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NASCAR Mailbox: I Never Did Like The Taste of Crow…

NASCAR Mailbox: I Never Did Like The Taste of Crow…

Before we get started, I’d like to extend my condolences to the Petty family on the passing of Lynda Petty. I never got to see Richard Petty in his prime but I have heard enough about Lynda to know she was a wonderful human being and will be deeply missed by those in the community. The world could use more women like her. Poor Denny Hamlin. He’s going to have nightmares about Fontana hospitals and go into a spasm every ... Read More »

NASCAR Mailbox: Don’t Be “Bossy” to Jimmie Johnson

NASCAR Mailbox: Don’t Be “Bossy” to Jimmie Johnson

I don’t know about you, but these marathon race days/weekends are making me crazy. Even though I don’t make it to every event, I’m still tethered to my laptop/television while keeping up to date with everything happening in the world of racing for responsibilities here at Frontstretch and elsewhere. While I enjoy watching the sport, it royally sucks to sit there waiting for word on when/if the race is getting delayed, moved, or called. I know it’s even worse 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 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 »

NASCAR Mailbox: Too Many Commercials … Or Are There?

NASCAR Mailbox: Too Many Commercials … Or Are There?

Birds are singing. The sun is shining. Flowers are sprouting from the ground and in full bloom. Everything is beautiful. No, it’s not springtime yet. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. just won Daytona, and all is right with the world. NASCAR couldn’t ask for a better start to the season than a win in its biggest race by Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Earnhardt’s win in the Daytona 500 was big in the way that Danica Patrick’s pole was last year. Not only is ... Read More »

2014 Sprint Cup Predictions: Our Staff Tells All

2014 Sprint Cup Predictions: Our Staff Tells All

JOIN OUR FANTASY RACING LEAGUE!! The Frontstretch has a big league on Yahoo!, once again and we’d like you to be a part of it. Come compete with your favorite racing experts by clicking here and signing up. Our Group ID is 10532 and the password is stenica… so don’t miss out! Let’s not waste any time. Here’s a look at some of our columnists’ predictions for 2014, along with a peek at where you’ll be able to find them ... Read More »

NASCAR Mailbox: Race Fans Are Ticker-ed Off

NASCAR Mailbox: Race Fans Are Ticker-ed Off

Ah, it sure was great to have stock cars on the track again in an actual race. Testing was great and all, but there is nothing better than some good competition amongst some of the best drivers in the world. The race was generally well-received by race fans, which was a positive start to a season full of changes. If anything, it bodes well for an exciting Daytona 500, and that’s aside from the fact that the pace car caught ... Read More »

NASCAR 2014 Season Preview: Nationwide & Trucks Attendance & Ratings

NASCAR 2014 Season Preview: Nationwide & Trucks Attendance & Ratings

New playoff system. New qualifying procedure. New attitude. As NASCAR heads towards Daytona in 2014, all around the sport are focused on the positive, looking for the perfect season to recapture a nation currently preoccupied with other sports, along with the Olympics in Sochi. Can they do it? As Speedweeks dawn, both NASCAR’s Sprint Unlimited and the 56th Daytona 500 usher in a long list of questions along with them, the answers to which could define the sport for not ... Read More »

NASCAR 2014 Season Preview: The Rookie of the Year Battle

NASCAR 2014 Season Preview: The Rookie of the Year Battle

New playoff system. New qualifying procedure. New attitude. As NASCAR heads towards Daytona in 2014, all around the sport are focused on the positive, looking for the perfect season to recapture a nation currently preoccupied with other sports, along with the Olympics in Sochi. Can they do it? As Speedweeks dawn, both NASCAR’s Sprint Unlimited and the 56th Daytona 500 usher in a long list of questions along with them, the answers to which could define the sport for not ... Read More »

Why Fans Should Be Excited for the 500 Following the Sprint Unlimited

Why Fans Should Be Excited for the 500 Following the Sprint Unlimited

There is no denying that restrictor plate tracks put on some of the most intense racing on the schedule. Whether you love it because of the unpredictability, or hate it for the same reason, no one disputes the intensity behind four superspeedway events the Sprint Cup Series schedule hosts. So as the 2014 season opened on Saturday night when the green flag flew for the Sprint Unlimited, everyone’s stomachs knotted. A mixture of excitement, nervousness, and anticipation grew as each ... Read More »