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2010 Coca-Cola 600 Secret Star/Stat of the Week

By Phil Allaway Secret Star Early on in the season, *Paul Menard* was one of the biggest surprises in his No. 98 Menards Ford. Great runs early on, including a fifth at Atlanta allowed him to move into the Top 10 in points and give him additional media responsibilities. However, once April came along, Menard’s performance began to drop off. A great run at Texas was ruined when he got involved in the big crash with Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart ... Read More »

2010 Coca-Cola 600 Point Standings (Top 12)/Top 35

By Phil Allaway Point Standings (Top 12) Point leader Kevin Harvick had an up and down night on Sunday. After starting 23rd, he slowly moved up through the field, eventually reaching the Top 10. However, an unscheduled pit stop dropped Harvick off of the lead lap. A wave around allowed Kevin to get that lap back. From there, Harvick quickly moved up from 25th to 11th, where he ultimately finished the race. That performance was enough to keep his points ... Read More »

The Indianapolis 500 Is Becoming A Little More … Feminine

The Indianapolis 500 Is Becoming A Little More … Feminine

You may have noticed this season that there are seemingly a lot more female racers in the upper echelons of motorsports. For example, this year's ARCA season opener at Daytona had six women in the field, a record. Ten female racers participated in the open test in December prior to the race. It is said that in a few short years, multiple women in almost every major racing series will the be norm rather than the exception. At Indianapolis, five women had started the Indianapolis 500 prior to this year (Janet Guthrie, Lyn St. James, Sarah Fisher, Danica Patrick and Milka Duno). This year at Indianapolis, that many women entered the race, driving for various teams, and including two rookies. Read More »

Turning Back the Clock- 1994 Coca-Cola 600

By Phil Allaway Hello, race fans, and welcome back to Turning Back the Clock, the Friday feature where we take a look back at a classic race. Having been around for 50 years, Charlotte Motor Speedway has plenty of memorable races from which we can choose from. Recently, the track has not held the best events, as it really hasn’t recovered from the infamous levigation of 2005, and subsequent repaving after that experiment failed miserably. But, we can go further ... Read More »

Trivia Questions and Answers for May 25-28

By Phil Allaway *May 25 Q:* The 1988 Coca-Cola 600 was a very interesting race in which many different drivers that ordinarily were not contenders for victories were right in the hunt for most of the race. This race was possibly Rick Wilson’s best chance at winning in Winston Cup. However, it all went to heck late in the going. What happened? *May 25 A:* _Wilson ended up falling victim to an issue that many drivers had that day at ... Read More »

News Recap for May 26, 2010

By Phil Allaway Crew Chief Change at Furniture Row Racing Furniture Row Racing announced on Wednesday that Pete Rondeau will take over as crew chief of the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet effectively immediately. He will replace Ryan Coniam, who was brought in at the beginning of the season. When asked about his new role, Rondeau was rather short and to the point. “I have great anticipation in my role as crew chief due mainly to the commitment of ... Read More »

The Critic’s Annex 13- NASCAR RaceDay and the Pennzoil Ultra Victory Challenge

By Phil Allaway Hello, everyone, and welcome back to the Critic’s Annex, that small section of Thursday’s Newsletter where I take another look at motorsports programming. This past weekend’s Sprint All-Star Race was fully covered by SPEED. When that happens, they break out all the stops. This included a three hour edition of NASCAR RaceDay Built by The Home Depot. Simply on paper, three hours of NASCAR RaceDay is basically overkill. That’s a lot of work for the people involved ... Read More »

Sprint All-Star Race Stat of the Week and Secret Star

By Phil Allaway Secret Star of the Race: The Run You Never Saw Generally speaking, it is considered to be more desirable to not have to go through the trial that is the Sprint Showdown before even getting to the Sprint All-Star Race. Although quite a bit shorter than it once was (the Showdown itself used to be 150 miles), it is still extra mileage on the race car. However, in recent years, drivers who have gained entrance to the ... Read More »

Trivia Questions and Answers for May 18-21

By Phil Allaway *May 18 Q:* The Winston Open has always been the scene of all-out driving by drivers doing everything in their power to get into the big show. Occasionally, this results in some big wrecks. The 1994 Winston Select Open had one of these big wrecks in which someone actually went upside-down. What happened to cause this wreck, and who went up and over in the process? *May 18 A:* _Dave Marcis had chosen to stay out when ... Read More »

Turning Back the Clock- The Winston, 1992

By Phil Allaway Hello, race fans, and welcome back to Turning Back the Clock, that feature in Friday’s edition of the Frontstretch Newsletter where we look back at an old-school event. This weekend is the Sprint All-Star Race, held at Charlotte Motor Speedway every year except 1986. The way this race has evolved over the years, having this event at Atlanta Motor Speedway, like they did in ’86, is similar to having the New York Yankees play home games at ... Read More »