During this holiday season, it’s time to reflect and give thanks, especially during this time of economic hardship for so many. We know it has been a difficult year, one where stock car racing has often taken a back seat to other, more pressing personal issues. Add in one of the rougher seasons competition-wise that we can remember (ratings, attendance, and passing all down significantly) and we understand there are plenty who’d like to cross this year off and just head straight towards a fresh start in 2010.
But during such a rough time, a funny thing happened over in Frontstretch-land… our numbers and patronage continued to grow. And that’s what we’re most thankful for – your support when you’ve got 20,000 other things to think about these days. We’re happy you think of us as a place where you can come to get the latest news, information, interviews, and debate about your favorite sport while enjoying yourself along the way. Thanks for making us smile back with all the compliments and support this season.
While we thank you for your patronage, we also look forward to 2010 and a year of change for Frontstretch. If you like our coverage now, let’s just put it this way: you ain’t seen nothin’ yet! A new web design is tops on the agenda, as well as several new columns and ideas from some of your favorite writers. But since the offseason is going to be filled with such dramatic changes, to make them we need to suspend new content on the website between now and January 25th, 2010. Please come back then, as we look forward to turning this website into a bigger and better experience for you.
So ’till then, have a happy, healthy holiday season, and feel free to take this breather with us to celebrate what’s really important. For after all, as passionate as we are about our sport, no stock car can replace the love of friends and family.
See you in 2010!
The Frontstretch Staff