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Daytona 500 TV Ratings Down

What was the longest weather delay in Daytona 500 history turned out to bring NASCAR lower ratings and TV viewership Sunday night than expected. According to a report Monday from FOX Sports, the 56th running of the Daytona 500 airing at 8 PM (ET) posted a 5.6/10 national household rating/share which averaged 9.3 million viewers. That’s down 44 percent from last year’s 9.9, easily making it the least-watched Daytona 500 of all-time. Due to the six-hour, twenty-two minute rain delay ... Read More »

Earnhardt, Jr. Claims Second Daytona 500 Victory

Ten years is a long time. For Dale Earnhardt, Jr., it felt like an eternity. NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver endured many near misses and close calls at the Daytona 500 since his only win in the Great American Race in 2004. Earnhardt had finished second in two of his last three Daytona 500s coming into Sunday’s race. He was also riding the tail of a 55-race winless streak, dating back to Michigan in 2012. However nothing would stop Dale Jr. ... Read More »

Pace Laps: Daytona Storylines That Won’t Go Away

Pace Laps: Daytona Storylines That Won’t Go Away

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 »

2014 Sprint Cup Predictions: Our Staff Tells All

2014 Sprint Cup Predictions: Our Staff Tells All

JOIN OUR FANTASY RACING LEAGUE!! The Frontstretch has a big league on Yahoo!, once again and we’d like you to be a part of it. Come compete with your favorite racing experts by clicking here and signing up. Our Group ID is 10532 and the password is stenica… so don’t miss out! Let’s not waste any time. Here’s a look at some of our columnists’ predictions for 2014, along with a peek at where you’ll be able to find them ... Read More »

Mirror Driving: Ch-ch-ch-changes, Daytona Expectations And More

Mirror Driving: Ch-ch-ch-changes, Daytona Expectations And More

JOIN OUR FANTASY RACING LEAGUE!! The Frontstretch has a big league on Yahoo!, once again and we’d like you to be a part of it. Come compete with your favorite racing experts by clicking here and signing up. Our Group ID is 10532 and the password is stenica… so don’t miss out! Welcome to “Mirror Driving.” Every week, all season long, your favorite columnists sit down and give their opinion about the latest NASCAR news, rumors and controversy. Love us ... Read More »

UNOH Battle at the Beach sees Daniel Suarez go back-to-back while Doug Coby is in the right place at the right time.

The 2014 UNOH Battle at the Beach is most likely the final incarnation of the event since the Superstretch grandstands are going to be removed before next February. This year’s event only saw K&N East cars and Tour Type Modifieds take to the temporary circuit on the backstretch of Daytona International Speedway. After 300 laps of intense racing and markedly less controversy than 2013, Doug Coby was on the victory podium with the Modified crown while Daniel Suarez was putting ... Read More »

NASCAR 2014 Season Preview: Nationwide & Trucks Attendance & Ratings

NASCAR 2014 Season Preview: Nationwide & Trucks Attendance & Ratings

New playoff system. New qualifying procedure. New attitude. As NASCAR heads towards Daytona in 2014, all around the sport are focused on the positive, looking for the perfect season to recapture a nation currently preoccupied with other sports, along with the Olympics in Sochi. Can they do it? As Speedweeks dawn, both NASCAR’s Sprint Unlimited and the 56th Daytona 500 usher in a long list of questions along with them, the answers to which could define the sport for not ... Read More »

NASCAR Writer Power Rankings: Preseason Top 15

NASCAR Writer Power Rankings: Preseason Top 15

  It seems like only yesterday Jimmie Johnson was dubbed “Six-Pack” but yes, another racing season is upon us. NASCAR has already made national headlines after rookie Austin Dillon, just 23 years old put the famed No. 3 on the pole for Sunday’s Daytona 500. It’s the first time that particular number has been entered in a Sprint Cup event since Dale Earnhardt lost his life in the 2001 edition of The Great American Race. The offseason proved a busy ... Read More »

Ty Dillon wrestles the Gator into submission while Ivedent Lloyd Jr. grabs UMP Late Model Victory

The DirtCar Nationals presented by Summit at Volusia County Speedway showcase some of the best talent in the dirt racing world. On Monday night it was time for the UMP Modified drivers to headline the festivities with the Gator Nationals. Ty Dillon dominated his first four nights of racing, winning three of the races. In the Gator he drew the outside front row position and never looked back after the drop of the green flag. Dillon’s brother Austin, who won ... Read More »