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Pace Laps: Jimmie Johnson Success, First Time Nationwide Winners and Powers’ Power

Pace Laps: Jimmie Johnson Success, First Time Nationwide Winners and Powers’ Power

Sprint Cup: A normal race at Michigan for Jimmie Johnson usually means that he runs out of fuel in the final laps after leading for most of the day and having the best car.  Johnson, however, did the other Jimmie Johnson thing at Michigan.  That usually means falling way back in the field and then seemingly arriving like a magician in the top ten as the race comes to its conclusion. Sure enough, Johnson started in the back, then had Chad Knaus put ... Read More »

Weekly Racing Schedule for August 15 through August 21st

Weekly Racing Schedule for August 15 through August 21st

Friday 08/15/14 Sunny South Raceway Grand Bay AL Bandoleros Friday 08/15/14 Sunny South Raceway Grand Bay AL Legends Friday 08/15/14 Sunny South Raceway Grand Bay AL Mighty Mites Friday 08/15/14 Sunny South Raceway Grand Bay AL Modifieds Friday 08/15/14 Sunny South Raceway Grand Bay AL Stingers Friday 08/15/14 Batesville Motor Speedway Batesville AR Comp Cams Super Dirt Series Late Models Friday 08/15/14 Batesville Motor Speedway Batesville AR Lucas Oil Dirt Super Late Models Friday 08/15/14 Western Speedway Victoria BC Dwarf ... Read More »

Voices From The Cheap Seats: Reason Must Prevail Over Emotion

Voices From The Cheap Seats: Reason Must Prevail Over Emotion

The recent events at Canandaigua Motorsports Park involving Tony Stewart and the death of Kevin Ward, Jr. are nothing short of tragic. What is even more tragic is that it all could have been avoided. Now, while what I have to say may seem callous to some, it needs to be said among all the media hype about this incident that we are going to have to endure for the coming months. Hey, America, y’all are so enamored with so-called reality ... Read More »

Couch Potato Tuesday: ESPN’s Stewart, Ward Coverage Work In Progress

Couch Potato Tuesday: ESPN’s Stewart, Ward Coverage Work In Progress

Last weekend, the Sprint Cup and Nationwide series both traveled to Watkins Glen International – however, everything that happened there was overshadowed by what happened near Canandaigua, N.Y., Saturday night. Due to the Tony Stewart-Kevin Ward, Jr. accident that evening, after which the 20-year-old Ward lost his life, this article will only cover Sunday’s ESPN broadcast here because of the conundrum network producers faced in bringing a product to the air when many eyes were on NASCAR for the wrong ... Read More »

Tony Stewart And NASCAR’s Tragic Monday Morning Reality

Tony Stewart And NASCAR’s Tragic Monday Morning Reality

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. It’s an ugly truth, one often buried in a modern reality where political correctness takes center stage. Every mistake can’t be fixed by sensitivity training or an on-screen apology. Sure, people forgive your past but they also never, ever forget when it comes back to haunt you. It’s a damning truth, one Tony Stewart grapples with Monday morning as he spends the next weeks, months, maybe years of his ... Read More »

Short Track Race Schedule for August 8th through August 14th.

Short Track Race Schedule for August 8th through August 14th.

Friday 08/08/14 Batesville Motor Speedway Batesville AR Bad Boy Super Stars Friday 08/08/14 Batesville Motor Speedway Batesville AR Hobby Stocks Friday 08/08/14 Batesville Motor Speedway Batesville AR IMCA Modifieds Friday 08/08/14 Batesville Motor Speedway Batesville AR Nesmith Crate Late Models Friday 08/08/14 Batesville Motor Speedway Batesville AR Street Stocks Friday 08/08/14 Ocean Speedway Watsonville CA USAC West Coast Sprint Cars Friday 08/08/14 Ocean Speedway Watsonville CA USAC Western Classic Sprints Friday 08/08/14 Stafford Motor Speedway Stafford Springs CT Whelen Modified ... Read More »

Racing Schedule for the Week of August 1st through August 7th

Racing Schedule for the Week of August 1st through August 7th

Friday 08/01/14 Sunny South Raceway Grand Bay AL Bandoleros Friday 08/01/14 Sunny South Raceway Grand Bay AL Legends Friday 08/01/14 Sunny South Raceway Grand Bay AL Mighty Mites Friday 08/01/14 Sunny South Raceway Grand Bay AL Modifieds Friday 08/01/14 Sunny South Raceway Grand Bay AL Stingers Friday 08/01/14 Batesville Motor Speedway Batesville AR Bad Boy Super Stars Friday 08/01/14 Batesville Motor Speedway Batesville AR Hobby Stocks Friday 08/01/14 Batesville Motor Speedway Batesville AR Nesmith Crate Late Models Friday 08/01/14 Batesville ... Read More »

David Byrne Triumphs in Rich Vogler Classic

David Byrne Triumphs in Rich Vogler Classic

David Byrne wins the J.D. Byrider 100 Rich Vogler Classic at Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis. Byrne led the final quarter of a lap to score the win and become the 100th winner in USAC Silver Crown history.Tanner Swanson started on the pole and led the first 99 laps before losing the lead in the final corner. Kody Swanson rounded out the podium while Ryan Newman and Bobby Santos completed the Top 5. Chris Windom, Jacob Wilson, Bobby East, Jaret Andretti ... Read More »

Short Track Racing Schedule 7-25 through 7-31

Short Track Racing Schedule 7-25 through 7-31

Friday 07/25/14 Batesville Motor Speedway Batesville AR Bad Boy Super Stars Friday 07/25/14 Batesville Motor Speedway Batesville AR Hobby Stocks Friday 07/25/14 Batesville Motor Speedway Batesville AR IMCA Modifieds Friday 07/25/14 Batesville Motor Speedway Batesville AR Nesmith Crate Late Models Friday 07/25/14 Batesville Motor Speedway Batesville AR Street Stocks Special Friday 07/25/14 Western Speedway Victoria BC Bombers Friday 07/25/14 Western Speedway Victoria BC Mini Figure-8s Friday 07/25/14 Silver Dollar Speedway Chico CA 410 Winged Sprint Cars Friday 07/25/14 Silver Dollar ... Read More »

Pace Laps: Elliott’s Win, INDYCAR’s No-Win Situation and Upcoming Eldora

Pace Laps: Elliott’s Win, INDYCAR’s No-Win Situation and Upcoming Eldora

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 »