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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 »

Couch Potato Tuesday: Moving NASCAR Coverage Onto The Web

Couch Potato Tuesday: Moving NASCAR Coverage Onto The Web

Hello, race fans. Welcome back to Couch Potato Tuesday, where race telecast critique is the main objective. This past weekend, the Sprint Cup and Nationwide series were both in action at Darlington Raceway. Meanwhile, the Verizon IndyCar Series made its 2014 debut on the NBC Sports Network in Long Beach. Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach On Sunday afternoon, NBC Sports Network began its 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series coverage from the Streets of Long Beach, Calif. It also welcomed two ... Read More »

Nationwide Breakdown: Chase Elliott Goes Back-To-Back

Nationwide Breakdown: Chase Elliott Goes Back-To-Back

If there was ever a doubt that Chase Elliott was a wheelman, he put it to rest Friday night at that tough old track in Darlington, South Carolina. Elliott charged past Elliott Sadler on the last lap of the VFW Sports Clips Help a Hero 200 to make it back-to-back Nationwide Series wins. A caution with five laps to go because of an incident between Kyle Larson and Tanner Berryhill sent the leaders to pit road for the final time and gave ... Read More »

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 »