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New NASCAR Sprint Cup Road-Course Qualifying Procedure Announced

New Group-Based Format To Bolster Excitement For Sonoma, Watkins Glen DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Apr. 22, 2013) – NASCAR announced today that the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will implement the group-based road course qualifying procedure used in NASCAR Nationwide and NASCAR Touring Series competition during its road-course events at Sonoma Raceway and Watkins Glen International. Under the new procedure, cars will qualify in groups instead of the traditional single-car qualifying runs held on oval race tracks. “The change will add an ... Read More »

Race Time Radio to Broadcast Six Pro Stock Tour Races on Sirius XM

Race Time Radio (RTR) and the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour have inked a deal that will see six races on the 12-race 2013 Tour schedule broadcast on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. This number is up by two from the previous season when Race Time Radio called races from Riverside International and Scotia Speedworld. The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is the only short track stock car racing series in Canada to be broadcast on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Races ... Read More »

Numbers Game: STP 400

Numbers Game: STP 400 by Tom Bowles 0 Times Matt Kenseth was passed for the lead on Sunday at Kansas. Kenseth went on to lead 163 of 267 laps, only losing first place through pit strategy. 1 On-track pass for the lead under green at Kansas. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. passed teammate Carl Edwards for the top spot on Lap 190 of 267; both drivers would eventually pit under green, getting caught off sequence when a caution came out for debris ... Read More »

What To Watch / Top News 04-22-13

What To Watch: Tuesday - As usual, it’s penalty day in NASCAR and the biggest bulls-eye lies on the No. 98 Truck driven by Johnny Sauter. The current series point leader, Sauter’s fuel cell was confiscated following pre-race inspection in Kansas, a move that’s led to fines, penalties, and crew chief suspensions in the past. Sauter is currently 12 points in front of teammate Matt Crafton in the championship chase. - Clint Bowyer of Michael Waltrip Racing will hold a ... Read More »

Being Able to Be Bored to Sleep by a NASCAR Race is a Precious Thing

Was there a last lap pass for the lead? Maybe some side by side beating and banging for more than a moment? How about some good old fashioned retribution in the form of one bumper meeting another? No? Huh. Sunday’s race at Kansas was, in fact, just an ordinary day at the track. Teams struggled to keep the rear end of the car behind the front, sometimes they had an issue with pit road, and on occasion suffered the crumpling ... Read More »

Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kansas Race Recap

Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kansas Race Recap

*Key Moment* - The caution flag flew on lap 219 when *Brad Keselowski's* rear bumper cover flew off his car in Turn 4. When the pit stops on that final caution of the race were completed, *Matt Kenseth* was the first car off pit lane and the rest of the day was all but academic. *In a Nutshell* - From Friday morning, *Matt Kenseth* had the car to beat at Kansas this weekend. Everyone tried. No one could. Read More »

Pace Laps: NASCAR’s Pole Prosperity, Thorsport Top Dog And Japanese Joy

Pace Laps: NASCAR’s Pole Prosperity, Thorsport Top Dog And Japanese Joy

_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!_ *Sprint Cup: It IS Where You Start - That's Where You Finish* Matt Kenseth's dominating Cup victory at Kansas, leading 163 of 267 laps hardly came as a surprise. After all, the No. 20 team had already won Las Vegas, establishing themselves as a threat on intermediates and been in contention at virtually every race this year. Read More »

The Big Six: Questions Answered After The STP 400

The Big Six: Questions Answered After The STP 400

_Looking for the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How behind Sunday's race? Amy Henderson has you covered with each week with the answers to six race day questions, covering all five W’s and even the H…the Big Six._ *Who…gets my shoutout of the race?* Running for the team that has suffered the most from Penske Racing's change to Ford this year, *Aric Almirola* posted his second top-10 finish in the last two races on Sunday, coming home eighth. Almirola is a driver who has shown that he can run well if given a stable environment, and he has done that at Richard Petty Motorsports, despite the team being underfunded in comparison to its closest competitors in points. Read More »

Kasey Kahne … The Most Underrated Driver In NASCAR?

Kasey Kahne … The Most Underrated Driver In NASCAR?

I guarantee that if you go on any website that covers the sport of NASCAR—including this one—you’ll see at least one column about how Kenseth’s move to Joe Gibbs Racing was the greatest thing he ever did and that Kansas solidified his dominance and blah, blah, blah… It’s relevant, no doubt, but what everyone is missing is the second place driver: Kasey Kahne. However, that’s nothing new for the Washington native, who tends to fly under the radar as it is. He’s been in the sport for a while now and has won several races, yet you almost never hear “Kasey Kahne” amongst the weekly favorites to win when all the so-called analysts are making their picks. I’m even guilty of this fact. Read More »

Inside The IndyCar Series: Long Beach Race Recap

Inside The IndyCar Series: Long Beach Race Recap

*In A Nutshell:* Takuma Sato finally broke through and earned his maiden IndyCar win. Sato ran up front for much of the day and only was truly challenged by Graham Rahal towards the race’s conclusion, marking the first triumph for the Japanese driver for AJ Foyt Racing. Sato cruised to the line over Rahal, with Justin Wilson, Dario Franchitti, and JR Hildebrand rounding out the top 5. *Key Moment:* Late in the race, Takuma Sato and Graham Rahal had checked out on the field and appeared primed to duel to the finish. However, Rahal was short on fuel and was thus forced to save until the end. Sato capitalized on this shortcoming and drove away with ease down the stretch. Read More »