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Mirror Driving: Rivalries, Hot Trucks, and a 48 Backslide?

Mirror Driving: Rivalries, Hot Trucks, and a 48 Backslide?

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 »

Truckin’ Thursdays: Musings From Martinsville

Truckin’ Thursdays: Musings From Martinsville

Once again, the Camping World Truck Series is in for another month off, before its first intermediate track event of the season at Kansas Speedway on May 9th. The four week wait notwithstanding, an exciting race at Martinsville was just what the doctor ordered for so many fans longing for the beating and banging that made the Truck Series what it is today. Less than a week removed from what was arguably one of the best NASCAR weekends all around in quite ... Read More »

Harry Scott, Jr. Owner Diary: Victory Lane, Tires and Rain

Harry Scott, Jr. Owner Diary: Victory Lane, Tires and Rain

Welcome back to another edition of Harry Scott, Jr.‘s owner diary. With a busy schedule and drivers across the board, from K&N all the way to the Sprint Cup Series, Scott always has plenty to say. This week, he looks back on the last couple of races, tires, rain delays and so much more. Looking back at Fontana, Kyle Larson’s victory in the Nationwide Series was pretty great, and the same day Ben Rhodes won the Greenville K&N race, so ... Read More »

Couch Potato Tuesday: ESPN’s Race It Didn’t Cover

Couch Potato Tuesday: ESPN’s Race It Didn’t Cover

Hello, race fans. Welcome back to Couch Potato Tuesday, where race telecast opinion is the primary objective. The Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck series had an unplanned doubleheader on Sunday at Martinsville, while the Verizon IndyCar Series held its season opener on the streets of St. Petersburg, Fla. Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Sunday (March 30) saw IndyCar launch a new era with the introduction of Verizon as the series’ title sponsor, as well as an ESPN return to St. ... Read More »

Pace Laps: JGR vs RPM, IndyCar Officiating, Red Horse Racing Politics, and More

Pace Laps: JGR vs RPM, IndyCar Officiating, Red Horse Racing Politics, and More

Did you miss an event during this busy week in racing? How about a late-night press release, an important sponsorship rumor, or a juicy piece of news? If you did, you’ve come to the right place! Each Monday, The Frontstretch will break down the racing, series by series, to bring you the biggest stories that you need to watch going forward for the week ahead. Let our experts help you get up to speed, no matter what series you might ... Read More »

Tracking the Trucks: Kroger 250

Tracking the Trucks: Kroger 250

In a Nutshell: Matt Crafton held off fall Martinsville winner Darrell Wallace, Jr. on two green-white-checkered finishes. It was the first win for Crafton at the speedway and his fourth overall. Rookie Ben Kennedy came home third in his second start at Martinsville, while Crafton’s teammate Johnny Sauter was fourth. Ryan Blaney, Timothy Peters, German Quiroga, Ben Rhodes, Ron Hornaday, Jr. and Brian Ickler rounded out the top 10. Matt Crafton celebrated in victory lane Sunday afternoon after winning for ... Read More »

Sights and Sounds: STP 500/Kroger 250

Sights and Sounds: STP 500/Kroger 250

Take in the sights and sounds of Martinsville Speedway with this special look at the 2014 STP 500 weekend. “I’m a winner, but I’m a loser too because I lost the next race so you’re automatically back in the losers bracket too. That’s the tough thing about this sport. We’re looking to get back on that list and go for two in a row here at Martinsville.” – Darrell Wallace, Jr., polesitter for Kroger 250 Photo: Mike Neff “It feels ... Read More »

Beyond the Cockpit with Ben Rhodes

Beyond the Cockpit with Ben Rhodes

Ben Rhodes is a shining star rising quickly through the ranks of stock car racing. He is working his way up the ladder, but he’s doing it at a very rapid pace. He burst onto the national scene with two strong runs in Denny Hamlin’s Short Track Shootout. He has worked for Marcos Ambrose and with well known NASCAR crew chief Lee McCall on his way to the K&N Series. He is making his Truck Series debut this weekend in ... Read More »

Happiness Is… Trucks, McNabb, Latecomers & Formula One

Happiness Is… Trucks, McNabb, Latecomers & Formula One

Once upon a time, there was a track that featured scintillating racing. She was a lovely track, and people were always fond of her and what she provided. One of the aspects that made the racing so good was how the tires wore out and how the drivers had to figure out how to deal with the issue. The track became a mix of masterful car setups and smart driving, which seems to be the right combination for good racing. ... Read More »

Truckin’ Thursdays: A Trio Of Favorites With Something To Prove

Truckin’ Thursdays: A Trio Of Favorites With Something To Prove

This weekend, the Camping World Truck Series returns to action at Martinsville after more than a month off-track. Do you remember what happened at Daytona? Don’t worry, I had to think about it for a moment before I remembered that it was Kyle Busch who came out victorious with an impressive last-lap pass on Timothy Peters. Having grabbed the points lead with that runner-up finish, Peters looks to return to his home track and repeat his 2009 performance, where he ... Read More »