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James Buescher Driver Diary: Let’s Get Back to Racing!

This year Driver Diary contributor Rick Crawford will take on the role of mentor to his new teammate, 18-year-old James Buescher (pronounced Busher) who takes over the wheel of the No. 10 MaxxForce Diesel by International Ford F-150. Rick thought it might be interesting for his fans to get a different perspective and hear about …

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Happy Hour: The New Man in Black – Jeff Gordon

Most of you are probably aware of the new look on the No. 24, but if not, you can check out Jeff Gordon’s new black-focused paint scheme on Jayski. OK, now relax. I’m confident that the pseudonym “Man in Black” won’t stick to the four-time Winston Cup champion. When people hear “The Man in Black” …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Justin Allgaier Goes from ARCA Champion to NASCAR Rookie

Justin Allgaier went into the last year’s ARCA Re/Max Series finale at Toledo third in series points, well behind points leader Scott Speed and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. In a strange series of events, Stenhouse got into the back of the series leader and forced him into the wall, only to have Speed get back on …

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Thompson in Turn 5: Good NASCAR Racing a Cure for the Economic Blues

Editor’s Note: Enjoy Frontstretch Columnist Tommy Thompson on a new day this year… starting today, his popular Turn 5 column moves to Thursdays each week in 2009. Well, the call-to-arms has been sounded by our Editor-in-Chief to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and begin the business of big-time NASCAR journalism again… or something to …

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Voices From the Heartland: Relax! The Ever Benevolent NASCAR Has Everything Under Control… Or Do They?

While NASCAR’s CEO Brian France has been accused of being many things, no one can say that he – and the many minions that surround him – are lazy. After all, running a profit mill, saving the economy, making our skies safer and adding to the problem of global warming every time he opens his …

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Mirror Driving: Auctioning Off Daytona, Bud Shootout Blues & Playing Cupid with Crew Chiefs

Welcome to Mirror Driving. Every week, your favorite columnists sit down and give their opinion about the latest NASCAR news and rumors. Love us or hate us, make a comment below and tell us how you feel about what we’ve said! This Week’s Participants: Vito Pugliese (Wednesdays/Voice of Vito) Beth Lunkenheimer (Tuesdays/Running Your Mouth & Various/Frontstretch Truck …

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Top 10 Things I Would Like to See Happen in NASCAR in 2009

10. Jimmie Johnson wins the now totally worthless Bud Shootout, is crowned 2009 Cup champion after the race and Brian France cancels the rest of the meaningless season in his ultimate plan to cut costs for the rest of the teams. 9. The rest of the world finally realizes that I am right and recognizes …

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