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Fans Deliver High Grades for the Racing at Auto Club Speedway

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

By Richard Allen
Last week, it probably came as little surprise that fans enjoyed what they saw from NASCAR’s Sprint Cup division on the high banks of the Bristol Motor Speedway. That event received the highest grades of the season to that point in my poll question that asks followers to grade the just concluded race posed each […]

Tony Stewart Has a Short Fuse and a Short Memory

Sunday, March 24th, 2013

By Richard Allen
After the ending of the Auto Club 400 in Fontana, Calif. on Sunday afternoon, Tony Stewart made his way over to the parked car of Joey Logano on pit road and engaged in a brief scuffle with the driver who he believes blocked him on the race’s final restart. At the end of […]

Empty Seats May Simply Become a Fixture for Bristol Spring Race

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

By Richard Allen
By most accounts, the racing this past weekend at the Bristol Motor Speedway was quite good in both the Sprint Cup and Nationwide divisions of NASCAR. However, the attendance at the high banked, half-mile track located in the mountains of upper east Tennessee was not good at all, at least in comparison to […]

Fans Give Bristol Race Highest Grades of the Season

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

By Richard Allen
This season I have been asking my followers on Twitter and Facebook immediately after each NASCAR Sprint Cup race to offer a grade for that particular event using the traditional scale of A, B, C, D and F. By a wide margin, this past weekend’s Food City 500 at the Bristol Motor Speedway has […]

NASCAR Stars Invade Volunteer Speedway Over the Weekend

Monday, March 18th, 2013

By Richard Allen
Whenever there is a dirt track or paved short track near the site of a NASCAR facility, it is almost certain that stars from the top level of stock car racing will come out for some extra competition or to just hang out. One the favorite haunts of some of those stars when […]

Joey Logano has to pay Denny Hamlin back

Monday, March 18th, 2013

By Richard Allen
Throughout his career as a NASCAR driver, Joey Logano has been run over by other competitors on multiple occasions. Notably, Kevin Harvick has taken a figurative bite out of ’sliced bread’ more than once. On Sunday in Bristol, it was Denny Hamlin’s turn to send his former teammate around the spin cycle.
If Logano wants to […]

Time to see if Tony’s helmet toss and Danica’s finger point will actually sell some seats

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

By Richard Allen
In the time between the two Sprint Cup races held last year at the Bristol Motor Speedway, Speedway Motorsports, Inc.(owners of the track) carried out a highly publicized “restoration” of the half-mile facility that would return it to its previous status as a rough and tumble track.
Attendance at the upper east Tennessee speedway […]

Matt Kenseth Delivered Driving and Coaching Lessons in Las Vegas

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

By Richard Allen
Matt Kenseth drives for a man commonly referred to as ‘Coach’ in deference to his Super Bowl victories while guiding the Washington Redskins from the sidelines. But even Joe Gibbs could have taken a lesson from his driver over the final laps of the Kobalt Tools 400 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway […]

Jeremy Clements Reinstated by NASCAR

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 13, 2013) – NASCAR has reinstated driver Jeremy Clements upon the successful completion of stipulations following his indefinite suspension from NASCAR on Feb. 27 for violating the sanctioning body’s Code of Conduct policy. Clements will be on NASCAR probation until Sept. 13, 2013.
“As part of […]

Fans Overwhelmingly Support Hamlin in His Stance Against NASCAR

Saturday, March 9th, 2013

By Richard Allen
As has been well documented by just about every media source that covers NASCAR, Denny Hamlin was fined $25,000 by the sanctioning body following the Sprint Cup race in Phoenix last week. According to the powers that be in Daytona Beach, the driver’s remarks during his post-race interview were detrimental to the sport and […]

NASCAR Looking Ridiculous While Allowing Denny Hamlin to Look Heroic

Friday, March 8th, 2013

By Richard Allen
During the Sprint Cup testing session at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Thursday, a story broke which revealed that driver Denny Hamlin had been fined $25,000 by NASCAR for essentially saying that the Gen-6 car did not race well in Phoenix last weekend
Specifically, Hamlin stated, “There’s a lot of room for improvement […]

NASCAR Levies Fine Against Denny Hamlin for Comments Made After Phoenix

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 7, 2013) –NASCAR has fined driver Denny Hamlin $25,000 for comments he made following the March 3 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway.

NASCAR determined that Hamlin violated Section 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) of the 2013 NASCAR Rule Book.

NASCAR issued the following statement regarding the penalty:

“Following […]

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