Monday , September 15 2014
Home / Nationwide (page 10)

Nationwide

Mirror Driving: How Fast Is Too Fast, Team Troubles, and NNS Balance

Mirror Driving: How Fast Is Too Fast, Team Troubles, and NNS Balance

Welcome to “Mirror Driving.” Every week, your favorite columnists sit down and give their opinion about the latest NASCAR news, rumors and controversy. Love us or hate us, make a comment below and tell us how you feel about what we’ve said! This Week’s Participants: Tom Bowles (Mondays / Bowles’ Eye View & Wednesdays / Did You Notice? & Frontstretch Editor-In-Chief) Amy Henderson (Mondays / The Big Six & Wednesdays / The Frontstretch Five & Fridays / Holding A Pretty Wheel & Frontstretch Managing ... Read More »

Nuts for Nationwide: A Day in the Life of an Underdog Team

Nuts for Nationwide: A Day in the Life of an Underdog Team

Racing, like any professional sport, builds a season around the successes and the failures. The unsurprising joys from the headliners and the scratching and clawing for every inch from the underdogs. Comers and goers, contenders and pretenders, the have and the have nots. Take your pick; you’ve most likely heard them all. Rarely is there any middle ground, drivers will be categorized to either end of the spectrum based on their performance any given weekend. It’s easy to get lost ... Read More »

Happiness Is… The DVR, Will Robinson, Not Mercedes & Long Beach.

Happiness Is… The DVR, Will Robinson, Not Mercedes & Long Beach.

One of the easy ways to fill space in a NASCAR column for the past couple years has been to debate the role of Cup drivers in the Nationwide Series. The oft-used comparison in this argument is that drivers who dabble in Nationwide are like Major League Baseball players dropping down into the minor leagues. First, let’s ignore the fact that too many writers feel the need to compare the sport to so-called stick-and-ball sports. Second, let’s also ignore the fact that ... Read More »

Couch Potato Tuesday: Raining On FOX’s NASCAR Parade

Couch Potato Tuesday: Raining On FOX’s NASCAR Parade

Hello, race fans. Welcome back to another edition of Couch Potato Tuesday, where race telecast breakdowns are par for the course… that is, when the weather allows the races to take place. This week, we’ll look at the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series telecasts from Texas. Also, as a funny aside, my mom decided to chip in with her thoughts about the Formula One telecast from Bahrain on Sunday. She seems to think that the broadcast team of Leigh Diffey, ... Read More »

Pace Laps: Who’ll Watch The Rain, Youth, Force, Bahrain, And Icebreakers

Pace Laps: Who’ll Watch The Rain, Youth, Force, Bahrain, And Icebreakers

Did you miss an event during this busy week in racing? How about a late-night press release, an important sponsorship rumor, or a juicy piece of news? If you did, you’ve come to the right place! Each week, The Frontstretch will break down the racing, series by series, to bring you the biggest stories that you need to watch going forward for the week ahead. Let our experts help you get up to speed, no matter what series you might ... Read More »

Chase Elliott No Surprise To Those Who’ve Watched Him Rise

Chase Elliott No Surprise To Those Who’ve Watched Him Rise

Although the rainy weather pushed back the Duck Commander 500 to Monday, there was already some excitement headlining the NASCAR weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. Page back to Friday night, where a high school senior conserved, outran, and beat drivers with over 150 Nationwide Series and over 100 Sprint Cup Series wins combined. It is a tremendous feat that is almost unheard of, and a driver’s win in only their sixth career start in any series is certainly newsworthy. On the other hand, with it being ... Read More »

Nationwide Breakdown: Chase Elliott Breaks Through

Nationwide Breakdown: Chase Elliott Breaks Through

Well, that didn’t take long. Six races into his Nationwide Series career, young Chase Elliott is a winner. The son of the 1988 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, Bill Elliott, powered by Kevin Harvick on the outside with 15 laps to go and then drove away from both he and Kyle Busch to become the series’ second straight first-time visitor to Victory Lane. Elliott capped off a night that was all about the team he drives for, JR Motorsports. All four cars ... Read More »

Nuts for Nationwide: Is Trevor Bayne Becoming a Career Underachiever?

Nuts for Nationwide: Is Trevor Bayne Becoming a Career Underachiever?

It’s easy to say that the novelty of Trevor Bayne has worn off and that the hype and excitement following the 23-year-old Daytona 500 champion is now unwarranted and for some, almost regretted. But looking further, in a day and age where we now compare Nationwide Series drivers against each other while trying to pretend Cup drivers aren’t there, Bayne is right on par. Cup drivers stand above the rest every weekend as they demolish the field, repeatedly exasperating fans. ... Read More »

Harry Scott, Jr. Owner Diary: Victory Lane, Tires and Rain

Harry Scott, Jr. Owner Diary: Victory Lane, Tires and Rain

Welcome back to another edition of Harry Scott, Jr.‘s owner diary. With a busy schedule and drivers across the board, from K&N all the way to the Sprint Cup Series, Scott always has plenty to say. This week, he looks back on the last couple of races, tires, rain delays and so much more. Looking back at Fontana, Kyle Larson’s victory in the Nationwide Series was pretty great, and the same day Ben Rhodes won the Greenville K&N race, so ... Read More »

Nuts for Nationwide: New Blood Highlights JR Motorsports’ Return to Form

Nuts for Nationwide: New Blood Highlights JR Motorsports’ Return to Form

It was long believed the glory days for JR Motorsports were when Brad Keselowski was going toe-to-toe with the likes of Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin. Keselowski was a fresh-faced and brash kid discovered by Dale Earnhardt, Jr., who was looking to make a change to his organization. The pairing came close to winning the Nationwide Series championship in both 2008 and ’09. Turns out we were wrong; the real JRM era had yet to begin. Five races into the ... Read More »