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Truckin’ Thursdays: It’s Really Anyone’s Race This Weekend In St. Louis

Truckin’ Thursdays: It’s Really Anyone’s Race This Weekend In St. Louis

After a brief hiatus, the stars of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will return to Gateway Motorsports Park in St. Louis, Missouri this Saturday night for the first time since 2010. Since the first Truck Series event at the 1.25-mile oval, back in 1998, the only past winner of the race who is still a series regular is Ron Hornaday, Jr. It will be interesting to see if the 55-year-old, four-time series champion will have an advantage when he ... Read More »

Couch Potato Tuesday: TNT’s Decisions & Technical Issues Hinder Pocono Broadcast

Couch Potato Tuesday: TNT’s Decisions & Technical Issues Hinder Pocono Broadcast

Last weekend marked a jam-packed few days of racing across multiple tracks, with Pocono Raceway and Texas Motor Speedway sharing the brunt of the attention. However, Pocono may have been the winner in terms of intrigue — it featured the return of TNT to NASCAR for its six-race summer series, currently the final time the network will broadcast the sport since its contract dries up after 2014. With TNT back in the fold, FOX wasn’t the only one covering stock ... Read More »

Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Strategy Passable For All-Star Race But Not Normal Events

Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Strategy Passable For All-Star Race But Not Normal Events

Hello, race fans. Welcome back to another edition of Couch Potato Tuesday here at Frontstretch. The Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck Series were both in action at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Meanwhile, the Nationwide Series made the haul out to Iowa Speedway for its first standalone race of the season. Before we start, we have a bit of good news for IndyCar. ABC’s overnight ratings from Indianapolis 500 qualifying are in, and they’re not bad. Sunday’s coverage earned a 1.2 ... Read More »

Tracking the Trucks: North Carolina Education Lottery 200

Tracking the Trucks: North Carolina Education Lottery 200

In a Nutshell: Kyle Busch won his fourth straight NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race dating back to Homestead 2013. He dominated the North Carolina Education Lottery 200, winning from the pole and leading 130 of the 134 laps. Matt Crafton finished second followed by Brad Keselowski, John Wes Townley and Timothy Peters. Toyota has won the last six races dating back to Phoenix in 2013. Who Should Have Won: Whether you like it or not, Kyle Busch should have won this race. Much of the ... Read More »

Truckin’ Thursdays: Eric Phillips Shines as Crew Chief

Truckin’ Thursdays: Eric Phillips Shines as Crew Chief

Kyle Busch’s victory in last weekend’s SFP 250 marked his 37th in the Camping World Truck Series. Depending on which side of the coin you fall, that will either make you groan, or it will make you smile. Perhaps what was more important coming out of that trip to victory lane, was that it was crew chief Eric Phillips’ 29th career win, making him the winningest crew chief in Truck Series history. Needless to say, Phillips was elated with the trip to ... Read More »

Mirror Driving: Night Moves, Title Plays and All-Star Excitement

Mirror Driving: Night Moves, Title Plays and All-Star Excitement

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) Mike Neff (Mondays / Thinkin’ ... Read More »

Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Kansas Concerns While Cheever Confounds

Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Kansas Concerns While Cheever Confounds

Hello, race fans. Welcome back to Couch Potato Tuesday. This week, we’ve got Cup and Truck action from Kansas Speedway, along with the Verizon IndyCar Series from Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course. Seems like quite the doozy. Let’s get started. Grand Prix of Indianapolis On Saturday afternoon, the Verizon IndyCar Series made history. The first 200 mile IndyCar race on the infield road course at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. ABC (viaESPN), which has aired every IndyCar race at IMS since 1963, was on hand ... Read More »

Truckin’ Thursdays: Lessons Learned Just Two Races In

Truckin’ Thursdays: Lessons Learned Just Two Races In

While the Truck Series season is just two races old, which means we’re still twiddling our thumbs waiting for the next event, still over two weeks away, there are a few observations that can be made early on in 2014. This week, I bring you three lessons learned so far this year as we still wait for the racing to hit high gear. Author’s Note: What have you learned so far this season? Tell us on Facebook or hit me ... Read More »

Truckin’ Thursdays: Top Five All-Time Truck Series Drivers

Truckin’ Thursdays: Top Five All-Time Truck Series Drivers

The Camping World Truck Series has been around since 1995 and has quite the history, even if it isn’t anywhere near as long as the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series. But that doesn’t mean the series hasn’t seen its fair share of great drivers. This week, I bring to you the five best drivers in series history. Ron Hornaday, Jr. You can’t talk about the all-time greats in the Truck Series without mentioning Ron Hornaday, Jr. He holds nearly every ... Read More »

Truckin’ Thursdays: A Quintet Of Strong 2014 Starts

Truckin’ Thursdays: A Quintet Of Strong 2014 Starts

With just two races under their belts already, the Camping World Truck Series doesn’t return to the track for another month. But in those first two events a few drivers have already shown some promise for what could be an outstanding season for them. I already touched on Ron Hornaday, Jr.‘s success last week, scoring two solid top-10 finishes in what is currently a race-by-race schedule. While the veteran has certainly had a decent start to the year, he’s not the only ... Read More »