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Odds Are Long On NASCAR Going 17 for 26

Odds Are Long On NASCAR Going 17 for 26

Win and you’re in – that was the simple message NASCAR wanted to get across with the new Chase format introduced before this season. With an expanded entry list of sixteen drivers instead of twelve, the way to get in was clear: win races. There are provisions for adding drivers to the field if there are more or fewer than sixteen different winners by the time the 26th race of the year rolls around, and with six winners already in the first ... Read More »

The Frontstretch Five: Small Teams To Watch

The Frontstretch Five: Small Teams To Watch

Welcome to the Frontstretch Five, a brand-new column for 2014! Each week, Amy Henderson takes a look at the racing, the drivers, and the storylines that drive NASCARand produces a list of five people, places, things, and ideas that define the current state of our sport. In this week’s edition, Amy has five small teams who have something going for them this season – and perhaps beyond. 1. JTG-Daugherty Racing It’s not easy for the sport’s smaller teams. They’re caught in a ... Read More »

The Big Six: Questions Answered After the STP 500

The Big Six: Questions Answered After the STP 500

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? During a week when the sport was mourning a loss in its Royal Family, the family race team shone through. Richard Petty Motorsports honored their boss’ wife Lynda, who passed away last week, in the ... Read More »

Sights and Sounds: STP 500/Kroger 250

Sights and Sounds: STP 500/Kroger 250

Take in the sights and sounds of Martinsville Speedway with this special look at the 2014 STP 500 weekend. “I’m a winner, but I’m a loser too because I lost the next race so you’re automatically back in the losers bracket too. That’s the tough thing about this sport. We’re looking to get back on that list and go for two in a row here at Martinsville.” – Darrell Wallace, Jr., polesitter for Kroger 250 Photo: Mike Neff “It feels ... Read More »

“My Health Is My Business” … But Is It?

“My Health Is My Business” … But Is It?

“My health is my business.” Denny Hamlin could not have been clearer. Hamlin addressed the media Friday in Martinsville, giving a thorough explanation of the eye problem that kept him out of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race last weekend in Fontana. But the driver, who missed the event due to a shard of metal in his eye, was already under fire from some this week for not releasing information sooner. Among those critical was the sport’s Most Popular Driver, ... Read More »

Mirror Driving: Talking Tires, Hamlin’s Health, and Narrowing Numbers

Mirror Driving: Talking Tires, Hamlin’s Health, and Narrowing Numbers

Welcome to “Mirror Driving.” Every week, your favorite columnists sit down and give their opinion about the latest NASCAR news, rumors and controversy. Love us or hate us, make a comment below and tell us how you feel about what we’ve said! This Week’s Participants: Tom Bowles (Mondays / Bowles’ Eye View & Wednesdays / Did You Notice? & Frontstretch Editor-In-Chief) Amy Henderson (Mondays / The Big Six & Wednesdays / The Frontstretch Five & Fridays / Holding A Pretty ... Read More »

The Frontstretch Five: Ways Lynda Petty’s Death Has An Impact

The Frontstretch Five: Ways Lynda Petty’s Death Has An Impact

Welcome to the Frontstretch Five, a brand-new column for 2014! Each week, Amy Henderson takes a look at the racing, the drivers, and the storylines that drive NASCAR and produces a list of five people, places, things, and ideas that define the current state of our sport. In the latest edition, Amy has five ways that the death of racing’s Queen, Lynda Petty, impacts us all. 1. Another link to the past is gone One of the things that makes ... Read More »

The Big Six: Questions Answered After the Auto Club 400

The Big Six: Questions Answered After the Auto Club 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? Kyle Larson grabbed his first NASCAR Nationwide Series win on Saturday, and he looked like he might pull off the weekend sweep on Sunday, getting a strong restart on the green-white-checkered and making a run ... Read More »

Hiring a Driver Isn’t Just About Talent Anymore

Hiring a Driver Isn’t Just About Talent Anymore

Admit it, you’ve done it: you’ve scratched your head in bewilderment at a team’s choice of driver. After all, there were several available to choose from, and they went with… that guy? Don’t they want to put the talented veteran, up-and-coming young gun, or solid journeyman who doesn’t tear up equipment in the car? Don’t they care where they finish? If you have, you’re not alone. It’s an age-old debate among fans and media when a team hires a new driver who ... Read More »

Mirror Driving: Falling Ratings, Goodyear’s Glory and Fontana Optimism

Mirror Driving: Falling Ratings, Goodyear’s Glory and Fontana Optimism

Welcome to “Mirror Driving.” Every week, your favorite columnists sit down and give their opinion about the latest NASCAR news, rumors and controversy. Love us or hate us, make a comment below and tell us how you feel about what we’ve said! This Week’s Participants: Tom Bowles (Mondays / Bowles’ Eye View & Wednesdays / Did You Notice? & Frontstretch Editor-In-Chief) Amy Henderson (Mondays / The Big Six & Wednesdays / The Frontstretch Five & Fridays / Holding A Pretty Wheel & Frontstretch Managing ... Read More »