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Beyond the Cockpit with Jason Line: NASCAR Tech on the Drag Strip

Beyond the Cockpit with Jason Line: NASCAR Tech on the Drag Strip

After Jeg Coughlin, Jr. told Toni Montgomery and Mike Neff last month that Jason Line brought his experience in the engine department at Joe Gibbs Racing to Pro Stock and revolutionized the class, there was no question that Frontstretch needed to catch up with Line and find out what he meant. The current Pro Stock points leader is still hard at work in the shop even though the NHRA is taking a few weeks off before the final two races ... Read More »

Fantasy Insider: Taking The Talladega Gamble

Fantasy Insider: Taking The Talladega Gamble

It’s a race that real NASCAR teams and fantasy NASCAR owners as well have been anticipating and dreading at the same time. The restrictor plate race at Talladega Sunday could likely be the best of times and worst of times for teams. With such significant drivers like Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski most likely needing a win to advance into the next round of the Chase, you know anything is possible. Now, that is generally the case ... Read More »

Going By the Numbers: Was Sam Hornish, Jr. A No-Brainer Choice for Petty?

Going By the Numbers: Was Sam Hornish, Jr. A No-Brainer Choice for Petty?

You gotta give it up for Silly Season; it’s never a dull moment. Well, maybe a little dull in this case, but certainly not uninteresting. Sam Hornish, Jr. has been confirmed as the driver of the No. 9 Ford for Richard Petty Motorsports starting in 2015. The Ohio native replaces Marcos Ambrose, who’s heading back to his native Australia to race closer to home. Hornish’s advancement to RPM comes as a shock to few. From the moment Ambrose was rumored ... Read More »

Pace Laps: HMS Flounders, Schumacher Wins Again and Perspective

Pace Laps: HMS Flounders, Schumacher Wins Again and Perspective

Sprint Cup Series: The Mighty Stumble - Hendrick Motorsports has long been the barometer to which other teams measure themselves.  Their position atop the performance and business hierarchy make them an easy target, similar to teams like the New York Yankees or the New England Patriots.  And for those who love to take a shot at them, then this past race at Kansas was for you, as Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., and Kasey Kahne all got personal with the wall ... Read More »

NASCAR’s Biggest Nightmare: Predictable

NASCAR’s Biggest Nightmare: Predictable

It was supposed to be a history-making moment. NASCAR’s first ever “Chase elimination” race, the lynchpin of its new format was supposed to make Dover a “Game 7” atmosphere, knocking potential title contenders out of the prizefight early. After Loudon, where top drivers got knocked around like pinballs, the bar was set for aggression, strategy, even panic as so many hovered around the “cutline,” whittling an expanded postseason field from 16 to a far more manageable 12. Dover’s Monster Mile, ... Read More »

Nuts for Nationwide: Making the Most of an Opportunity for Justin Boston

Nuts for Nationwide: Making the Most of an Opportunity for Justin Boston

Getting that “big break” into big-time NASCAR racing is arguably tougher than in any other sport. Not only does this happen as a result of a driver’s talent; it also takes the perfect partnership between a team, sponsor and driver to get a deal done. Since making his ARCA Racing Series debut last season, Justin Boston has gained plenty of experience prior to making a jump that will change his life. Earlier this week, Joe Gibbs Racing announced that the 24-year-old ... Read More »

Stanley Black & Decker Moves to JGR In 2015

Stanley Black & Decker Moves to JGR In 2015

Joe Gibbs Racing announced on Wednesday that Stanley Black & Decker, a manufacturer of hand and power tools, along with accessories, will move to the soon-to-be four car operation starting with the 2015 season.  The Stanley Tools division will serve as the primary sponsor on Carl Edwards’ No. 19 Toyota in 12 races next season, joining up with ARRIS.  The DeWalt Tools division will serve as the primary sponsor of Matt Kenseth’s No. 20 for six races, joining Dollar General. ... Read More »

Four Burning Questions in Chicagoland: Sleeping Giants and Kicking the Chase off in Style

Four Burning Questions in Chicagoland: Sleeping Giants and Kicking the Chase off in Style

Well, it’s finally here. NASCAR’s new look version of the Chase is kicking off today with levels of pomp and circumstance that could rival even the best of a P.T. Barnum-run circus. All week long, the 16 Chasers traveled across North America as part of NASCAR’s tireless promotion of the new format. Today, we’ll get a glimpse of whether or not all of that hype was well-founded. As for the race itself, no one quite knows what to expect. With ... Read More »

Friday Faceoff: Cheap Championships, Driver Disappointments & Joe’s Woes

Friday Faceoff: Cheap Championships, Driver Disappointments & Joe’s Woes

Welcome to Friday Faceoff! What do you get when you take some hot-button NASCAR topics and hand them over to our dedicated and… er, opinionated staff? A little disagreement and a whole lot of thought-provoking insight! Check out this week’s edition to see what everyone is arguing… um, we mean, discussing this week! 1. Many fans have said that winning a championship under the Chase system cheapens the title because the points are reset before the final 10 races.  Is ... Read More »

Holding A Pretty Wheel: The Magic Number Is… Not Four

Holding A Pretty Wheel: The Magic Number Is… Not Four

And the number shall be three. Maybe Monty Python was onto something when it came to counting. Three might have been the magic number on which to release the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch, but it also seems to be the magic number for race teams. You’d think that a successful three-car organization could easily become a successful four-car organization if the sponsorship and talent were in place, but it doesn’t often work that way. Even the powerhouse teams like ... Read More »