Race Weekend Central

Driven to the Past: Harry Hyde – The NASCAR Years…

Recalling drivers and others I’ve known through my years in motorsports has been one of the most gratifying things about writing this weekly column for Frontstretch. Usually it’s on a humorous note, but sometimes it’s historical data which I think is important that the younger fans and others among us should know. Harry Hyde encompasses …

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Driven to the Past: A Few Short Stories From ASA

As I’ve said before, one of the neatest things about going back to O’Reilly Raceway Park for the Kroger SpeedFest was meeting old friends. However, there was another thing that came up which I had completely forgotten about, the significance of which I didn’t realize. After the Kroger 200 on Saturday evening (July 27), winner …

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Driven to the Past: Those Were the Days…

One of my old acquaintances from Louisville reminded me this week of something that happened at the old Fairgrounds Motor Speedway there back in the ’60s. It involved Leonard Blanchard, who started out as a figure-8 driver and developed into a pretty darn good wheelman in the late models and even raced pretty successfully with …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Which Nominees Should Make the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2010?

With a week off from the NASCAR Cup Series schedule, the writers from Frontstretch decided to take a look at the 25 names nominated for consideration to be one of the first five selections to be enshrined into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Since none of your Frontstretch faithful were picked to be part of …

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