Last year's Chase field looked a bit different after NASCAR's unprecedented decisions following Richmond. Tom Bowles checks in on where everyone involved is now.
Summer Bedgood · Wednesday April 23, 2014
Working as a writer in the world of racing means that a majority of my weekends are spoken for before the first green flag ever waves. If I’m not at a racetrack, I’m planted in front of my television and computer so as not to miss a moment of, well, anything. This isn’t a complaint but rather the reality of the industry. Everyone here at Frontstretch.com and elsewhere in motorsports experiences the same thing.
Mike Neff · Wednesday April 23, 2014
Tommy Baldwin has been involved in racing since he was a youngster. He has been a crew chief since 1997 in the Cup series. In 2008 he was working as a crew chief for Bill Davis when he was informed that the team was closing. He purchased the equipment and took advantage of the downsizing of many teams in the garage to put a lot of talented minds behind his startup team.
Racing to the Point
Brett Poirier · Tuesday April 22, 2014
Ben Stiller is no longer the Heartbreak Kid. The role now belongs to 23-year-old Parker Kligerman.
Kligerman didn’t marry a crazy woman after knowing her for six weeks and fall in love with someone else on his honeymoon, nor did he act in a subpar comedy. Kligerman’s story is full of heartbreak, though.
Beyond the Cockpit
Toni Montgomery · Tuesday April 22, 2014
Brittany Force, driver of the Castrol EDGE Top Fuel dragster and daughter of NHRA legend John Force, took some time out during the 4 Wide Nationals weekend at zMAX Dragway in Charlotte, NC, to talk with our Toni Montgomery.
Force, nicknamed the Fastest Force, explains why she went with a Top Fuel car when the rest of her famous family drives Funny Cars, what it’s like to be part of a racing family and her thoughts on being a woman driver in a male sport.
Voices from the Cheap Seats
Jeff Meyer · Tuesday April 22, 2014
Since we are on an off-week and there is little to no real NASCAR news, other than maybe Brad Keselowski’s almost tearful revelation at how utterly heartbroken and betrayed he felt by Rick Hendrick in 2010, I want to talk about commercials.
Who's Hot / Who's Not
Brad Morgan · Tuesday April 22, 2014
Let’s get this out of the way first: there was no NASCAR race to cover over Easter weekend. Sad, isn’t it? No worries, Hot or Not isn’t taking a break.
Here’s what to expect when the Sprint Cup Series returns to action at Richmond International Raceway in the coming days.
Couch Potato Tuesday
Phil Allaway · Tuesday April 22, 2014
There was essentially nothing American-based that raced and broadcast their races on television. There was Formula 1 on NBC Sports Network, but I can’t get an entire critique column for the site off of just one race. There was also the European Le Mans Series and the World Endurance Championship from Silverstone. I watched the free stream of the ELMS race on Saturday. The last half-hour was a nice little duel, while the WEC race required you to pay to view.
Toni Montgomery · Sunday April 20, 2014
Alexis DeJoria has started out the 2014 NHRA Funny Car season with two wins and made it to the final round at the series’ most recent event, the 4 Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Charlotte.
The driver of the Patron Tequila Funny Car for Kalitta Motorsports is one of several female drivers making top runs and winning races right now in NHRA competition. Toni Montgomery had a chance to talk with DeJoria at Charlotte. DeJoria talks about the unique 4 Wide format, getting that first win, women in motorsports, and the criticism some drivers face for having financial backing from family.
Thomas Bowles · Sunday April 20, 2014
Is Swan Racing writing their Swan Song as we speak? That’s been the story during a slow NASCAR off week, the two-car team leaning more towards extinction with each tip. News broke Thursday in the form of an official statement, the upstart, two-car Cup Series organization claiming they were “evaluating their program” in the midst of financial troubles. The Richmond entry list, released Monday may initially have their Nos. 26 and 30 listed but who knows whether they’ll actually show up at the track to race. Based on the buzz, the next time you might see those numbers they will be sitting on an auction block instead of the starting grid.