Race Weekend Central

Frontstretch Podcast: Ross Chastain Breaks Down 4th Place in Iowa & Pocono’s Brake Problems

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

In the latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast, we review a busy weekend of racing at Pocono Raceway and Iowa Speedway with Dustin Albino, Mike Neff, Zach Catanzareti and Ross Chastain, the driver of the No. 15 Premium Motorsports Chevrolet in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and the No. 4 JD Motorsports machine in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Chastain …

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2-Headed Monster: Will Anyone Else Win Their Way Into the Playoffs?

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

There are only five races left in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular season, and we have seen only seven winners so far. With nine playoff spots still up for grabs, anyone in the top 30 in points who notches a win in the next five races will automatically earn a spot in the …

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The Frontstretch 5: Memorable Road Course Moments

(Photo: Tyler Barrick Autostock USA via NKP)

1. Flipping out The 1999 race at Sonoma featured not just one, but two cars flipping through the air. First, Steve Park got turned around, slid backward through the grass and struck a barrier, sending the yellow No. 1 airborne, where it turned completely over before coming to rest on top of the barrier.  Later …

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Pace Laps: Kyle Busch Sweeps NASCAR Weekend in Pocono

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Kyle Busch Goes Back-to-Back at Pocono Before the July race in 2017, Kyle Busch had never won at the Pocono Raceway. On Sunday, Busch tallied his second victory at the Tricky Triangle and second straight in July. Busch rocketed away from teammates Daniel Suarez and Erik Jones on the final …

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Friday Faceoff: Are Drivers Too Quick to Use the Bumper These Days?

(Photo: Mike Neff)

Many racetracks have unique traditions for the winner. For example, the race winner at New Hampshire Motor Speedway holds up a live lobster in Victory Lane. What is your favorite Victory Lane tradition, prop or recurring celebration in racing? Bryan Gable: It’s not specific to one track, but I enjoy the Polish victory lap.  Alan …

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2 Headed Monster: Should NASCAR Intervene In Driver Feuds?

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

After Ricky Stenhouse Jr and Kyle Busch had a difference of opinion regarding their crash a couple of weeks ago in Daytona, it became apparent from both that the feud may not be over just yet. NBC analyst and former driver Kyle Petty stated that he felt NASCAR should step in to end the conflict …

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Pace Laps: Close But No Cigar In Toppling NASCAR’s Big 3

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Close But No Cigar I’m sure you’re sick of hearing the words Big Three unless you’re a Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch or Martin Truex Jr. fan. This trio, along with Clint Bowyer has won every points race this year outside of Daytona and Talladega. But Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, …

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2018 Frontstretch Cup: Foxwoods Resort Casino 301

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Welcome to the 11th season of the Frontstretch Cup, a year-long competition in which the Frontstretch staff and guests from around the NASCAR world attempt to predict the winner of each Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. This season, we are joined by driver Corey LaJoie. Think you can do better? Leave your picks in the comments. How …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Jesse Little Reviews Cup Series Debut at Kentucky

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In the latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast, we review a full weekend racing in the Bluegrass State with Dustin Albino, Mike Neff, Zach Catanzareti and Jesse Little, who made his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut at Kentucky Speedway. Martin Truex Jr. put on a clinic, leading a race-high 174 laps en route to his fourth victory of …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Practice Not Be Televised?

Paul Menard pulling out of the garage (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

For years, NASCAR has televised almost all of its practice sessions, giving fans access to the entire weekend of festivities. But is this really necessary, and could the television networks use their resources to provide better race coverage without airing practice? That leads to this week’s question: Should television networks continue to televise the practices? …

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