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Four Burning Questions: Can a Nontraditional Winner Steal One in Sonoma?

Right turns? The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series doesn’t usually do many of them, but this weekend’s round of stock car action will be an exception. The twisty, 11-turn Sonoma Raceway is the next track on deck for NASCAR’s top series, a track...Show More Summary

Holding a Pretty Wheel: Catching Up with Brendan Gaughan

Note: Brendan Gaughan wrote a driver diary for us in 2013 and 2014. It was my monthly task to corral the Las Vegas native for each piece, which often included one of his wild and crazy desert racing stories. I caught up with GaughanShow More Summary

Tech Talk: Matt Puccia Preps for Sonoma & NASCAR’s New Aero Package

One of the biggest misnomers in NASCAR Sprint Cup racing is that off-weekends exist, because when the teams don’t go to the racetrack they simply put their heads down and get caught up on things that have slipped through the weeks of going to the track. Show More Summary

NASCAR 101: Sprint Cup’s Forgotten Road Courses

With the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series set to race through the winding turns of Sonoma Raceway this weekend, many fans are expecting to see one of the best races of the season — partially because of the absence of the words aero-push and clean air, but also due to the parity road racing creates these days. Show More Summary

Friday Faceoff: What Is NASCAR’s Silliest Rule?

Welcome to Friday Faceoff, our weekly NASCAR roundtable where the Frontstretch experts give their take on major storylines surrounding the sport. Here’s a few major questions we’re trying to answer heading into Sonoma. 1) Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Show More Summary

Cargill Beef Returns to Sponsor Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.

Sponsorship and driver recognition has always been part of NASCAR. When fans think of Jeff Gordon, longtime sponsorship Dupont immediately comes to mind. Dale Earnhardt was known as the “Man in Black” due to his longtime association with GM Goodwrench, which featured a black scheme. Show More Summary

Ford’s New Shelby GT350R-C to Debut at Watkins Glen

On Wednesday, Ford Performance announced that the new Shelby GT350R-C, a racing version of the high performance Ford Shelby GT350, will make its on-track debut this weekend at Watkins Glen International in the IMSA Continential TireShow More Summary

Sam Hornish, Jr. Looking to Renew Chase Hopes with Richard Petty Motorsports

Walking around the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series garage, it is pretty difficult to miss seeing an Indianapolis 500 champion. With long sideburns and a new fire suit, this former Team Penske driver has finally landed back in NASCAR’s premier division. Show More Summary

Eyes on XFINITY: 5 Tracks That Should Have Standalone Events

There are multiple factors that dictate what tracks receive a date on the NASCAR calendar. Essentially, a track needs to be in good condition, have enough seats to fit a respectable crowd and have SAFER Barriers, along with multiple other factors that are up to the sanctioning body to judge. Show More Summary

Furniture Row Racing: The Little Team That Could… Expand Very Soon

It will be 10 years this September since the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet rolled out of the Sprint Cup garage for the first time at the Dover International Raceway.  Kenny Wallace was behind the wheel of a Chevrolet rented from the now defunct PPI Motorsports team. Show More Summary

Truckin’ Thursdays: Jennifer Jo Cobb Driven By Passion, Supported By Faith

Jennifer Jo Cobb made her Camping World Truck Series debut at Kansas Speedway in 2008 but suffered an engine failure just 31 laps in, behind the wheel of a Derrike Cope-fielded Dodge. Fast forward to the 2015 season, and she’s running...Show More Summary

Happiness Is… Raining On The Confederate Flag’s Parade?

Last week, the nation endured yet another moment of grief as it endured the senseless slaughter of church-goers in Charleston, South Carolina.  This column isn’t the place for getting into all of the messiness and problems that surround that event, though it doesn’t seem like the government will take care of everything either. Show More Summary

Nitro Shots: A Video Is Worth a Thousand Words

It’s been mentioned in this space before that television just does not accurately convey what it’s like to be at an NHRA event. No matter how high you turn the volume up, even with surround sound, it’s still not like hearing those 10,000 horsepower beasts in person. Show More Summary

New Chief in Town: RCR Announces XFINITY Crew Chief Swap

With Ty Dillon‘s championship hopes in need of a boost, Richard Childress Racing is making a change. The organization is swapping the crew chiefs of their No. 3 and No. 33 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) teams, effective immediately. Nick Harrison, who started the season with the No. Show More Summary

NASCAR, ISC Release Statements on Governor Haley’s Confederate Flag Position

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley called for the removal of the Confederate Flag flying over the South Carolina State House on Monday. The announcement was made days after a mass shooting that took place at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston. Show More Summary

Beyond the Cockpit: Justin Allgaier on Expanding, Graphic Design & Fatherhood

The journey to the top took a while for the 2008 ARCA Series champion. Justin Allgaier worked his way into Team Penske’s development program, and later landed at what was then known as Turner Scott Motorsports. Not too long after, Harry...Show More Summary

Did You Notice?… NASCAR’s Small Teams & Sonoma Longshots

Did You Notice? … Sonoma is a track capable of producing a surprise winner? There have been 10 winners in the last 10 Sprint Cup races, the perfect mix of David and Goliath. For every Jeff Gordon on that list, there’s a Juan Pablo Montoya. Show More Summary

Top 15 Up-And-Coming Drivers in Stock Car Racing

The Sprint Cup Series might have had the weekend off, but the Frontstretch Power Rankings didn’t take a break. This week we are featuring the top up-and-coming drivers in stock car racing. It’s hard to argue that racing does not have...Show More Summary

NASCAR Mailbox: The Off-Week, Rain Tires & Tech in the Sport?

The second off-week of the season has now come, and nearly gone. It was relatively quiet this week, outside of the royal proposal in Germany of Dale Earnhardt, Jr. to longtime girlfriend, Amy Reimann. She (of course) said yes, and now...Show More Summary

Open Wheel Wednesday: The Group Chats IndyCar

Toni Montgomery: Can we have a quick refresh–what races have they run since our last chat? Toronto and Texas.  Did we chat after Detroit last?  Wait–it was before Indy, wasn’t it? OK–that helps–got my bearings Huston Ladner: I thought we hit upon indy, but perhaps not.  I’d say go with the last few. Show More Summary

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