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Friday Faceoff: Penalties, Fireworks, and Momentum

Friday Faceoff: Penalties, Fireworks, and Momentum

Welcome to Friday Faceoff! What do you get when you take some hot-button NASCAR topics and hand them over to our dedicated and… er, opinionated staff? A little disagreement and a whole lot of thought-provoking insight! Check out this week’s edition to see what everyone is arguing… um, we mean, discussing this week! 1. The race at Charlotte last weekend will be remembered more for its postrace antics among Brad Keselowski, Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin, and Tony Stewart.  Did NASCAR ... Read More »

Happiness Is… Talladega, Teamwork, Safety, and Beer

Happiness Is… Talladega, Teamwork, Safety, and Beer

So that’s that, eh?  Let it now be known, that in NASCAR, you can drive around like a complete asstaco and there’s not much they’ll do to you — unless you’re a backmarker and they’d like to make an example out of you but don’t really want to punish a superstar because that might piss off the super-influential owner or the sponsors that are aligned with him in the midst of a new-format playoff system that is bringing the sport ... Read More »

Beyond the Cockpit with Jason Line: NASCAR Tech on the Drag Strip

Beyond the Cockpit with Jason Line: NASCAR Tech on the Drag Strip

After Jeg Coughlin, Jr. told Toni Montgomery and Mike Neff last month that Jason Line brought his experience in the engine department at Joe Gibbs Racing to Pro Stock and revolutionized the class, there was no question that Frontstretch needed to catch up with Line and find out what he meant. The current Pro Stock points leader is still hard at work in the shop even though the NHRA is taking a few weeks off before the final two races ... Read More »

Beyond the Cockpit with Richie Crampton and Morgan Lucas: Drag Racing in Australia, Amazing Rookie Seasons, and MAVTV

Beyond the Cockpit with Richie Crampton and Morgan Lucas: Drag Racing in Australia, Amazing Rookie Seasons, and MAVTV

Richie Crampton came a long way to race in the NHRA. From the other side of the world, as a matter of fact. Crampton, who originally hails from Adelaide, South Australia, is in his rookie season driving the Geico Top Fuel dragster for Morgan Lucas Racing. He’s off to a fast start, scoring two victories already this season. Crampton took time out to talk to Frontstretch’s Toni Montgomery and Mike Neff at the Carolina Nationals last month about how he ... Read More »

Truckin’ Thursdays: A Trio of Debuting Drivers at Talladega

Truckin’ Thursdays: A Trio of Debuting Drivers at Talladega

This weekend, the Camping World Truck Series heads off to Talladega Superspeedway for the race that probably has the largest red circle on the calendar for championship contenders. Their goal will likely be to survive any carnage and finish the race without taking too much of a hit in the standings. But a trio of drivers in particular will be looking to impress in their Truck Series debuts. Milka Duno, Daniel Suarez and Cody Ware are all set to make ... Read More »

Fantasy Insider: Taking The Talladega Gamble

Fantasy Insider: Taking The Talladega Gamble

It’s a race that real NASCAR teams and fantasy NASCAR owners as well have been anticipating and dreading at the same time. The restrictor plate race at Talladega Sunday could likely be the best of times and worst of times for teams. With such significant drivers like Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski most likely needing a win to advance into the next round of the Chase, you know anything is possible. Now, that is generally the case ... Read More »

Beyond the Cockpit with Jeg Coughlin, Jr.: How Much Can You Cram Into 11 Seconds?

Beyond the Cockpit with Jeg Coughlin, Jr.: How Much Can You Cram Into 11 Seconds?

Jeg Coughlin, Jr. is a five time champion in the NHRA’s Pro Stock class, but he’s also busy off the track with his family business. Most automotive enthusiasts are familiar with the JEGS catalog, and in more recent years, JEGS.com.  It’s a go-to supplier with just about anything you need in your garage on hand and ready to be delivered to your door. Toni Montgomery and Mike Neff talked with Jeg last month at the Carolina Nationals and learned about ... Read More »

Smart Investments: Why the US Army Is Still on the Drag Strip

Smart Investments: Why the US Army Is Still on the Drag Strip

For a time, every branch of the U.S. military was represented on a car somewhere in NASCAR. Then little by little they began to disappear, and after this year, with the announcement of the departure of the National Guard from both NASCAR and IndyCar at the end of the season, the last of them will be gone. The National Guard takes care of its own marketing so really, the Army had already left when they parted ways with their last ... Read More »

Beyond the Cockpit with Andy Seuss, 2014 Whelen Southern Modified Tour Champion

Beyond the Cockpit with Andy Seuss, 2014 Whelen Southern Modified Tour Champion

Andy Seuss grew up in New Hampshire just a short drive from the heart of Modified country. He grew up running go-karts and progressed to Modifieds but didn’t have the resources to contend for the Tour in the North. He raced in the South because it was more affordable and caught the eye of some owners who saw that he had the talent to be successful in the very powerful, open-wheeled cars. Seuss relocated to the South this year and ... Read More »

The Frontstretch Five: Reasons NASCAR Blew the Penalties for the Charlotte Fracas

The Frontstretch Five: Reasons NASCAR Blew the Penalties for the Charlotte Fracas

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 NASCAR made a big mistake in the penalties handed out to Brad Keselowski and Tony Stewart following a postrace incident at Charlotte. NASCAR had a chance to gain ... Read More »