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Toasting NASCAR Leadership: Cheap Tickets, Good Seats Now Everywhere

Yes, you read the headline correctly. I, Jeff Meyer, a staunch advocate of many years for the removal of our sport's leader, Brian France from all things NASCAR (hey, I’m being nice! I never once said he should be shot or anything ultra-insensitive as that) am now asking that you, the true race fan, be thankful for Mr. France and I pray that he remains at the helm for many years to come. Read More »

Voices from the Heartland: Women Should Have Their Own Series

Lately, so I am told, there has been talk about women stock car drivers having their own series. To be honest with you, the first I ever heard of it was during our Mirror Driving meeting this past week. To be even more brutally honest, I think that those who even bring up such an ide We interrupt this insignificant article for the following announcement…… Are you a long time NASCAR fan? Have you ever felt that you were “out of touch”? How you ever suffered from “What the Fu*k: syndrome? Read More »

Former Diversity Driver Wants “NASCAR Cash” One Way Or Another

Talk about your bad career moves. Former Drive for Diversity driver, Jesus Hernandez has probably given up on his dream of making it to NASCAR’s big leagues... if not, he should. This last week, Hernandez, whose most recent job was a test team mechanic (kind of like being a prestigious member of an NFL ‘practice squad’) for Earnhardt Ganassi Racing, filed a wrongful termination suit against EGR. In his suit, Hernandez claims he was fired after he threatened to go to OSHA about working conditions at an EGR test tunnel. Hernandez seems to think that the tunnel does not have adequate ventilation and claims he suffered symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. Read More »

2011 Shaping Up To Be Real “Feel Good” Season

2011 Shaping Up To Be Real “Feel Good” Season

As we head into only the third race of the 2011 Sprint Cup season, (notice I even mentioned Sprint? Something I rarely do…I hope that makes them feel good) many things have already transpired that could quite possibly make this the best "feel good" season since…well, since the last time Brian France told us how good things were. First off, NASCAR gave us a present that almost everyone had not even thought about in the form of a new, easier for the fan to understand points format. This system is so new and forward thinking that no one seems to mind the fact that all the winners of the Truck and Nationwide races to date, have no points. At least the fans won’t have to deal with those triple digit numbers every race anymore. Read More »

Voices From the Heartland: Now That We Got THAT Over With…

Voices From the Heartland: Now That We Got THAT Over With…

As the green flag flew, I thought…I prayed…”Please, DW, please don’t do it!” but alas there it came, the dreaded “Boogity, Boogity, Boogity! Let’s go racin’ boys!” Yes, that same old phrase that, while okay for a few races….(how many years ago now?)...is now so tired, so juvenile and yes, even almost painful to hear, that I almost turned off the television right then and there. How obtuse can a person and a network be? Has no one told DW? Has he become so rich and ‘ignurt’ that he doesn’t care how foolish it makes him look? Has FOX Sports, like Brian France and the Chase, never heard or read that my totally unscientific guess of probably 90 percent of the viewers are sick to death of this particular beginning to every race? Mind boggling, I tell you, simply mind boggling! Read More »

BSNews!: Possible Sanctions for Junior After Practice Crash

BSNews!: Possible Sanctions for Junior After Practice Crash

Sources have confirmed for BSNews that NASCAR officials are positively fuming after Daytona 500 pole sitter, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., crashed during Wednesday’s Sprint Cup practice session. “This is absolutely the last thing we needed at this point,” said a high ranking NASCAR official who wished to remain anonymous. “This thing has been scripted out for months. The directors and producers at FOX are screaming bloody murder and I don’t blame them.” Read More »

Getting the “Cheerleading” Out of My Journalistic System

Just because I am an upstanding member of the media, that doesn’t mean I don’t have a favorite NASCAR driver. Yeah, I know that I am not supposed to be biased but since, A) I write commentary and can say almost any darn thing I want and, B) it just so happens that my favorite driver actually won the last two races of the 2010 season, I am going to unashamedly share a fun little poem about Carl Edwards that a good friend of mine wrote. Besides, I don’t feel like getting too "heavy" on y’all until the season actually starts. Read More »

Be Prepared, The Real Hype Starts AFTER Homestead

Be Prepared, The Real Hype Starts AFTER Homestead

This is a public service announcement provided to the real NASCAR fan by the author of this column. Moments after the checkered flag flies this coming Sunday, you will be told what you have witnessed this past racing season. You will be told that you have been privy to perhaps the most exciting and thrilling NASCAR championship in modern history. You will be told that you, the fan, begged for this finish and that NASCAR, or more importantly, Brian France, has given you exactly what you have asked for. Read More »

NASCAR’s “Stupidity” Over Middle Finger Is Actually The Right Call

NASCAR’s “Stupidity” Over Middle Finger Is Actually The Right Call

I have a beloved colleague here at Frontstretch.com by the name of Mike Neff. You may have heard of him before. He does a lot of great writing for us, and he is _almost as popular_ as me. Mike and I usually agree on most things, right down to political candidates - let alone anything to do with racing - so imagine my surprise over "his latest article":http://groups.google.com/group/thefrontstretch/browse_thread/thread/888435f3651f24de calling the recently announced fine of Kyle Busch’s unauthorized flight pattern of his middle finger “a new level of stupidity” by NASCAR. Read More »

Voices From the Heartland: BSNews! Real NASCAR News Only Slightly Altered

*Trained monkeys will sell race programs at Texas*: Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage has decided to monkey around with the promotion of the redesigned "No Limits" program cover and special insert that can be found in AAA Texas 500 souvenir program. Gossage is enlisting the help of Brian and Mike, trained capuchin monkeys, to sell the race programs throughout the AAA Texas 500 NASCAR triple-header race weekend. Brian and Mike will make their first public appearance Friday, Nov. 5, from 2:30-4 p.m. CT at the infield Hot Rod Café. They will return and be stationed on the concourse at Gate 4 on Saturday, Nov. 6, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. prior to the start of the Nationwide Series O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge and Sunday, Nov. 7, from Noon-2 p.m. before the start of the Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500. Read More »