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Junior, MWR and Reutimann among those who did not need a weekend off

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
While several drivers and teams might have needed this past weekend off( http://racingwithrich.com/?p=1744 ), there are some who would have been better off for one reason or another to have had the Sprint Cup Series continue racing without a break. Among those would be Dale Earnhardt, Jr., the Michael Waltrip Racing organization and […]

Kahne, Busch brothers among those who most needed a weekend off

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
When you’re on a sinking boat it always helps to get a little extra time to bail water and patch holes. A number of NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers and teams needed this past weekend to steady their respective ships. Among those were Kasey Kahne along with brothers Kurt and Kyle Busch.
Kasey Kahne- This […]

Penalties seem to have galvanized Johnson and Knaus

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

By Richard Allen
As has been well documented, the Hendrick Motorsports number 48 team of driver Jimmie Johnson and crew chief Chad Knaus was hit with some harsh penalties when NASCAR inspectors determined that the car’s C-posts were outside of allowable tolerances in Daytona. The decree was later handed down by the sanctioning body that the […]

Fact that Kahne could still win title shows how ridiculous Chase format is

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

By Richard Allen
By all accounts, Kasey Kahne’s early run in his first season with Hendrick Motorsports has been miserable. The Washington native has scored two pole positions but his finishes have hardly reflected the speed he has shown in qualifying. A 14th place result at the Auto Club Speedway in California has been the #5 […]

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 […]

Top-35 rule played major role in Martinsville’s late race chaos

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
It seemed as if Sunday’s Goody’s Fast Relief 500 at the Martinsville Speedway was destined to be an historic occasion for Hendrick Motorsports as it looked for all the world as if that organization would claim its 200th NASCAR Sprint Cup victory on the half-mile track. At one point late in that event, […]

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