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The Big Six: Questions Answered After the GEICO 500

The Big Six: Questions Answered After the GEICO 500

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? His run wasn’t perfect, and an ill-timed move late may have ended Jimmie Johnson’s title bid once and for all. But forgive Landon Cassill if he’s not used to running in the midst of ... Read More »

Pace Laps: Chase Shakeups and Surviving Talladega

Pace Laps: Chase Shakeups and Surviving Talladega

Sprint Cup Series: Another Round of Chase Eliminations - As the checkered flag dropped over Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday afternoon, four more drivers were removed from the championship battle. Kasey Kahne, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Kyle Busch and Jimmie Johnson are now left to just fight for Victory Lane for the remainder of the season. With that said, things could still change the makeup of the eight-driver field that remains if you listen to some speculation from the Twittersphere. Ryan Newman’s No. ... Read More »

Tracking the Trucks: fred’s 250 powered by Coca-Cola

Tracking the Trucks: fred’s 250 powered by Coca-Cola

In a Nutshell: Timothy Peters took the checkered flag 0.143 seconds ahead of Tayler Malsam to win the fred’s 250 powered by Coca Cola at Talladega Superspeedway Saturday afternoon. Peters held the top spot and remained there through a green-white-checkered finish to make 2014 his sixth consecutive season with at least one win. Spencer Gallagher, Tyler Reddick and Ryan Blaney rounded out the top 5. Who Should Have Won: Throw everyone’s name in a hat and grab one. Seriously. Talladega ... Read More »

Four Burning Questions in Talladega: Starting Grid SNAFUs and Sordid Strategies

Four Burning Questions in Talladega: Starting Grid SNAFUs and Sordid Strategies

The race that everyone in the NASCAR world has had circled on their calendars since the Chase began has arrived. It’s big, it’s bad, it’s fast. It’s Talladega. After a race at Charlotte last week that saw fireworks erupt between Chasers Brad Keselowski, Denny Hamlin, and Matt Kenseth in the garage area, NASCAR has been in the mainstream spotlight all week leading up until today. The tension of this new Chase format has boileth over, and with another elimination on ... Read More »

Nuts for Nationwide: RAB Racing & James Buescher Looking to Get Back to Consistency

Nuts for Nationwide: RAB Racing & James Buescher Looking to Get Back to Consistency

The NASCAR Nationwide Series season is off for two weeks, and it is much-needed for plenty of teams. While gearing up for the final three races of the 2014 season, organizations will have a chance to prepare new things for next year, hoping to get an edge on their competitors. Entering this season, RAB Racing was set to have a breakout performance. But after an impressive season with Alex Bowman behind the wheel for all but one race last year, things ... Read More »

Search for On-Track Improvement Needed after Off-Track Drama

Search for On-Track Improvement Needed after Off-Track Drama

We have heard it all too much recently: the fan commenting to the world that “the race was boring, but what happened afterward was awesome!” For those with an eye for excitement, one would have to agree to a point. In the short term, drama draws attention to the sport and may even increase viewership from race to race. In the long run, though, there is a bit of a problem. Post-race shenanigans between competitors should not be overshadowing the story ... Read More »

Tech Talk with Brett Bodine: More to Driving the Pace Car Than Meets the Eye

Tech Talk with Brett Bodine: More to Driving the Pace Car Than Meets the Eye

One car gets to lead the field around the track before every race and on every restart and that is the pace car. Brett Bodine has been the pace car driver for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series since 2004. A quick look at the numbers means that very early next season he’ll be setting the pace for his 400th NASCAR points race. The duties of the pace car driver are much more than just keeping the field in check while ... Read More »

Holding A Pretty Wheel: Allmendinger All the Way

Holding A Pretty Wheel: Allmendinger All the Way

As teams were gearing up for the Chase in August 2013, AJ Allmendinger was looking for a future in NASCAR — any future. He’d been running part time in the Sprint Cup Series for midpack JTG-Daugherty Racing; a couple of Nationwide Series starts with Team Penske, the team that had released him from a full-time Sprint Cup ride in 2012 after a failed NASCAR drug test; some IndyCar races with Penske as well. He’d had some success — but for ... Read More »

Beyond the Cockpit with John and Courtney Force: May the Forces Be With You

Beyond the Cockpit with John and Courtney Force: May the Forces Be With You

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