Race Weekend Central

Fanning the Flames: 1 NASCAR Team’s Folly is Another’s Fortune

What a typical NASCAR vacation: The circuit takes a one-week hiatus from on-track action only to turn up the volume away from it. The Ginn/DEI merger not only shuffled the driver deck and taught prospective owners a thing or two about life in the bigs, it opened a spot in the owner points standings for …

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Fanning the Flames: NASCAR Silly Season Could Be Worse – We Could Have Steinbrenner

Remember when Silly Season used to go into full swing around the Charlotte race date in October? These days, it seems it’s going strong by Indy. Yeah, I know I say this every year… but this season truly seems much sillier than last. Or the one before, and the one before that, This year is …

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Fanning the Flames: Frances Among Several Families Searching for Strength While Facing Tragedy

Sports can seem so trivial at times. We look to racing, baseball, football, et al as an escape from our everyday grind; a rough week at the office can be forgotten for three or four hours on a Saturday or Sunday while we immerse ourselves into a reality that doesn’t parallel our own. An afternoon …

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Fanning the Flames: Tony Eury Jr. Does Some Fanning of His Own

Kudos to Tony Eury Jr., who this week fired a salvo over NASCAR’s bow. Opining on the rash and severity of penalties doled out of late concerning the Car of Tomorrow and the nuances of the car’s templates, Eury had this to say: “The [rule] book’s there for a reason. The template’s there for a …

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Mirror Driving: Does 1 Win Drive Hamlin to New Heights? Was Musgrave’s Suspension Right? & NASCAR Penalties – Too Much or Too Light?

With his win on Sunday, has Denny Hamlin vaulted into position to be Jeff Gordon’s most serious challenger for the championship?

Fanning the Flames: A Confused Writer Has a Question of His Own for NASCAR

Before we get going with your questions this week, I have a question of my own: Q: Dear NASCAR: How does Kurt Busch slam into Tony Stewart‘s car while on pit road, almost hitting Stewart’s jackman in the process, only to walk away with the new standard of a 100-point docking and a $100,000 fine. …

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Scanner Static: NASCAR Racing Around the Western Hemisphere

Whew, After all this racing, I think everyone needs a break. What’s that? We’ve only run two races? Well, that’s NASCAR for ya. The excitement of Daytona is now long gone and the series has “triumphantly” (read: unnoticed) breezed in and out of southern California. Relax while you can, though; once the Cup Series gets …

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Scanner Static: Daytona Broadcasts, Street Cars & Last-Lap Finishes

With a thrilling Daytona 500 quickly fading into our rearview mirror, I have just a couple of comments before we settle in for a Sunday afternoon nap during the Auto Club Parade from California. Speaking of which, did anyone catch California Speedway president Gillian Zucker on SPEED TV during Speedweeks? Man, they’re trying hard to …

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Who Wins, Who Gets Fired & Who’s the Best Rookie? Frontstretch 2007 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, more likely, make fools of ourselves with our season picks for who takes this year’s title. Read on to find out who your favorite expert picked to not only win the Nextel Cup …

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