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Can Brad Keselowski copy Tony Stewart’s championship run?

Friday, August 30th, 2013

 
By Richard Allen
A former Sprint Cup champion has no wins at this point of the season and might not make the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
Does that story sound familiar? Of course it does. That was exactly what was being talked about prior to the 2011 Chase when Tony Stewart essentially limped into the playoff […]

Trevor Bayne piecing together solid Nationwide season after early inconsistency

Friday, August 30th, 2013

 
By Richard Allen
Trevor Bayne came into the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series with high hopes. After all, it would be the first time the Knoxville, Tenn. native would go into a season looking to complete his first full campaign since joining Roush Fenway Racing. Illness prevented him from running all races in 2011 while lack of sponsorship hampered his efforts last year. […]

Did Kasey Kahne’s lack of aggression in Bristol show class or weakness?

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

By Richard Allen
A couple of weeks ago in Watkins Glen, Kasey Kahne crashed out of the Sprint Cup race there after contact between Matt Kenseth and another car left him in the wrong place at the wrong time. That was the fourth time this season(the other three from Kyle Busch) that the Hendrick Motorsports driver […]

Can Kyle Busch win 100 Nationwide races…and does it matter?

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

 
By Richard Allen
On Friday night at the Bristol Motor Speedway, Kyle Busch won his 60th career Nationwide Series race. That’s an impressive number of wins, to be sure. However, he is a Sprint Cup regular driving equipment built and maintained by his Joe Gibbs Racing Sprint Cup team.
Granted, there are a number of other Cup […]

Kurt Busch to Stewart-Haas Racing could be a blogger’s dream come true

Monday, August 19th, 2013

 
By Richard Allen
It was reported on Sunday night by Lee Spencer of Fox Sports that Kurt Busch has been offered a contract by Stewart-Haas Racing for the 2014 season. Should this deal actually come to fruition, it would put the often volatile personalities Tony Stewart, Kevin Harvick, Danica Patrick and Busch together on the same […]

EGR must consider the Logano example before putting Larson in Sprint Cup ride

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

 
By Richard Allen
Kyle Larson is such a good young racer that he is considered by many to be a “can’t miss” prospect in terms of his future in NASCAR. After all, the 21 year old California native has already won a Camping World Truck Series race, he currently has twelve top-10s and ranks 8th in the […]

Watkins Glen shows it’s the action, not the economy, that drives attendance

Sunday, August 11th, 2013

By Richard Allen
The grandstands at Watkins Glen International were almost completely filled with fans during the Sprint Cup race on Sunday afternoon. Track officials even went so far as to boast that there would be near record numbers of people for the Sprint Cup race days ahead of the event. That stands in stark contrast […]

Junior, Kahne and Gordon among big stars to crash in Watkins Glen

Sunday, August 11th, 2013

By Richard Allen
Plenty of big stars found trouble on the right and left hand turns of Watkins Glen International on Sunday. And those crashes had an impact on the Sprint Cup standings as the cutoff for the Chase for the Sprint Cup looms in the distance.
Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Kasey Kahne, Jeff Gordon and Matt Kenseth were […]

Marcos Ambrose gives Richard Petty Motorsports and Ford shot at elusive 2013 Sprint Cup victory

Saturday, August 10th, 2013

 
By Richard Allen
Marcos Ambrose has won two consecutive Sprint Cup races on the road course at Watkins Glen International. But more than simply adding a third victory on a particular track, the Australian driver has the chance to give his Richard Petty Motorsports team and Ford Racing something they have not experienced nearly as often […]

Possible replacements for Tony Stewart at Watkins Glen

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

 
By Richard Allen
As has been widely reported, three time Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart broke his right leg in a sprint car crash in Iowa on Monday night. The injury was severe enough to require surgery and will almost certainly cause the driver to miss this weekend’s NASCAR race in Watkins Glen, New York.
Once concerns for Stewart’s […]

10 Things That Ought to Happen on Chad Knaus’ Birthday

Monday, August 5th, 2013

 
By Richard Allen
Chad Knaus was born on August 5, 1971 so today marks his 42nd birthday. With that in mind, here are ten things that out to occur each year on this date to celebrate the life and times of the crew chief of the Hendrick Motorsports #48 car for Jimmie Johnson.
1. Party for all […]

Five Races Until the Chase: Who’s In and Who’s Out?

Monday, August 5th, 2013

By Richard Allen
The Chase for the Sprint Cup cutoff will take place after just five more races. The series will hit Watkins Glen, Michigan, Bristol, Atlanta and Richmond before the ten race playoff to determine the 2013 champion begins.
So with that said, what ten drivers will make the Chase based on their standings in points? And, […]

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