Kevin Rutherford

Kevin Rutherford
Rutherford is the managing editor of Frontstretch, a position he gained in 2015 after serving on the editing staff for two years. At his day job, he's a journalist covering music and rock charts at Billboard. He lives in New York City, but his heart is in Ohio -- you know, like that Hawthorne Heights song.

NASCAR 101: 5 Drivers We Want to See in Cup Before the End of 2015

Erik Jones makes his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut this weekend with a start at Kansas Speedway for Joe Gibbs Racing – that is, unless you count his partial race filling in for Denny Hamlin at Bristol Motor Speedway last month, and we’re not. His entrance into the Cup Series …

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NASCAR 101: Where Erik Jones May Shine in His New Cup Career

Get ready, because Erik Jones is here. Don’t know him? That’s probably because you don’t follow the XFINITY and/or Camping World Truck series – which is fine, you’re not missing a whole hell of a lot in XFINITY at least. Jones has been touted as one of the young guns …

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NASCAR 101: 10 Driver Intro Songs at Bristol That Made Total Sense

There’s a lot of great racing tradition at Bristol Motor Speedway, whether it’s the track’s penchant for providing all kinds of beating and banging across hundreds of miles of racing or the tempers that flare throughout – not to mention the coliseum-like atmosphere suggested by the seating arrangements. And then there’s …

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NASCAR 101: NASCAR Sprint Cup’s Saturday Night Races, Ranked

This weekend marks a first for NASCAR this season, unless you’re counting the exhibition events. There’s racing this weekend, but no cars will take the track Sunday. Instead, the racing will be done starting tomorrow night at Texas Motor Speedway, culminating with the Sprint Cup Series event Saturday evening. It …

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NASCAR 101: Why Drivers Under 18 Have a Shot in the Trucks

This weekend, you could conceivably see drivers on a NASCAR national series level that don’t even have their driver’s license yet. Not to say that’s actually gonna happen; of the young’ns this weekend, everyone’s at least 16 years old, meaning unless someone decided to delay taking their test, you could …

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Kyle Larson Wins Thursday Daytona 500 Practice By Beating 4 Other Cars

So, about that final Daytona 500 practice before the Budweiser Duels…. In Thursday morning’s practice session, the fifth total for the Sprint Cup Series at Daytona for Sunday’s race, only four cars participated in total, with Kyle Larson coming out on top. Larson ran a speed of 192.70 mph to top …

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