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Harry Scott, Jr. Owner Diary: New Season, New Rules & New Teams

Harry Scott, Jr. Owner Diary: New Season, New Rules & New Teams

Turner Scott Motorsports and HScott Motorsports field 10 full-time entries in NASCAR, from the K&N Pro Series East all the way up to the Sprint Cup Series. Harry Scott, Jr., co-owner at TSM and owner of HSM returns to Frontstretch this season as a part of the diary rotation. This week, he checks in with a look at the drivers in both teams’ stables and the work that’s been put into taking his new Cup team in HSM to the next level. Turner Scott Motorsports has a ... Read More »

Mirror Driving: Intermediate Expectations, Teams in Trouble, and the Bristol Bump

Mirror Driving: Intermediate Expectations, Teams in Trouble, and the Bristol Bump

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) Mike Neff (Mondays / Thinkin’ Out Loud & Thursdays ... Read More »

Couch Potato Tuesday: Independent Thinking Working Into Race Coverage

Couch Potato Tuesday: Independent Thinking Working Into Race Coverage

Hello, race fans. Welcome back to Couch Potato Tuesday, where race telecast critiques are our primary objective. This past weekend, the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series were both in action at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. However, before we start, there are a couple of newsy bits to mention. Starting on Wednesday, there will be a new website dedicated to streaming of lower level racing. FansChoice.tv will provide free streams of various classes of motorsports including NASCAR. On paper, you might ... Read More »

The Frontstretch Five: Drivers Who Deserve A Second Look From Fans and Media

The Frontstretch Five: Drivers Who Deserve A Second Look From Fans and Media

Welcome to the Frontstretch Five, a brand-new column for 2014! Each week, Amy Henderson takes a look at the racing, the drivers, and the storylines that driveNASCAR and produces a list of five people, places, things, and ideas that define the current state of our sport. In the latest edition, Amy showcases five drivers outside the limelight, without ever having the benefit of top equipment, who deserve a closer look by fans and media alike. 1. Landon Cassill It’s surprising that ... Read More »

Did You Notice? … The Details Behind Busch Double-Duty And NASCAR Teams/Series Needing A Boost

Did You Notice? … The Details Behind Busch Double-Duty And NASCAR Teams/Series Needing A Boost

Did You Notice?… Kurt Busch could be the fourth person in history to do theNASCAR/Indy “double,” running 1,100 miles in the same day? OK, you probably do because Busch was everywhere with a camera, a microphone, and a satellite signal Tuesday. Between the national rounds, from ESPN to NBC along with aKurtBuschDouble.com website rollout it’s clear this Memorial Day Weekend decision has been brewing for months. My colleague Huston Ladner, if you haven’t read it does an excellent job explaining the IndyCar side of this equation. For ... Read More »

Beyond the Cockpit: Timmy Hill on CircleSport, Commitment and Racing Sims

Beyond the Cockpit: Timmy Hill on CircleSport, Commitment and Racing Sims

Timmy Hill comes off a partial schedule in 2013 as a rookie driver in the NASCARSprint Cup Series. Driving for FAS Lane Racing, Hill wrapped up the year with an average finish of 34.0, although he posted just three DNFs – none of which were due to wrecks, an admirable result for a first-year at the sport’s highest level. Due to a lack of funding and some changes within the driver lineup, Hill was forced to find a new ride for 2014 — but ... Read More »

NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Phoenix

NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Phoenix

Kevin Harvick could barely contain his excitement during the offseason, and now we know why. The driver knew his new team would be strong and he proved that Sunday. Happy held a wide smile after leading 224 laps, taking his first win of the 2014 season and first for Stewart-Haas Racing in only his second points-paying start.   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. rode the wave from his Daytona 500 victory finishing second, once again the highest-running Hendrick Motorsports driver. Penske teammates ... Read More »

NASCAR Mailbox: New Chase System – So Far, So Good

NASCAR Mailbox: New Chase System – So Far, So Good

Kurt Busch is either really brave or really stupid, if not some sort of hybrid between the two. When it comes to American motorsports, the only other race that is equal to (if not larger than) the Daytona 500 in terms of prestige is the Indianapolis 500. Every IndyCar driver wants to win it, and every driver who has won it wants to do it again. Race car drivers from all over the world dream of just being in the ... Read More »

Who’s Hot / Who’s Not In NASCAR: Phoenix – Las Vegas Edition

Who’s Hot / Who’s Not In NASCAR: Phoenix – Las Vegas Edition

Tornadoes threatened the Daytona 500, but conditions were near-perfect in the desert Sunday. Nearly 27 years after a lightning strike ignited the main grandstand at Phoenix International Raceway, there was plenty of sunshine for The Profit onCNBC 500k. The track transformed into a refreshing desert oasis for certain drivers troubled by Daytona results, yet still, some found no relief in the first stop of the Sprint Cup Series’ West Coast journey. To turn things around, they may be tempted to take ... Read More »

Racing To The Point: Kinks In Qualifying Need Fixed — And Fast

Racing To The Point: Kinks In Qualifying Need Fixed — And Fast

You know when you’re driving down the interstate in a pack of cars going about 75 mph and, all of a sudden, you come up on that little old lady who can’t see over the steering wheel, taking up two lanes in her car that’s double the size of yours and is going about 36 mph? Everyone slams on their brakes or makes an evasive move to the shoulder, and for a brief second, you think about turning her sideways ... Read More »