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It’s Time for a New NASCAR Storefront at the Track

It’s Time for a New NASCAR Storefront at the Track

Signed up for the FREE Frontstretch Newsletter? If not, let’s give you a sneak preview of what you’re missing out on. S.D. Grady writes her Fan’s View Commentary, every Tuesday for our dedicated readership and this week, she’s taking a second look at souvenir row. To sign up for the Newsletter, click here. This past week, NASCAR announced that it is looking into revamping souvenir row — the collection of colorfully decaled semis that sell the T-Shirts of your favorite ... Read More »

Great Racing at Michigan – It’s All a Matter of Perception

Great Racing at Michigan – It’s All a Matter of Perception

There’s been many a year where I’ve teetered on the see-saw of loving or merely dismissing the racing at Michigan. In decades past, horsepower and engine durability was king at this two-mile track.  With a wide racing surface combined with high banks, drivers could almost hold the pedal down all the way around. Who would win?  It wasn’t so much a who as a what. Whichever engine did not detonate was a fairly safe answer. For the past few years, life has ... Read More »

Pay-Per-View vs. a Highlight Reel: Fixing FOX’s Terrible Coverage

Which would you rather have, four hours of uninterrupted NASCAR race coverage or a one hour highlight reel? That’s a tough question these days. One I used to be able to answer unequivocally. Why would I want the Sprint Cup Series to go pay-per-view? Well, when FOX cuts to commercial every five minutes, regardless of what is happening on the track, I start to give the idea of paying to actually watch the race I gave my Sunday away for ... Read More »

NASCAR Forgot to Tell Them, “Keep it Clean, Boys.”

“Boys, have at it.” Brian France and Co. all agreed this ought to be the credo of NASCAR several years ago. Collectively, the fan base proceeded to cheer. At long last, our heroes would not be fined and suspended for failing to control their tongues in moments of extreme stress, or worry that rubbing a little too hard would sit them down for an inordinate amount of time. Awesome. However, it has come to my attention that while no official ... Read More »