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Mirror Driving: Tony the Title Contender?, a NASCAR-IRL Promotional Blunder & Waltrip Playing Favorites

Welcome to Mirror Driving. Every week, your favorite columnists sit down and give their opinion about the latest NASCAR news and rumors. Love us or hate us, make a comment below and tell us how you feel about what we’ve said! This Week’s Participants: Beth Lunkenheimer (Tuesdays/Running Your Mouth & Various/Frontstretch Truck Series Reporter) Vito Pugliese (Wednesdays/Voice …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Sprint Cup: 2009 All-Star Race at Charlotte Edition

Tony Stewart took Lowe’s Motor Speedway by storm Saturday night, as the driver of the No. 14 Office Depot/Old Spice Chevy smelled victory and found it in the 25th annual All-Star Race. Stewart’s first win as a driver/owner and first All-Star win came in a race that saw tepid-at-best racing in the first three segments …

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Side by Side: Is the Daytona 500 Now Bigger than the Indy 500?

Editor’s Note: The following is a special edition of Frontstretch‘s Side by Side. Occasionally throughout the season, two of your favorite Frontstretch writers will duke it out in a debate concerning one of NASCAR’s biggest stories. Don’t let us be the only ones to speak our minds, though… be sure to read both sides and …

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Happy Hour: NASCAR Should Reconsider the 4 Cars Per Team Rule

At Darlington this past weekend, three of the top-five finishing cars were from Hendrick Motorsports. The other two got their engines from Hendrick. A part-time Hendrick team finished seventh, making six out of the top seven either Hendrick or Hendrick-affiliated teams. It was domination from one team that has rarely been seen in a single …

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Fanning the Flames: Did Someone Say “10-Lap Shootout?”

All-Star week on the Cup circuit normally invokes a cry of “Change the format!” from this writer and long-time NASCAR geek. The 10-lap shootout that concluded what was The Winston for years were 10 of my most anticipated laps of the year – points or no. Earnhardt/Elliott/Bodine in 1987, Rusty and Darrell in ’89, Kyle …

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Thompson in Turn 5: Time Is Ticking for Tony Eury Jr.

Rumor and speculation continues to circulate in the NASCAR community this week that Tony Eury Jr., crew chief of the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet piloted by the sport’s Most Popular Driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr., will soon be replaced. With no credible insider connected to the rumored change atop the pit box, it seems clear …

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BSNews! Real NASCAR News That Fits the Headline Title

For the last few days, I have been hearing some “busyness” going on in the BSNews room, which happens to be adjacent to my bedroom. There was a lot of thumping and bumping, the occasional “heated exchange” and the ever present “pphhhfffsssttt” of a beverage being opened. I just assumed that the crew was working …

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