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.

Tony Stewart: In Unfamiliar Territory

After threading his way through the field for a well earned second-place finish at last week's race in Loudon, N.H. to kick off the 2006 Chase to the Championship, immediately upon exiting his racecar Tony Stewart explained that although he was pleased with his finishing position, "it is a frustrating day when you are racing those guys that are in the top 10 in points. You are just so cautious around them and it is hard to race real hard and be around those guys, worrying about getting into them."

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Becca’s Big 6: 2006 Dover 400 Edition

That was the last time that Jeff Burton won a Cup race - October 28, 2001, at Phoenix International Raceway. The Cingular team has had several strong runs early in recent races, but has been unable to close the deal until Sunday. The clean, side-by-side battle between Burton and Matt Kenseth was one of the better late race battles in recent memory.

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Monster Mashes Some Chasers Hopes

Despite not having that many passes for the lead, this was an exciting race. The multi-groove thing finally came into play late in the race, setting up a classic Dover dash for the lead with Matt Kenseth up high and Jeff Burton down low! Now, if we could just get TNT to take those commercial breaks earlier instead of ruining the flow in the last 150 laps every race!

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Voices from the Heartland: How I Would Save NASCAR

So, as the grand poombah of NASCAR, what would I do? First and foremost, I would "tweak" the Chase... tweak it to the point that it no longer exists. When the new format was first announced, I held off on my judgment until the end of that year. At the time, I decided that it was marginally OK, but reserved the right to change my mind at any time.

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Scanner Static: Is Kevin Harvick Bound For Glory?

We're one race into the Chase, and while Harvick's run over the last two weeks is to be commended, he hasn't locked anything up and other drivers - including Earnhardt's old nemesis, Jeff Gordon, which I guess is fitting given the tone of your letter - might have something to say about that title before it's all said and done.

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