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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 […]

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 […]

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