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The Big Six: Questions Answered After the Coke Zero 400

The Big Six: Questions Answered After the Coke Zero 400

Looking for the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How behind Sunday’s race? Amy Henderson has you covered each week with the answers to six race day questions, covering all five W’s and even the H…the Big Six. Who…gets my shoutout of the race? Casey Mears deserves the shoutout for delivering his team its best finish ever and his own first top-5 finish in six years. Austin Dillon deserves it for scoring his career best Cup finish and first career ... Read More »

Holding A Pretty Wheel: Daytona Optimism is What NASCAR Needs

Holding A Pretty Wheel: Daytona Optimism is What NASCAR Needs

NASCAR is in Daytona this week, at a track where the racing is intense and close. One of the attractions of Daytona International Speedway is that we believe anyone can win. The track is the great equalizer because of the restrictor plates that reduce the airflow to the engines of the racecars, reducing horsepower to a point where almost everyone can race with the top teams, if only for a day. Oh, Daytona, you tease. As much as fans love ... Read More »

The Frontstretch Five: Things That Would Make Fans Happy at Daytona

The Frontstretch Five: Things That Would Make Fans Happy at Daytona

Welcome to the Frontstretch Five, a brand-new column for 2014! Each week, Amy Henderson takes a look at the racing, the drivers, and the storylines that drive NASCAR and produces a list of five people, places, things, and ideas that define the current state of our sport. In the latest edition, has five things that could make race fans leave Daytona happy. 1. No controversy This one’s important, and will probably be harder to achieve than it should be. But ... Read More »

The Big Six: Questions Answered After the Quaker State 400

The Big Six: Questions Answered After the Quaker State 400

Looking for the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How behind Sunday’s race? Amy Henderson has you covered each week with the answers to six race day questions, covering all five W’s and even the H…the Big Six. Who…gets my shoutout of the race? After a tire issue, getting caught on pit road when the yellow flag flew, and being mired in traffic for much of the middle part of the race, you’d think a driver would be driving for ... Read More »

The Big Six: Questions Answered After the Toyota/Save Mart 350

The Big Six: Questions Answered After the Toyota/Save Mart 350

Looking for the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How behind Sunday’s race? Amy Henderson has you covered with each week with the answers to six race day questions, covering all five W’s and even the H…the Big Six. Who…gets my shoutout of the race?  With a 21.5 average finish, no top 10s previously at Sonoma, and a history of struggles a mile long at the Cailfornia road course, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. probably wasn’t on most people’s fantasy teams this ... Read More »

NASCAR Underdogs Had Their Chances

NASCAR Underdogs Had Their Chances

“Wild card.” Fans heard that term, leading up to Sonoma, more than “wine country,” “road course,” or “Boris Said.” It’s a modern reality of the Chase format, designed to give “underdogs their day” at the select few races left where they can actually go out and compete for the win. No longer will a David Ragan victory at Talladega go unrecognized, says NASCAR! He’ll now get a spot in the postseason field, three weeks of sponsor recognition and then graciously ... Read More »

The Big Six: Questions Answered After the Quicken Loans 400

The Big Six: Questions Answered After the Quicken Loans 400

 Looking for the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How behind Sunday’s race? Amy Henderson has you covered each week with the answers to six race day questions, covering all five W’s and even the H…the Big Six. Who…gets my shoutout of the race? It would be easy to give this week’s pat on the back for a non-winning but outstanding performance to Kyle Larson, but the damage from the crash he was involved in likely gave him an aerodynamic ... Read More »

Who’s Hot / Who’s Not in NASCAR Sprint Cup: Pocono-Michigan Edition

Who’s Hot / Who’s Not in NASCAR Sprint Cup: Pocono-Michigan Edition

In many ways, the Sprint Cup Series’ venture to the Pocono Mountains was a microcosm of the season to date.  There was a singular figure who led many a lap, multi-time champions finding ways to struggle, and frontrunners succumbing because of the not-so-alive half the alliance between man and machine.  The end result was very similar to the way the season started, with a fan favorite prevailing. This edition is a refresher on several of the trends that have become ... Read More »