Race Weekend Central

Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off: Predicting 12 Drivers’ Chances with 9 Races to Go in NASCAR’s Chase

For better or worse, the Chase is now one week old, meaning one of 12 drivers will be anointed Cup champion in just nine weeks’ time. So, let’s put aside for a moment the continuing debate surrounding the validity of the format, and take a look at what each contender brings to the table – …

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Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off: NASCAR “Silly Season” is Actually a Very Serious Matter

I’ve always been uncomfortable with “Silly Season,” the phrase used to describe the portion of the year where drivers, sponsors and team owners decide who will drive what car backed by which financial heavyweight the following season. Not too long ago, Silly Season used to start in the fall; now, it starts about 15 minutes …

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Remembering a NASCAR Legend: Tim Richmond – Part II

Editor’s Note: Wednesday, Aug. 13 marked the 19-year anniversary of a tragic death of one of NASCAR’s greatest drivers – and most controversial figures. Matt McLaughlin takes a look at Tim Richmond‘s long and storied career in a special two-part story for Frontstretch this week. Read part one here. Tim Richmond was back with the …

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Remembering a NASCAR Legend: Tim Richmond (Part I)

Editor’s Note: Wednesday, Aug. 13 marked the 19-year anniversary of a tragic death of one of NASCAR’s greatest drivers – and most controversial figures. Matt McLaughlin takes a look at Tim Richmond‘s long and storied career in a special two-part story for Frontstretch this week. It’s been over a decade now since Tim Richmond last …

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