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Justin Tucker
Justin starts his second year with the Frontstretch in 2014, responsible for Sprint Cup news in our e-newsletter twice a week. Also a Frontstretch Power Rankings contributor, he acts as “super sub” filling in for various columns throughout the season. He resides out in Missouri.
Truckin’ Thursdays: Martinsville Memories

Truckin’ Thursdays: Martinsville Memories

Every racing series in the world has that one race track that defines the very foundation of what it was built upon. For the Sprint Cup Series it is the high banks of the Daytona International Speedway, for the Indy Car Series, it is the hallowed grounds of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway that leaves an indelible mark, The famed Monza race course does it for Formula One. When it comes to the Camping World Truck Series there is always a ... Read More »

Truck Series Breakdown: fred’s 250 powered by Coca Cola

Truck Series Breakdown: fred’s 250 powered by Coca Cola

Timothy Peters finally broke through in 2014, holding off the field on a green-white-checkered finish, to score the win in the fred’s 250 powered by Coca Cola at Talladega Superspeedway Saturday afternoon. Peters held off Tayler Malsam by 0.143 seconds to score his eighth career Truck Series win. Spencer Gallagher finished a career best third, followed by polesitter Tyler Reddick in fourth. Despite going a lap down for a pit road speeding penalty under green, Ryan Blaney rallied to round out ... Read More »

Brandon Jones Teams with GMS Racing in Truck Series

Brandon Jones Teams with GMS Racing in Truck Series

Rising star Brandon Jones will join GMS Racing for the remainder of the Camping World Truck Series season, starting next weekend at Martinsville Speedway. Jones will pilot the No. 33 Chevrolet Silverado with veteran crew chief Shane Huffman calling the shots atop the pit box. He’ll also race at Phoenix Raceway. Jones has had a busy 2014 season, with a full K&N Pro Series East schedule that saw him finish fourth in the final standings with a win at Iowa ... Read More »

Wood Brothers Set for Milestone at Talladega

Wood Brothers Set for Milestone at Talladega

Nothing says tradition in NASCAR like the name of the legendary Wood brothers. Compiling over 1,400 starts, 98 wins, 337 top 5s, and 622 top-10 finishes, Wood Brothers Racing has enjoyed success to the highest level over its 61-year history in the sport. However there is no place where the Wood Brothers has made its impact more than on NASCAR’s superspeedways. The team has compiled 36 wins on the tracks measuring more than two miles in length. This includes 15 ... Read More »

David Ragan Expects to Return to Front Row Motorsports

David Ragan Expects to Return to Front Row Motorsports

David Ragan was considered to be one of the hot free agents in the garage ahead of the 2015 season. Rumors were running rampant that he would be the one to replace Marcos Ambrose as the driver of the No. 9 Ford for Richard Petty Motorsports until RPM signed Sam Hornish, Jr. last week. Ragan said despite the Petty rumors there was never any genuine interest between him and Petty for that ride – just preliminary conversations. “I had my ... Read More »

Mayfield Eyeing Full Late Model Outlaw Slate

Mayfield Eyeing Full Late Model Outlaw Slate

Even though Jeremy Mayfield remains suspended by NASCAR for allegedly failing a mandatory drug test back during the 2009 season, it doesn’t mean he isn’t thinking about his next chapter in racing. Late Wednesday night, a report surfaced on the Chattanoogan.com web site stating that Mayfield has started a dirt Late Model race team with intentions of eventually running full time on the World of Outlaws circuit. According to the web site, the team is owned by Aaron Thomas with Mayfield ... Read More »

Foyt to Open Race Shop in Indiana

Foyt to Open Race Shop in Indiana

The Speedway Redevelopment Committee and A.J. Foyt Racing signed agreements on Thursday for purchase and renovation of a 45,000 square foot facility in Speedway, Ind. The new Indiana location will serve as an extension of A.J. Foyt Racing’s team offices located in Waller, Texas. “Indianapolis Motor Speedway holds a rich part of my history and future,” Foyt said. “During the racing season, it makes sense for our team to operate close to the track where my name was made. I ... Read More »

Danica Patrick Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Danica Patrick Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Danica Patrick will be trading in her familiar neon green paint scheme for a bright shade of pink on her No. 10 GoDaddy Chevrolet for the entire month of October to promote breast cancer awareness. Patrick’s pink paint scheme is part of GoDaddy’s Put the Brakes on Breast Cancer initiative, which started last month. Names of those impacted by the disease will be placed on Patrick’s No. 10 for the Oct. 26 race at Martinsville Speedway. GoDaddy is donating $50,000 ... Read More »

Alex Bowman to Drive for JR Motorsports at Charlotte

Alex Bowman to Drive for JR Motorsports at Charlotte

Alex Bowman‘s second Nationwide Series start of the season next weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway could be the biggest opportunity of his young NASCAR career. JR Motorsports announced on Thursday that Bowman will be behind the wheel of the No. 5 Chevrolet Camaro for the organization in the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Drive for the Cure 300 on Oct. 10. Bowman, who current races full-time in the No. 23 Toyota for BK Racing in the Sprint Cup Series, made his initial ... Read More »

Typhoon Threatens Formula 1′s Japanese Grand Prix

Typhoon Threatens Formula 1′s Japanese Grand Prix

All eyes appear to be focused on the Pacific Ocean ahead of this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix at the famed Suzuka circuit. Typhoon Phanfone is forecast to pass south of Suzuka, Japan, but the bands of rain on the northern edge of the storm could make a huge impact on Sunday’s Formula 1 race, with heavy rains and gale force winds. With there being only one week in between the Japanese and Russian grand prix, it is a situation that ... Read More »