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Jeremy Clements Situation Starting to Take on a Carl Long Sort of Feel

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

By Richard Allen
In a piece posted earlier on this website, I stated that NASCAR may very well have been right to not publish whatever it was that Nationwide Series driver Jeremy Clements said that resulted in him receiving an indefinite suspension from the sanctioning body. I still stand by that statement as it would do […]

This Week Begins the Real Test for NASCAR’s Gen-6 Car

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

By Richard Allen
 Now that the Daytona 500 is over, the real test for NASCAR newest car is set to begin. This season marks the first use of the latest version of racer employed by the sanctioning body. The so called Gen-6, for sixth generation car, now has one race under its imaginary belt, but the […]

Maybe NASCAR was right to not publish what Jeremy Clements said

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

 
By Richard Allen
On Wednesday evening, NASCAR announced that it has suspended Nationwide Series driver Jeremy Clements indefinitely for violation of the sanctioning body’s ‘Code of Conduct’. According to the full statement put out by NASCAR, the driver made an ”intolerable and insensitive remark” during an interview.
Upon the announcement, a number of people took to Twitter and other sources of […]

Jeremy Clements suspended by NASCAR for violation of ‘Code of Conduct’

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 27, 2013)– Jeremy Clements, a driver in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, has been indefinitely suspended from NASCAR for violating the sanctioning body’s Code of Conduct.

On Feb. 24 at Daytona International Speedway, Clements was found to have violated Sections 7-5 (NASCAR’s Code of Conduct) and 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing).

“During […]

It’s time to think about drastic changes at Daytona and Talladega

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

 
By Richard Allen
If I were to list my favorite NASCAR race tracks, the giant super speedways would be among my top-5. I have always looked forward to the races held at the Daytona International Speedway and the Talladega Super Speedway. So, it is a difficult thing for me to ask, but is it time to […]

Fans Voice Their Feelings on Daytona 500 and Fox TV Coverage

Monday, February 25th, 2013

 
By Richard Allen
NASCAR’s premier race is the Daytona 500, and needless to say, it is important for the event to be well received by both those who attend in person and those who watch on television. Based on the ratings that have come in and on an informal poll conducted by this writer, opinions are mixed.
According […]

Big Wreck Eliminates Top Contenders Early in Daytona 500

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

By Richard Allen
A lap 33 incident in the tri-oval of the 2.5 mile Daytona International Speedway eliminated several of the race’s top contenders well before the halfway mark of NASCAR’s most prestigious event.
The multi-car wreck was triggered when Kyle Busch bumped Kasey Kahne as the cars raced at speeds approaching 200mph. That tap sent the […]

The Winner of the Daytona 500 Will Be… Greg Biffle

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

 
By Richard Allen
The 2013 version of the Daytona 500 could be one of the most difficult to predict in years. The new Gen-6 racecar being used at the Sprint Cup level of NASCAR is definitely taking some time for the teams and drivers to get used to. However, there are some who seem to have […]

Move of Budweiser Duels to Night Could Have Negative Impact

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

 
By Richard Allen
NASCAR and the Daytona International Speedway announced on Thursday that the Budweiser Duels will be contested under the lights in 2014. It will be the first time in the history of the Daytona 500 that these qualifying races won’t be run during the afternoon. This will mark another break with tradition for the sport.
For a […]

Sprint Unlimited TV Ratings Show What Happens When Individuals Are Hyped Over Racing

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

 
By Richard Allen
The Sprint Unlimited held last Saturday night may very well have had all the elements of a good race. There was a big crash and a dramatic finish combined with strategy and unprecedented fan involvement. But even with all of that, not very people watched. As a matter of fact, Sports Business Daily reports that […]

Will Sprint Cup Fields Be Full Throughout 2013?

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

By Richard Allen
A number of factors can be used to discern the health of a particular form of motorsports. Grandstand attendance, television ratings, the number of new sponsors being brought into the sport and a number of other indicators can serve to measure the well being of any form of racing. But perhaps the most accurate […]

Will Danica Patrick’s Accomplishment Help the Sport… Or Just Danica?

Monday, February 18th, 2013

 
By Richard Allen
In the event that you’ve been hiding under a rock lately, Danica Patrick won the pole for the upcoming Daytona 500 on Sunday afternoon with a lap of 196.434mph around the big 2.5 mile Daytona International Speedway. In so doing, she became the first female driver to accomplish such a feat in the history of NASCAR […]

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