Race Weekend Central

Side-By-Side: Whose Fault Was It – Tony Stewart or Kurt Busch?

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 let us …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Sprint Cup: 2008 NASCAR Preview Edition

The last time we were in Florida for a NASCAR race, Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 team were basking in a sea of confetti after winning their second consecutive Sprint Cup title at Homestead-Miami Speedway. A lot has changed since that historic day in November; there’s been a powerful addition to the Toyota camp, …

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Bubble Breakdown: Previewing NASCAR’s 2008 Battle for the Top 35, Part II

Being in the Top 35 for the first five NASCAR races this season is a great luxury for those lucky enough to secure a spot at the conclusion of 2007. But after that, each team has to perform well enough to stay there in order to keep enjoying those benefits. Last week in this column, …

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Who’s the Champ, Who’s the Chump & Who’s in the Chase: 2008 NASCAR Staff Predictions

Now that another new NASCAR season is officially upon us, the time is here for our Frontstretch staff to look like geniuses… or fools… with our picks for who makes the Chase – and most importantly, who takes this year’s title. So, read on to find out who your favorite expert picked to bring home …

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Happy Hour: The Official Columnist of NASCAR

Hello race fans and Frontstretch readers, especially those who are both! As reported, I’m one of the new kids in town. New to Frontstretch, that is, but not new to racing “journalism.” If the name looks familiar, it’s because for the last year and a half or so, yours truly has been supplying blog fodder …

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Voices From the Heartland: Why Brian France Is Driving Me Insane

I honestly didn’t want to start my year out like this, but I have been given no choice. You see, what happened was Brian France opened his mouth and spoke – the ramifications of which are further proof that the world has gone totally insane. That’s right, insane. It’s to the point that I would …

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Fanning the Flames: Buyouts & Points Swaps a Greasy Affair for NASCAR

The end of the NASCAR offseason always seems to bring an unexpected surprise… and this year was no exception. Just when you thought the driver/car owner dance was over, up jumps Robby Gordon like one of the girls in Grease sitting along the edge of the gym, waiting for some guy in an ill-fitting suit, …

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2008 ARCA Re/Max Series Preview

Perhaps one of the most underrated racing tours in the U.S. today is the 56-year old ARCA Re/Max series. Known for its competitiveness, diverse schedule, and ability to produce future Sprint Cup stars, this series is one of the best options for fans who love old school racing. Today, Frontstretch will provide a 2008 season …

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Thompson in Turn 5: NASCAR Rule Changes & Missed Opportunities

If NASCAR’s offseason rule changes are any indication – in addition to Brian France’s preseason quotes – it appears that the sanctioning body is satisfied with how they are currently operating the Sprint Cup Series. But was that the right stance to take? There were no dramatic changes in the point system for the Championship …

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