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What if Junior never races again?

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

By Richard Allen
According to reports, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. will miss this week’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race in Kansas and then will return to action the following week in Martinsville. This after the popular driver has already missed one race this past weekend in Charlotte due to concussions caused by wrecks in Kansas and Talladega.
As of […]

Sorry malcontents, Fox TV extension tells NASCAR that all is well

Monday, October 15th, 2012

By Richard Allen
For those of us who have become disheartened by the direction NASCAR has taken over the past several years, the news that came out on Monday morning does not offer hope for any sort of meaningful change. With its television contracts set to expire at the end of the 2014 season, the sanctioning […]

Here’s the worst thing about fuel mileage races

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

By Richard Allen
There are many things not to like about NASCAR races that end with a slow moving, fuel saving stretch run. And it seems now as if those type of races are becoming the norm rather than the exception. Saturday’s Sprint Cup event in Charlotte became the latest in a long list of races […]

If Regan Smith wins someone is going to look bad

Friday, October 12th, 2012

By Richard Allen
As has been well documented, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. will not race for at least two weeks after having suffered a concussion. In the meantime, recently released Regan Smith will handle the driving chores for the Hendrick Motorsports #88 Chevrolet until that car’s regular driver comes back.
If Smith should actually manage to win a […]

Gordon’s plight illustrates reason for “points racing”

Monday, October 8th, 2012

By Richard Allen
A couple of years ago when NASCAR announced that is was changing the points system it had used for decades, the sanctioning body used the reasoning that the new system would make the math easier for fans to understand. While the system now in place may have done that, it has at the […]

Chase is a three man race from here

Monday, October 8th, 2012

By Richard Allen
Coming into the 2012 version of the Chase for the Championship many followers of NASCAR circled the Talladega race as one that would be a true wildcard in determining this season’s Sprint Cup champion. Considering that anything can and will happen on the giant track with its tight restrictor plate induced packs, no […]

Big wreck or not, that was an entertaining race

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

By Richard Allen
Coming off of a string of less than exciting races that featured little drama and very few green flag lead changes, NASCAR certainly got an event filled with intensity and suspense at the Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday afternoon. Cars ran side by side throughout most of the day on the 2.66 mile track […]

Will Kurt Busch begin his Furniture Row tenure on suspension?

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

By Richard Allen
Kurt Busch ended his time as the driver for Phoenix Racing as only Kurt Busch could have. While leading a large pack of cars during Sunday’s Sprint Cup race in Talladega, the #51 machine sputtered and was subsequently run over and forced into the inside retaining wall.
“I’m out of fuel and I got […]

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