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Mark Howell

Mark Howell
Dr. Mark Howell is a college professor whose life and area of specialization is all about motorsports. He has published two books on the topic, has appeared on numerous national television and radio programs to talk about NASCAR and has been part of the Frontstretch team since 2011. Mark also spent three years (2001-2003) as a part-time pit crew member in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. As a professor, Mark teaches courses in advanced writing, popular culture, and film studies. He is also on the nominating committee of the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in Daytona Beach, Florida. In January 2017, Mark was diagnosed with Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis. It has curtailed his writing for Frontstretch, but he still manages to provide content whenever possible.

2018 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Martin Truex Jr.

You would think that winning a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship would result in stability and security. Martin Truex Jr. and crew chief Cole Pearn should feel both confident in their accomplishments and hopeful in their futures. The championship team owner should feel both pride in his organization’s success …

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NASCAR’s Bet on The Banquet

So… here we are. The 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Banquet has come and gone. It was a week of championship-caliber excitement complete with racing stars, racing cars, celebrities, and hangers-on galore. It all came to you via radio, television, and a variety of social media, as it has been …

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2014 NASCAR Driver Review: Clint Bowyer

Ride: No. 15 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota Crew chief: Brian Pattie Points finish: 19th Stats: 36 starts, zero wins, 5 top-fives, 15 top-tens, zero poles, 109 laps led, 5 DNFs, 15.8 average start, 17.1 average finish Best finish: third, three times (Talladega, May; Richmond, September; Talladega, October) High Point: Bowyer’s …

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Hold my Beer…

Not signed up for our FREE Frontstretch Newsletter? You’re missing out on some extra features and content from some of your favorite Frontstretch staffers. Check out this preview of our Wednesday commentary writer, noted NASCAR author and Professor Mark Howell on the Richmond catchfence climber from Saturday night, a piece …

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