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Tony Lumbis
Tony Lumbis has headed the Marketing Department for Frontstretch since 2008. Responsible for managing our advertising portfolio, he deals with our clients directly, closing deals while helping promote the site’s continued growth both inside and outside the racing community through social media and traditional outlets. Tony is based outside Philadelphia.
Regan Smith Driver Diary: The End of an Era and a New Beginning

Regan Smith Driver Diary: The End of an Era and a New Beginning

As I'm sure you all know, the past few weeks certainly have not been the most pleasant of my career. I was informed that I would not be back with the team and then found out with the rest of you that Kurt Busch would be in the car. I had an inkling that he was going to replace me, but that was for the team to talk about, not me. What did catch me off guard was the fact that I will be out of the car after Talladega. I would have expected to at least have been able to finish the season after all of my efforts, but it is not to be. With that being said, I am already working on putting this disappointment behind me so that I can focus on the fact that I'll be a free agent and I need to move forward. It's late in the season and a lot of moves have already been made in terms of seats being filled, but those are the cards that I was dealt. I will do the best that I can to emerge from this in the best possible situation. Read More »

Regan Smith Driver Diary: Unhappy with Ambrose and the Berrier Impact

Regan Smith Driver Diary: Unhappy with Ambrose and the Berrier Impact

As drivers, there is always something to do in between races and this week was no different. On Tuesday, we were at Pikes Peak for testing. Overall, I thought things went pretty well. Some stuff worked, some didn't. Any time we get to test, it serves as a good opportunity to gather information that we can apply anywhere. If I had to pick a specific track where I expect what we learned to especially benefit us, I would say Richmond more than anywhere else; Pikes Peak is just a little bit rougher. We're also hoping some of the things we found could work at Bristol. We used to get to Pikes Peak a lot but this is actually the first time since the end of last year that we were able to test there. I enjoy going there and if they got rid of some of the bumps, I think you would see a lot more teams crossing the country to test there. From a short track perspective, I think it's one of the best venues in the nation to collect data and knowledge at. I think it's a great facility and I have a lot of fond memories from when we used to race there. Read More »

Regan Smith Driver Diary: Changing One’s Own Luck

Regan Smith Driver Diary: Changing One’s Own Luck

I would like to thank everyone for your words of support for the firefighters and those impacted by the fires out here in Colorado. Fortunately, they've got all of them taken care of finally and we got some rain. It's still a severe drought but at least it's not the timber box that is used to be. The firefighters did a great job containing the fires so I hope we don't have to worry about it the rest of this year. The closest one to us was probably the Boulder fire about 15 to 20 miles away so it was far enough where it didn't have us too worried but close enough to keep an eye on it. We feel very fortunate. The drug screening process in NASCAR has come back into the spotlight of late and a lot of people have shared their opinions on the system. I think as with any process, there are always ways that you can refine it. Read More »

Regan Smith Driver Diary: Building Momentum and Dover Analysis

Regan Smith Driver Diary: Building Momentum and Dover Analysis

Before I write on anything else, I need to point out that my prediction last month about the L.A. Kings winning the Stanley Cup came true! I just had a feeling that with the way they were playing they would go all the way. My predictions don't always come true so I need to let everyone know when they do. Things have been starting to look better for the Furniture Row Racing team and I. There are several factors contributing to the turnaround and one of them is that RCR, who we have a technical alliance with, is also performing better of late. We have the ability to look at what they're doing and do the same things that they're doing. It's a good relationship from that standpoint. Harvick is the flagship of the organization so we need to continue to look at what they're doing to get better. The rest of us are getting better, we're just not necessarily making the jumps that the No. 29 is making. I felt like Darlington and Charlotte were good weeks. We didn't get the results that we wanted but we had more speed than we had in the weeks prior to that. Read More »