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Sorry haters, but Kyle Busch could very well win this championship

Monday, September 30th, 2013

By Richard Allen
One thing that those who dislike Kyle Busch could always count on was that the object of their scorn would falter down the stretch of every NASCAR season. After all, the frequently booed driver’s best finish in the Chase for the Sprint Cup has been a 5th in 2007, with every other result […]

Now it’s definitely a three man race in the Chase

Monday, September 30th, 2013

By Richard Allen
Matt Kenseth, Kyle Busch and Jimmie Johnson appeared to have separated themselves from the rest of the Chase for the Sprint Cup pack after the first two playoff races. However, some wanted to believe that with eight races remaining there was still a chance for other contenders to emerge. After Sunday in Dover […]

New NASCAR marketing slogans for the Chase

Friday, September 27th, 2013

By Richard Allen
So far, the beginning of the Chase for the Sprint Cup has not exactly been a public relations dream. Allegations of race fixing in Richmond to set the playoff field were followed by a rain interrupted event in Chicago and a rain threatened race in New Hampshire that saw Joe Gibbs Racing dominate.
So […]

The Chase is doing the opposite of what it was designed for

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

By Richard Allen
After Matt Kenseth won the Sprint Cup(then Winston Cup) championship by a comfortable margin in 2003 by piling up consistent top-10 finishes with only one win, NASCAR’s leadership decided to implement a new system that would assure a tight points battle down to the final race of the season. However artificial, the new […]

Junior, Logano must step up their games at NHMS to get back into Chase contention

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

By Richard Allen
Neither Dale Earnhardt, Jr. nor Joey Logano came into the Chase for the Sprint Cup as a favorite to take home the big trophy at the end of the season. And one week into the ten race playoff, both drivers are on the verge of early elimination from contention after engine troubles doomed their efforts […]

Things that could prove to be more useful than the Air Titan

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

By Richard Allen
Over the last off season, NASCAR made much of the fact that they had developed a machine which could greatly reduce the amount of time required to dry a wet race track. The ‘Air Titan’ would benefit the sport by cutting the time of rain delays and put cars back on the track so […]

Martin Truex, Jr. does not deserve what MWR has done to him

Friday, September 20th, 2013

By Richard Allen
Martin Truex, Jr. must feel like a college football player who has had his team hit with sanctions from the NCAA for violations committed by players and coaches who left the university years earlier. In other words, his world has come crashing down around him because of the actions of other people.
After the […]

Toyota poised to capture its first Sprint Cup title

Monday, September 16th, 2013

By Richard Allen
Toyota entered the Sprint Cup Series back in 2007 and has had considerable success as the manufacturer has scored 61 victories in NASCAR’s top division. But even with all those race wins, there have been no championships to speak for the Japanese based company at the highest level.
But Toyota certainly has to be considered a […]

Sending Air Titan away shows NASCAR’s priorities are still in the wrong place

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

By Richard Allen
It’s not too much of a stretch to say that this past week has been one of the most tumultuous in the history of the sport of stock car racing after it came to light following Saturday’s race in Richmond that at least two teams manipulated the finish to assist their drivers in making […]

An Exclusive Look at the New Qualifications for Making the Chase in 2014

Saturday, September 14th, 2013

By Richard Allen
After the complete fiasco that has occurred this week following the alleged manipulation by teams during the Sprint Cup race in Richmond, NASCAR officials have stated that they will put rules in place to prevent such from happening again.
The investigative skills of the staff have once again been put to use and […]

Has anyone heard from Brian France lately?

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

By Richard Allen
Has anyone heard from Brian France lately? Anyone?
Before writing this piece, I checked a number of media outlets to verify that France has not been heard from during the course of what is perhaps the most tumultuous week in the sport’s history. A look at NASCAR’s own offered no words from France. A glance […]

Best Case Scenario: All This Controversy Will Kill the Chase

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

By Richard Allen
After a race that was billed by many as one of the great Chase for the Sprint Cup deciding events in the history of the NASCAR playoff, it would be hard to imagine more things going wrong than have gone wrong for the sanctioning body over the last few days. What initially appeared to […]

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