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Drivers sound childish when they whine about being raced too hard

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

By Richard Allen
 
Years ago when I coached high school basketball I used to work a number of summer camps for younger children. For whatever reason, my memory has held on to an instance when a young girl in one of those camps cleanly stole the ball away from a young boy during a scrimmage situation. […]

NASCAR needs to regulate ‘teamwork’ such as that used by RCR in previous races

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

By Richard Allen
 
Kevin Harvick has been the only driver for Richard Childress Racing to be seriously in contention for the NASCAR Sprint Cup title in 2011. And it seems as though the RCR organization has adopted a policy of “All for one, and…well, all for one.”
This past Sunday in Kansas, as the series appeared to […]

Khane and team still fighting despite situation

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

By Richard Allen
 
In the middle of the 2010 season it was announced that Kasey Kahne would drive for power house NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick in 2012. The problem with that was Hendrick Motorsports had no openings in its four cars for the 2011 campaign. So, a place had to be found for the popular […]

Poor Chase track selection not allowing NASCAR to put best foot forward

Monday, October 10th, 2011

By Richard Allen
 
The Chase for the Championship was designed with the intent of creating drama during the final ten weeks of the Sprint Cup season at a time when NASCAR has to compete with the NFL and the Major League Baseball playoffs for the sports world’s attention. But after four races, this year’s Chase is […]

Fifth title will remain elusive for Gordon in 2011

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

By Richard Allen
 
Seemingly each week into the ten race Chase for the Championship playoff a different driver falls from realistic contention for the Sprint Cup title. This week, to the surprise of many including this writer, the victim is four time champion Jeff Gordon.
As his Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson appears to be gathering steam, […]

Odds in Hollywood Casino 400 work against Roush Fenway despite top starting spots

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

By Richard Allen
 
As far as starting positions go for the Hollywood Casino 400 at the Kansas Speedway are concerned, Roush Fenway Racing is set up about as well as could be expected. Greg Biffle and Carl Edwards will share the front row for the Ford organization while Matt Kenseth will fire off from the 4th […]

New points system doing just what NASCAR hoped it would do

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

By Richard Allen
During the most recent off season for the Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Chairman Brian France addressed fans, competitors and media to explain a new points system that was to be implemented for the 2011 campaign. It did not take too keen of an eye to see that the new system was set up […]

Goodyear extension not exactly cause for celebration for this writer

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

By Richard Allen
 
On Monday morning NASCAR and the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company jointly announced that the tire manufacturer has been granted an extension to the deal which gives them exclusive rights to supply tires for the sport’s top three divisions through 2017. In the opinion of this writer, that was a less than exciting […]

Count Junior and Newman among those now out of contention for a title

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

By Richard Allen
 
Almost immediately after the first race in the Chase for the Championship playoff I wrote a piece stating my belief that Denny Hamlin’s disastrous result in Chicago had all but eliminated him from contention for the Sprint Cup title. Since then, Hamlin has done nothing to dissuade my opinion.
After the third of ten […]

Ambrose, Allmendinger turn in solid finishes for Richard Petty Motorsports

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

By Richard Allen
 
Although virtually all of the attention focused on drivers during the AAA 400 in Dover went to the twelve contestants in the Chase for the Championship, Richard Petty Motorsports pilots A.J. Allmendinger and Marcos Ambrose did their part to get noticed. These two drivers turned in one of the best performances their team […]

It appears as though Tony Stewart found his “dead weight” in Dover

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

By Richard Allen
 
After his win last week at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Tony Stewart made news by declaring in victory lane that he had recently gotten rid of some “dead weight”. His run on Sunday in Dover made it look as if the two time Sprint Cup champion found that lost appendage and tied […]

Believe it not, the Kentucky truck race was great without Sprint Cup drivers

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

By Richard Allen
Saturday night’s Camping World Truck Series race at the Kentucky Speedway was an outstanding event despite the fact that no Sprint Cup drivers showed up to grace fans and fellow competitors with their talent.
Anyone who has ever visited this website before should know there was a bit of sarcasm in that opening paragraph […]

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