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Dover Offers Potential Pitfalls for Denny Hamlin

Friday, May 31st, 2013

 
By Richard Allen
The Dover International Speedway, with its high speeds and concrete canyon like straightaways, is known for hard crashes. And that is exactly what Denny Hamlin cannot afford to have happen this weekend, or any other for that matter.
As anyone who follows NASCAR with any degree of regularity knows, Hamlin suffered a serious back […]

Getting Sprint Cup Drivers out of the Nationwide Series Would Require an Overhaul Like This…

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

By Richard Allen
Shocking News: Kyle Busch has won another Nationwide Series race this past weekend. Well, it’s not really shocking news. For that matter, it’s not really shocking news when any Sprint Cup regular steps down into the Nationwide Series(or Camping World Truck Series) and wins a race.
What’s not shocking is that after one of those […]

Discussion Topic: Would You Rather See a Great Race or a Great Finish?

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

By Richard Allen
As has been well documented by now, the Indianapolis 500 ended on Sunday in a somewhat disappointing way. With much anticipation, a final restart with only a few laps remaining promised to deliver one of that event’s all time great endings. However, a caution came out shortly after that final green flag waved […]

Here Are Some Things That Have Happened Since the Wood Brothers Made Their First Start

Saturday, May 25th, 2013

 
By Richard Allen
Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 will mark the 1,400th start for a Wood Brothers Racing entry in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Their first race was in 1953 at the Martinsville Speedway with Glen Wood driving. The Virginia-based team has won 98 races, scored 521 top-10s and recorded 118 pole position starts.
Sixteen different drivers have visited […]

Stewart-Haas Racing Woes Go Beyond Danica

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

 
By Richard Allen
So far, 2013 has been a season to forget for Stewart-Haas Racing. None of the organizations three drivers has won a race this season. For that matter, none even currently rank in the top-12 of the Sprint Cup standings and they have amassed only seven top-10 finishes in their collective 33 starts.
One popular […]

Discussion Topic: Sprint Cup Races Are Too Long

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

By Richard Allen
With the longest race on the NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule set for this weekend, this would seem to be a good time to discuss the length of races. While I consider myself very much a purist when it comes to many racing related topics, I have come to believe that many events on […]

Bruton Smith and other leaders of the sport need to talk less and do more

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

By Richard Allen
Bruton Smith is up to his old tricks. Once again, he is threatening to move a race away from its long standing location to another track. Most likely, this is yet another attempt by the chairman of Speedway Motorsports, Inc. to gain attention and have a zoning law changed or some sort of […]

Coca-Cola 600 Quick Facts

Monday, May 20th, 2013

 
By Richard Allen
The Coca-Cola 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway is one of NASCAR’s ‘Crown Jewel’ events. The race was first run in 1960 and was won by Joe Lee Johnson who earned just over $27,000 for the victory. Last year, the race was won by Kasey Kahne who pocketed over $355,000 for his efforts.
Coca-Cola […]

What Does Trevor Bayne Do When He’s Not Racing?

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

By Richard Allen
So what does a former Daytona 500 winner and current NASCAR Nationwide Series driver do when he’s not racing? In the case of Trevor Bayne, he enjoys an active lifestyle that includes time on the water. Recently, he took to the lake behind a Nautique Boat to do some wake surfing.
Photo credit to […]

Why Would Anyone Believe They Could Get Away With Stealing a NASCAR Hauler?

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

By Richard Allen
As has been reported by several media outlets, the hauler used by Jennifer Jo Cobb’s Camping World Truck Series team was stolen from the team’s shop. The Rowan County(NC) Sheriff’s Department confirms it has a warrant for the arrest of former NASCAR driver Mike Harmon, who is one of two suspects in the case(this […]

Kyle Busch and Kasey Kahne Just Seem to Keep Finding Each Other

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

 
By Richard Allen
If you’ve followed racing for any length of time, you have no doubt noticed that certain drivers seem to just have a knack for crossing each other’s paths at the wrong time. This season, Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano had such run-ins as they came together on multiple occasions until Hamlin was injured […]

Those Surprised That Ryan Newman’s Car Was “Randomly” Selected at Darlington Were Also Sursprised When…

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

By Richard Allen
 After each Sprint Cup race, NASCAR officials typically take the winning car and a random chosen car or two to be thoroughly inspected at their Research & Development Center in Concord, NC. There seems to be a rather remarkable ratio of drivers or teams who have at some point run afoul of the […]

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