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Petty’s team should not switch to Dodge for the sake of nostalgia

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
A few weeks ago when Penske Racing announced it would run Ford cars in 2013 it left Dodge without a significant Sprint Cup affiliation. Since then, a number of organizations have been rumored to be heading to that brand for next season. But perhaps the most common subject of those rumors has been […]

State of Tennessee should not provide funds for Bristol reconfiguration

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
As a race fan, I would like to see better racing at the Bristol Motor Speedway than has been conducted there since the track was resurfaced and reconfigured in 2007. But as a resident of the state of Tennessee, I do not want any of my tax dollars spent to bail out a […]

Leading the most laps seems to be a curse in 2012

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
In Sunday’s STP 400 at the Kansas Speedway, Martin Truex, Jr. dominated the contest by leading 173 of the race’s 267 laps. Unfortunately for the Michael Waltrip Racing wheel man, leading the most laps in 2012 Sprint Cup races seems to carry with it some type of curse that bars the driver in […]

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 […]

Cup drivers not winning nearly as many lower division races in 2012

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
NASCAR’s minor league divisions over the past few seasons had served as a playground for Sprint Cup drivers. However, this year has seen the regulars in the Nationwide Series and the Camping World Truck Series strike back against those invaders who had dominated the win columns of those series’.
James Buescher’s truck victory in […]

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 […]

Audio Podcast: STP 400 Preview(Kansas Speedway)

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Click here to hear which drivers I consider as the favorites and get one darkhorse pick as well for this weekend in Kansas ->STP 400 Preview(Kansas Speedway)

Rash of track resurfacing projects not good for competition

Friday, April 20th, 2012

By Richard Allen
Almost immediately after the conclusion of Sunday’s STP 400 at the Kansas Speedway the process of removing the old asphalt from the 1.5 mile track’s racing surface will begin in order to make way for the laying of a new layer of pavement. On the surface(pun intended) the repaving of a race track […]

Surprise team of 2012: Michael Waltrip Racing

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

By Richard Allen
Count this writer as one who has been more than a little surprised by the success experienced so far in 2012 by Michael Waltrip Racing. After all, this particular team has certainly never placed itself in the same conversations as Hendrick Motorsports, Roush Fenway Racing or Joe Gibbs Racing in terms of race […]

Kyle Busch Motorsports off to terrible start in 2012

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

By Richard Allen
When it was announced that Kyle Busch Motorsports was going to branch out into the Nationwide Series with brothers Kyle and Kurt Busch sharing the driving duties it seemed like an almost certain winning situation. And winning seemed even more likely for the two talented drivers when proven veteran crew chief Mike Beam […]

Is this the week for first Hendrick win of 2012?

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
It is a testament as to how high Hendrick Motorsports has set their own bar when it becomes a story that their organization has not won in the first seven races of 2012. But, that is indeed the case for NASCAR’s most potent team, holders of ten Sprint Cup titles since 1995, going […]

Audio Podcast: Was the Texas race boring?

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Here is an attempt at a podcast to further explain some points I’ve tried to make. I’d appreciate any feedback you would be willing to offer.
Click on the link to listen-> Was the Texas race boring?
The fast forward button on the DVR was made for races like Texas -> http://racingwithrich.com/?p=1755
Everyone running the same speed is […]

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