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Happiness Is… Numbers, Yes! & Dates

In response to an article last week, one of our writers jumped into the fray that is the comments section.  Matt McLaughlin offered his FWIW using a notion that Jim Utter had stated that used a Ven diagram to dissect NASCAR fan commentary. Show More Summary

Eyes on XFINITY: Midseason Rookie Report Card

The NASCAR XFINITY Series is set to embark on its final restrictor plate race of the season this weekend at Daytona International Speedway. With so many unknowns at plate events due to the style of racing, it’s the perfect time to deliver a breakdown of how the rookies have done this season. Show More Summary

Nitro Shots: Tire Wrinkle Is Sexy

Going back one more time to the idea that NHRA drag racing is such a visual sport, it lends itself particularly well to the slow motion video. In truth, there are some absolutely astounding things going on within the three or four seconds it takes a Nitro car to launch and get 1000 feet down... The post Nitro Shots: Tire Wrinkle Is Sexy appeared first on Frontstretch.

Truck Series Qualifying Procedure Tweaked to End Drafting Issues

NASCAR has issued a statement to Camping World Truck Series drivers: no more playing around. Qualifying at intermediate tracks will follow a different format the next time the Camping World Truck Series goes to race. NASCAR announced on Wednesday that the format has been changed for any track measuring 1.5 miles or longer. Show More Summary

Daytona Rising Climbs to New Heights With Chevrolet Partnership

Daytona International Speedway’s rock-solid renovation became, figuratively, even more so on Wednesday. DIS announced on Tuesday that Chevrolet has partnered with the speedway as part of the track’s Daytona Rising Project. The announcement...Show More Summary

Did You Notice?… Unpredictable Plates, Flagging & Quick Hits

Did You Notice? … There’s rarely any rhyme or reason to plate racing? Only three top-10 finishers from last July’s Coke Zero 400 went back-to-back in February’s Daytona 500: Denny Hamlin, Casey Mears and Clint Bowyer. Of those three, only Hamlin has had a successful season, clinching a Chase bid early in the year at Martinsville. Show More Summary

Beyond the Cockpit: Cole Whitt Emerging as a Leader for Front Row Motorsports

It’s been quite the journey to NASCAR’s premier division for Cole Whitt. The talented driver started out as a developmental driver for the now-defunct Red Bull Racing, rising through the rankings after impressive stints in the K&N Pro Series East and Camping World Truck Series. Show More Summary

Tweet N Greet: Elliott Sadler, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Landon Cassill, Plus More!

Frontstretch will scour Twitter and other social media platforms looking for some of the best posts from your favorite NASCAR personalities, drivers and media members from all across the industry. These were some of our favorite posts...Show More Summary

The Frontstretch Five: Tracks That Could Offer New 2015 Winners

Welcome to the Frontstretch Five! Each week, Amy Henderson takes a look at the racing, the drivers and the storylines that drive NASCAR and produces a list of five people, places, things and ideas that define the current state of our sport. Show More Summary

NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Sonoma

Once NASCAR announced that Kyle Busch could compete for the championship, he had two goals once he was back in the race car: win a race and get in the top 30 in points. He accomplished one of those Sunday, winning on the road course in Sonoma. He also moved up two positions in the... The post NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Sonoma appeared first on Frontstretch.

Open Wheel Wednesday: Confounding Fontana

Early this past Saturday morning, the first race of the Formula E championship weekend started under a yellow flag.  The event, held on the tight streets of a make-shift road course at London’s Battersea park  brought some elevated concern from the drivers, especially about the first turn. Show More Summary

NASCAR Mailbox: Will the Chase get ‘Rowdy?’

Love it or hate it. For years, most NASCAR fans have fallen into one of these two camps when it comes to road course racing on the Sprint Cup Series schedule. After this past weekend’s action at Sonoma Raceway, opinions may have changed for the better. Show More Summary

Jeff Gordon Honored with Tour Bus in New York City

New York City is known for its bright lights and tourism industry. On Tuesday afternoon, a special Gray Line tour bus glowed with images of a NASCAR champion. Positioned just two blocks from the infamous Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum...Show More Summary

Rainbow Warrior: Classic Gordon Paint Scheme Returns at Bristol

Fans spoke, and Axalta listened. Jeff Gordon will pilot a special rainbow paint scheme in the Aug. 22 Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, Axalta and Hendrick Motorsports announced Tuesday in New York City. Gordon, a four-time...Show More Summary

Money: Fifth Third Bank Partners With Daytona International Speedway

As Daytona International Speedway’s “Daytona Rising” project nears its completion, the track has added a powerful new partnership. Daytona track officials announced Tuesday that Fifth Third Bank will become the official bank of the 2.5-mile oval. Show More Summary

Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: Daytona Edition

The first of the two road course stops took place this weekend for the Sprint Cup series and as has been the case the last few years, it provided some of the best and closest racing we see during the whole season. It also provided us with a couple of hot tempers, so it’s all... The post Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: Daytona Edition appeared first on Frontstretch.

Five Points to Ponder: Boogity Bye-Bye, My Tribe and The Weekend Wild Card

ONE: See you next year, FOX I was at the race on Sunday — more on that below — so thankfully I didn’t have to watch to the final FOX broadcast of the year. I’m sure there were a plethora of maudlin elements and no doubt some crocodile...Show More Summary

Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Does Well in Parts; NBCSN Excels in Fontana

Last weekend was pretty crazy in the racing world.  You had the Sprint Cup Series on a road course, always a good time.  You also had the Verizon IndyCar Series at Auto Club Speedway in what turned out to be just about the wildest race in the history of open wheel racing.  Crikey. Show More Summary

Beside The Rising Tide: Lately, It Occurs To Me…

Yep, it has indeed been a long strange trip. Come this Sunday night (shooting a hostile sideways glance at NBC here.) for the first time in recent memory, I won’t be tuning into a stock car race even though I get the station it will be broadcast on and I’ll be free that evening. Show More Summary

Entry List: Sprint Cup Field Heads to Daytona for Rare Sunday Night Race

For the first time since Dale Earnhardt Jr.‘s 2014 Daytona 500 triumph, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) will race at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday night. NASCAR released the entry list for the July 5 Coke Zero 400 at Daytona earlier today (June 29). Show More Summary

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