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Watkins Glen finish was incredible and it had serious Chase implications

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
Depending on who you ask, there either was or wasn’t oil on the track during the final laps of the Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen on Sunday. The drivers say one thing and NASCAR officials say another. You can probably guess which says what.
Either way, the last few laps -and particularly the […]

Trevor Bayne makes dirt late model debut at Smoky Mountain

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
Over the years, the Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee has played host to some of the biggest names in racing history. NASCAR used to race regularly on the track throughout the 1960s and several of the sport’s top stars have roared around the facility in both its dirt and asphalt configurations.
Richard Petty, […]

Dodge’s exit should have surprised…no one

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
Earlier this week, Dodge announced they would not be a part of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. This should have come as a surprise to no one considering that the manufacturer had lost its primary banner carrier when Penske Racing declared some time back that they would be switching to Ford next […]

Death of fan in Pocono hits close to home with this writer

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
I have been away from home on a week long hiatus at the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and have had only limited access to the internet and every other means of communication during that time. That is why I am just now writing a reaction to an event that […]

Roush Yates to provide Ford engines to Penske in 2013

Monday, August 6th, 2012

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Aug. 6, 2012) - Roush Yates Engines announced today that it will provide Ford FR9 engines to Penske Racing beginning with the 2013 NASCAR season.
Penske Racing announced earlier this year that it would be returning to Ford Racing in 2013 in the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series.
“It’s truly an honor to provide Penske […]

Johnson bobble benefited each of his Hendrick teammates

Monday, August 6th, 2012

By Richard Allen
On what proved to be the race’s final restart, five time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson made what appeared to be a very uncharacteristic mistake as he raced side by side into turn one of the Pocono Raceway with Matt Kenseth. The #48 car bobbled and then slid up the track taking Kenseth […]

Penske Racing did what it had to do with Allmendinger

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
On Wednesday, Penske Racing announced they were releasing A.J. Allmendinger as the driver of the #22 Shell/Pennzoil car. After the driver failed a NASCAR drug test and then was suspended indefinitely after a second positive result came back, no one should have been surprised by the news.
Penske really had no other option. They […]

NASCAR excuses for poor ratings and attendance are getting pretty thin

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
As the crowds in the grandstands and the number of viewers on television for NASCAR races seemingly get thinner and thinner, so do the excuses as to why such is the case. After the television ratings for the snooze fest known as the Brickyard 400 came in on Tuesday, the networks and the […]

Tony Stewart continues WoO Sprint Cars roll at Ohsweken

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

The NASCAR star earns his second World of Outlaws win this month and third overall
 
 
OHSWEKEN, Ontario - July 31, 2012 - Tony Stewart, Ohsweken Speedway and Victory Lane are beginning to become synonymous.
The NASCAR driver led all 30 laps on Tuesday to claim his third career World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory and his […]

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