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Mike Lovecchio

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At 20 years of age, Mike Lovecchio is the youngest of the writers at The Frontstretch. Born and raised in Daytona Beach, motor sports has been in his blood since childhood. It was only recently that Mike decided to pursue a career in sports writing and over the past two years has taken the necessary strides to one day becoming a professional NASCAR writer.

Mike is currently the Sports Editor for Daytona Beach Community College’s award winning student publication IN Motion and is also a regular contributor to the Daytona Beach News-Journal where he covers prep and college sports. Motor sports; however, is Mike’s passion and he would like to one day strictly cover racing.

A diehard sports fan, Mike is devoted to nothing more than his Philadelphia sports. He admits there is nothing more depressing than watching the Eagles, Phillies, and Flyers fall just short of a championship every season and he sometimes wonders if any of Philadelphia’s teams will ever win a title in his lifetime.

Mike enjoys watching the evolution of NASCAR from a regional sport to a worldwide phenomenon. While he does not necessarily have one favorite driver, Mike enjoys watching the sport’s future stars graduate from the minor leagues of ARCA or other regional series to the highest level of competition.

When You Can See Mike’s Frontstretch Columns:
Who’s Hot / Who’s Not : Tuesdays (Website)

Mike’s Favorite Sites He Recommends

Jayski’s
ESPN
Official site of the Philadelphia Eagles

Past articles By Mike Lovecchio

October 2011
10/27: Four Burning Questions: The Cup Nears for Edwards as it Fades Away from Johnson [4]
10/20: Four Burning Questions: The One to Watch, New Rules, and the Lead Change Bonus [5]
10/13: Four Burning Questions: The Secret to the Chase, The SI Jinx, And The Favorite at Charlotte
10/06: Four Burning Questions: A Close Championship, the New Phoenix and Dillon's Debut [2]
September 2011
09/29: Four Burning Questions: Fuel Mileage, Johnson's Chances, and Those Other Championship Battles [3]
09/22: Four Burning Questions: Denny Hamlin Out, Dale Jr. In, and Talladega Unpredictability [2]
09/09: Four Burning Questions: Analyzing Your 2011 Chase Picture [1]
09/01: Four Burning Questions: Wild Cards, Jr.'s Future, And Look Out For JJ Again [4]
August 2011
08/25: Four Burning Questions: Busch, Brad, and Bristol [1]
08/04: Four Burning Questions: Edwards, Edwards, and Gordon the Favorite [3]
July 2011
07/28: Four Burning Questions: Who Needs To Get It Done, Final Round For The Short Track, and Pastrana Arrives [2]
07/14: Four Burning Questions: Junior's Chances, Jimmie-Time and Changes for Biffle and Bodine [4]
June 2011
06/30: Four Burning Questions: Junior's Big Chance, Who's the Next Big Surprise, and NASCAR's Good Call [6]
06/16: Four Burning Questions: Two For One, Adding the Boot, Flukes and Wild Cards [2]
06/10: Pocono's Four Burning Questions: Hamlin, Earnhardt's Victory Lane Hopes Plus Childress v. Busch, Part II? [4]
May 2011
05/26: Four Burning Questions: Stenhouse's Debut, Danica's Jump, and Sunday's Favorites [6]
05/19: Four Burning Questions: McDowell and Raikkonen's Chances, And All-Star Surprises [2]
05/05: Four Burning Questions: Ricky vs. Trevor and Does the Lady in Black Still Have It? [2]
April 2011
04/28: Four Burning Questions: Thoughts to Trevor, Denny's Drama & NASCAR Momentum [4]
04/21: Four Burning Questions: Last Chances, Bogus Records and Musical Numbers [1]
04/15: Four Burning Questions: First Time Winners and Two Car Tango [5]
March 2011
03/31: Four Burning Questions: Kimi's Risky Venture and Chinks in Johnson's Armor? [4]
03/24: Four Burning Questions: The End of Print, The Future of Bayne, And JJ In Victory Lane? [1]
03/17: Four Burning Questions: Kyle the Favorite, Menard the Contender, and Burton the Go-Or-Go-Homer? [4]
03/12: Four Burning Questions: Off Week 1 [5]
February 2011
02/24: Four Burning Questions: Blue Oval Brigade's On a Roll While Daytona Underdogs Head West [3]
02/19: Four Burning Questions: Daytona 500
02/10: Four Burning Questions: Bud Shootout And Daytona 500 Qualifying [23]
November 2010
11/22: Fact or Fiction: Early Title Favorites In 2011 - Is Edwards Now Among Them? [12]
11/14: Fact or Fiction: Can Denny Hamlin Recover? And Is Harvick Still In It? [8]
11/01: Fact or Fiction: Should Plates Be In The Chase - And Who's The New Title Favorite? [4]
October 2010
10/25: Fact or Fiction: How Martinsville Tempers Connect To That Talladega Wild Card [6]
10/18: Fact or Fiction: Did McMurray Win Or Busch Lose, And Is Keselowski's Title Tarnished? [20]
10/11: Fact or Fiction: Did Blown Engines Blow Championship Hopes For Each Driver? [13]
10/04: Fact or Fiction: Breaking Down NASCAR's Chase Three Races In [10]
September 2010
09/20: Fact or Fiction: Will Stewart's Fuel Tank Dictate His Future? Johnson's Chase Over? And... [12]
09/13: Fact or Fiction: Which Chasers Have A REAL Shot At Winning The Title? [12]
09/09: Four Burning Questions: Richmond [2]
09/06: Fact or Fiction: Edwards A Sleeper, And Can Fixes "Fix" The Chase? [13]
August 2010
08/30: Fact or Fiction: Nationwide vs. Cup Series and Progress at RPM? [4]
08/23: Fact or Fiction: A Look at the Chase, Team Red Bull, and Keselowski's Popularity [11]
08/16: Fact or Fiction: How NASCAR's Chase Picture Shakes Out With 3 Races Left [4]
08/09: Fact or Fiction: Has EGR Entered The Ranks of NASCAR's Elite? [3]
08/02: Fact or Fiction: Finding Answers For Ford's Top Team Going Forward
July 2010
07/26: Fact or Fiction: Will EGR Make the Chase? Will Ford Win A Race? And NASCAR Schedules [4]
07/19: Fact or Fiction: Was Carl Edwards In The Wrong On Saturday Night? [48]
07/12: Fact or Fiction: Why Hendrick Is More Dominant Than LeBron's New Home [3]
07/05: Fact or Fiction: Why Earnhardt's Friday Was Less Important Than His Saturday [6]
07/03: Frontstretch Live Blog: Coke Zero 400 WATCH THE REPLAY!
June 2010
06/28: Fact or Fiction: Johnson vs. Hamlin, 'Dinger's Future, And Return Of The Pothole?
06/21: Fact or Fiction: Will Dale Jr. Make the Chase? And Other Hendrick Motorsports Topics [13]
06/17: Bettin' the Horsepower: Sleepers Everywhere at Infineon
06/14: Frontstretch Live Blog: Infineon
06/10: Bettin' the Horsepower: Be Careful Looking at JUST Fontana Resuts For Michigan Success
06/09: Frontstretch Live Blog: Heluva Good! 400
06/04: Bettin' the Horsepower: All He Does Is Win - But Are Hamlin's Odds Good For You? [1]
May 2010
05/30: Frontstretch Live Blog: Coca-Cola 600
05/27: Bettin' the Horsepower: Coca-Cola 600
05/20: Bettin' the Horsepower: Breaking Down the Main Event Driver by Driver [1]
05/13: Bettin' the Horsepower: Johnson Eyes Third Straight Win at Dover
05/06: Bettin' the Horsepower: Hendrick, Roush Cars Solid Plays This Weekend
April 2010
04/29: Bettin' the Horsepower: Watch Out For Hamlin Again in Virginia
04/22: Bettin' the Horsepower: Take the Longshots at 'Dega
04/20: Frontstretch Live Blog: Samsung Mobile 500
04/13: 5 Phoenix Points to Ponder: Montoya's Miracle Comeback?, Gutsy Hamlin, More [7]
04/08: Bettin' the Horsepower: Bet Johnson at Any Odds This Weekend
04/01: Bettin' the Horsepower: Avoid Temptation When Betting For Champion [2]
March 2010
03/29: Frontstretch Live Blog: Goody's Fast Pain Relief 500
03/25: Bettin' the Horsepower: Martin Makes Better Bet Than Hendrick Teammates [1]
03/18: Bettin' the Horsepower: Busch Bros. Are Favorites, But Logano May Be Best Bet [2]
February 2010
02/18: Lovecchio's Weekend Lowdown: Johnson, Knaus Seek Redemption in California [2]
02/17: Beyond the Cockpit: Straight Talk From Justin Allgaier On Penske, Nationwide [1]
02/16: Top Ten Frontstretch Tweets From Sunday's Red Flag [1]
02/11: Dillon, Allmendinger Debut Legendary Numbers at Daytona [1]
02/10: Sorenson Needs Wins to Escape NASCAR Purgatory [1]
02/06: Frontstretch Live Blog: Daytona Tripleheader
02/04: Lovecchio's Weekend Lowdown: McMurray a Favorite Despite Mishap
January 2010
01/29: Weekend Lowdown: Rolex 24 Symbolizes Fresh Start [3]
November 2009
11/23: Five Points to Ponder: Chase Race #10 Edition [9]
11/16: Five Points to Ponder: Chase Race #9 Edition [5]
11/09: Five Points to Ponder: Chase Race #8 Edition [9]
11/02: Five Points to Ponder: Chase Race #7 Edition [7]
October 2009
10/26: Five Points to Ponder: Chase Race #6 Edition [8]
10/19: Five Points to Ponder: Chase Race #5 Edition [4]
10/13: Who's Hot / Who's Not in Sprint Cup: Chase Race #4 Edition [2]
10/05: Five Points to Ponder: Chase Race #3 Edition [9]
September 2009
09/28: Five Points to Ponder: Chase Race #2 Edition [2]
09/21: Five Points to Ponder: Sylvania 300 Edition [7]
09/14: Five Points to Ponder Heading Into the Chase [6]
09/07: Five Points to Ponder: Atlanta Edition
August 2009
08/31: Five Points to Ponder: Montreal Edition
08/17: Five Points to Ponder: CARFAX 400 [2]
08/11: Five Points to Ponder: Watkins Glen Edition [10]
08/04: Five Points to Ponder: Pennsylvania 500 Edition [5]
July 2009
07/27: Five Points to Ponder: Brickyard 400 Edition [10]
07/20: Five Points to Ponder: Inside the Sprint Cup Rumor Mill [5]
07/13: Five Points to Ponder: Chicagoland Edition [11]
07/06: Five Points to Ponder: Daytona Edition [2]
07/03: Questions Again Follow Mayfield as Series Returns to Daytona [8]
June 2009
06/22: Five Points to Ponder: Milwaukee/Infineon Edition [6]
06/15: Five Points to Ponder: Foreign Manufacturer ... err, Michigan Edition [7]
06/08: Five Points to Ponder: Nashville/Pocono Edition [14]
06/01: Five Points to Ponder: Dover Edition
May 2009
05/25: Five Points to Ponder: Memorial Day Weekend Edition [16]
05/18: Five Points to Ponder: NASCAR Notes From The Week [7]
05/11: Five Points to Ponder: Darlington Edition [1]
05/08: Frontstretch Live Blog: Southern 500
05/04: Five Points to Ponder: Richmond Edition
April 2009
04/27: Five Points to Ponder: Talladega Edition [12]
04/20: Five Points to Ponder: Phoenix Edition [2]
04/19: Frontstretch Live Blog: Samsung Mobile 500 (Monday)
04/06: Five Points to Ponder: Samsung 500 Edition [6]
March 2009
03/30: Five Points to Ponder: Martinsville Edition [6]
03/23: Five Points to Ponder: Food City 500 Edition [1]
03/09: Five Points to Ponder: Kobalt Tools 500 Edition [6]
February 2009
02/23: Ten Points to Ponder: Auto Club 500 Edition [11]
02/16: Seven Points to Ponder: Daytona 500 Edition [19]
02/16: Allmendinger Opens 2009 With Career Best Run [6]
02/13: Nationwide Rookie Michael Annett Eyes Another Daytona Victory
02/12: Crawford Hopes to End Winless Drought Tonight in Daytona
02/11: Going It Alone: Mayfield, Nemechek Relish Role as Owner / Drivers [3]
02/09: Six Points to Ponder: Week 1 of Speedweeks Edition [1]
02/07: Against the Ropes, Allmendinger Keeps Fighting [1]
02/01: Five Points to Ponder: 2009 Preview Edition
November 2008
11/17: Who's Hot / Who's Not in Sprint Cup: 2008 Season Breakdown [6]
11/11: Who's Hot / Who's Not in Sprint Cup: Checker O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 [1]
11/04: Who's Hot / Who's Not in Sprint Cup: Dickies 500 Edition
October 2008
10/28: Who's Hot / Who's Not in Sprint Cup : Pep Boys Auto 500 Edition
10/21: Who's Hot / Who's Not in Sprint Cup: TUMS QuikPak 500
10/14: Who's Hot / Who's Not in Sprint Cup: Bank of America 500 Edition
10/07: Who's Hot / Who's Not in Sprint Cup: Amp Energy 500 Edition [1]
September 2008
09/30: Who's Hot / Who's Not In Sprint Cup: Camping World 400 Edition
09/23: Who's Hot / Who's Not in Sprint Cup: Camping World RV 400 Edition
09/16: Who's Hot / Who's Not in Sprint Cup: Sylvania 300 Edition [2]
09/02: Who's Hot / Who's Not in Sprint Cup: Pepsi 500 Edition
August 2008
08/26: Who's Hot / Who's Not in Sprint Cup: Sharpie 500 Edition
08/19: Who's Hot / Who's Not in Sprint Cup: 3M Performance 400 Edition [1]
08/12: Who's Hot / Who's Not in Sprint Cup: Watkins Glen Edition
08/05: Who's Hot / Who's Not in Sprint Cup: Pennsylvania 500 Edition
July 2008
07/29: Who's Hot / Who's Not in Sprint Cup: Allstate 400 Edition
07/22: Who's Hot / Who's Not in Sprint Cup: Pre-Brickyard 400 Edition
07/01: Who's Hot / Who's Not in Sprint Cup: LENOX Industrial Tools 301 Edition
June 2008
06/24: Who's Hot / Who's Not in Sprint Cup: Save Mart 350K Edition
06/17: Who's Hot / Who's Not in Sprint Cup: LifeLock 400 Edition
06/03: Who's Hot / Who's Not in Sprint Cup: Best Buy 400 Edition [3]
May 2008
05/27: Who's Hot / Who's Not in Sprint Cup: Coca-Cola 600 Edition [4]
05/20: Who's Hot / Who's Not in Sprint Cup: All-Star Edition
05/13: Who's Hot / Who's Not in Sprint Cup: Dodge Challenger 500 Edition
05/06: Who's Hot / Who's Not in Sprint Cup: Crown Royal Presents The Dan Lowry 400 Edition
April 2008
04/29: Who's Hot / Who's Not In Sprint Cup : Aaron's 499 Edition
04/22: Who's Hot / Who's Not In Sprint Cup : Talladega Edition
04/08: Who's Hot / Who's Not in Sprint Cup: Samsung 500 Edition
04/01: Who's Hot / Who's Not in Sprint Cup: Goody's Cool Orange 500 Edition [3]
March 2008
03/25: Who's Hot / Who's Not in Nationwide and Trucks: Easter Edition
03/18: Who's Hot / Who's Not in Sprint Cup: Food City 500 Edition [2]
03/11: Who's Hot / Who's Not in Sprint Cup: Kobalt Tools 500 Edition
February 2008
02/28: Who's Hot / Who's Not In Nextel Cup : Auto Club 500 Edition [1]
02/18: Who's Hot / Who's Not In Sprint Cup: Daytona 500 Edition [7]
02/14: Beyond The Cockpit : David Ragan
02/12: Who's Hot / Who's Not In Sprint Cup: 2008 Preview Edition
January 2008
01/25: The Forgotten Rookie: Michael McDowell Prepares for Rolex 24 Before Beginning His Cup Career
01/21: The Best Of The Frontstretch : Thousands Gather as Community Celebrates Life of a Legend
01/20: The Best Of The Frontstretch : NASCAR's Youth Movement
01/19: Down in Daytona: Nationwide Series Underway With Testing
01/17: Down in Daytona: A Rundown of Sprint Cup Testing
01/15: Down in Daytona: Relieved Blaney Says "Toyota Has Definitely Improved" [5]
01/15: Down in Daytona: Toyotas Overshadow Junior/Hendrick, Dominate Single-Car Runs In Opening Day of Session 2 [4]
01/15: Down in Daytona: Park on Hand for Charity Go-Kart Event
01/14: Down in Daytona: Trucks Hand Track Over to Cup Cars for Second Session
01/12: Down in Daytona: Sprague, Hornaday Take Friendly Rivalry to KHI [2]
01/11: Down in Daytona: Roush Phenom Fast, Heads Home After Crash
01/09: Down in Daytona: Speeds Up in Final Day of Session One
01/08: Down in Daytona: Drafting Practice Begins On Day 2
01/08: Down in Daytona: Change is the story after Day 1 of Winter Testing
November 2007
11/19: Bill Davis In, Wood Brothers Out; Top 35 Locked in for 2008 [2]
11/12: Petty Locked In For First 5 Races of 2008; Blaney One Week Away
11/04: Accident Claims Elliott, Petty; Boosts Blaney In Top 35 Race
October 2007
10/29: Bubble Breakdown : Elliott Takes Advantage of Blaney's Misfortune, Helps Wood Brothers With Top 35
10/21: Three Straight Weeks of Misfortune Cripple Bill Elliott, Wood Brothers In Top 35 Quest
10/14: Bubble Breakdown : Blaney Continues Hot Streak, Carries Toyota Banner Back into Top 35
10/07: Blaney Finishes 3rd, Jumbles Up Top 35 Race; No. 21 Team Knocked Out [1]
September 2007
09/23: Petty Fading, Feeling Pressure of Top 35 [8]
09/17: The Chase Is Here - But The Top 35 Battle Is Closer Than Ever For Wood Brothers, BDR
09/09: Career Run Gives Sauter Breathing Room In Top 35 Battle [2]
09/03: Elliott Gets Wood Brothers Back in Top 35; Blaney, Toyota Fall Out
09/03: Thinkin' Out Loud: Sharp Aquos 500 [9]
August 2007
08/26: Petty Enterprises Coming Dangerously Close To Top 35 Cliff [5]
08/21: Elliott vs. Blaney -- The Top 35 Battle Heats Up [1]
08/12: Wood Brothers Benefits From NASCAR's Stubbornness [4]
July 2007
07/29: Confused by Top 35 Fallout From Ginn, DEI Merger? One Toyota Team Knows The Answer [3]
07/15: Bubble Breakdown : Little Changes in Top 35 Picture as Gap Widens to 225 Points [5]
07/12: Keselowski; JR Motorsports May Be Perfect Match
07/08: Wake-Up Call : Obsolete Top 35 Rule Needs Facelift [16]
07/02: Bubble Breakdown : Great Week For Haas CNC...For Now In Top 35 Battle
June 2007
06/24: Sauter Has Poor Finish, But Still Makes Gains on Top 35
06/10: Race for the Top 35 Tightens Up Heading to Michigan
06/07: Thousands Gather as Community Celebrates Life of a Legend [1]
06/04: From California to Delaware: Gordon Caps Off Busy Week With Top 10
May 2007
05/28: I'll Admit I Was Wrong - Mears Here to Stay
05/13: Now That Junior's A Free Agent, Mears Is Racing For More Than Just The Top 35 [2]
05/06: Jarrett Misses Race, but Toyotas Still Creep Closer To Bubble Success [2]
April 2007
04/29: Bad Day for Bubble Teams As Riggs Steps Up [1]
04/22: Sauter Runs Strong; Passes "Bubble" Burden to Mears [1]
04/16: Just Call Johnny Sauter "Bubble Boy" [2]
04/01: Hendrick Continues to Dominate...Except for Mears [2]
March 2007
03/25: As Top 35 Kicks In, Toyota Gets Kicked To The Curb...But Not Kahne
03/19: First CoT Race Means Desperate Future for Those Outside of Top 35
03/11: Tracking The Top 35: Earnhardt In, Kahne Out as Bubble Chase Heats Up [1]
February 2007
02/25: Prodigal Son Sits 41st in Points After Engine Woes [1]
02/18: Top 35 Vague After Daytona
02/11: The Top 35 Battle Begins At Daytona: Three More In, Four To Go
02/05: NASCAR's Youth Movement [1]