled Truex into a fulltime Sprint Cup ride for DEI beginning in 2006. Driving for […]

As football season approaches, Jimmie Johnson could help NASCAR by not ruining the Chase

Monday, August 29th, 2011

By Richard Allen
College football season is set to begin this coming weekend as NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series races in Atlanta. The next week, and just in time for the Chase for the Championship cutoff and the playoff run itself, the National Football League will kickoff its 2011 campaign. Needless to say, the beginning of football […]

Has taking on Danica finally given Stewart too much to do?

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

By Richard Allen
 
If I were a car owner in NASCAR and had to win one race, the driver I would most want would be Tony Stewart. However, the two time Sprint Cup champion’s performance of late has not really been worthy of such faith in his abilities.
Stewart remains in contention for another Sprint Cup title […]

Miserable night in Bristol for RCR(language warning)

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

By Richard Allen
 
*Note: The following piece includes somewhat unsavory language used during in-race communications over team radios. The words have been somewhat censored but the words in question are still quite obvious.
What do the numbers 15, 22, 26 and 30 have in common? If you guessed those were the finishing positions of the Richard Childress […]

Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch deserve each other so ‘Boys, have at it’

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

By Richard Allen
 
Two of the most outspoken, volatile and controversial figures in NASCAR are certainly Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch. So, it should come as no surprise for two guys who seem to have something to say about everything to engage in a war of words with each other.
After Wednesday’s Camping World Truck Series event […]

Here’s why Carl Edwards will win tonight in Bristol

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

By Richard Allen
Typically when asked who will win a Sprint Cup race at the Bristol Motor Speedway my reaction is almost an automatic response. The name Kyle Busch just pops out. After all, the younger of the Busch brothers has scored five victories on the high banked half-mile track, including four of the last five […]

Bowyer appears less than optimistic that he will return to RCR

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

By Richard Allen
Clint Bowyer broke into NASCAR in 2004 driving a partial schedule in the Nationwide Series for Richard Childress Racing. He went on to parlay that initial opportunity into a fulltime ride and an eventual championship in that division with the legendary car owner.
From there, Bowyer moved to the Sprint Cup Series where he […]

Past week indicates high level of frustration for Hamlin(language warning)

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

By Richard Allen
 
*Note: The following piece includes somewhat unsavory language used during in-race communications over team radios. The words have been somewhat censored but the words in question are still quite obvious.
To say that Joe Gibbs Racing driver Denny Hamlin is frustrated with how his season is going so far in 2011 would be a […]

Elements in place to return Bristol to its former glory

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

By Richard Allen
 
In east Tennessee the weekend of the August night race at the Bristol Motor Speedway has almost taken on the feel of a holiday. And this season, this race is taking on an even greater significance due to the advent of the wildcard allowances into NASCAR’s Chase for the Championship playoff.
After the Irwin […]

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