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Beyond the Cockpit: John Force on Racing ’til You Drop and the Ladies

Beyond the Cockpit: John Force on Racing ’til You Drop and the Ladies

Frontstretch.com provided live coverage of the NHRA Pep Boys Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Concord, NC, last week. During the weekend our Toni Montgomery and Mike Neff had the chance to sit down with NHRA Funny Car legend John Force. Force talked about racing and winning, at the age of 65, told us a few of those patented John Force stories, bringing back memories of the old days in NHRA, and as the father of four daughters, two of ... Read More »

Beyond the Cockpit: Darrell Wallace, Jr. on Photography, a Legend in a Legend and Busting Out the Xbox

Beyond the Cockpit: Darrell Wallace, Jr. on Photography, a Legend in a Legend and Busting Out the Xbox

Darrell ‘Bubba’ Wallace, Jr. is in his second full year of Camping World Truck Series competition for Kyle Busch Motorsports. The twenty-year-old driver has scored two wins this season and three in his Truck career. He is a graduate of the NASCAR Drive for Diversity program who cut his teeth in the INEX racing ranks of Bandolero and Legends racing. Wallace made his first appearance on the national stage by racing door-to-door with Kyle Busch for the win in the Denny ... Read More »

Beyond the Cockpit: Corey LaJoie on Looking for Sponsors, Learning from the King and Concord Speedway

Beyond the Cockpit: Corey LaJoie on Looking for Sponsors, Learning from the King and Concord Speedway

Corey LaJoie is a development driver for Richard Petty Motorsports. He is the son of Randy LaJoie, two-time Nationwide series Champion. LaJoie has worked his way through the ranks of racing, winning at every stop along the way. He won three Late Model Stock Car races at Rockingham Speedway. He scored a victory at the K&N East series race at Bowman-Gray Stadium and four other races in the series. He took the checkered flag first at Atlanta Motor Speedway in 2010 ... Read More »

Beyond the Cockpit: Justin Boston on Beginnings, Transitions and a Bristol Debut

Beyond the Cockpit: Justin Boston on Beginnings, Transitions and a Bristol Debut

Justin Boston’s love for racing began with a five-year-old’s birthday gift. Fast forward to 2014, almost 20 years later, and he’s taking the next step in his career. Wednesday night, he’ll attempt to make his Camping World Truck Series debut, along with his ARCA team, Venturini Motorsports, who will also be making their first series start. On an entry list with 38 drivers as of press time, Boston will have to qualify on speed to make the field unless another team withdraws before ... Read More »

Beyond the Cockpit: Joey Coulter on Getting Started, Making Changes and Learning More

Beyond the Cockpit: Joey Coulter on Getting Started, Making Changes and Learning More

Camping World Truck series driver Joey Coulter didn’t come from the traditional racing background that most of today’s drivers have. But at the age of eight, he began racing go-karts. Fast forward to 2009 when he and his family-owned race team began running the ARCA Racing Series full time. In two full seasons, Coulter posted one win, 14 top 5s and 25 top 10s. In 2011, he joined Richard Childress Racing full-time, where he spent two seasons. He took home ... Read More »

Beyond the Cockpit: Erik Jones on Success with KBM, Where It All Started, and Super Late Model Racing

Beyond the Cockpit: Erik Jones on Success with KBM, Where It All Started, and Super Late Model Racing

Erik Jones shocked the short track racing world in 2012 at the age of 16 when he outdueled Kyle Busch at his own game in a thrilling finish to the annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida. Months later he was hired to drive for Kyle Busch Motorsports and continued to turn heads when he outran Chase Elliott in the Winchester 400. Jones continued to impress, beating drivers with more years of experience for his first career NASCAR Camping ... Read More »

Beyond the Cockpit with Tyler Reddick – Trucks, Super Dirt Late Models and Mini Outlaw Sprint Karts

Beyond the Cockpit with Tyler Reddick – Trucks, Super Dirt Late Models and Mini Outlaw Sprint Karts

Tyler Reddick has been making the transition to asphalt for a couple of years. At 16, he made his first NASCAR start in the K&N East Series at Rockingham Speedway. He came home with the win. He also had a top 10 in one of the two ARCA series races he ran that year. The transition has been slow, but this season he is running several races for Brad Keselowski Racing. Last Wednesday, he was in the Mudsummer Classic at ... Read More »

Ross Chastain: Beyond the Watermelon

Ross Chastain: Beyond the Watermelon

To many of our readers, and many insiders in the sport, the first that they saw of Ross Chastain was when the then 18-year-old made his Camping World Truck Series debut at Lucas Oil Raceway in 2011. Chastain qualified 15th and finished a very impressive tenth. The debut led to Michael Waltrip’s rather irritating obsession (for TV viewers) with watermelons that culminated with a piece that aired during an episode of NCWTS Setup where Chastain took Waltrip to a watermelon farm ... Read More »

Beyond the Cockpit: Landon Cassill on NASCAR Sponsorship And Home Renovation

Beyond the Cockpit: Landon Cassill on NASCAR Sponsorship And Home Renovation

Landon Cassill has had an up-and-down career in NASCAR’s top three National Series. Seven years ago, Cassill was an 18-year-old prodigy in Hendrick Motorsports’ driver development program. In 2007, he started six then-Busch Series races for Hendrick Motorsports in either their Nos. 5 or 24 Chevrolets, sponsored by the National Guard. The results showed a green driver without a lot of experience, someone who was learning on the job. However, Hendrick Motorsports gave Cassill more seat time, fielding cars for ... Read More »

Beyond the Cockpit: Trent Hindman on Fall-Line Motorsports, Testing the Audi R8

Beyond the Cockpit: Trent Hindman on Fall-Line Motorsports, Testing the Audi R8

In the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge in 2014, few drivers have had a better time of it so far as Trent Hindman, an 18-year old prodigy who shares the No. 46 BMW M3 for Fall-Line Motorsports with TUSC regular John Edwards. In the first three races of 2014, the duo won at Laguna Seca and finished second at both Daytona and Sebring. Those results were enough to give the duo a 22 point lead in the Grand Sport (GS) ... Read More »