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Joseph Wolkin

Joseph Wolkin
Joseph started with Fronstretch in Aug. 2014 and worked his way up to become an editor in less than a year. A native of Whitestone, New York, Joseph writes for NASCAR Pole Position magazine as a weekly contributor, along with being a former intern at Newsday and the Times Beacon Record Newspapers, each on Long Island. With a focus on NASCAR, he runs our social media pages and writes the NASCAR Mailbox column, along with other features for the site.

Fire on Fridays: NASCAR Needs Jimmie Johnson, Hendrick Motorsports to Succeed

NASCAR without a championship-caliber Hendrick Motorsports is like the New England Patriots failing to make it deep into the NFL playoffs. The four-car Chevrolet team has been among NASCAR’s best since its founding in 1984. Throughout the decades, the organization only became better, leading the sport in innovation, drama and, …

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Fire on Fridays: The Return of the Road Course Specialist?

Ron Fellows. Boris Said. Dan Gurney. Scott Pruett. The list goes on and on. Max Papis. Jan Magnussen. Don’t forget Nelson Piquet Jr. or even Kenny Habul. But what happened the road course ringer? Once one of the most exciting group of racers on the NASCAR schedule has all but …

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Fire on Fridays: What Does George Steinbrenner’s Investment Mean for Racing?

The Boss wasn’t known for his love of racing. But believe it or not, the man coined as “the head of the evil empire,” otherwise known as the New York Yankees, was passionate about open-wheel racing. That’s right. George Steinbrenner, the patriarch of the current Yankees ownership, loved racing, so …

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Fire on Fridays: Who Should Attempt the Memorial Day Double?

John Andretti. Tony Stewart. Robby Gordon. Kurt Busch. These are the only four racers to complete the Memorial Day double. It’s one of the most mentally and physically grueling tasks a racecar driver can take upon themselves. However, it is doable; the past participants prove that. But these days, team …

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