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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Serves Up A Plothole

Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Serves Up A Plothole

Hello, race fans. Welcome back to Couch Potato Tuesday, where race telecast breakdowns are par for the course. This past weekend, the Sprint Cup and Nationwide series were back in action after a week off at Richmond International Raceway. In addition, the Verizon IndyCar Series had to deal with adverse weather in Alabama. We’ll get to those races in a bit. Last week, it was announced that a deal had been reached to televise this past Thursday night’s Denny Hamlin Short ... Read More »

Pace Laps: JRM Shines, RFR Fails to Impress and Hunter-Reay Silences Long Beach Critics

Pace Laps: JRM Shines, RFR Fails to Impress and Hunter-Reay Silences Long Beach Critics

Did you see all of the race action this weekend? Or, like a lot of busy fans, did you miss a late-night adventure, a Friday controversy, 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 moving forward. Let our experts help you get up to speed for the coming week no ... Read More »

Nationwide Breakdown: ToyotaCare 250

Brian Scott has come close to winning at Richmond twice before. Starting on the pole Friday night made it look like he might be poised to get the monkey off of his back and grab the checkered flag. Unfortunately for Scott and the rest of the field, the race was longer than 47 laps. Scott led the first 43 circuits, surrendered the lead for two laps under caution to Jeremy Clements and then lost it to Kevin Harvick when the ... Read More »

Nationwide Breakdown: ToyotaCare 250

Brian Scott has come close to winning at Richmond twice before. Starting on the pole Friday night made it look like he might be poised to get the monkey off of his back and grab the checkered flag. Unfortunately for Scott and the rest of the field, the race was longer than 47 laps. Scott led the first 43 circuits, surrendered the lead for two laps under caution to Jeremy Clements and then lost it to Kevin Harvick when the ... Read More »

Nuts for Nationwide: Virginia Is For Lovers But Richmond Isn’t Always Friendly

Nuts for Nationwide: Virginia Is For Lovers But Richmond Isn’t Always Friendly

Short tracks, for some, are the end-all, be-all of motorsports. NASCAR’s own history is rich with these ovals, based all around the country that have played a part in creating its greatest achievements. Everyone loves a good short track. Some yearn for more while others have made it their personal mission in making it known there aren’t enough on the NASCARschedule. There’s just something about the little places, the tight corners and limited space that raises the level of excitement while ... Read More »

Going By the Numbers: Top-10 NASCAR Variety Hard To Come By In…

Going By the Numbers: Top-10 NASCAR Variety Hard To Come By In…

A cursory glance at the current point standings in the NASCAR Nationwide Series entering the season’s eighth race reveals one thing: there’s not a whole lot of diversity at the front of the field when it comes to series regulars. Ever since NASCAR mandated that drivers could only declare for points in one of the three national series, the top of the standings has presented a clearer picture of who’s the best of those actually completely devoted to each one, rather than racers who ... Read More »

Daniel Suarez to Make Nationwide Debut for Joe Gibbs Racing at Richmond

Joe Gibbs Racing announced on Tuesday morning that NASCAR Toyota Series and K&N Pro Series East driver Daniel Suarez will make his Nationwide Series debut in Friday night’s ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway. Sponsorship will be provided by Silent Circle, a global service that allows for the sending of encrypted communications and Telcel, a Mexican telecommunications company. Suarez is thrilled to have the opportunity to race for Joe Gibbs Racing at Richmond. “I’m excited for the opportunity to make my NASCAR Nationwide Series ... Read More »

Sprint Cup Series Facilities Can Build Upon Fan Experience by Looking to Their Roots

Sprint Cup Series Facilities Can Build Upon Fan Experience by Looking to Their Roots

NASCAR’s Home Tracks program has been known as “The Soul of NASCAR.” Unfortunately, when looking at some of the top tracks in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and what they have to offer, there seems to be a link lost between the fans and the track, one that once defined the heart and soul of stock car racing. The short tracks of America are where a vast majority of drivers cut their teeth from their start all the way up to today… and ... Read More »

Mirror Driving: Winning Vs. Points, Needing a Boost, and The Lady’s Last Dance?

Mirror Driving: Winning Vs. Points, Needing a Boost, and The Lady’s Last Dance?

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: Amy Henderson (Mondays / The Big Six & Wednesdays / The Frontstretch Five & Fridays / Holding A Pretty Wheel & Frontstretch Managing Editor) Beth Lunkenheimer (Thursdays / Truckin’ Thursdays & Frontstretch Managing Editor) Mike Neff (Mondays / Thinkin’ Out ... Read More »

Nuts for Nationwide: The Curious Case of Elliott Sadler

Nuts for Nationwide: The Curious Case of Elliott Sadler

Elliott Sadler was half a lap from reminding everyone of his relevance in the Nationwide Series, or at the very least, bolstering his relevance to Joe Gibbs Racing. The story instead goes that he was the poor soul passed by Chase Elliott at Darlington for the victory, something that quickly became a footnote in the Elliott narrative. Second is the first loser, and no one remembers who was the runner-up, so when the 2014 Nationwide race at Darlington is talked ... Read More »