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Matt McLaughlin

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Matt has been following stock car racing for forty years and writing about racing for the past decade. He began “back in the day” with a small racing paper named Race City News before striking out for the then uncharted territory of the budding racing Internet. His work has appeared on Mike Calinoff’s original two websites and became a staple on the old Speedworld website which became SpeedFX and finally RacingOne. He remained with RacingOne until the site was sold to an entity owned by the International Speedway Corporation back in ’05. After that unholy mess Matt moved onto RacingStalkers.com, a fan owned and operated site that was his home until this season. Along the way he has also authored a racing novel “Eights and Aces” and had his work appear in Car and Driver and the Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul compilation.

Away from the sport Matt is seldom far away from fast loud cars. His hobbies include finding, buying, restoring and blowing up fast old cars, trucks, motorcycles, dirt bikes, tractors, snowmobiles, and anything else with an engine and wheels to the considerable consternation of one of his neighbors in particular. One protracted bout of insanity involved an early 30s American LaFrance V12 powered hook and ladder that was rendered fully operational (including lights, bells and sirens) if still cosmetically challenged. The red flag was recently thrown on that misadventure due to the local police’s unwillingness to believe its “Farm implement” registration and the difficulty of hiding a 45 foot vehicle where township officials couldn’t see it. In his rare forays outside the garage and office Matt enjoys chilled malted beverages, younger women, classic rock (particularly the Dead, Dylan Springsteen, and Jimmy Buffett) and hanging with friends and the locals on the farm he rents affectionately known as Eyesore Acres. Having found farming involves physical labor and early hours the only thing raised on “the farm” is hell and frosted mugs of beer. There have been a bumper crop of both since he took up residence.

When You Can See Matt’s Frontstretch Columns:
Matt McLaughlin’s Thinking Out Loud: Mondays (Website)
Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off: Thursdays (Website)

Past articles By Matt McLaughlin

April 2014
04/06: April Fool's Turned Tragic: A Look Back At Alan Kulwicki's Death [3]
April 2013
04/01: April Fool's Turned Tragic: Alan Kulwicki's Death, 20 Years Later [5]
March 2013
03/18: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Bristol-1 Race Recap [35]
03/04: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Phoenix-1 Race Recap [25]
February 2013
02/25: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: 2013 Daytona 500 [50]
December 2012
12/13: Throwback Thursday: Matt McLaughlin's The Way We Were [4]
12/05: MPM2Nite: The NASCAR Season That Wasn't, Part II -- Tying Up Loose Ends [13]
12/04: MPM2Nite: The NASCAR Season That Wasn't, Part I -- What To Make Of The Champ [13]
October 2012
10/08: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Talladega-2 Race Recap [42]
September 2012
09/09: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Richmond-2 Race Recap [29]
August 2012
08/16: MPM2Nite: One Tin Soldier Rides Away... [102]
08/13: Remembering A NASCAR Legend: Tim Richmond (Part 1) [10]
08/13: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Watkins Glen Race Recap [28]
08/09: Blackhawk Down: NASCAR Conspiracy Theorists Run Amok [18]
08/06: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Pocono-2 Race Recap [22]
08/02: MPM2Nite: 1313 Turkey Court [3]
July 2012
07/30: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Brickyard 400 Race Recap [40]
07/19: MPM2Nite: Remembering Davey Allison - Part One [3]
07/16: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: New Hampshire-1 Race Recap [44]
07/12: MPM2Nite: Short Takes Before A Short Break [12]
07/09: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Firecracker 400 Race Recap [32]
07/05: MPM2Nite: We'll Be Back After This -- The NASCAR KFC Nightmare [20]
07/02: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Kentucky Race Recap [28]
June 2012
06/28: MPM2Nite: Did TV Networks Force Kenseth to Bolt? [19]
06/25: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Sonoma Race Recap [21]
06/21: MPM2Nite: Moving Pictures [21]
06/18: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Michigan-1 Race Recap [38]
06/14: MPM2Nite: The 1973 Daytona 500 - A Father's Day Tribute [9]
06/11: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Pocono-1 Race Recap [24]
06/07: MPM2Nite: The Long And The Short Of It [15]
06/04: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Dover-1 Race Recap [24]
May 2012
05/31: MPM2Nite: Winners And Losers Of NASCAR, 2012 To Date [8]
05/28: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: World 600 Recap [29]
05/24: MPM2Nite: NASCAR's Summer of Discontent [33]
05/21: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: All-Star Race Recap [48]
05/14: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Darlington Parade Recap [35]
05/10: Driver No. 14: 1 4 the Record Books [21]
05/07: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Talladega-1 Race Recap [29]
05/03: MPM2Nite: This Ain't My First Rodeo, Cowgirl [25]
April 2012
04/30: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Richmond-1 Race Recap [42]
04/26: Critical Mass: Is It Too Late To Save NASCAR? [36]
04/22: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: 2012 Kansas 1 Race Recap [31]
04/19: MPM2Nite: In It For The Long Hall [7]
04/16: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Texas-1 Race Recap [47]
04/05: MPM2Nite: For Christ's Sake [24]
04/02: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Martinsville-1 Race Recap [34]
March 2012
03/26: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Fontana Race Recap [35]
03/22: Kenseth vs. Keselowski: The Art of the Restart [11]
03/22: Bristol: Everything Old Is New Again [28]
03/21: A Travesty And A Tragedy: Reviewing The Johnson Appeal Decision [50]
03/19: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Bristol Race Recap [29]
03/14: Bread and Circuses Surround No. 48 Appeal... But Did It Matter? [7]
03/12: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Las Vegas Race Recap [17]
03/08: MPM2Nite: The Way We Were [19]
03/05: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Phoenix-1 Race Recap [23]
03/01: Your Cheating Art: Analyzing The Knaus/Hendrick Penalty [31]
February 2012
02/28: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Daytona 500 Race Recap [31]
02/23: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: 2012 Twin 150s Race Recaps [19]
02/20: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: 2012 Bud Shootout Recap [33]
December 2011
12/15: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Of NASCAR 2011: The Ugly (Part III) [7]
12/14: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly Of NASCAR 2011: The Bad (Part II) [6]
12/14: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly Of NASCAR 2011: The Good (Part I) [5]
November 2011
11/23: 11 Different Ways To Lose The Chase [1]
11/21: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Homestead Race Recap [52]
11/17: MPM2Nite: The Curious Case of Jeff Gordon And The Chase [8]
11/14: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Phoenix Fall Race Recap [30]
11/10: MPM2Nite: When Busch Comes To Shove [49]
11/07: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Texas-2 Race Recap [42]
11/03: MPM2Nite: The Rocket Car [9]
October 2011
10/31: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Martinsville-2 Race Recap [25]
10/27: MPM2Nite: A Matter of Degrees [12]
10/24: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Talladega-2 Race Recap [32]
10/20: MPM2Nite: 11/15/92 [15]
10/17: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Charlotte-2 Race Recap [17]
10/13: MPM2Nite: The Slippery Slope Slickens [10]
10/10: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Kansas-2 Race Recap [25]
10/06: MPM2Nite: Tire-D Of This [13]
10/03: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Dover-2 Race Recap [27]
September 2011
09/29: MPM2Nite: Fundamental Disconnect [10]
09/26: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: New Hampshire-2 Race Recap [34]
09/01: MPM2Nite: 1313 Turkey Court [3]
August 2011
08/14: Remembering A NASCAR Legend: Tim Richmond (Part 1)
08/14: Remembering A NASCAR Legend: Tim Richmond (Part 2) [5]
08/11: MPM2Nite: Quit Your Whining [13]
08/08: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Pocono-2 Race Recap [19]
08/04: MPM2Nite: So What Happened While I Was Gone? [13]
08/01: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Brickyard 400 Race Recap [29]
July 2011
07/14: MPM2Nite: In the Cold Kentucky Pain [8]
07/14: Remembering Davey Allison: Part Two [3]
07/13: Remembering Davey Allison: Part One [4]
07/11: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Kentucky Cup Race Debacle Recap [31]
07/07: An Open Letter To Track Owners
07/06: MPM2Nite: An Open Letter to Track Owners [16]
07/04: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Firecracker 400 Race Recap [33]
June 2011
06/23: MPM2Nite: 50 Questions -- The 2011 NASCAR Trivia Quiz [26]
06/20: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Michigan-1 Race Recap [34]
06/16: MPM2Nite: Time for the Pocono Twin-200s? [14]
06/13: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Pocono-1 Race Recap [26]
06/09: MPM2Nite: An Unforgettable Day With My Father [23]
06/05: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: 2011 Kansas 1st Race Recap [57]
06/02: MPM2Nite: Thirty-Three and a Third [10]
May 2011
05/30: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: 2011 World 600 Race Recap [25]
05/26: MPM2Nite: Why the World 600 Still Matters [7]
05/23: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: 2011 All-Star Race Recap [38]
05/19: MPM2Nite: Short Takes After a Short Break [17]
05/09: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Darlington Race Recap [52]
05/05: MPM2Nite: Does Darlington Still Matter? [13]
05/02: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Richmond-1 Race Recap [39]
April 2011
04/21: MPM2Nite: Clearing Off The Desk [15]
04/18: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Talladega-1 Race Recap [41]
04/14: MPM2Nite: The Next Five Into the Hall [16]
04/11: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Texas (Spring) Race Recap [35]
04/07: MPM2Nite: No More Mr. Nice Guy [27]
04/04: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Martinsville Spring Race Recap [42]
March 2011
03/31: MPM2Nite: Not Invented Here [3]
03/28: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Fontana Race Recap [31]
03/24: MPM2Nite: Crowd Control [22]
03/21: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Bristol Spring Race Recap [46]
03/17: Alan Kulwicki: Running Down A Dream [53]
03/10: MPM2Nite: Passing Out [26]
03/07: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Las Vegas Race Recap [42]
03/03: MPM2Nite: Ethics or Pathetic? [48]
February 2011
02/28: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: 2011 Phoenix Spring Race Recap [50]
02/23: MPM2Nite: What Did We Learn at Daytona? [21]
02/21: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Daytona 500 Race Recap [65]
02/17: MPM2Nite: 2011 Daytona Qualifiers Race Recap [24]
02/14: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: 2011 Bud Shootout Race Recap [44]
02/10: MPM2Nite: Answering Questions Nobody Asked [55]
November 2010
11/22: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Homestead Season Finale Recap [101]
11/18: MPM2Nite: Handicapping The Chasers [14]
11/14: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Phoenix-2 Race Recap [41]
11/11: MPM2Nite: Sweet, Sweet Emotion [20]
11/08: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Texas Fall Race Recap [40]
11/04: MPM2Nite: The Answer Man Rides to the Rescue... How To Fix NASCAR, Part II [43]
11/01: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Talladega-2 Race Recap [30]
October 2010
10/28: MPM2Nite: The Answer Man Rides to the Rescue... How To Fix NASCAR, Part I [46]
10/25: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Martinsville-2 Race Recap [39]
10/20: MPM2Nite: Tim Richmond - To The Limit [47]
10/18: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Charlotte-2 Race Recap [47]
10/14: MPM2Nite: You Might Be Getting Old If.... [58]
10/11: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Fontana Fall Finale Race Recap [51]
10/07: MPM2Nite: A Not So Fond Farewell To Fontana in the Fall [46]
10/04: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Kansas Race Recap [61]
September 2010
09/30: MPM2Nite: The Bait Car [17]
09/27: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: 2010 Dover-2 Race Recap [60]
09/23: MPM2Nite: 12 Band Wagons, Seats Open On All, No Waiting [18]
09/20: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: New Hampshire-2 Race Recap [59]
09/16: MPM2Nite: Here Beside the Rising Tide... [36]
09/13: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Richmond-2 Race Recap [37]
August 2010
08/25: MPM2Nite: Where Did Everybody Go? [31]
08/23: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: 2010 Bristol Night Race Recap [40]
08/19: MPM2Nite: Sillier Than All Get Out [11]
08/16: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: August Michigan Race Recap [52]
08/12: Remembering A NASCAR Legend: Tim Richmond (Part 2) [4]
08/09: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: 2010 Watkins Glen Recap [54]
08/05: MPM2Nite: The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice [41]
08/02: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Pocono-2 Race Recap [38]
July 2010
07/29: MPM2Nite: 1313 Turkey Court [5]
07/26: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Brickyard 400 Race Recap [34]
07/22: MPM2Nite: Does the Brickyard 400 Still Matter? [18]
07/15: MPM2Nite: Odds and Ends For The Off Weekend [21]
07/12: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Chicagoland Race Recap [25]
07/08: MPM2Nite: Waving The White Flag Of Surrender... Before It's Too Late [19]
07/05: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Firecracker 400 Recap [30]
June 2010
06/24: MPM2Nite: Cleaning Off My Desk - NASCAR Odds 'N' Ends [3]
06/17: MPM2Nite: An Unforgettable Day With My Father [4]
06/14: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Michigan-1 Race Recap [46]
06/10: MPM2Nite: The Curious Case of Churlish Kyle [23]
06/07: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Pocono Race Recap [47]
06/02: MPM2Nite: Pocone and Pocotwo? A Solution to Pocono's Supposed Problems [35]
May 2010
05/31: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: 2010 World 600 Race Recap [25]
05/27: MPM2Nite: Sizzle and Gristle Not For Everyone, NASCAR [12]
05/24: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: All-Star Race Edition [51]
05/17: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Dover Spring Race Recap [51]
05/13: MPM2Nite: The Next 5 Hall of Famers [40]
05/10: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Darlington [33]
05/06: MPM2Nite: The Merry, Merry, Month of May [19]
05/03: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Richmond Spring Recap [46]
April 2010
04/29: MPM2Nite: Talladega... That's Entertainment? [17]
04/26: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Talladega Race Recap [35]
04/21: MPM2Nite: Cult of Personality - The Hendrick Age Of Political Correctness [15]
04/20: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Texas Race Recap [16]
04/15: MPM2Nite: Keep On Truckin' - How To Make NASCAR's Truck Series Thrive Again [9]
04/11: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Phoenix Race Recap [25]
04/07: MPM 2Nite: Fourteen Weeks [13]
March 2010
03/29: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Rainy Days and Mondays [9]
03/25: MPM2Nite: Martinsville Shouldn't Lose a Date... It Deserves Another [19]
03/21: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Bristol Race Recap [40]
03/11: MPM2Nite: The Season So Far [22]
03/08: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Atlanta [26]
03/04: MPM2Nite: Being For the Benefit of Ms. D Patrick [18]
03/01: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Las Vegas Recap [36]
February 2010
02/25: MPM2Nite: Remember When? [17]
02/22: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Fontana Race Recap [42]
02/18: MPM 2Nite: The Luck of the Irish [21]
02/15: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: 2010 Daytona 500 [34]
02/11: MPM 2Nite: The 10 Percent Solution [6]
02/08: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Bud Shootout [31]
02/04: MPM 2Nite: Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em [12]
December 2009
12/18: 2009: The Year That Wuz, Part II [12]
12/17: 2009: The Year That Wuz, Part I [8]
November 2009
11/23: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Homestead Race Recap [64]
11/19: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off: The Lights of Miami [35]
11/16: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Phoenix Fall Race Recap [50]
11/12: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off: Racing Against the Media-ocrity [67]
11/09: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Texas Fall Race Recap [46]
11/05: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off: A Trojan Horse? [25]
11/02: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Talladega Fall Race Recap [111]
October 2009
10/29: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off: A Tale of Two Tracks [21]
10/26: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Martinsville Fall Race Recap [44]
10/22: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off: Whither Art Thou, Ford Motor Company? [20]
10/19: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Charlotte Fall Race Recap [35]
10/15: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off : Rambling Man [26]
10/08: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off: The Greatest NASCAR Comeback Ever [30]
10/05: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Kansas Race Recap [30]
10/01: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off : Curiouser and Curiouser -- The Story Of RPM And Yates [14]
September 2009
09/28: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Dover Race Recap [21]
09/24: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off: Erasing The Chase [25]
09/21: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Fall New Hampshire Race Recap [22]
09/17: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off: All Around the Chosen Ones [13]
09/14: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Richmond Fall Race Recap [33]
09/10: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off : NASCAR Ten Years Down the Road [14]
09/07: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Atlanta Fall Race Recap [17]
August 2009
08/24: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: 2009 Bristol Night Race Recap [22]
08/11: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Watkins Glen Race Recap [21]
08/06: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off: A Pirate Looks at 50 [20]
08/04: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Pennsylvania 500 Race Recap [19]
July 2009
07/30: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off: Summer Doldrums [19]
07/27: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Indianapolis [39]
07/23: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off : Welcome To The Citizen Corps [16]
07/18: Remembering Davey Allison: Part Two [2]
07/17: Remembering Davey Allison: Part One [8]
07/16: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off: Reviewing TNT's Summer Stretch [14]
07/13: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Chicagoland Race Recap [31]
07/09: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off : Hall'In Class [17]
07/06: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Firecracker 400 Race Recap [31]
June 2009
06/25: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off: The Intimidator Versus the Irritator [26]
06/22: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Toyota/Save Mart 350 [37]
06/18: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off : NASCAR Notes While Adrift In The Doldrums Of June [19]
06/15: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Michigan Spring Race Recap [37]
06/09: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off: Corps or Whores? [21]
06/08: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Pocono 500 Race Recap [27]
06/04: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off : 1313 Turkey Court [20]
06/01: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Spring Dover Race Recap [26]
May 2009
05/28: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off : Fixing a Hole in the Ocean NASCAR Destroyed [38]
05/26: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: World 600 Recap [36]
05/22: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off: Motown Sadness [11]
05/18: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: All-Star Race Recap [39]
05/14: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off: Mayfield Innocent Until Proven Guilty [20]
05/11: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Darlington Race Recap [34]
05/07: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off: Appreciating The Lady in Black [21]
05/04: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Richmond Spring Race Recap [24]
April 2009
04/30: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off: Remembering David Poole (1959-2009) [1]
04/27: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Talladega Spring Race Recap [54]
04/23: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off: Like a Rock -- Where Real Racing Still Exists [27]
04/20: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Phoenix Spring Race Recap [34]
04/09: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off : Lost Wages or Lost Minds? [14]
04/06: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Texas Spring Race Recap [31]
04/02: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off : Ramblin' Man On Junior, Digger, And Qualifying [15]
March 2009
03/30: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Martinsville Spring Recap [25]
03/26: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off : Formula for Success? [13]
03/23: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Is This the Same Bristol? [45]
03/19: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off : A Look Back At The 2009 Season To Date [13]
03/09: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Kobalt Tools 500 [35]
03/05: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off: A Tale of Two Cities [15]
03/02: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Shelby 427 [24]
February 2009
02/26: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off: Welcome to My Nightmare [28]
02/23: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Auto Club 500 [43]
02/18: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off: Of Rodents, Late Sunday Afternoons, The Crown Prince's Temper Tantrum, Cabbages, And Kings [29]
02/16: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Daytona 500 [45]
02/11: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off : Let the Games Start [4]
02/09: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Bud Shootout [23]
November 2008
11/24: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off: Testing 1,2,3 [19]
11/17: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Ford 400 [34]
11/13: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off: Official NASCAR Sponsors Taking Money Away From Teams [22]
11/10: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Checker O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 [14]
11/06: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off : The Nationwide Series Is Worth Saving [12]
11/03: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud : Dickies 500 [21]
October 2008
10/30: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off : Looking Back At Two Atlantas -- And Everything In Between [4]
10/27: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Pep Boys Auto 500 [25]
10/23: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off : Going Back To the Drawing Board [15]
10/20: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: TUMS Quik Pak 500 [16]
10/16: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off: Halfway Home -- A 2008 Chase Review [4]
10/13: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Bank of America 500 [15]
10/09: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off : Are NASCAR Broadcasters Getting Too Impartial? [21]
10/06: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Amp Energy 500 [36]
10/02: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off: Is There A Talladega Curse? [9]
September 2008
09/29: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Camping World RV 400 [21]
09/25: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off : How To Make A Good NASCAR Race [20]
09/22: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Camping World RV 400 [30]
09/18: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off: Predicting Twelve Drivers' Chances With Nine Left To Go In The Chase [9]
09/15: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Sylvania 300 [27]
09/11: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off : "NASCAR" Nation Lets Out A Collective Yawn [18]
09/08: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Chevy Rock & Roll 400 [20]
August 2008
08/28: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off : "Silly Season" Is Actually A Very Serious Matter [9]
08/25: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Sharpie 500 [27]
08/21: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off: What Being A NASCAR Fan Used To Be Like [28]
08/18: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: 3M Performance 400 [20]
08/15: Remembering A NASCAR Legend : Tim Richmond (Part II) [13]
08/14: Remembering A NASCAR Legend : Tim Richmond (Part I) [11]
08/11: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Centurion Boats at the Glen [19]
08/07: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off : It's Not Easy Being Green ... So NASCAR Better Start [20]
08/04: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 [9]
July 2008
07/31: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off : How A Smith (Not Bruton) Is Making Life Easy For Race Fans [2]
07/28: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Allstate 400 at the Brickyard Edition [45]
07/17: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off : Tony Stewart Boldly Goes Where No Sane Man Has Been Before [17]
07/14: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: LifeLock.com 400 [21]
07/10: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off: Is This Really Mark Martin's Last Stand? [10]
07/07: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Coke Zero 400 [29]
07/03: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off : Blow This Mother Up And Start Over With A New Stock Car Series [31]
June 2008
06/30: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: LENOX Industrial Tools 301 [52]
06/26: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off : Fast, Loud Cars [10]
06/19: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off : The Meeting Of The Morons ... Er, Minds [20]
06/16: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: LifeLock 400 [23]
06/09: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Pocono 500 [38]
06/05: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off : Previewing NASCAR's Summer Stretch [18]
06/02: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Best Buy 400 Edition [23]
May 2008
05/29: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off : Revisiting The Major Storylines Of 2008 [5]
05/26: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Coca-Cola 600 [15]
05/22: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off : Dale Jr. Sounds The Nationwide Series Alarm [12]
05/19: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: All-Star Edition [23]
05/15: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off : What Sort of NASCAR Fan Are You? [28]
05/12: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Dodge Challenger 500 [20]
05/08: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off : Gas And Go Home -- How Fuel Is Keeping NASCAR Fans Away [18]
05/05: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Richmond Edition [36]
05/01: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off : Bread and Circuses [17]
April 2008
04/28: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Aaron's 499 [35]
04/24: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off : Short Takes On A Short Break [14]
04/17: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off : Are The Pettys And Woods On Their Last Legs?
04/14: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Subway Fresh Fit 500 [24]
04/10: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off : Debunking The Theory Of Green Flag Passes For The Lead [17]
04/07: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Samsung 500 [28]
04/03: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off : Nip It In The Bud, NASCAR [34]
March 2008
03/31: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Goody's Cool Orange 500 [18]
03/27: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off : 2008 Questions and Surprises [6]
03/20: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off : Judging the CoT One Year Later [20]
03/17: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Food City 500 [52]
03/12: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off : Bruton Smith and Your Cheating Heart [13]
03/10: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Kobalt Tools 500 Edition [33]
03/06: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off : What is Right with Stock Car Racing [7]
03/02: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Las Vegas Edition [13]
February 2008
02/28: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off : Toyota's Here .. And There Goes The Neighborhood [78]
02/26: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud : Auto Club 500 [25]
02/21: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off : So Begins the Task
02/18: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Daytona 500 [27]
02/14: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: 2008 Gatorade Duel 150s [8]
02/14: Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off : Everyone's Opinion Matters [4]
02/10: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: 2008 Bud Shootout Recap [8]
02/09: Racing At The Beach : Tragedy, Triumph, And Controversial Finishes, 2001-07
02/09: Racing At The Beach : The Curse Is Broken, 1994-2000
02/08: Racing At The Beach : Earnhardt Tries His Best...But Lady Luck Steps In, 1990-93
02/08: Racing At The Beach : Out With The Old... And In With The New, 1986-1990
02/07: Racing At The Beach : Smaller Cars, Fairy Tales, And Passing The Torch... 1981-1985
02/05: Racing At The Beach : NASCAR Legends Take Center Stage, 1976-80
02/04: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud : Everybody Is A Star [2]
02/04: Racing At The Beach : Legends Set The Stage, 1971 - 1975
02/03: Racing At The Beach : Boycotts And Brushes With Greatness, 1965-1970
02/01: Racing At The Beach : The 500 Tradition Gains Momentum, 1960-64
January 2008
01/31: Racing At The Beach : The Debut Of The Great American Race
01/22: The Best Of The Frontstretch : Ain't That A Shame - But Who's To Blame For Bristol?
01/20: The Best Of The Frontstretch : Don't Drink The Kool Aid
01/08: When Is A Monopoly Not A Monopoly? [21]
01/03: Winning Back Longtime NASCAR Fans : Part II [29]
01/03: Winning Back Longtime NASCAR Fans : Part I [22]
December 2007
12/05: Rating The Races : Part IV
12/05: Rating The Races : Part IV
12/02: Rating The Races : Part III [2]
November 2007
11/28: Rating The Races : Part II [5]
11/26: Rating The Races : Part I [10]
11/19: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Ford 400 [11]
11/15: Matt McLaughlin's Driver Handicaps : Ford 400 [1]
11/12: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Checker Auto Parts 500K [12]
11/07: Matt McLaughlin's Driver Handicaps : Checker Auto Parts 500K
11/04: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Dickies 500 [9]
October 2007
10/31: Matt McLaughlin's Driver Handicaps : Dickies 500
10/29: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Pep Boys Auto 500 [7]
10/24: Matt McLaughlin's Driver Handicaps : Pep Boys Auto 500
10/21: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Subway 500 [13]
10/17: Matt McLaughlin's Driver Handicaps : Subway 500
10/14: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Bank of America 500 [11]
10/10: Matt McLaughlin's Driver Handicaps : Bank of America 500
10/07: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: UAW-Ford 500 [14]
10/03: Matt McLaughlin's Driver Handicaps : UAW-Ford 500
10/01: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud : Kansas Race Recap [17]
September 2007
09/26: Matt McLaughlin's Driver Handicaps : Kansas Edition
09/23: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Dover Edition [14]
09/19: Matt McLaughlin's Driver Handicaps : Dodge Dealers 400
09/17: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: New Hampshire Edition [8]
09/12: Matt McLaughlin's Driver Handicaps : New Hampshire Edition
09/09: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Richmond Race Recap [14]
09/05: Matt McLaughlin's Driver Handicaps : Chevy Rock 'N' Roll 400
August 2007
08/30: Matt McLaughlin's Driver Handicaps : Fontana Edition
08/27: Ain't That A Shame - But Who's To Blame For Bristol? [21]
08/26: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud : Sharpie 500 [16]
08/22: Matt McLaughlin's Driver Handicaps : Bristol Edition [3]
08/21: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: 3M Performance 400 [2]
08/19: Matt McLaughlin Thinks Out Loud : Is It The Rider Or His Horse? [9]
08/15: Matt McLaughlin's Driver Handicaps : Michigan Edition
08/08: Matt McLaughlin's Driver Handicaps : Watkins Glen Edition
08/05: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud : Pocono Race Recap [14]
08/01: Matt McLaughlin's Driver Handicaps: Pennsylvania 500 Edition
July 2007
07/29: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud : Brickyard 400 Race Recap [11]
07/25: Matt McLaughlin's Driver Handicaps: Brickyard 400 Edition
07/15: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud : Chicagoland Race Recap [10]
07/14: Remembering Davey Allison : Part Two
07/12: Remembering Davey Allison [1]
07/11: Matt McLaughlin's Driver Handicaps: Chicagoland Edition [4]
07/04: Matt McLaughlin's Driver Handicaps: Firecracker 400 [1]
June 2007
06/27: Matt McLaughlin's Driver Handicaps: New Hampshire Edition [1]
06/24: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud : Infineon Race Recap [11]
06/20: Matt McLaughlin's Driver Handicaps : Infineon Edition
06/19: McLaughlin Thinks Out Loud : The Empire Strikes Back As NASCAR Fights AT & T [22]
06/17: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud : Michigan Edition [3]
06/17: A Father's Day Tribute : 1973 Daytona 500 [5]
06/13: Matt McLaughlin's Driver Handicaps: Michigan Edition
06/10: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Pocono 500 [4]
06/06: Matt McLaughlin's Driver Handicaps: Pocono Edition
06/04: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud : Dover Edition
May 2007
05/30: Matt McLaughlin's Driver Handicaps: Dover Edition
05/28: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Coca-Cola 600 [12]
05/24: Matt McLaughlin's Driver Report Cards : Part Four [5]
05/23: Matt McLaughlin's Driver Report Cards : Part Three [1]
05/23: Matt McLaughlin's Driver Handicaps: Charlotte
05/22: Matt McLaughlin's NASCAR Driver Report Cards : Part One
05/22: Matt McLaughlin's NASCAR Driver Report Cards : Part Two [5]
05/20: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: All-Star Race Recap [7]
05/15: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud : Special Midweek Edition [4]
05/09: Matt McLaughlin's Driver Handicaps : Darlington
05/06: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Richmond Edition [4]
05/03: Matt McLaughlin's Richmond "1" Driver Handicaps [1]
April 2007
04/29: Matt McLaughlin's Thinking Out Loud: Aaron's 499 [8]
04/25: Matt McLaughlin's Talladega "1" Driver Handicaps [1]
04/22: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud : Subway Fresh Fit 500k [3]
04/18: Matt McLaughlin's Phoenix Driver Handicaps
04/15: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Samsung 500
04/11: Matt McLaughlin's Texas Driver Handicaps [2]
04/08: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud : Easter Weekend
04/01: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud : Goody's Cool Orange 500 [6]
March 2007
03/28: Matt McLaughlin's Driver Handicaps : Martinsville [1]
03/25: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: Bristol Race Recap [5]
03/21: Matt McLaughlin's Driver Handicaps : Bristol Motor Speedway [1]
03/18: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud : Atlanta Race Recap [5]
03/14: Matt McLaughlin's Driver Handicaps: Atlanta Motor Speedway [1]
03/12: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: 2007 Las Vegas Race Recap [12]
03/07: Matt's Driver Handicaps : Las Vegas [1]
February 2007
02/25: Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud : Auto Club 500 [18]
02/21: California Driver Handicaps [1]
02/18: 2007 Daytona 500 Race Recap [11]
02/17: Random Thoughts On The Eve Of The 500 [9]
02/15: Daytona 500 Blog Notes [6]
02/14: McLaughlin's Daytona 500 Driver Handicaps [5]
02/13: Racing At The Beach : Tragedy, Triumph, And New Faces, 2001-2006
02/12: Racing At The Beach : Curses Are Broken, 1994-2000
02/11: Racing At The Beach : Earnhardt Tries His Best...And Comes Up Short, 1990-93
02/08: Racing At The Beach : Out With The Old, In With The New, 1986-1990 [2]
02/08: Racing At The Beach : Out With The Old And In With The New, 1986-1990
02/07: Racing At The Beach : Smaller Cars, Fairy Tales, And Passing The Torch, 1981-1985
02/06: Racing At The Beach : NASCAR Legends Take Center Stage, 1976-1980
02/05: Racing At The Beach : Legends Set The Stage, 1971 - 1975 [1]
02/04: Don't Drink The Kool Aid [10]
02/04: Racing At The Beach : Boycotts And Brushes With Greatness, 1965-1970
02/01: Racing At The Beach : The 500 Tradition Gains Momentum, 1960-64
January 2007
01/31: Racing At The Beach : The Debut Of The Great American Race [1]
01/30: Racing On The Beach : The Early History Of Daytona, 1949-58
01/22: Stories To Watch In 2007 : Part Two
01/21: Stories To Watch In 2007 : Part One [8]
01/16: Benny Parsons Remembered : David Slays Goliath