Race Weekend Central

Professor of Speed: A Memorial Day to Remember for NASCAR

Last Sunday was one memorable day of racing. If we move beyond the self-serving particulars of who won, who lost, and other such personally-driven details as those, we can treat this past weekend’s slate of events as a simple matter of earnest motorsports competition. It was a Sunday as simple as one, two and three. …

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Professor of Speed: NASCAR Turning a New Leaf in Virginia

Now that NASCAR’s foray to the frontier is finished, the racing community can set its sights on another exciting venture. It’s time for Brian France’s Traveling Circus to pitch its tent at Martinsville. The .526-mile paved paperclip just might be the tonic NASCAR Nation needs after three events west of the Mississippi. While Kevin Harvick …

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The Times, They Have a-Changed

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It’s been said that changes in life are inevitable, but come on, NASCAR! First, it was the Gen-6 car as a means by which to improve Sprint Cup competition. Then, it was the win-and-you’re-in, Game Seven redesign of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship. Next, it was announced that what we’ve known and loved as “souvenir row” …

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2014 NASCAR Driver Review: Clint Bowyer

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Clint Bowyer 2014 Ride: No. 15 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 2014 Crew Chief: Brian Pattie 2014 Points Finish: 19th 2014 Stats: 36 starts, zero wins, 5 top fives, 15 top 10s, zero poles, 109 laps led, 5 DNFs, 15.8 average start, 17.1 average finish 2014 Best Finish: Third, (Talladega I, Richmond II, Talladega II) High Point: …

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Hold my Beer…

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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 that appeared in today’s edition. …

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