NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Weekend Lowdown: 2010 Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta

Race No. 4 of the Sprint Cup Series and Race No. 2 of the Camping World Truck Series take us to Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga. Unlike Las Vegas and Fontana, success at Atlanta has been a mixed bag in recent years. Since 2004, drivers from Roush, Gibbs, Hendrick, Penske and most recently RPM …

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Talking NASCAR TV: Pizzi Problematic, But Vegas Very Good For FOX

Hello, race fans. Hope you had a great weekend. Welcome to my 51st entry in Frontstretch‘s weekly TV critique series, where I look into the racing shows and telecasts making their way across our airwaves. This past weekend, the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series were in Las Vegas, Nev. for the Shelby American and Sam’s …

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Weekend Lowdown: 2010 Shelby American at Las Vegas

Race No. 3 of the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series schedules brings both series to Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Similar to Auto Club Speedway, Roush Fenway Racing has traditionally run very well at the 1.5 mile tri-oval, visiting victory lane six times. Hendrick Motorsports has won another four times at the track. Chip Ganassi’s team …

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Talking NASCAR TV: Telecasts OK, But Improvements Can Always Be Made

Hello, race fans and welcome to our weekly look into the race broadcasts that you and I watch each week. It is my 50th critique, the “golden critique,” if you will. This past weekend, the Sprint Cup and Nationwide series teams were in Fontana, Calif. for the Auto Club 500 and Stater Brothers 300 (not …

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Jimmie Johnson Wins 2010 Auto Club 500 After Getting a Lucky Break

Back during Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway, Hendrick Motorsports’ teams didn’t look like their dominant selves. Jimmie Johnson suffered from a broken axle late in the race, forcing him to retire on lap 185 and finishing 35th as a result. In Fontana, the status quo returned. Johnson had the best car on Sunday, leading eight …

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Talking NASCAR TV: Solid Daytona 500 Start for FOX… But Old Issues Remain

Greetings, fans and welcome to this week’s critique, entry No. 49 in a limitless series where I look into the NASCAR broadcasts that we all watch. This past week brought the main events of Speedweeks for the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck series at Daytona International Speedway. In addition, the Sprint Cup Series …

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Talking NASCAR TV: Danica-mania Hurts ARCA Telecast, FOX Shines

Hello, race fans, and welcome to entry No. 48 in a long-running series where I look into the television broadcasts beamed into our households. This week, I’m covering the first weekend of SpeedWeeks (hooray!). But, before we get into the critiques, some news. First off, Nascar.com will be offering free RaceBuddy coverage of the Gatorade …

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Talking NASCAR TV: SPEED Does Well in Daytona, Struggles in Irwindale

Hello, race fans and welcome to entry No. 47 (No. 1 in 2010) in an open-ended series that looks into the broadcasts that we all love to watch. This weekend was the last weekend without action for NASCAR’s top-three series, as Speedweeks starts in less than 72 hours. But first, some late-breaking news (as in …

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Talking NASCAR TV: A Last Look at Together: The Hendrick Motorsports Story

Hello, race fans. It’s been a long winter, but I’m back for another season of critiques, commentary, TV news and other random musings. But, before we start, there are a couple of things that I need to discuss. First off, some Frontstretch news. I am expanding my areas of critique for 2010. Non-stock car racing …

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