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NASCAR Mailbox: Clinches, Schminches…. How Long Until Richmond?

NASCAR Mailbox: Clinches, Schminches…. How Long Until Richmond?

It doesn’t matter how new or revamped this new Chase system is, there will always be one word that crops up no matter how many revisions the points system goes through: clinch. Ah, yes. The dreaded “clinch” scenario. A complicated system of mathematics and statistics churned through a grinder and spit out through NASCAR press releases and databases. We know well before the Chase starts who is in and who is out because, inevitably, several drivers will mathematically clinch a ... Read More »

NASCAR Mailbox: NASCAR Makes LOTR Fans A-N-G-R-Y

NASCAR Mailbox: NASCAR Makes LOTR Fans A-N-G-R-Y

Many a NASCAR fan has been sent into a blinding rage when their promised NASCAR race was pre-empted by, oh, literally anything else. Say the race is on ESPN, during a given week, but the network is airing a football game that runs long and into the time slot NASCAR is scheduled for. Suddenly, the Twitter-sphere is flooded with comments like “See? ESPN doesn’t care about NASCAR” or “Stupid football, no one is watching this game anyway, it’s a blowout!” ... Read More »

Mirror Driving: Repaving Kentucky, Shopping Center, and Bubba Moving Up?

Mirror Driving: Repaving Kentucky, Shopping Center, and Bubba Moving Up?

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: Like Sharks, NASCAR Media And Fans Drawn To Blood

NASCAR Mailbox: Like Sharks, NASCAR Media And Fans Drawn To Blood

“Keselowski Cuts Hand in Kentucky”  Well now, if you had never seen a good example of alliteration, this most certainly is a good place to start. Of the many wins Brad Keselowski has in his career, the headlines never quite had the same ring to them. I mean, “Keselowski Cuts Hand in … Phoenix”? No, this one was set up perfectly just for the writer’s own ears and the reader’s own pleasure. It’s amazing how no one really cared about ... Read More »

Johnson vs. Keselowski … Could It Happen Again?

Johnson vs. Keselowski … Could It Happen Again?

There are many different opinions regarding the new points system. Some love it. Some hate it. Some have just given up trying to keep up with all the changes. Regardless of your opinion, though, we all have one thing in common regarding this brand new format: We have absolutely no clue what is going to happen. Oh of course we know the rules. The points get reset, they run a few races, the points are reset again, they run a ... Read More »

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 »