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Couch Potato Tuesday: ESPN Rains On Nationwide’s Parade

Couch Potato Tuesday: ESPN Rains On Nationwide’s Parade

Hello, race fans. Welcome back to Couch Potato Tuesday, where race telecast criticism and/or praise is the primary objective. This past weekend, the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series were both in Phoenix, Arizona. In between showers, we got in 480 miles of action. Blue Jeans Go Green 200 (shortened to 168) On Saturday (March 1), the Nationwide Series was supposed to be completely washed out. Drivers were going to spend the entire day twiddling their thumbs, having petty Twitter arguments ... Read More »

Mirror Driving: Championship Potential, Botched Calls and Double Dipping

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) Phil Allaway (Tuesdays / Couch Potato Tuesday & Frontstretch Newsletter Editor) Jeff Wolfe ... Read More »

Couch Potato Tuesday: Daytona Brings Change, Teething, FOX Fan Confusion

Couch Potato Tuesday: Daytona Brings Change, Teething, FOX Fan Confusion

Hello, race fans. Welcome back to Couch Potato Tuesday, where race telecast criticism is the primary objective. Last weekend, the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck series were all in action on the high banks of Daytona International Speedway. NextEra Energy Resources 250 On Friday night, the Camping World Truck Series began its 12th season as part of the FOX family of networks. Because of weather issues, NASCAR moved up the start of the race by a half-hour. In ... Read More »

Pace Laps: Daytona Storylines That Won’t Go Away

Pace Laps: Daytona Storylines That Won’t Go Away

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 Monday, 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 »

2014 Sprint Cup Predictions: Our Staff Tells All

2014 Sprint Cup Predictions: Our Staff Tells All

JOIN OUR FANTASY RACING LEAGUE!! The Frontstretch has a big league on Yahoo!, once again and we’d like you to be a part of it. Come compete with your favorite racing experts by clicking here and signing up. Our Group ID is 10532 and the password is stenica… so don’t miss out! Let’s not waste any time. Here’s a look at some of our columnists’ predictions for 2014, along with a peek at where you’ll be able to find them ... Read More »

Mirror Driving: Ch-ch-ch-changes, Daytona Expectations And More

Mirror Driving: Ch-ch-ch-changes, Daytona Expectations And More

JOIN OUR FANTASY RACING LEAGUE!! The Frontstretch has a big league on Yahoo!, once again and we’d like you to be a part of it. Come compete with your favorite racing experts by clicking here and signing up. Our Group ID is 10532 and the password is stenica… so don’t miss out! Welcome to “Mirror Driving.” Every week, all season long, your favorite columnists sit down and give their opinion about the latest NASCAR news, rumors and controversy. Love us ... Read More »

Starting Lineup for the Budweiser Duels at Daytona

Starting Lineup for Budweiser Duel No. 1 (Start time approximately 7:20pm) Row 1: 3 Austin Dillon 16 Greg Biffle Row 2: 31 Ryan Newman 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Row 3: 17 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 9 Marcos Ambrose Row 4: 43 Aric Almirola 22 Joey Logano Row 5: 20 Matt Kenseth 5 Kasey Kahne Row 6: 18 Kyle Busch 4 Kevin Harvick Row 7: 10 Danica Patrick 47 AJ Allmendinger Row 8: 36 Reed Sorenson 38 David Gilliland Row 9: 30 ... Read More »

NASCAR 2014 Season Preview: Nationwide & Trucks Attendance & Ratings

NASCAR 2014 Season Preview: Nationwide & Trucks Attendance & Ratings

New playoff system. New qualifying procedure. New attitude. As NASCAR heads towards Daytona in 2014, all around the sport are focused on the positive, looking for the perfect season to recapture a nation currently preoccupied with other sports, along with the Olympics in Sochi. Can they do it? As Speedweeks dawn, both NASCAR’s Sprint Unlimited and the 56th Daytona 500 usher in a long list of questions along with them, the answers to which could define the sport for not ... Read More »

NASCAR 2014 Season Preview: The Rookie of the Year Battle

NASCAR 2014 Season Preview: The Rookie of the Year Battle

New playoff system. New qualifying procedure. New attitude. As NASCAR heads towards Daytona in 2014, all around the sport are focused on the positive, looking for the perfect season to recapture a nation currently preoccupied with other sports, along with the Olympics in Sochi. Can they do it? As Speedweeks dawn, both NASCAR’s Sprint Unlimited and the 56th Daytona 500 usher in a long list of questions along with them, the answers to which could define the sport for not ... Read More »

Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Replaces Scroll With Quagmire

Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Replaces Scroll With Quagmire

Hello, race fans. Welcome back to Couch Potato Tuesday, where race telecast critiques are the primary objective. I’m back for my sixth season of critiquing and hope to have good things to say about all of the various TV partners this year. Before we start, there is some news to report. FOX Sports is currently operating with a couple of their personalities on the disabled list. Pit reporter Matt Yocum had back surgery shortly after the Rolex 24 at Daytona ... Read More »