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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 […]

Could Kyle suffer the same fate as Kurt after Dover tirade?

Friday, October 5th, 2012

By Richard Allen
One year ago at this time the Busch brothers were among the most controversial figures in NASCAR. Little did we know back then, but that level of controversy was about to reach new heights.
Just a few short weeks later, Kyle Busch would be “benched” for a weekend by NASCAR after he intentionally went […]

Are you sure about that switich to Ford, Mr. Penske?

Monday, October 1st, 2012

By Richard Allen
The 2012 season could hardly have begun any better for the Ford Motor Company. Matt Kenseth sailed to victory in the Daytona 500 and one of the sport’s power teams announced that it was switching from rival Dodge to the ‘Blue Oval’ at the end of the current season. But since then, there […]

Kenseth’s “lame duck” term has been…well, lame

Monday, October 1st, 2012

By Richard Allen
When Matt Kenseth qualified for the Chase for the Championship, he said he didn’t think his status as a ‘lame duck’ would have much of an impact on his bid for a second NASCAR title. However, his first three races in the ten race playoff have been nothing less than disastrous.
Kenseth has that […]

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