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Matt Stallknecht

Matt Stallknecht
Promoted to editor in 2014, Matt fights off rogue commas from our writing staff after rounding himself into a “young gun” racing expert. For the past two seasons, he’s penned the popular Four Burning Questions column (Weekends) highlighting the upcoming NASCAR race weekend. As an author for our open-wheel section, Matt also contributes to Open-Wheel Wednesdays and a substantial amount of race coverage and analysis. Matt, a native of Central New York also balances his duites with a full-time college course load. He’s a Senior at Le Moyne college this Fall.

2017 Frontstretch Podcast Powered by DraftKings – Episode 15: BlaneyMania

Episode 15: BlaneyMania Frontstretch podcast with Matt Stallknecht, Tom Bowles and Dustin Albino. In this week’s episode, the gang breaks down Ryan Blaney‘s stunning win at Pocono Raceway and evaluates his potential for star power in the future. The team also weighs the pros and cons of pack racing in IndyCar. This week’s episode …

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2017 Frontstretch Podcast Powered by DraftKings – Episode 14: Silly Season Heats Up

Episode 14: Silly Season Heats Up Frontstretch podcast with Matt Stallknecht, Tom Bowles and Mike Neff. In this week’s episode, the gang recaps a controversial weekend in Dover, and also does a full analysis of the upcoming driver carousel that is the 2018 Silly Season. The team also evaluates RPM’s decision to hire Bubba Wallace for the …

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2017 Frontstretch Podcast Powered by DraftKings – Episode 13: Memorial Day Racing Hangover

Episode 13: Memorial Day Racing Hangover Frontstretch podcast with Matt Stallknecht, Tom Bowles and John Haverlin In this week’s episode, the gang recaps a long and exciting weekend of racing from Memorial Day, breaking down the key stories to emerge from both the Indy 500 and Coke 600. The trio also dives into NASCAR’s potential …

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2017 Frontstretch Podcast Powered by DraftKings – Episode 12: The Greatest Day in Racing

Episode 12: The Greatest Day in Racing Frontstretch podcast with Matt Stallknecht, Tom Bowles and Beth Lunkenheimer In this week’s episode, the gang breaks down the newly announced 2018 NASCAR Schedule ahead of a Memorial Day weekend slate of races that has the whole team excited. The crew also touches on Red Horse Racing’s closure as …

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2017 Frontstretch Podcast Powered by DraftKings – Episode 11: All-Star Blues

Episode 11: All-Star Blues Frontstretch podcast with Matt Stallknecht and Tom Bowles In this week’s episode, Matt and Tom break down the rise and fall of NASCAR’s All-Star Race, offering insight into how the event could make a greater impact in the coming years. The team also breaks down rumored schedule changes …

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2017 Frontstretch Podcast Powered by DraftKings – Episode 10: The Merits of Superspeedways

Episode 10: The Merits of Superspeedways with Matt Stallknecht, Tom Bowles and Danny Peters In this week’s episode, the gang reflects back on last weekend’s race at Talladega Superspeedway. Clearly, the superspeedway has had a renaissance in recent years; the stands Sunday were packed in a year with attendance declines. But …

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2017 Frontstretch Podcast- Episode 9: Dega Looms

Episode 9: Dega Looms with Matt Stallknecht, Tom Bowles, and Corey Brewer In this week’s episode, the FS gang evaluates why, despite having great racing, Richmond continues to struggle with attendance. In addition, the crew breaks down the pros and cons of NASCAR’s 36 race schedule and offers a preview of what …

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2017 Frontstretch Podcast- Episode 8: Dale Jr.’s Legacy

Episode 8: Dale Jr.’s Legacy with Matt Stallknecht, Tom Bowles, and Kevin Rutherford   In this special edition of the Frontstretch podcast, the FS crew breaks down the implications of Dale Earnhardt, Jr.’s impending retirement, evaluating its impact on the sport and what an Earnhardt-less future will look like going forward.

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Episode 7: Rivalries, Bristol, and the Need for Positivity

Episode 7: Rivalries, Bristol and the Need for Positivity with Matt Stallknecht, Tom Bowles, and Phil Allaway   This week’s topics include: Recap of the first 7 races of the 2017 NASCAR season Evaluating the need for rivalries in the Cup series Predicting which drivers will be worth watching the rest …

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