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Rockingham shows why support series’ should stand alone

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
If you watched Sunday’s Camping World Truck Series race from the Rockingham Speedway on Sunday you may have noticed a couple of things that are not always a part of NASCAR’s support series races. Those two things were energy and enthusiasm.
It has long been the opinion of this writer that when NASCAR essentially […]

Kahne scores victory in Rockingham truck race

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

Rockingham, N.C. (April 15, 2012) - Kasey Kahne snatched the lead from Matt Crafton with 46 laps remaining in Sunday’s inaugural Good Sam Roadside Assistance 200 presented by Cheerwine at Rockingham Speedway and led the rest of the way to win his fourth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race in five career starts.
 
Second went to […]

The fast forward button on the DVR was made for races like Texas

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
On Saturday night I covered a dirt late model race at the Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee. And since I can’t be in two places at once, I had to watch the NASCAR race from the Texas Motor Speedway on a delayed basis the next morning by use of my DVR.
Knowing that […]

Piquet grabs pole for Sunday’s truck race in Rockingham

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

Series Event at Rockingham Speedway
Rookie Harraka starts outside of row one; green flag to wave at 1 p.m.

Rockingham, N.C. (April 14, 2012) - Brazilian Nelson Piquet Jr. edged rookie Paulie Harraka by one one-thousandth of a second Saturday to earn his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series pole during qualifying for Sunday’s inaugural Good […]

Ty Dillon hopes to put historic No. 3 back in victory lane at ‘The Rock’

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
On Sunday afternoon, one of NASCAR’s top divisions will race at the Rockingham Speedway(once called the North Carolina Motor Speedway) for the first time in eight years when the Camping World Truck Series takes the green flag in the Good Sam Roadside Assistance 200. The Sprint Cup Series and the Nationwide Series last […]

Don’t be surprised when a Ford rolls into victory lane at Texas

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
After the dust settles at the Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday night’s Samsung Mobile 500 Sprint Cup race, don’t be surprised if a Ford is parked in victory lane. That particular brand has fared very well on this 1.5 mile track throughout the facility’s relatively brief history. In all, the ‘Blue Ovals’ have […]

NASCAR officially returns to ‘The Rock’

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Rockingham, N.C. (April 13, 2012) - NASCAR returns to Rockingham Speedway this weekend after an eight year absence and for many of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) drivers competing in the inaugural Good Sam Roadside Assistance 200 it’s a walk down memory lane.
 
Ty Dillon, who was ninth quickest in Friday’s second practice session […]

Names to be considered for 2013 NASCAR Hall of Fame class announced

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

NASCAR Trailblazer Wendell Scott, NASCAR Matriarch France Among The 25 Eligible

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 11, 2012) – Determination and innovation, two qualities existing in abundance in the men and women who built NASCAR, characterize the 25 nominees for the 2013 NASCAR Hall of Fame class.

NASCAR today announced those 25 nominees for the NASCAR Hall […]

Rockingham Speedway isn’t finished making NASCAR history

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

NASCAR Camping World Trucks Re-Christen One Of Sport’s Iconic Venues

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 11, 2012) – Rockingham Speedway, a piece of NASCAR history lost for nearly a decade, roars back to life Sunday when the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series makes its initial visit to North Carolina’s sand hills region.

Opened in 1965 – NASCAR’s fourth […]

Could a win by Junior have a Tiger Woods type impact on TV ratings?

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

By Richard Allen
It’s not exactly breaking news to report that television ratings for NASCAR Sprint Cup races are not as high as they were when the sport reached its zenith of popularity in the early to mid 2000s. There have been many reasons, excuses and other thoughts thrown out there to explain why the drop […]

Jeff Gordon will recover to make the Chase

Monday, April 9th, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
The NASCAR Sprint Cup season is only six races old, so to some it may seem far too early to be considering whether or not any driver is in contention or out of contention for a championship.
However, consider a couple of key points before dismissing title talk at this point of the year. […]

Bowyer just did what a racer ought to do

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
It’s always funny to me how the judgments of incidents in NASCAR are almost solely based on who was involved rather than what actually happened. That said, I’m sure there will be some interesting comments, both pro and con, on this piece.
So, here goes.
After what was meant to be a green/white/checker restart late […]

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