Home / Aaron Bearden (page 3)

Aaron Bearden

Aaron Bearden
A graduate of Ball State, Aaron rejoins Frontstretch for his second season in 2016 following a successful year that included covering seven races and starting the popular "Two-Headed Monster" column in 2015. Now in his third year of covering motorsports, Aaron serves as an Assistant Editor for Frontstretch while also contributing to other popular sites including Speed51 and The Apex. He encourages you to come say hi when you see him at the track.

Standalone: NASCAR’s Minor Leagues Bring Intrigue in Chase Openers

(Photo: Logan Whitton/NKP)

While the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series opened their Chase last weekend at Chicagoland Speedway, the XFINITY Series and Camping World Truck Series made their playoff debuts this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Kentucky Speedway. Opinions on the post-season being implemented for each series varied, but fans and critics …

Read More »

Elliott Sadler Survives for Statement Win in Chase Opener

(Photo: Brett Moist/NKP)

Teams dove low, swung high and crashed often in the NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase opener, and when the speedy dry finally settled at the end of a long night in Kentucky Speedway, it was Elliott Sadler that reigned supreme. Sadler kept his No. 1 Chevrolet clean during an attrition-filled 200 …

Read More »

Erik Jones Claims Pole for Kentucky Chase Opener

(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

Erik Jones will begin the first round of the inaugural NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase in the same position he ended the regular season: In the lead. Jones beat out teammate Daniel Suarez with a 28.845-second lap to take the 21 Means 21 Pole Award for Saturday’s VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 at Kentucky Speedway. …

Read More »

Martin Truex, Jr., Jimmie Johnson Fail LIS After Chicagoland

(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

While Sunday’s finish wasn’t ruled encumbered, a cumbersome list of infractions to both Chase contenders and regular competitors arose following the Chase-opening race at Chicagoland Speedway. Martin Truex, Jr.’s race-winning No. 78 Toyota and 12th-place finisher Jimmie Johnson’s No. 48 Chevrolet each failed post-race LIS inspection after Sunday’s Teenage Mutant …

Read More »

Chase Elliott Unsurprised After Losing Race to Late Caution

(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

Chase Elliott wasn’t caught unaware by the late-race caution that costed him a victory in Sunday’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400. In fact, he expected it. “Nothing is yours until it’s over,” Elliott said. ” I mean, that is part of life, man.  You are not dumb, we have all …

Read More »

Tire Woes, Cautions Make All the Difference in Chase Opener

(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

For much of the final 100 laps, it appeared that the story leaving Chicagoland Speedway would be Chase Elliott’s first win. However, after a late-race caution and Martin Truex, Jr.’s victory, the two topics that comes to mind are tires and cautions. Tire woes proved to be the difference in Sunday’s …

Read More »