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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: Chevrolet Silverado 250

Tracking the Trucks: Chevrolet Silverado 250

In a Nutshell: Ryan Blaney finished 0.049 seconds ahead of German Quiroga to win Sunday afternoon’s Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. The driver of the No. 29 Ford led twice for a race-high 34 laps en route to his first win of the season. Erik Jones, Gray Gaulding and Andrew Ranger rounded out the top 5. Who Should Have Won: Ryan Blaney led 34 of 64 laps on Sunday afternoon and fought German Quiroga hard for the ... Read More »

Bass Pro Shops Founder Releases Statement on Tony Stewart’s Return

Bass Pro Shops Founder Releases Statement on Tony Stewart’s Return

On Saturday morning, Bass Pro Shops Founder Johnny Morris released a statement about Tony Stewart’s return to racing. The driver of the No. 14 Chevrolet will make his first start this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway since his involvement in the fatal accident that took Kevin Ward, Jr.’s life three weeks ago. Today our thoughts are with our friend and fishing buddy Tony Stewart as he prepares to return to racing after what has been a difficult time in his ... Read More »

Truckin’ Thursdays: Divorce Papers – Making Sense of Turner Scott Motorsports

Truckin’ Thursdays: Divorce Papers – Making Sense of Turner Scott Motorsports

To say it’s been a tumultuous 24 hours for anyone connected to Steve Turner and Harry Scott’s NASCAR Truck program is putting it mildly. Early Wednesday afternoon, Motorsport.com’s Lee Spencer reported Turner Scott Motorsports had shut down all three of its Truck Series teams effective immediately. According to Spencer’s report, crew chief Mike Shelton delivered the news around 3 p.m. ET. Around that same time, Troy Turnage, team engineer for the No. 31 truck driven by Ben Kennedy, tweeted, “Boom ... Read More »

Matt Kenseth Releases Anti-Bullying Book

Matt Kenseth Releases Anti-Bullying Book

On Tuesday, Matt Kenseth teamed up with Dollar General Literacy Foundation to release the first book in a four part series. The book, entitled Matt Kenseth’s Race Against Bullying was released to coincide with National Youth Literacy Day. “As a parent of three small children, it’s natural to worry about the issues they will face while growing up,” said Kenseth in a team release. “Both Katie and I believe that openly talking about these issues is the best way to prepare them. ... Read More »

NASCAR Announces 2015 Schedules

NASCAR Announces 2015 Schedules

2015 Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Truck series Schedules The much-anticipated announcement on the 2015 NASCAR schedules came Tuesday afternoon on a special edition of Race Hub on Fox Sports 1. As expected, there were several dates moved around on the Sprint Cup schedule. One of the biggest highlights is that Darlington Raceway’s Southern 500 moves back to its traditional Labor Day weekend date. Darlington has been on the schedule since 1950, and had hosted a race every Labor Day weekend ... Read More »

2015 Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Truck Series Schedules

2015 Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Truck Series Schedules

Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 – Sprint Unlimited, FOX Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015 – Daytona 500 Qualifying, FOX Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 – Duel, FOX Sports 1 Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015 – Daytona 500, FOX Sunday, March 1, 2015 – Atlanta, FOX Sunday, March 8, 2015 – Las Vegas, FOX Sunday, March 15, 2015 – Phoenix, FOX Sunday, March 22, 2015 – California, FOX Sunday, March 29, 2015 – Martinsville, FOX Sunday, April 5, 2015 – Off Saturday, April 11, 2015 – Texas, FOX Sunday, April 19, 2015 – Bristol, FOX Saturday, April 25, 2015 – Richmond, FOX Sports 1 Sunday, May 3, 2015 – Talladega, FOX Saturday, May ... Read More »

NASCAR Penalizes No. 00, No. 19 and No. 30 NCWTS Teams Following Bristol

NASCAR Penalizes No. 00, No. 19 and No. 30 NCWTS Teams Following Bristol

Three different teams failed post-race inspection following the UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP last Thursday morning at Bristol Motor Speedway after their rear spoilers were found to be too high. On Tuesday afternoon, NASCAR announced penalties for the Turner Scott Motorsports No. 00, driven by Cole Custer and No. 30, driven by Ron Hornaday, Jr. and the Brad Keselowski Racing No. 19, driven by Keselowski. Each truck was found in violation of sections 12-1 (Actions detrimental to stock car racing) ... Read More »

Stewart-Ward Investigation Finishing Up; No Timetable Given

Stewart-Ward Investigation Finishing Up; No Timetable Given

Just a little over two weeks since the crash involving Tony Stewart that killed driver Kevin Ward, Jr., authorities are “finishing up” their investigation according to a report by Tom Jensen with Fox Sports. Ontario County Police Department Senior Communications Officer Nathaniel Ross gave no timetable of when the department’s findings would be released. Tony Stewart has not spoken publicly about the incident and has missed three races so far while the investigation as been under way. Widespread speculation has ... Read More »

Several Teams Test at Chicagoland Speedway

Several Teams Test at Chicagoland Speedway

Multiple teams descended on Chicagoland Speedway for the first of a two-day test on Monday at the 1.5-mile oval that opens the Chase in just a couple short weeks. According to a report from MRN, Stewart-Haas Racing, Roush Fenway Racing, Michael Waltrip Racing, Richard Petty Motorsports and Chip Ganassi Racing were all represented. SHR said the No. 14 team and Stewart were not present for the test. Penske Racing and Joe Gibbs Racing have opted to save their four test sessions ... Read More »

Ortho to Sponsor Roush Fenway Racing, Greg Biffle

Ortho to Sponsor Roush Fenway Racing, Greg Biffle

Just a little more than a week removed from Hendrick Motorsports’ announcement that current Greg Biffle sponsor 3M would join the organization to back Jeff Gordon beginning next season, Roush Fenway Racing and Ortho got together at Bristol Motor Speedway Friday morning to announce a multi-year partnership. “I am thrilled to have Ortho on board,” said Biffle, who is looking to become the first driver to win championships in all three of NASCAR’s major series. “I spend a great deal of ... Read More »