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Author Archives: Beth Lunkenheimer

Beth Lunkenheimer
Co-Managing Editor of Frontstretch since 2012, Beth heads up management of our 30-person staff, acting as Tom’s main assistant with technology and personnel while working as Frontstretch’s Truck Series expert. The author of Truckin’ Thursdays and the coordinator of the site’s pre and post-race coverage, she also runs a monthly diary with owner Harry Scott. A native of Texas, Beth is an eight-year writing veteran who has contributed content to BRANDT and Athlon Sports, among other outlets.
Tracking the Trucks: fred’s 250 powered by Coca-Cola

Tracking the Trucks: fred’s 250 powered by Coca-Cola

In a Nutshell: Timothy Peters took the checkered flag 0.143 seconds ahead of Tayler Malsam to win the fred’s 250 powered by Coca Cola at Talladega Superspeedway Saturday afternoon. Peters held the top spot and remained there through a green-white-checkered finish to make 2014 his sixth consecutive season with at least one win. Spencer Gallagher, Tyler Reddick and Ryan Blaney rounded out the top 5. Who Should Have Won: Throw everyone’s name in a hat and grab one. Seriously. Talladega ... Read More »

Tyler Reddick Scores First Career Pole

Tyler Reddick Scores First Career Pole

Camping World Truck Series rookie Tyler Reddick scored his first career pole in just his 13th start for Saturday afternoon’s fred’s 250 at Talladega Superspeedway. The part-time driver posted a speed of 186.827 mph (51.256 seconds). Tayler Malsam qualified second, followed by ThorSport teammates Matt Crafton and Johnny Sauter. Sophomore driver Ryan Blaney, who is also running the Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, rounded out the top 5 qualifiers. Prior to qualifying, T.J. Bell and the No. 56 withdrew ... Read More »

Clint Bowyer, Kyle Busch Lead Practices at Talladega

Clint Bowyer, Kyle Busch Lead Practices at Talladega

The Sprint Cup Series took to Talladega Superspeedway on Friday for two practice sessions on Friday in preparation for Sunday afternoon’s GEICO 500. The first session lasted 60 minutes, and the second and final practice was only 50 minutes. Clint Bowyer topped the first session with a fast lap of 200.385 mph. Meanwhile, only 21 cars ran in the final session, though Joey Logano did not even complete a lap at speed. Kyle Busch sat atop the leaderboard in the second session ... Read More »

Truckin’ Thursdays: A Trio of Debuting Drivers at Talladega

Truckin’ Thursdays: A Trio of Debuting Drivers at Talladega

This weekend, the Camping World Truck Series heads off to Talladega Superspeedway for the race that probably has the largest red circle on the calendar for championship contenders. Their goal will likely be to survive any carnage and finish the race without taking too much of a hit in the standings. But a trio of drivers in particular will be looking to impress in their Truck Series debuts. Milka Duno, Daniel Suarez and Cody Ware are all set to make ... Read More »

Truckin’ Thursdays: Carl Edwards Gives Back

Truckin’ Thursdays: Carl Edwards Gives Back

Author’s Note: While the Truck Series sits idle for its final off weekend of the year, much of the series has been quiet this week, save for an announcement that Gray Gaulding’s Martinsville truck will be pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So instead of covering the Truck Series this week, I’m taking the opportunity to reach back for an old favorite project of mine: spotlighting charitable work drivers have been involved with. I do have one little tidbit to ... Read More »

Gray Gaulding Goes Pink

Gray Gaulding Goes Pink

When the Camping World Truck Series arrives at Martinsville Speedway later this month, Gray Gaulding’s No. 20 Gemini Southern Chevrolet will have a distinct pink hue to it. In order to increase awareness during October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Gaulding will sport the pink in honor of his grandmother, who is a survivor. Check out this special paint scheme I'm running for my Grandama Gloria at @MartinsvilleSwy pic.twitter.com/xHAV0pftiI — Gray Gaulding (@graygaulding) October 7, 2014 “I was only two ... Read More »

Truckin’ Thursdays: A Series on Life Support … And Fading Fast

Truckin’ Thursdays: A Series on Life Support … And Fading Fast

The last two races have seen young drivers beat out the veterans of the Camping World Truck Series for a trip to Victory Lane. 16-year-old Cole Custer broke the record for youngest winner in the Truck Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway that was set by Las Vegas Motor Speedway victor Erik Jones late last season. The combined age of the series’ last two winners is a mere 17 years old, and they’re not the only ones capable of winning ... Read More »

Clint Bowyer’s Wife Gives Birth to Healthy Baby Boy

Clint Bowyer’s Wife Gives Birth to Healthy Baby Boy

Early Wednesday morning, Kansas native Clint Bowyer announced on Twitter that his wife, Lorra, had given birth to their baby boy. After being on baby watch since the  checkered flag flew over Dover International Speedway last Sunday afternoon, the two spent more than 18 hours in the hospital before their little one made his appearance. Woohooooooo!!! Finally!!!! Baby boy and momma doing great. The driver of the No. 15 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota announced the baby’s gender in the days leading ... Read More »

The Big Six: Questions Answered After the AAA 400

The Big Six: Questions Answered After the AAA 400

Looking for the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How behind Sunday’s race? Beth Lunkenheimer has you covered with the answers to six race day questions, covering all five W’s and even the H… the Big Six. Who… gets my shout-out of the race? To say the 2014 season has been a struggle for Martin Truex, Jr. is an understatement at best. Having gotten the raw end of team orders last season, Truex lost both his sponsor and his ride ... Read More »