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Frontstretch Staff

Frontstretch Staff
The Frontstretch Staff is made up of a group of talented men and women spread out all over the United States and Canada. Residing in 15 states throughout the country, plus Ontario, and widely ranging in age, the staff showcases a wide variety of diverse opinions that will keep you coming back for more week in and week out.

2006 Driver Review: Ward Burton

*Ward "I'm Back and Better Than Ever" Burton* *2006 Ride*: No. 4 Lucas Oil Products Chevrolet *2006 Owner*: Larry McClure *2006 Crew Chief* : Chris Carrier *Stats* : 3 Races, 0 Wins, 0 Top 5s, 0 Top 10s, 53rd in points. *High Point* : After a two year absence, Ward Burton made his long-anticipated return to Nextel Cup competition in October at Martinsville.

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2006 Driver Review: Greg Biffle

*Greg "The Biff" Biffle* *2006 Ride*: No. 16 National Guard Ford *2006 Owner*: Jack Roush *2006 Crew Chief*: Doug Richert *Stats*: 36 races, 2 Wins, 8 Top 5s, 15 Top 10s, 13th in points. *High Point*: After a dismal start to the season that included two engine failures in the first nine races, Biffle starting firing on all cylinders during May.

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Top Ten Ways to Pass Time During the Offseason

10. Celebrate all the holidays you missed throughout the racing season... like your wedding anniversary and spouse's birthday. 9. Christmas IS coming, so drink enough spiked Egg Nog that you lose track of time. It'll be Feburary before you know it! 8. Memorize your children's names. Remember, practice makes perfect!

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Congratulations to NASCAR’s 2006 Champs!

The Frontstretch would like to congratulate the three drivers who added champion to their list of accomplishments in 2007, along with the teams and crew chiefs that helped make it all happen...

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Mirror Driving: Juan Pablo Montoya Better Than Expected?

*Does Jimmie Johnson's 2006 season (Daytona 500, All-Star Race, Brickyard 400, 5 points wins, Nextel Cup Championship) rank as one of the best single season efforts ever, or does it fall short of seasons such as Jeff Gordon's 13-win championship season in the late 1990s?* Kim: No, Johnson's was not one of the best … but it was impressive nonetheless. Tom: In my mind, it definitely doesn't beat years like Gordon's in 1998...he was just overwhelmingly dominant that year.

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For Jimmie Johnson, A Well Deserved Championship

The Nextel Cup season finale did not end in as dramatic a fashion as I thought it might. In my column "last week", I speculated on any number of intriguing scenarios that could play out during the running of the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. But for any truly remarkable and unanticipated finish in determining the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Champion to take place, Jimmie Johnson would have had to either finish poorly...or not at all.

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Frontstretch Thanks You!

As the Nextel Cup season draws to a close and the holidays approach, the proud editors and writers at Frontstretch would like to send a quick thanks to YOU - our readers - for all your support.

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