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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.
Nationwide Series Breakdown: Lilly Diabetes 250

Nationwide Series Breakdown: Lilly Diabetes 250

Ty Dillon would return the legendary No. 3 back to Victory Lane at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway after gaining the lead on a late restart with just 25 laps to go to score his first career Nationwide Series win in the Lilly Diabetes 250. Dillon, who led 24 laps on the afternoon, held off a surging Kyle Busch by .833 seconds to score the victory. Matt Kenseth would come home third while Kevin Harvick, who had the dominant car most ... Read More »

Hamilton Confident in Future Despite Vettel Rumors

Hamilton Confident in Future Despite Vettel Rumors

2008 Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton insists that his long term future with Mercedes is not in doubt, despite increasing speculation linking four time F1 world champion Sebastian Vettel to the team. Red Bull’s lead motorsport advisor Helmut Marko has suggested that Mercedes has started to ramp up their efforts to try to lure Vettel for 2016, after Hamilton’s current deal expires. Although Hamilton knows the speculations are beginning to run rampant, he remains confident that will be at Mercedes ... Read More »

Ambrose, Penske V8 Supercar Deal Close

Ambrose, Penske V8 Supercar Deal Close

From all appearances over the last couple of weeks, it was starting to look certain that Marcos Ambrose would return to Richard Petty Motorsports and the No. 9 Ford Fusion in 2015. However, a report surfaced on Thursday that Ambrose would be leaving NASCAR at the end of this season and returning to his native Australia. According to the Brisbane Courier – Mail, Ambrose, a two time Supercars champion would drive for a team co-owned by legendary IndyCar and NASCAR ... Read More »

Jeremy Clements Racing Announces New Crowd Funding Campaign

Jeremy Clements Racing Announces New Crowd Funding Campaign

Jeremy Clements Racing announced on Thursday the launch of  “Help Jeremy Clements Achieve Greatness,” an Indiegogo campaign to help support Clements’ efforts in the Nationwide Series. For Jeremy Clements Racing, underfunded is the norm as they battle to remain competitive against the elite teams in the Nationwide Series. However despite having about 80% less funding than the bigger teams, Clements has enjoyed great success in 2014 by recording two top-10 finishes, highlighted by a sixth-place run at Road America in June. ... Read More »

Nationwide Series Breakdown: Sta-Green 200

Nationwide Series Breakdown: Sta-Green 200

Brad Keselowski dominated the Sta-Green 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway leading a race high 152 laps for his 29th career Nationwide Series victory and his 2nd win of 2014. Keselowski beat Kyle Busch to the checkers by 1.880 seconds. Kyle Larson would finish 3rd and Matt Kenseth would finish 4th on a day completely dominated by the Sprint Cup Series regulars. Chris Buescher would carry the afternoon for the Nationwide regulars finishing 5th. It was a typical 200 lap ... Read More »

Indy Car Future at Pocono in Doubt

Indy Car Future at Pocono in Doubt

Just as quickly as Pocono Raceway made its return last year after a 24 year absence to the Indy Car schedule, it appears as if Pocono is on the verge of finding itself once again off the Indy schedule due to attendance woes. Track President Brandon Igdalsky says that he plans to meet with Indy Car CEO Mark Miles and other high ranking series officials to discuss the track possibly dumping the final year of its three year contract to ... Read More »

Bristol Putting More Focus on Fan Experiences

Bristol Putting More Focus on Fan Experiences

Bristol Motor Speedway has long been known as one of the most popular tracks among the fans in NASCAR due to fierce door to door battles and great fan experiences. It looks like race weekend in August will be no exception. The speedway announced on Thursday they will be adding a new premium seating option along with longtime track partner Food City. In addition the track announced that they are expanding the Nationwide Series race an additional 50 laps to become ... Read More »

Voices from the Cheap Seats: Future of Cup Series Racing at Kentucky Should Be in Doubt

Voices from the Cheap Seats: Future of Cup Series Racing at Kentucky Should Be in Doubt

Last Saturday night’s Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway was much like the last three previous Sprint Cup Series races at the 1.5 mile track — lackluster. But why is that? What’s causing the problems at a track many excitedly welcomed when it was added to the Sprint Cup Series schedule? Could it have been because Brad Keselowski was the class of the field by far? No. Is it because the track is considered a dull boring cookie cutter speedway ... Read More »

Top News 6.27.14

Wallace to Return to Nationwide Series at Daytona Joe Gibbs Racing announced on Thursday that Darrell Wallace Jr. will return to the seat of the #20 Toyota Camry in the NASCAR Nationwide Series Subway Firecracker 250 Powered by Coca Cola  on July 4th. The start at the world center of racing will mark Wallace’s second Nationwide Series start of the 2014 season. Wallace made his season debut at Talladega in May, where he started third behind his JGR teammates Sam ... Read More »

Rhodes Claims Another Win at Pensacola

Rhodes Claims Another Win at Pensacola

By Justin Tucker Winning at any level in NASCAR competition isn’t supposed to be easy. Ben Rhodes however is making it appear that way. The 17 year-old Turner Scott Motorsports driver added another trophy to his impressive collection in 2014 by capturing the K&N Pro Series East Pensacola 150 at Five Flags Speedway on Friday night. The win marked Rhodes’ third consecutive K&N East victory and fourth in the last five races. With the victory Rhodes extended his championship lead ... Read More »