Race Weekend Central

Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 NASCAR Tracks

With no reason to update the rankings (unless you think going on vacation messes up Jimmie Johnson‘s mojo), we thought we’d do something a little different this week. There are nearly 30 tracks on the schedules of the three major touring series of NASCAR. But just as they’re all sorts of shapes and sizes, every …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Shelby American at Las Vegas

A weekend in Las Vegas turned out lucky for Jimmie Johnson, who took a four-tire gamble on the last pit stop and rode it to victory number two in as many weeks. Just like that, second-place Kevin Harvick saw the race slip away – along with his hold on the top spot in our Power …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Auto Club 500 at Fontana

Taking the plates off at Auto Club Speedway meant the first “unrestricted” race of the regular season Sunday; and for once, the 2-mile oval didn’t disappoint. No pothole appeared to stop the action, but a threat from Mother Nature sure helped start it, with rain clouds keeping the racing hot and heavy the second we …

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Full Throttle: The End of Kentucky’s Lawsuit Could Signal a Cup Date for 2011

In an interview with Dave Moody on NASCAR Radio’s Sirius Speedway on Tuesday, Bruton Smith stated that he does not believe the former owners of Kentucky Speedway will exercise their right to appeal a recent ruling in their antitrust lawsuit against International Speedway Corporation and NASCAR. If that is true, the one obstacle that has …

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Full Throttle: The New Green/White/Checkered May Not Be Good for the Geese but Great for the Gander

Heading into this weekend’s NASCAR races, the sanctioning body made an adjustment to their end of race green/white/checkered policy. Prior to this weekend, if a caution flag flew after the competitors took the green, the field was frozen and the race was declared official. The new rule allows for up to three attempts at a …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Bud Shootout at Daytona

As Sprint Cup drivers prepare to tackle their 36-race regular season, it’s time to take a look at which ones carry the most momentum into 2010. Certainly, the Bud Shootout helped give some some a little extra push, but it’s hard to unseat a certain four-time champ on top of our list – at least …

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Full Throttle: The Loss of Harry Davis a Huge Loss for NASCAR’s Diversity Movement

On January 21st, NASCAR lost a very dedicated man when Harry Davis passed away. Harry was the father of Marc Davis, a one-time developmental driver for Joe Gibbs Racing who has gone on his own to try and make it into the big leagues of stock car racing. Harry put everything he had into helping …

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