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Teams likely to measure timing lines on pit road more carefully this week

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
Last Sunday in Pocono a total of twenty-two pit road speeding violations were called by NASCAR during the running of the Sprint Cup race. That was the most such penalties ever handed down by the sanctioning body for one race.
Part of the problem came from the fact that the track had been repaved […]

Might Bristol have struck a perfect balance?

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
When the NASCAR Sprint Cup series returns to the Bristol Motor Speedway in August, fans and drivers will not experience the ‘old’ Bristol nor will the experience the ‘new’ Bristol either. The ‘revised’ Bristol will be somewhat of a combination of the two.
In 2007, officials from Speedway Motorsports, Inc.(owners of BMS) decided to […]

Edwards heading to the right track to solidify Chase status

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
Carl Edwards is currently in a precarious position in terms of contending for a Sprint Cup championship. After the race in Pocono he moved up one spot in the series standings but still ranks just outside the all important top-10.
But no doubt, the driver who lost out on the Sprint Cup title last […]

Drivers, crew chiefs sound off on speeding penalties

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
Everyone knew the recently repaved Pocono Raceway would be faster than ever before but what no one foresaw was that the greatest speed increases would take place on pit road. Time after time during the early phases of the Pocono 400 on Sunday afternoon drivers were caught speeding during their pit stops.
Needless to […]

So much for the demise of Joey Logano

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
Joey Logano’s future in the Sprint Cup division has been the subject of much speculation in recent weeks and months. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver is in the midst of a so called ‘contract season’ with his deal set to expire at the end of the 2012 season. And considering his lack of […]

Kyle Busch wins wild ‘Prelude to the Dream’

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
Twenty-four of racing’s biggest stars and most well known names made their annual trek to Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio for the ‘Prelude to the Dream’ charity race on the famed half-mile dirt track. This year’s event, which each year plays out before a sellout crowd and pay-per-view television audience, provided […]

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