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Kevin Harvick: Don’t Discard the ‘Lame Duck’ Label Just Yet

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

By Richard Allen
It hasn’t exactly been a well kept secret that Kevin Harvick intends to leave Richard Childress Racing at the end of the 2013 season to join Stewart-Haas Racing. And with that being so well known, many have labeled the Bakersfield, Calif. native as a ‘lame duck’ for this season.
On Saturday night when Harvick drove […]

Trevor Bayne’s Faith in God Has Led Him to A New Beginning

Friday, February 15th, 2013

By Richard Allen
 In February of 2011, Trevor Bayne was on top of the world. The driver who had just turned 20 years old had shocked the racing world when he drove the historic No. 21 Ford to victory in the Daytona 500 for the legendary Wood Brothers Racing team. While the young driver had always […]

Indianapolis: A Night Parade Is Hardly Better Than A Day Parade

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

By Richard Allen
Word has been out for a while that the powers that be at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway are considering installing lights around that 2.5 mile facility for the purpose of running the NASCAR sanctioned Brickyard 400 at night rather than as a day race. The cost of such an undertaking would run into the tens of […]

A List of Questions Not Likely to be Asked During NASCAR Media Day

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

 By Richard Allen
The 2013 version of SpeedWeeks is finally here and the NASCAR season is set to begin this weekend with the Sprint Unlimited and Daytona 500 pole qualifying. But before any cars take to the track, drivers and other key personalities within the sport will sit down with the media on Thursday to answer […]

Kyle Busch and Chad Knaus Were Making Lots of News One Year Ago

Monday, February 11th, 2013

 By Richard Allen
Were getting closer! SpeedWeeks is upon us and cars will be officially hitting the track at the Daytona International Speedway in just a few short days. While new stories are bound to dominate the headlines soon, memory tells us that it was at this same time last year when Kyle Busch and Chad Knaus were making […]

Daytona 500 pre-race could serve as celebration of the sport rather than promotional gig

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

By Richard AllenÂ
On Friday, it was announced by the Daytona International Speedway and Disney that actor James Franco will serve as the Grand Marshal for the 2013 Daytona 500. The movie star will ride in a pace car, deliver the starting command and perform a number of other ceremonial duties representing the sport and its biggest race.
Not […]

NASCAR Hall of Fame Ceremony Meshes Different Eras

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 8, 2013) – Five legends of stock car auto racing were enshrined into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C., tonight during the Induction Ceremony held in the Crown Ballroom of the Charlotte Convention. Four were NASCAR pioneers, building the sport during its formative years; […]

Rusty Wallace Won With A “Hands On” Approach to Racing

Friday, February 8th, 2013

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 5, 2013) – Rusty Wallace’s ability as a driver is unquestioned.

He won 55 times – ninth most in NASCAR premier series history – during two decades against rivals named Bodine, Earnhardt, Elliott, Gordon, Jarrett, Labonte, Martin, Richmond and Waltrip.

But Russell William Wallace Jr., the 1989 series champion, did more than just […]

Buck Baker’s Tough Attitude Perfect for Early NASCAR

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 31, 2013) – Buck Baker personified the term “old school.”

Elzie Wylie “Buck” Baker, winner of 46 NASCAR Sprint Cup races and the series’ first back-to-back champion, personified the phrase “no quarter asked and none given.”

Baker, whose NASCAR career spanned portions of four decades beginning in 1949, had one goal: to win. […]

Teaming With Brad Keselowski Will Benefit Joey Logano

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

By Richard Allen
Much was expected of Joey Logano as he approached the time he would enter the Sprint Cup ranks in NASCAR. After all, when a driver carries the handle “Sliced Bread” with him, mediocrity is not acceptable.
However, Logano’s performance at the top level of the sport so far has been less than spectacular. Granted, […]

Winning Races Was All That Mattered to Herb Thomas

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 28, 2013) – Take it from the King. Herb Thomas stood tall in an era when the stock in stock car truly defined what NASCAR’s pioneers raced.

“He was as good as they come,” said Richard Petty. “There have been very few guys who had more confidence in what he could do […]

Cotton Owens Was A Gentleman Competitor in NASCAR’s Early Era

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 17, 2013) – Through stock car racing’s rough and tumble, formative years Everett “Cotton” Owens stood out for a multitude of reasons: among them, winning driver and owner and master mechanic.

But perhaps most of all, he was a gentleman.

“He was such a nice guy, one of the nicest I ever drove […]

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