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Four Burning Questions – Kentucky: Rough Rides and Short Fields

Four Burning Questions – Kentucky: Rough Rides and Short Fields

Kentucky Speedway is the site of the seventeenth round of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, and with the halfway point of the season only one week away, we have a rather clear picture of who the contenders will be going forward as well as how the Chase may unfold. Kentucky is now entering it’s fourth season on the Sprint Cup circuit, and after three full races at the Sparta, KY facility, we have a pretty clear idea of what ... Read More »

Tracking the Trucks: UNOH 225

Tracking the Trucks: UNOH 225

In a Nutshell: A caution with 12 laps to go couldn’t stop Kyle Busch in route to victory lane as Busch dominated the UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway en route to victory. It marks Busch’s fifth victory this season in five NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts this season so far. It also marks the 10th consecutive victory for Toyota dating back to Erik Jones’ at Phoenix International Speedway last year and the ninth win for Kyle Busch Motorsports in ... Read More »

Fantasy Insider: Will The K-Factor Continue In Kentucky?

Fantasy Insider: Will The K-Factor Continue In Kentucky?

The NASCAR Sprint Cup series will make its way to Kentucky for the fourth time Saturday night. When it comes to making picks, there is not a whole lot of history to go on here for the Cup drivers. But with three races, there are at least some trends we can look at. The one thing that you can’t help but notice is that of the three drivers to win at Kentucky so far, they each have a K at ... Read More »

Holding A Pretty Wheel: When Less Was More and Racing Was Worth Waiting For

Holding A Pretty Wheel: When Less Was More and Racing Was Worth Waiting For

Want NASCAR information? You don’t have to wait long to see all you wanted to know and then some. NASCAR is everywhere these days thanks to the Internet and social media. In the Information Age, people can instantly satisfy their curiosity on just about anything, including racing, with just a few clicks. It’s instant gratification at its finest, and it’s a great thing for race fans. Or is it? In today’s world, nobody has to wait for anything in terms ... Read More »

NASCAR, IMSA Announce Dates for January Tests

On Wednesday, NASCAR and IMSA announced revised dates for the traditional January test sessions to the start of the 2015 racing season. First up, the Roar Before the 24, which is a three-day open test at Daytona International Speedway ahead of the Rolex 24, will be held from January 9-11, 2015, which is roughly a week later than this year. As a result, there will be only ten days between the end of the test and the beginning of on-track ... Read More »

Home Depot to Leave NASCAR, Gibbs After 2014 Season

Home Depot to Leave NASCAR, Gibbs After 2014 Season

As first reported on Monday by Tripp Mickle of Sports Business Journal’s Sport Business Daily, longtime NASCAR sponsor, The Home Depot will be leaving the sport after their contract expires with Joe Gibbs Racing for sponsorship of their No. 20 Toyota Camry at the end of this season. Home Depot, which splits the primary sponsorship of the No. 20 car with retailer Dollar General, only had the brand on the hood of the race car for 11 out of 38 ... 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 »

Four Burning Questions in Sonoma: Unpredictability and an Aussie on the Hot Seat

Four Burning Questions in Sonoma: Unpredictability and an Aussie on the Hot Seat

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is doing something rare today. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, they will be turning right! 15 years ago, that would have drawn groans of disgust from stock car racing fans, used to the frenetic competition on ovals. Oh, how things have changed. Due to an increased focus on Sonoma and Watkins Glen, the drivers and teams of NASCAR have gotten markedly better at road course racing over the past ten years, and that has made both ... Read More »

Mirror Driving: NASCAR At A Crossroads With Debris, Alliances

Mirror Driving: NASCAR At A Crossroads With Debris, Alliances

Amy Henderson (Mondays / The Big Six & Wednesdays / The Frontstretch Five & Fridays / Holding A Pretty Wheel & Frontstretch Managing Editor) Tom Bowles (Monday / Bowles-Eye View & Wednesdays / Did You Notice? & Frontstretch Editor-In-Chief) Phil Allaway (Tuesdays / Couch Potato Tuesday & Frontstretch Newsletter Editor) Summer Bedgood (Wednesdays / NASCAR Mailbox & Frontstretch Senior Editor) Sunday’s race at Michigan featured several cautions for crashes and debris, but no caution was thrown in the closing laps ... Read More »

Voice of Vito: Harvick’s Huff, Road Course Stuff, and Roush Fenway’s Futility

Voice of Vito: Harvick’s Huff, Road Course Stuff, and Roush Fenway’s Futility

You Mad Bro? Kevin Harvick wasn’t exactly what one would call chatty following this past weekend’s race at MIS. For the second time in three weeks, the No. 4 Budweiser Chevrolet was the fastest car on the track when it counted – but was too far back to do much following more problems in the pits. While you can’t really blame him given the ludicrous speed his Rodney Childers prepared SHR cars have been this season, the pouting and public ... Read More »