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With Junior leading the standings, NASCAR can abandon the Chase

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
For anyone who has visited this website with any degree of regularity, it is not a well kept secret that this writer loathes the Chase for the Championship. So, I’d be happy with any excuse/reason that would cause NASCAR to abandon the so-called playoff.
With that said, the fact that Dale Earnhardt, Jr. has […]

Radio chatter from Kurt Busch, Harvick and Stewart livens up Indy race

Monday, July 30th, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
*Warning- There are quotes reported in this piece that include language some may find offensive. Even though the words have been altered, it is obvious what was said by these drivers in the heat of the moment. Read beyond this point at your own risk.
To say that the Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis […]

Magic of The Brickyard wears off quickly after the race starts

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
The world’s most historic racing facility is the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. There’s no doubt about that. The most recognizable names in auto racing history have won on the hallowed grounds of the 2.5 mile track and to have one’s name placed on a trophy from the speedway is the goal of many who […]

RIP to IRP

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
The Indianapolis Raceway Park began hosting NASCAR Busch Series events in 1982 and one race from NASCAR’s second series has been held on the half-mile facility located a few miles from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway ever since. Both the track and the series have undergone name changes in that time period but the […]

Allmendinger’s best course of action is to comply

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
According to a statement released by NASCAR on Tuesday evening, A.J. Allmendinger has been suspended indefinitely by the sanctioning body. This indefinite suspension replaces what had originally been called a temporary suspension after the driver’s ‘A’ sample had tested positive for a banned substance prior to the Sprint Cup race in Daytona earlier […]

Number 09 Nationwide team hit with penalty

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 24, 2012) – NASCAR has issued penalties to the No. 09 team in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, as a result of rules infractions found on July 22 during post-race inspection at Chicagoland Speedway.

Crew chief Scott Zipadelli has been fined $10,000 and placed on NASCAR probation until Sept. 5 for violating Sections […]

Credibility of NASCAR and Aegis at stake in second Allmendinger test

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

By Richard Allen
On Tuesday in Nashville, A.J. Allmendinger will have his ‘B’ sample tested at the Aegis Analytical Laboratories. Soon afterwards, the credibility and/or reputation of the entities involved will be upheld or severely damaged.
Allmendinger’s ‘A’ sample tested positive for a substance banned by NASCAR prior to the running of the Sprint Cup race in […]

Chicago’s Nationwide ‘crowd’ embarrassing for NASCAR

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
It has long been my opinion that the Nationwide Series is being misused by NASCAR. I’ve often said the ‘second series’ needs more opportunities to stand alone rather than serve as a weekend filler for the Sprint Cup Series. However, Sunday’s race at the Chicagoland Speedway is not what I have in mind.
The […]

New crew chief charged with task of getting Edwards into Chase

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
According to a release sent out by Roush Fenway Racing on Tuesday morning, Bob Osborne is stepping down as crew chief for Carl Edwards and the #99 Ford team. Osborne and Edwards have been together for nine years and have amassed 18 Sprint Cup wins and two second place finishes in the overall […]

Harvick criticism illustrates problem of unqualified drivers

Monday, July 16th, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
Kevin Harvick believes he lost Saturday’s Nationwide Series race at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway because the lapped car of Amber Cope unnecessarily held him up and allowed Brad Keselowski to get by for the lead in the late stages of the event. This was not the first time, nor will it be […]

Fans come down hard on TNT’s NASCAR coverage

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
TNT wrapped up its stint of covering NASCAR Sprint Cup events in 2012 with Sunday’s race at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. And fans who have watched the six races shown by the network were not at all shy about voicing their opinions of the coverage during the mid-summer stretch of the series […]

What exactly does it mean to be on NASCAR probation?

Sunday, July 8th, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
Does anyone really know what it means to be placed on probation by NASCAR? This is becoming a rather frequently asked question among those who pay attention to this sport as the answer is one not very clearly defined.
The case of Austin Dillon’s failed post-race inspection(because the car was too low) after he […]

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