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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 »

5-hour Energy 400: Five Unexpected Storylines from the Race

5-hour Energy 400: Five Unexpected Storylines from the Race

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway was one for the history books, as the track hosted its first-ever night race for the series. After running an eventful Camping World Truck Series race the night before, there were many high expectations for the Saturday night race. While the race didn’t fail to live up to the hype, it was eventful for reasons both on and off the track. From weather conditions, to equipment failure, to drivers surprising everyone, the first ... Read More »

First Kansas NCWTS Night Race Marred by Cautions

First Kansas NCWTS Night Race Marred by Cautions

NASCAR’s very first night race at Kansas Speedway was held Friday night in the Camping World Truck Series, a race that will never be remembered as boring or uneventful. No less than nine cautions slowed the field for a total of 40 laps, just three short of the track record for the Camping World Truck Series with Kyle Busch eventually pulling through as the winner. The SFP 250 was only the third race in 11 weeks for the Camping World Truck Series, ... Read More »

NASCAR Mailbox: Double Standards For The Deuce

NASCAR Mailbox: Double Standards For The Deuce

Is it just me or is Brad Keselowski a “do as I say, not as I do” kind of racecar driver? Sunday’s race at Talladega wasn’t very friendly to Keselowski and, in turn, he wasn’t all that friendly to the rest of the competition. While the No. 2 car was racing towards the front of the field at the beginning of the race, on lap 15, contact from Danica Patrick sent Keselowski through the infield grass. He found himself several ... Read More »

NASCAR Mailbox: A “Normal” Saturday And A Valuable Lesson

Working as a writer in the world of racing means that a majority of my weekends are spoken for before the first green flag ever waves. If I’m not at a racetrack, I’m planted in front of my television and computer so as not to miss a moment of, well, anything. This isn’t a complaint but rather the reality of the industry. Everyone here at Frontstretch.com and elsewhere in motorsports experiences the same thing. However, every year, the first off-week ... Read More »

Mirror Driving: How Fast Is Too Fast, Team Troubles, and NNS Balance

Mirror Driving: How Fast Is Too Fast, Team Troubles, and NNS Balance

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: Tom Bowles (Mondays / Bowles’ Eye View & Wednesdays / Did You Notice? & Frontstretch Editor-In-Chief) Amy Henderson (Mondays / The Big Six & Wednesdays / The Frontstretch Five & Fridays / Holding A Pretty Wheel & Frontstretch Managing ... Read More »

NASCAR Mailbox: Penske Racing’s Success An Unexpected Twist

NASCAR Mailbox: Penske Racing’s Success An Unexpected Twist

Joey Logano’s win at Texas was a well-deserved and hard-fought victory, especially considering that late-race restart brought on by a tire issue with Kurt Busch. Though Tony Stewart, Matt Kenseth, and teammate Brad Keselowski (among others) made a strong run for the win last Monday, it was Logano who was the victor after leading 108 of the 340 laps. It seems like only yesterday that Logano was … oh, somewhere mid-pack, almost never making the news for anything positive. In ... Read More »

NASCAR Mailbox: Are Rivalries All They’re Cracked Up To Be?

NASCAR Mailbox: Are Rivalries All They’re Cracked Up To Be?

Brad Keselowski and Kurt Busch are in a feud and it’s not looking pretty. Though Busch came back from an issue with Keselowski to win the race, some choice words were exchanged between the two both during and after the event. It caused such a buzz on social media, to the point that even Kurt Busch’s girlfriend, Patricia Driscoll, weighed in. Temper tantrums, feuds, and rivalries have been a part of the sport since its inception. Not just NASCAR, but auto racing ... Read More »