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NASCAR Mailbox: Naughty Neighbor Gives NASCAR Fans a Bad Name

NASCAR Mailbox: Naughty Neighbor Gives NASCAR Fans a Bad Name

Bad neighbors are a legend in suburban America. Entire movie plots have been written about awful neighbors, meant to generate laughs but also to connect with those who really do have bad neighbors. I mean, come on, does that guy have to mow his lawn right at dawn every Saturday morning? Well leave it to a NASCAR fan to make a determined run at the title for Worst Neighbor in America. If you’re living under a rock, the “Cup” making ... Read More »

NASCAR Mailbox: Quit Engraving The Trophy, It’s Not Over Yet

NASCAR Mailbox: Quit Engraving The Trophy, It’s Not Over Yet

If you take a quick glance at NASCAR Nation through the eyes of social media, along with the various blogs, news outlets, and other media organizations that cover the sport, the Sprint Cup Series championship is all but wrapped up. The No. 48’s won three of the last four races, six of the last eight championships, and darn it if Chad Knaus and Jimmie Johnson are, amazingly enough still saying they aren’t quite where they want to be in terms ... Read More »

Tony Stewart Wrecks During Indianapolis Tire Test

Tony Stewart Wrecks During Indianapolis Tire Test

In a tire test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Tuesday, Tony Stewart crashed as a result of what was believed to be a cut tire. Stewart was uninjured in the crash, according to a local CBS affiliate, even though he did speak with medical personnel on site. The test itself was closed to the media.   Stewart’s crash occurred during a two-day tire test where he was one of six drivers participating. Greg Biffle, Clint Bowyer, Kyle Busch, Joey Logano, and ... Read More »

Panasonic To Sponsor Jeff Gordon In Two Races In 2014

Panasonic To Sponsor Jeff Gordon In Two Races In 2014

For the next three seasons, Panasonic will sponsor the No. 24 team driven by Jeff Gordon in at least two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. For 2014, those two races will be this weekend’s event at Sonoma Raceway and the August 31st event at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Though Panasonic has been a technology partner with Hendrick Motorsports since 2007, this will be the first time Panasonic has had a presence on one of the team’s stock cars. “We’re looking forward ... Read More »

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Announces New Nationwide Series Driver for JR Motorsports

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Announces New Nationwide Series Driver for JR Motorsports

The driver that once bragged he had never posted on Twitter, recently made an announcement on the social media platform regarding a debut driver for his Nationwide Series team in August.   Announcing @joshberry will drive his 1st @NASCAR_NNS race @iowaspeedway in August with @JRMotorsports. #CongratsJosh pic.twitter.com/N89YqTKzkk — Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) June 16, 2014   Josh Berry, a NASCAR Home Tracks driver in the Late Model Stock Car Division, will make his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut in the U.S. Cellular ... Read More »

Kevin Harvick Wins Pole for Quicken Loans 400

Kevin Harvick Wins Pole for Quicken Loans 400

In a blistering fast lap during Friday’s qualifying session at Michigan, Kevin Harvick earned the pole position for Sunday’s race after pacing all three qualifying rounds. Harvick set a new track record in the third and final qualifying round, with a speed of 204.557 mph, the fastest qualifying lap since Bill Elliott’s lap of 212.809 mph in April of 1987 at Talladega Superspeedway. This is Harvick’s third pole of the season and eighth of his career. “Obviously, it was a ... Read More »

Kyle Larson, Girlfriend Expecting First Child

Kyle Larson, Girlfriend Expecting First Child

Kyle Larson, driver of the No. 42 Chevrolet for Chip Ganassi Racing, announced via Twitter that he and girlfriend Katelyn Sweet are expecting their first child in December of 2014. Really exciting news for @Katelyn_Sweet and I!! pic.twitter.com/r8WOvjrMYu — Kyle Larson (@KyleLarsonRacin) June 13, 2014 The 21-year-old Larson is currently in his rookie season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. After 14 races this season, he is sitting 10th in points with three top 5s and six top 10s. Larson ... Read More »

Mirror Driving: Junior a Champ, Pocono Changes and Big Surprises

Mirror Driving: Junior a Champ, Pocono Changes and Big Surprises

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

NASCAR Mailbox: Earnhardt’s Win Immensely Popular With Fans

NASCAR Mailbox: Earnhardt’s Win Immensely Popular With Fans

If the crowd is a good indicator of what’s going on at a racetrack during a NASCAR event—and I would like to think that they are—then Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s win was immensely popular and well-received. Quite unlike a win from Johnson, which isn’t nearly as popular, Earnhardt’s run to the checkered flag was met with a standing ovation from the fans on-site at Pocono Raceway. Everyone already knows how well-known Earnhardt is even outside of the sport, but even the ... Read More »

NASCAR Mailbox: The Glam of All-Star Weekend

If you look at 2014 Sprint Cup Series schedule, you will notice that the next two races are at Charlotte Motor Speedway. It’s not rare for NASCAR to have two races at a specific track each year, but two in a row only happens at two tracks a year: Daytona and Charlotte. Perhaps no time of year quite as closely matches the pageantry and prestige of Daytona Speedweeks, where the Sprint Unlimited, Duels, and Daytona 500 all run within two weeks that ... Read More »