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I can’t wait for those glass dashboards

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
Last week, NASCAR chairman Brian France held a mid-season question and answer session with the assembled media at the Daytona International Speedway to discuss a number of topics. Television coverage, attendance and the level competition in the Sprint Cup division were among the topics on which the sport’s boss offered comments.
While certainly the […]

Does Army’s decision to retreat from NASCAR mean National Guard will leave Junior?

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
The United States Army has formally announced they will not return as the primary sponsor on the Stewart-Haas Racing car of Ryan Newman in 2013. This announcement comes on the heels of a campaign led by Congresswoman Betty McCollum(D-MN) and Congressman Jack Kingston(R-GA) to end the practice of taxpayer funded organizations like the […]

Scary thing is season just hitting time where Stewart starts to excel

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

By Richard Allen
On Saturday night in Daytona, Tony Stewart scored his third win of the NASCAR Sprint Cup season. That statistic is noteworthy in that the three time champion typically does not have so many wins at this point on the schedule.
Of Stewart’s 47 career victories at NASCAR’s highest level, only 13 had come on […]

Stewart, Dillon and JGR hit with penalties after Daytona infractions

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 10, 2012) – NASCAR has issued penalties to three of its race teams as a result of rules infractions committed during last weekend’s events at Daytona International Speedway.

The No. 14 team in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series was found to be in violation of Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car […]

Allmendinger’s NASCAR career hangs in the balance

Sunday, July 8th, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
During the 2011-2012 NASCAR off season, A.J. Allmendinger got the break of his racing lifetime when he was selected to replace Kurt Busch in the #22 Dodge for Penske Racing. The organization had reached the end of its patience with their often controversial driver and severed ties with him. Then, they turned to […]

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 […]

Austin Dillon and RCR team penalized for Kentucky infraction

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 2, 2012) – NASCAR has penalized the No. 3 team in the NASCAR Nationwide Series as a result of rule infractions discovered during post-race inspection last Friday at Kentucky Speedway.

The No. 3 car was found to be in violation of Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4J (any determination […]

Twelve reasons for lower attendance in Kentucky

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
Due to the fact that I was covering a dirt late model race at the Smoky Mountain Speedway on Saturday night, I was unable to watch the NASCAR race from Kentucky live. But when I played the event back on my DVR the next day I couldn’t help but notice large expanses of […]

Time to start taking wins away for failing post-race inspection

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
Austin Dillon led all but eight laps on his way to victory in Friday’s Nationwide Series race at the Kentucky Speedway. It was a truly dominating performance on the track. However, off the track it became a win that will always be questioned after the #3 car failed post-race inspection.
Dillon’s Chevrolet proved to […]

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