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‘Sliced Bread’ seems to realize he’s on the hot seat

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

By Richard Allen
When Joey Logano was a young teenager he was essentially labeled a “can’t miss” prospect as far as his future in NASCAR was concerned. And while the Middletown, Connecticut driver is still quite young in terms of just about every other career field imaginable, he is about to reach the point that he […]

Yes, Danica Patrick could win the Daytona 500

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

By Richard Allen
During a Charlotte area stop off for the NASCAR Sprint Media Tour, the motorsports press were provided access to Stewart-Haas Racing’s roster of drivers. While team co-owner and defending Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart was among those to be on hand, he was not necessarily the star attraction.
The team’s newest driver, Danica Patrick, […]

Jeff Gordon named 2011 NMPA Speedway Motorsports Spirit Award Winner

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Press Release:

Jeff Gordon is the recipient of the National Motorsports Press Association Speedway Motorsports Spirit Award for 2011 for his work with children’s health issues.
         Gordon was among four quarterly winners for the award and chosen by NMPA members as the overall winner for the year.

The NMPA Spirit Award is designed to recognize character […]

NASCAR’s Kerry Tharp Wins ‘Ken Patterson Helping Others Award’

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

2012 NMPA Convention Award Recognizes PR Professional

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 22, 2012) – Kerry Tharp, NASCAR senior director of competition communications, won the Ken Patterson Helping Others Award on Sunday night during the 2012 National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA) Convention at the Embassy Suites in Concord, N.C.

The prestigious award, named after the former director of […]

Tony Stewart named by NMPA as ‘Richard Petty Driver of the Year’ for 2011

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

 Press Release:
Tony Stewart put together one of the most exciting NASCAR Sprint Cup seasons in recent history, riding a late wave of success to win his third title.
Not only did he top the Sprint Cup field in the championship race, but he has also been named the winner of the NMPA Richard Petty Driver of […]

Plenty of anticipation being generated this off season

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
I am one who often criticizes NASCAR when I think they are doing a poor job(and they give me plenty of opportunities) but I also try to point out when they do things well. This off season the organization has done an excellent job of generating enthusiasm for the coming year.
Just over a […]

Fan-Tastic: NASCAR Preview Ups Anticipation for 2012 Season

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

 Press Release:
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 21, 2012) – For one day at least, Sam Alverson of Jacksonville, Fla., could lay claim to being NASCAR’s No. 1 fan. It wasn’t just because of his devotion to the sport; it’s because he was first in line.
After a marathon 26-hour campout session, Alverson was the first of thousands […]

Variety Spices NASCAR Hall of Fame’s Third Class

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

Legends Inman, Waltrip, Wood, Yarborough, Evans Enshrined In Charlotte Ceremonies

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Jan. 20, 2012) — “A legend for everyone” describes the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s third class of inductees enshrined tonight, Friday, Jan. 20.

Here’s the versatile list. Dale Inman – an eight-time champion, he’s the first to be inducted based on his primary role as […]

Busch brothers will dominate Nationwide Series races in 2012

Friday, January 20th, 2012

By Richard Allen
When it was announced on Thursday that Monster Energy had made an agreement to sponsor a Nationwide Series car for Kyle Busch Motorsports with brothers Kurt and Kyle Busch as the drivers, the other competitors in the series suffered a major blow without a single race having been run. This team and these […]

Richie Evans representing more than himself in NASCAR Hall of Fame

Friday, January 20th, 2012

By Richard Allen
The NASCAR Hall of Fame is quite new compared to those of other sports such as baseball and football. That, combined with the fact that only five nominees are admitted to the shrine each year, explains why a very small percentage of the sport’s historical figures are represented there. As a result, only […]

Glen Wood and Dale Inman prepared cars for NASCAR’s greatest battles

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

By Richard Allen
To many NASCAR fans who have been around for a long time or for those who have studied the history of this sport, the greatest battles in racing history are often thought to be those to have taken place between Richard Petty and David Pearson during the 1970s. Those two competitors are perhaps […]

Former rivals Yarborough and Waltrip going into NASCAR Hall together

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

By Richard Allen
In a somewhat appropriate twist of fate, a pair of former rivals make up part of the 2012 class to be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame this Friday night in Charlotte. Over the course of their careers, Darrell Waltrip and Cale Yarborough often butted heads on the track and in front […]

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