Race Weekend Central

Side by Side: Who Got the Better Deal – Dale Earnhardt Jr. or Kyle Busch?

Editor’s Note: The following is a special edition of Frontstretch‘s Side-By-Side. Occasionally throughout the season, two of your favorite Frontstretch writers will duke it out in a debate concerning one of NASCAR’s biggest stories. Don’t let us be the only ones to speak our minds, though… be sure to read both sides and let us …

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Did You Notice? Carl Edwards Underpaid? NASCAR Youth is Undervalued & Mears Gets a Wakeup Call

Did You Notice? That Carl Edwards’s reported salary – $6 million per year – is the highest paid salary of any NASCAR driver to be publicly revealed to date. And frankly, I’m a little surprised; considering Edwards’s stature, my first thought was he might be a little underpaid. Winning three of 10 races this season, …

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Mirror Driving: Making Sense of Richmond Night Fights – Junior vs. Busch, Busch vs. Wallace & Waltrip vs. Mears

Obviously, the number one topic following Richmond is the contact between Kyle Busch and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Is Busch getting a bad rap?

Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2008 Crown Royal Presents the Dan Lowry 400 at Richmond

Richmond is considered by many fans to be the best track on the schedule. Well, the race this week didn’t really provide much excitement for the first 382 laps, but boy, did it make up for it in the final 28. Denny Hamlin dominated the race from the drop of the green flag before a …

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Voice of Vito: Kyle Busch, The Sound of 1 Hand Clapping Drowned Out by a Million Boos

Saturday’s Crown Royal presents The Dan Lowry 400 was a relatively quiet affair… for the first 95% of the evening, that is. At that point, Denny Hamlin had led all but one lap of 382 circuits around the 0.75-mile speedway in front of his hometown crowd. It had been a fairly smooth race, save for …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Sprint Cup: 2008 Crown Royal Presents the Dan Lowry 400 at Richmond Edition

Under the lights on a wild Saturday night at Richmond, sparks flew and fans booed. A controversial accident between Kyle Busch and Dale Earnhardt Jr. made headlines, but it was Clint Bowyer who left the track with a victory. It was Bowyer’s second career win, but that was small consolation for Junior, whose winless streak …

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Bowles-Eye View: The Good Guy Lost – Why Dale Earnhardt Jr. Could Pay a Long-Term Price for His Win Gone Sour

Two years. 731 days. 17,500 hours. And counting. Dale Earnhardt Jr. stood despondent by his car Saturday night, watching in vain as another car, another driver pushed its way to victory lane. After weeks of coming oh-so-close, the newest member of the Hendrick Motorsports stable found himself four laps from returning to the very same …

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Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off: Bread & NASCAR Circuses

Friends, Romans and countrymen, lend me your ears. It’s time to put an end to this restrictor-plate madness at last, before some other driver pays the ultimate price. It has been nearly two decades since NASCAR implemented the plate rules as a “temporary fix” at Talladega and Daytona. Tuesday would have been Dale Earnhardt’s 57th …

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Fantasy Picks ‘N’ Pans: 2008 Crown Royal 400 at Richmond

If you’re like many fantasy owners, last weekend’s race at Talladega left your team looking like it had seen better days. But as you try to regroup, beware; seeing Richmond on the schedule this week may not give you a warm and fuzzy feeling. Saturday night’s Crown Royal 400 offers both the excitement and headaches …

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