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Turn Back the Clock: 1998 Pocono 500

Turn Back the Clock: 1998 Pocono 500

_Editor’s Note: Have you heard of our FREE Frontstretch Newsletter, delivering more NASCAR news, commentary, trivia, and more right to your inbox every morning? If not, well, it’s time to sell you on it. Today, we’re showcasing the weekly column called Turn Back the Clock, Phil Allaway's look at a classic race from the track we're visiting each weekend. If you like what you read, well, it’s time to become a newsletter subscriber by clicking "here":/notice/9557/ to sign up!_ Hello, race fans, and welcome back to Turn Back the Clock. This week, the Sprint Cup Series races at Pocono Raceway near Long Pond, Pennsylvania. Competition here in recent years has suffered greatly, struggling after to NASCAR banned overdrive transmissions when the gear rule was instituted for 2005. 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 »