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2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season Opens With Shootout At Daytona

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Media Day, Daytona 500 Coors Light Pole Qualifying Kick Off Speedweeks

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 13, 2012) — It’s here. At last. The 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season ramps up this week with a bevy of traditional events leading up to the 54tn annual Daytona 500.

The “Great American Race” is set for 1 p.m. […]

Tony Stewart kicks off SpeedWeeks with sprint car win in Georgia

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

 
By Richard Allen
Tony Stewart showed on Saturday night at the Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia that the NASCAR Sprint Cup champion can also drive sprint cars. The driver known as ‘Smoke’ powered his way to the lead with steam literally boiling off his right rear tire with less than five laps to go and […]

Busch brothers helped sponsors realize how much power they have

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
Back in the early and mid 2000s when Tony Stewart was pushing photographers around and NASCAR teams were receiving obscene amounts of cash and producing very little in return, sponsors apparently didn’t realize they had the power to demand more for their money. It seemed as though all $10-20 million bought a Fortune […]

What NASCAR driver has the most to prove going into 2012?

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
On Monday night I posed the question “What NASCAR driver has the most to prove going into 2012?” on my Facebook and Twitter pages and the response was somewhat overwhelming. The replies fell into both the predictable and unpredictable categories with drivers ranging from Chase contenders to non winners being mentioned as potentially […]

Dave Blaney racing from Sprint Cup to Sprint Cars during Daytona Speedweeks

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

CONCORD, N.C. - Feb. 7, 2012 - Dave Blaney will be the latest NASCAR competitor to return to his dirt roots and compete with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series next week at the 41st UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment.
Blaney follows a trend of NASCAR stars who were raised on […]

NASCAR should not associate itself with the WWE

Monday, February 6th, 2012

By Richard Allen
On the latest episode of WWE Monday Night Raw, racing star Carl Edwards made an appearance and it was announced that professional wrestler John Cena would serve as the honorary starter for the Daytona 500. This is an association NASCAR should have never entered into.
In 2007, driver Tony Stewart was chastised by NASCAR […]

It’s time for Truex to produce at the Sprint Cup level

Monday, February 6th, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
Martin Truex, Jr. has been racing full time at NASCAR’s Sprint Cup level since 2006 and has relatively little to show for those years considering that he has been in reasonably good equipment in that time. The driver’s lack of quality results has no doubt come as somewhat of a surprise after he […]

NASCAR Propels Giants To Super Bowl Victory

Monday, February 6th, 2012

(As Do The Rest Of The Plays In The Giants’ Arsenal)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 6, 2012) — Last night in the Daytona 500 of Football, the New York Giants defeated the New England Patriots, employing a thrilling, breathtaking and awe-inspiring defensive package named after a thrilling, breathtaking and awe-inspiring sport – NASCAR.

The moniker, and its […]

Football is over so let’s get to the good stuff

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
The much hyped Super Bowl(or as I prefer to call it- ‘The Daytona 500 of Football’) is now over and the New York Giants are the champions of the NFL. It’s a great event despite the excessive over-play, but it’s now time to move on to racing.
Unfortunately, the Daytona 500 is now a […]

Biffle needs a turnaround season in 2012

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

By Richard Allen
Greg Biffle did not have the season he was hoping for in 2011 which no doubt has he and his Roush Fenway Racing crew looking forward to the opportunity to turn things around in the coming campaign.
Last year saw this driver and team go winless as well as suffer from a drop off […]

Photos of Sebastian Vettel’s Formula 1 car

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

The Formula 1 car of world championship driver Sebastian Vettel was on display this Saturday at Harper’s Infiniti in Knoxville, Tennessee. This particular car was last raced in the 2011 Grand Prix of Canada.
The car weighs 1,500 lbs without fuel. It makes 800hp at 18,000RPMs with a 3.2L V-8 engine.
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Where do NASCAR events rank among best sporting weekends?

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

By Richard Allen
For many people this upcoming weekend is one that is highly anticipated. Seemingly, the entire American culture group has added Super Bowl Sunday to its list holidays, and it is proving to be a holiday celebrated with great fervor. For football fans and non football fans alike, this event has become the centerpiece […]

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