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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.
Truckin’ Thursdays: An Eldora Recap

Truckin’ Thursdays: An Eldora Recap

In a Nutshell: Darrell Wallace, Jr. put on a clinic in Wednesday night’s 1800CarCash Mudsummer Classic, grabbing the victory by 5.489 seconds over Ron Hornaday, Jr. at Eldora Speedway. The driver of the No. 54 Toyota held off a hard-charging Kyle Larson until the latter’s truck couldn’t take anymore punishment and gave up, leaving Wallace to coast to his second win of the season. Ryan Blaney, Ken Schrader and Ty Dillon rounded out the top 5. Who Should Have Won: ... Read More »

Pace Laps: Elliott’s Win, INDYCAR’s No-Win Situation and Upcoming Eldora

Pace Laps: Elliott’s Win, INDYCAR’s No-Win Situation and Upcoming Eldora

Did you miss an event during this busy week in racing? How about a late-night press release, an important sponsorship rumor, or a juicy piece of news? If you did, you’ve come to the right place! Each week, The Frontstretch will break down the racing, series by series, to bring you the biggest stories that you need to watch going forward for the week ahead. Let our experts help you get up to speed, no matter what series you might ... Read More »

Truckin’ Thursdays: Memorable Series Moments Part III

Truckin’ Thursdays: Memorable Series Moments Part III

Once again this weekend, the Camping World Truck Series sits idle while the Nationwide Series heads off to Iowa as the only of NASCAR’s top three series racing this weekend. And with this week’s only news surrounding the No. 51 failing post-race inspection at Iowa Speedway and the penalty (10-point deduction each for driver Erik Jones and owner Kyle Busch, $5,000 fine and probation until Dec. 31 for crew chief Eric Phillips), now is another chance for us to sit ... Read More »

Tracking the Trucks: American Ethanol 200

Tracking the Trucks: American Ethanol 200

In a Nutshell: Erik Jones took the checkered flag 0.629 seconds ahead of Ryan Blaney to win Friday night’s American Ethanol 200 from Iowa Speedway. Jones led a race-high 131 laps en route to his second career victory. Matt Crafton, Joey Coulter and German Quiroga rounded out the top 5. Who Should Have Won: Erik Jones. Simply put, both Kyle Busch Motorsports trucks were strong most of the night, and the right driver ended up in victory lane. Having started ... Read More »

Truckin’ Thursdays: Five Drivers To Watch At Iowa

Truckin’ Thursdays: Five Drivers To Watch At Iowa

While the Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series drivers head off to New Hampshire, the Camping World Truck Series is headed to Iowa Speedway for a rare race alongside IndyCar. Thanks to that distance, there isn’t a single Cup driver on the entry list for Friday night’s event, and even better, a full field of trucks (38 for 36 spots) is expected at press time. That makes this weekend, with Kyle Busch back East the perfect time for some of the ... Read More »

Truckin’ Thursdays: Memorable Series Moments Part II

Truckin’ Thursdays: Memorable Series Moments Part II

Once again this weekend, the Camping World Truck Series sits idle while the Nationwide and Cup series head off to Daytona International Speedway for the 4th of July weekend. With little in the way of news other than Kyle Larson’s announcement that he’ll be running Eldora (who didn’t see that one coming?) and Kyle Busch’s slap on the wrist for his truck being too low following Kentucky Speedway last Thursday, it’s a great time to take a look at more ... Read More »

Pace Laps: Chase Opportunities, Gaughan’s Feel Good Win, NHRA Spouses, F1 Austria, and More

Pace Laps: Chase Opportunities, Gaughan’s Feel Good Win, NHRA Spouses, F1 Austria, and More

Did you miss an event during this busy week in racing? How about a late-night press release, an important sponsorship rumor, or a juicy piece of news? If you did, you’ve come to the right place! Each Monday, The Frontstretch will break down the racing, series by series, to bring you the biggest stories that you need to watch going forward for the week ahead. Let our experts help you get up to speed, no matter what series you might ... Read More »

Truckin’ Thursdays: Memorable Series Moments Part I

Truckin’ Thursdays: Memorable Series Moments Part I

While the Nationwide and Cup series head out west for a visit to Sonoma, the Camping World Truck Series once again sits idle, and until NASCAR adjusts the schedule so these off weeks come along much less frequently, fans are left with quite a bit of downtime in between events. After watching the battle between John Hunter Nemechek and Matt Crafton, German Quiroga and Timothy Peters from Gateway International Speedway last week, I was left thinking about some of the ... Read More »

Tracking the Trucks: Drivin’ For Linemen 200

Tracking the Trucks: Drivin’ For Linemen 200

In a Nutshell: Darrell Wallace, Jr. took the checkered flag 0.329 seconds ahead of German Quiroga to win Saturday night’s Drivin’ For Linemen 200 at Gateway International Speedway. Wallace took the lead for the final time with just three laps remaining and held on for his second career victory. Timothy Peters, Johnny Sauter and Ron Hornaday, Jr. rounded out the top 5. Who Should Have Won: Simply put, Darrell Wallace, Jr. had one of the strongest trucks in the field ... Read More »

Going By the Numbers: Calculating NASCAR’s “Biggest Loser”

Going By the Numbers: Calculating NASCAR’s “Biggest Loser”

Brad Keselowski, Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano and Kurt Busch are all having solid years as a whole. Each driver has won at least one race — two for Harvick and Logano — meaning Chase berths are upon them as long as something doesn’t go royally screwy and knock them out of the top 30 in driver points. But sometimes, you think about what could be or have been. All four drivers share a common plight, one that’s not exactly rare ... Read More »