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Confusion leading to the Edwards black flag was inexcusable

Monday, April 30th, 2012

 By Richard Allen
 
With just under 100 laps to go in the Capital City 400 at the Richmond International Raceway, Carl Edwards was black flagged by NASCAR and forced to execute a drive-through penalty which essentially ended any chance he had of winning that race. According to the rule enforcement body of the sport, the #99 […]

Questions arise after yet another NASCAR tech inspection challenge

Monday, April 30th, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
For the second time in 2012, NASCAR is faced with a situation in which they have declared a car illegal upon pre-race inspection only to have that team(or teams) claim they have previously used the same car with no issues. The most recent dilemma came when six Nationwide Series cars were deemed to […]

Richmond provided racing that fans would like to see every weekend

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
To hear some tell it, fans who do not like to watch boring high speed parades around 1.5 mile cookie cutter tracks have a blood lust for wrecks and won’t be satisfied until there is a massive crash in every race. However, I would suggest that such is not the case.
While wrecks may […]

Nationwide win by Kurt could kick start Kyle’s season

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
It’s no secret that Kyle Busch has not looked like his old self in some time. The driver typically known for running up front and ticking off a multitude of fans and competitors while doing so has languished in mid-pack for much of the 2012 season. And in so doing, has not really […]

Audio Podcast: Capital City 400 Preview and Predictions

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Click here to listen to my preview and prediction for this weekend’s Capital City 400 at the Richmond International Raceway -> Audio Podcast: Capital City 400 Preview and Predictions

‘Dash 4 Cash’ Bonus Program Returns To NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2012

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Potential $1 Million Bonus, Four Consecutive Races, Fan Element Drives Excitement
 
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 27, 2012) — For the fourth consecutive year, NASCAR and Nationwide Insurance have combined to bring the popular – and exciting – “Dash 4 Cash” bonus program back for NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers and fans alike.
 
Introduced […]

Truex needs race win to confirm status as a contender

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

By Richard Allen
Martin Truex, Jr. has put together a very solid start to the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. After eight races, he has three top-5s and six top-10s which has him in the 2nd spot of the overall standings. But even with that quality beginning, the Michael Waltrip Racing driver does not yet have […]

Josh Richards to enter Nationwide Series in near future

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
Earlier this week it was reported by DirtonDirt.com that two time World of Outlaws Late Model champion Josh Richards has departed from his father’s Rocket Chassis house car ride to pursue a career in NASCAR. Since then, a source from within the racing industry has divulged that the 24 year old Shinnston, West […]

The only poll that matters regarding Bristol was taken on race day

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
On Wednesday morning, Speedway Motorsports, Inc. chairman O. Bruton Smith announced that his company was proceeding with a plan to grind the upper lane of the Bristol Motor Speedway down to the point that the banking in the turns would be uniform from bottom to top. It is hoped that the removal of […]

Are reduced numbers of caution flags the result of some sort of ‘Busch Effect’?

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
If this were a medical themed website there would be good news to report in that cases of yellow fever have been greatly reduced in 2012. However, this is not a medical website but the fact remains that yellow fever, or caution flags, has been all but eradicated from NASCAR races. And since […]

Did Kurt Busch gamble away his NASCAR career when he left Penske?

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

By Richard Allen
One of the most talked about subjects in NASCAR during the past off season was Kurt Busch and his departure from Penske Racing. The often temperamental driver had been caught by video cameras in the garage delivering some harsh remarks toward an ESPN camera crew. That incident precipitated a split between the driver […]

Everyone running the same speed is not a good thing

Monday, April 16th, 2012

By Richard Allen
For whatever reason, NASCAR higher-ups have determined that all the cars running the same speed is a good thing. To achieve that effect, rules for the sport’s Sprint Cup division have been laid out in such a way as to create manufactured parity.
As a result, the bodies are all the same and there […]

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