Race Weekend Central

Voices From the Heartland: Disturbing Trends & Subliminal Programming – Straight From NASCAR’s Fuel Tank

So far this year, I have been surprisingly pleased overall with the quality of racing – when the Cup Series has raced, of course – that the new Brian France named “car” has produced. (Got to send kudos out to the Big BF for coming up with such a clever name for it!) Regardless, the …

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Voices From the Heartland: The Daytona 500 – From Feel-Good Story to Bad Taste in My Mouth

Overall, last Sunday’s Daytona 500 seemed to go pretty well, from my standards anyway. The racing was OK, and while I do admit to catching a 60-lap mid-race nap, the ending, with the prospect of Sprint’s arch-rival AT&T-sponsored car capturing the checkers, almost made me wet my pants with delight. Fortunately for me, seeing as …

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Voices From the Heartland: Hope Springs Eternal for This “Casual” NASCAR Fan

When I started this writing gig a few years back, I made it clear to all who took the time to read that I consider myself a fan first and a journalist second. I was just an average schmuck sitting in a tavern, watching the races and arguing with my buddies over who started the …

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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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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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2008 Season Preview: How Can NASCAR Stop the Bleeding?

After a year of declining TV ratings and empty seats in the stands, NASCAR is working hard to win back the fans. What’s the most important thing to do?

2008 Season Preview: Who Is This Year’s NASCAR Chase Surprise?

Today’s Season Preview Topic: Which driver is going to be the biggest surprise in NASCAR’s Chase this season?