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Amy Henderson
Co-Managing Editor of Frontstretch since 2012, Amy oversees the site’s photography and daily content as well as assisting with staff management. A ten-year veteran writer and three-time National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA) writing award winner, Amy pens The Big Six (Mondays), Frontstretch 5 (Wednesdays), Holding A Pretty Wheel (Fridays) and writes a monthly diary with Truck Series driver Brendan Gaughan. A New Hampshire native living in North Carolina, Amy’s work credits extend everywhere from driver Kenny Wallace’s website to Athlon Sports.
Jamie McMurray Plays Spoiler in Sprint Cup Qualifying at Martinsville

Jamie McMurray Plays Spoiler in Sprint Cup Qualifying at Martinsville

Jamie McMurray crashed the Chase party at Martinsville Speedway on Friday and will start on the pole for Sunday’s Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500. With a speed of 99.905 mph, McMurray edged Joey Logano, who will start alongside on the front row. Matt Kenseth, Tony Stewart and Denny Hamlin rounded out the top 5. Brad Keselowski, Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch, Ryan Newman, Kurt Busch, Carl Edwards and Clint Bowyer were the remaining drivers in the top 12.  With just two ... Read More »

Darrell Wallace, Jr. Fastest in CWTS Final Practice at Martinsville

Darrell Wallace, Jr. Fastest in CWTS Final Practice at Martinsville

Defending fall Martinsville Speedway race winner Darrell Wallace, Jr. turned the fastest lap in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice Friday afternoon. Wallace ran a lap time of 19.748 seconds (95.888 mph) to lead the session. Matt Crafton, Erik Jones, Cole Custer and Timothy Peters rounded out the top 5. Completing the top 10 were Johnny Sauter, Jeb Burton, German Quiroga, Joey Coulter and Gray Gaulding. Qualifying for the Kroger 200 will take place on Saturday at 10:10 a.m., and ... Read More »

Ryan Blaney Fastest in First CWTS Practice at Martinsville

Ryan Blaney Fastest in First CWTS Practice at Martinsville

Brad Keselowski Racing driver Ryan Blaney was the fastest in Friday’s first Camping World Truck Series practice at Martinsville Speedway. Blaney set a fast time of 19.894 seconds (95.185 mph) in the No. 29 truck.  Gray Gaulding, Brandon Jones, Austin Hill, and Johnny Sauter rounded out the top 5. The rest of the top 10 included Alex Guenette, defending series champion and current point leader Matt Crafton, Joey Coulter, German Quiroga, and Tyler Young. Full practice speeds: Martinsville CWTS Practice 1 ... Read More »

Jeff Gordon Paces First Sprint Cup Practice at Martinsville

Jeff Gordon Paces First Sprint Cup Practice at Martinsville

Jeff Gordon posted a lap time of 19.079 sec. and a speed of 99.251 mph to top the charts in the first NASCAR Sprint Cup practice of the weekend.  Gordon, an eight-time Martinsville winner, could take over the wins lead at the track among active drivers with a victory on Sunday.  He’s currently tied at eight with teammate Jimmie Johnson.  Johnson was 19th on the board in practice. Rounding out the top 5 in the session were Joey Logano, Denny ... Read More »

Holding A Pretty Wheel: Crew Chief Swaps Often Not Overnight Cure

Holding A Pretty Wheel: Crew Chief Swaps Often Not Overnight Cure

In what the team termed as an “evaluation” move, Stewart-Haas Racing announced earlier this week that it would swap the crew chiefs and road crews for the Nos. 10 and 41 teams of drivers Danica Patrick and Kurt Busch. Vice President of Competition Greg Zipadelli said the move was made “to get a head start on 2015. With the ban on testing next year, the last three races of this season take on even greater importance. For Tony Gibson and ... Read More »

The Frontstretch Five: Areas NASCAR Needs to Address

The Frontstretch Five: Areas NASCAR Needs to Address

Welcome to the Frontstretch Five, a brand-new column for 2014! Each week, Amy Henderson takes a look at the racing, the drivers, and the storylines that drive NASCAR and produces a list of five people, places, things, and ideas that define the current state of our sport. This week, Amy says there are a few things NASCAR needs to take a long, hard look at in order to move ahead. 1. The Chase This one is pretty obvious because it’s ... Read More »

The Big Six: Questions Answered After the GEICO 500

The Big Six: Questions Answered After the GEICO 500

Looking for the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How behind Sunday’s race? Amy Henderson has you covered each week with the answers to six race day questions, covering all five W’s and even the H… the Big Six. Who… gets my shoutout of the race? His run wasn’t perfect, and an ill-timed move late may have ended Jimmie Johnson’s title bid once and for all. But forgive Landon Cassill if he’s not used to running in the midst of ... Read More »

Holding A Pretty Wheel: Allmendinger All the Way

Holding A Pretty Wheel: Allmendinger All the Way

As teams were gearing up for the Chase in August 2013, AJ Allmendinger was looking for a future in NASCAR — any future. He’d been running part time in the Sprint Cup Series for midpack JTG-Daugherty Racing; a couple of Nationwide Series starts with Team Penske, the team that had released him from a full-time Sprint Cup ride in 2012 after a failed NASCAR drug test; some IndyCar races with Penske as well. He’d had some success — but for ... Read More »

The Frontstretch Five: Reasons NASCAR Blew the Penalties for the Charlotte Fracas

The Frontstretch Five: Reasons NASCAR Blew the Penalties for the Charlotte Fracas

Welcome to the Frontstretch Five, a brand-new column for 2014! Each week, Amy Henderson takes a look at the racing, the drivers, and the storylines that drive NASCAR and produces a list of five people, places, things, and ideas that define the current state of our sport. This week, Amy says that NASCAR made a big mistake in the penalties handed out to Brad Keselowski and Tony Stewart following a postrace incident at Charlotte. NASCAR had a chance to gain ... Read More »