Race Weekend Central

Voices From the Heartland: NASCAR Takes the Long Way Around the Barn With New Drug Policy

I came across a quote by Sir Barnett Cocks the other day that reminded me of the pansies that run NASCAR: “A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured – and then quietly strangled.” The “idea,” in this case, is NASCAR’s new drug-testing policy and – while it was not strangled – it …

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BSNews! Roid ‘Rage in NASCAR? & Bobby Hamilton Jr. Eyes Short Stint in Cup

BSNews – Bobby Hamilton Jr. Team Rensi Motorsports is facing a December shutdown if new sponsorship cannot be found, but Nationwide Series driver Hamilton Jr. says he is not ready to quit driving just yet. “I’d like to run full-time, but if you can’t, you’ve got to take what you can take. The Nationwide cars, …

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Who’s Going to Win It All? Our 2008 NASCAR Chase Predictions

The fifth edition of NASCAR’s Chase has three clear favorites: Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards and Jimmie Johnson. But in a system where 12 drivers are separated by just 80 points, anyone could come out on top in a playoff race that seldom goes according to plan. With so many drivers and so much at stake, how …

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Voices From the Heartland: At What Point Does NASCAR Fame Make You Become a Jerk?

Every once in a while, something is publicized that, when you read it, leaves you scratching you head (or other parts of your anatomy) wondering – just where the heck did that come from? Such is the case with the recent Rolling Stone article featuring Tony Stewart. Normally, I never would have even read the …

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Top 10 Reasons Rolling Stone Should Stick to Writing About Rock Stars – Not Tony Stewart

10. Tony Stewart probably doesn’t even know who Dr. Hook is. 9. “…A cloud of greasy black smoke from Jimmie Johnson‘s celebratory rubber burn wafts over…” Black smoke from a burnout? Ain’t never seen that! 8. The article is more conveniently slanted than the corners at Bristol. 7. The only instrument Stewart could possibly play …

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Voices From the Heartland: Well, That About Wraps It up for Ganassi – the Sequel

Being the egotistical sort of creature that I am, I often – upon hearing certain news items come out of the NASCAR garage – go back through my archives to assure myself that I do, in fact, know what I am talking about. Turns out that’s the case once again this week, as another set …

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Voices From the Heartland: Only the Racing Has Gotten Better at Bristol

Last year about this time, I penned a column about the racing at Bristol that eventually led to the severe hair loss of several senior members of the Frontstretch editorial staff. The problem, it seems, was my calling into question the professionalism of another journalist after he boldly proclaimed that he – and the masses of …

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Voices From the Heartland: In Less Than a Year, An Overrated JJ Yeley is Found Out

Once in a while, something happens in the world of NASCAR that affords me the opportunity to be one of those annoying guys that no one wants to share a beverage with. You know the kind – the guy who says “Ha Ha! Told you so!” I try not to be that guy too often …

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