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Logano Paces Final Bank of America 500 Practice

Logano Paces Final Bank of America 500 Practice

Point leader Joey Logano found himself on top again Friday night in Charlotte, this time on the charts for the final practice session for the Bank of America 500. Logano set a fast laps time of 28.332 (190.597 MPH to take the top spot from Kurt Busch by just two hundredths of a second. Kevin Harvick, Jeff Gordon, and Brad Keselowski rounded out the top 5. The Chase hits the halfway point this week, and some big names are in ... Read More »

Holding A Pretty Wheel: May the Best Man Have a Chance to Win

Holding A Pretty Wheel: May the Best Man Have a Chance to Win

My, how things have changed. For most of the NASCAR season, a few names stood out as title favorites: Jeff Gordon, who led the standings for much of the year; 2012 champ Brad Keselowski, who was a contender everywhere almost from day one; Dale Earnhardt, Jr., whose three wins were a statement that he was hungry to prove himself; and six-time champion Jimmie Johnson, because, well, you don’t ever count him out. And through the first three races of the ... Read More »

The Frontstretch Five: Things We’ve Learned From the New Chase So Far

The Frontstretch Five: Things We’ve Learned From the New Chase So Far

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. This week, Amy says that we have learned a few things from the Chase so far. 1. It’s not really about winning. While winning a race is a nice perk, especially in the ... Read More »

Holding a Pretty Wheel: Chase Format Left NASCAR Schedule Behind

Holding a Pretty Wheel: Chase Format Left NASCAR Schedule Behind

Change. It’s a word that many NASCAR fans loathe. After all, it’s been in the name of change that fans have endured racecars that don’t handle when they race, limited innovation, beloved short tracks replaced by cookie-cutters and a championship system that poll after poll has shown they don’t want. A lot of the changes that have come to the sport in recent years have not been well-received, and many for good reason. The Chase for the Sprint Cup has ... Read More »

The Frontstretch Five: Most Likely Chase Spoilers

The Frontstretch Five: Most Likely Chase Spoilers

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. This week, Amy has some drivers who could steal a little thunder from the Chasers down the homestretch. 1. Kyle Larson It’s really just a matter of time until Kyle Larson finds Victory ... Read More »

Holding A Pretty Wheel: The Grand Jury Got it Right, But Now It’s Time to Heal

Holding A Pretty Wheel: The Grand Jury Got it Right, But Now It’s Time to Heal

After weeks of speculation, the first questions have been answered in the Tony Stewart-Kevin Ward, Jr. tragedy. In case you somehow missed it, Stewart hit and killed Kevin Ward, Jr. during a sprint car race in New York State on Aug. 9 of this year. Ward, apparently angered at Stewart for spinning his car out, got out of his vehicle and approached Stewart, who was circling the track under caution in his own machine. Ward was struck by the right ... Read More »

Tony Stewart Cleared of Criminal Charges in Ward Case

Tony Stewart Cleared of Criminal Charges in Ward Case

An Ontario County, New York, grand jury has cleared NASCAR driver Tony Stewart of any criminal charges. The official announcement came at 3 p.m. ET Wednesday afternoon, just over 24 hours since the case was first presented to them. On Aug. 9, Stewart was racing a sprint car at Canandaigua Motorsports Park when he appeared to tangle with the car of Kevin Ward, Jr., sending Ward’s car into the outside barrier. Ward then exited his vehicle and approached Stewart’s machine ... Read More »

The Frontstrech Five: Things To Like (or Not) About NASCAR’s New Rules Package

The Frontstrech Five: Things To Like (or Not) About NASCAR’s New Rules Package

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. This week, Amy writes about reasons to like the rules changes NASCAR announced for 2015…and also why not to. NASCAR announced its new 2015 rules Tuesday, and as expected, there are reductions in ... Read More »

The Big Six: Questions Answered After the Sylvania 300

The Big Six: Questions Answered After the Sylvania 300

Looking for the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How behind Sunday’s race? Amy Henderson has you covered 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? Despite a seemingly endless string of problems for the Chase drivers, there were still seven of them in the top 10 at the end of the day. The Chip Ganassi Racing pair was strong again ... Read More »

The Fronstretch Five: Reasons Why Brad Keselowski Is the Title Favorite

The Fronstretch Five: Reasons Why Brad Keselowski Is the Title Favorite

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. This week, Amy looks at why Brad Keselowski is emerging as the 2014 title favorite. Is it too early to pick a hands-on favorite for this year’s Sprint Cup title? Perhaps, because just ... Read More »