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The Frontstretch Staff is made up of a group of talented men and women spread out all over the United States and Canada. Residing in 15 states throughout the country, plus Ontario, and widely ranging in age, the staff showcases a wide variety of diverse opinions that will keep you coming back for more week in and week out.

Pay-Per-View vs. a Highlight Reel: Fixing FOX’s Terrible Coverage

Which would you rather have, four hours of uninterrupted NASCAR race coverage or a one hour highlight reel? That’s a tough question these days. One I used to be able to answer unequivocally. Why would I want the Sprint Cup Series to go pay-per-view? Well, when FOX cuts to commercial every five minutes, regardless of what is happening on the track, I start to give the idea of paying to actually watch the race I gave my Sunday away for ... Read More »

The Greatest Show on Dirt Returns to The Dirt Track at Charlotte May 24 with Exciting Stunts, an Autograph Session And Action-Packed Racing

The Greatest Show on Dirt Returns to The Dirt Track at Charlotte May 24 with Exciting Stunts, an Autograph Session And Action-Packed Racing

Fans will be able to get the autographs of their dirt track heroes during the Outlaw Showdown at the Dirt Track at Charlotte. CONCORD, N.C. (May 6, 2013) – The focus will shift from NASCAR racing to The Greatest Show on Dirt on May 24 as the stars of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series battle it out at The Dirt Track at Charlotte for the Circle K NOS Energy Outlaw Showdown. The Friday-night event is part of ... Read More »

Pace Laps: NASCAR’s Miracle Moment, Cautions Breed Controversy And “21″

Pace Laps: NASCAR’s Miracle Moment, Cautions Breed Controversy And “21″

_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 have missed, all in this edition of Pace Laps!_ Read More »

Frontstretch Foto Funnies: Dude, That’s Just Gross…

Frontstretch Foto Funnies: Dude, That’s Just Gross…

_Welcome to the Frontstretch Foto Funnies! Ever see a photo that's just begging for a caption? We see them all the time! Each week, we'll pick a few, then let our staff give it their best shot. We'll post the best ones for you!_ _Want to get in on the fun? Each week, we'll also designate one of the photos for fan captions. Leave your best ideas in the comments below or on our "Facebook page.":https://www.facebook.com/Frontstretch We'll choose our favorite one and reprint the photo next week with its new caption!_ Read More »

Dega Folio

This Sunday, the Sprint Cup Series heads to Talladega Superspeedway for the first of two visits to the 2.66-mile oval. The Aaron’s 499 will be broadcast live on May 5th at 1:00 PM ET on Fox. The race can also be heard on your local MRN affiliate or SiriusXM Channel 90. Drivers will compete for 188 laps (500.08 miles) en route to the checkered flag. Records and Facts Bill Elliott set the qualifying record on April 30, 1987 with a ... Read More »

Mirror Driving: Where Do Penske, Piquet, Scott, And Hamlin Go From Here?

Mirror Driving: Where Do Penske, Piquet, Scott, And Hamlin Go From Here?

*Shocker! (sarcasm) A NASCAR-appointed appeals board has unanimously upheld the penalties against Penske Racing from pre-race inspection at Texas Motor Speedway. As a result, Penske Racing will appeal to Chief Appellate Officer John Middlebrook on May 7th. Did NASCAR get one this right… or is Penske right to continue fighting?* Summer: I think the penalties were too severe, so yes, I think they should keep fighting. That doesn't mean I think it will do a damn bit of good. Phil: I'd argue that the point penalties might not be worth appealing further at this point. I don't even think Penske cares about them. It's those suspensions that get you. That's why he's still going on, because I don't think they needed to suspend that many people. Read More »

Penske Racing LOSES Penalty Case, Will Appeal To NSCRC John Middlebrook

Penske Racing LOSES Penalty Case, Will Appeal To NSCRC John Middlebrook

A three-member panel Wednesday unanimously upheld penalties assessed to Penske Racing after pre-race inspection at Texas Motor Speedway. Comprised of Pocono President Brandon Igdalsky, Bowman-Gray President Dale Pinilis and former NASCAR VP Paul Brooks, the trio determined the sanctioning body’s evidence was enough to “convict” Penske to the tune of points lost, suspensions given and $200,000 in fines. Roger Penske, in response has pledged to send a final appeal to National Stock Car Racing Commissioner John Middlebrook. That hearing will ... Read More »

Side By Side: Can A Single-Car Team Find A NASCAR Winner’s Circle?

Side By Side: Can A Single-Car Team Find A NASCAR Winner’s Circle?

*This Week's Question: It's been nearly two seasons since a single-car team was able to break into Victory Lane at NASCAR's highest level, though a few have flirted with a win. Could we see a single-car team get back there this year?* Amy Henderson, Managing Editor: You Could See It This Week in Talladega, As a Matter of Fact While several of NASCAR's smaller teams got off to a fast start in 2013, wins by those organizations are few and far between. It isn't a lack of talent or ambition that keeps them out of Victory Lane; it's one thing and one thing only: money, or the lack thereof. Read More »

NASCAR Writer Power Rankings: Top 15 After Richmond I

NASCAR Writer Power Rankings: Top 15 After Richmond I

Frontstretch Power Rankings Kevin Harvick proved once again why he’s called “Mr. Where Did He Come From!?” and “The Closer.” Harvick took four tires during the final caution, charging from seventh place on the green-white-checkered restart to take the lead. That divebomb move gave him his first race of the 2013 season and 20th victory of his Cup Series career. Behind them, Kurt Busch and Tony Stewart took part in some post-race extracurricular activities after a bump-and-run during the two-lap shootout shook up the finishing order. But perhaps the biggest side story was Juan Pablo Montoya, who led 67 laps and finished fourth, his first top 5 in a points-paying race since a fourth-place result at Martinsville in April 2011. Jeff Burton also ran well, finishing fifth, his first top-5 result of the season. Read More »