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The Frontstretch 5: Lessons From NASCAR on YouTube

Author’s Note: Thanks to our talented staff for sharing some favorites!

1. Nobody is forgotten

If you search “NASCAR” on YouTube, you can find almost any driver you want to. In that way, generations of racing heroes are made forever young, and their stories are ripe for the picking by a whole new crop of fans. Does it get any better than that? I asked our fantastic staff to send along some of their favorite videos, and got these two of some moments from bygone days.

2. Things aren’t always what they appear.

Sometimes, what looks innocent is intentional… and what looks dirty is as innocent as they come. That’s beautifully illustrated here, along with a great display of sportsmanship, reminding us that even the fiercest competitors are, at the end of the day, all in it together.

3. The path to the top is long and winding

A couple blasts from the past for a pair of Cup veterans. In the first, you might recognize the commentator. In the second… well, just look for the guy whose head is getting run over.

4. They’re not always vanilla (warning: they also have a rather extensive vocabulary).

5. Commercials with drivers in them never get old.

A couple of favorites from our staff:


About the author

Amy is an 20-year veteran NASCAR writer and a six-time National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA) writing award winner, including first place awards for both columns and race coverage. As well as serving as Photo Editor, Amy writes The Big 6 (Mondays) after every NASCAR Cup Series race. She can also be found working on her bi-weekly columns Holding A Pretty Wheel (Tuesdays) and Only Yesterday (Wednesdays). A New Hampshire native whose heart is in North Carolina, Amy’s work credits have extended everywhere from driver Kenny Wallace’s website to Athlon Sports. She can also be heard weekly as a panelist on the Hard Left Turn podcast that can be found on AccessWDUN.com's Around the Track page.

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