Race Weekend Central

Mirror Driving: Are NASCAR Rookies Out of Control?

With inexperienced rookies coming into the Cup Series next year, should there be a higher standard set by NASCAR before a driver is allowed to race in Cup?

Thompson in Turn 5: An Indomitable Spirit Prevails at Hendrick Motorsports

Jimmie Johnson‘s win this Sunday at Martinsville, Va. for Hendrick Motorsports was not just your average Nextel Cup win. It may very well have been a case of Divine Providence, especially when one considers the shocking circumstances Johnson encountered following his last victory at the famed .526-mile track. Circumstances that day turned what should have …

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Thompson in Turn 5: Misguided Loyalties for NASCAR Fans

I have tried in recent years to humor some NASCAR fans’ fantasy-based loyalty to one automobile manufacturer or another, much like I did with my children when they were young and checking under the pillow in the morning to see if that tooth had been replaced with some kind of monetary compensation. My philosophy back …

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Thompson in Turn 5: Mark Martin Finds Part-Time Work Away From Roush… & It’s OK

Last Friday at Talladega, Mark Martin announced his future racing plans, raising more than a few eyebrows with his intentions. As you’ve likely already heard by now, Martin will leave Roush Racing to drive the No. 01 Chevrolet presently driven by Joe Nemechek and owned by MB2 Motorsports in 2007. The arrangement is reported to …

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Who Will Win NASCAR’s 2006 Chase? Frontstretch Weighs In

Who will win NASCAR’s 2006 Chase for the Championship? Read below to find out who your favorite Frontstretch writer picked … and why.