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Bubble Breakdown: NASCAR Top-35 Surprises, Disappointments & Concerns in 2008

Welcome one and all to this week’s edition of the Bubble Breakdown. With no Sprint Cup Series race last weekend to speak of, we’re going to take advantage of the break to look back at the first eight races of the season and analyze the biggest surprises and disappointments so far. So without further ado, …

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David Reutimann Driver Diary: What Can Brown Do for You?

I’ve had the pleasure of running new colors and a new number for the past couple of weeks, but outside of those things nothing else is different. We sure have been super busy trying to get the team headed in the right direction, keeping up with testing sessions and running in both series. Unfortunately, one …

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Happy Hour: Mark Martin the Unluckiest Driver in Auto Racing?

Being the undeniable gentleman that he is, Mark Martin would probably take exception to my calling him the unluckiest driver in auto racing. He would counter that he has won 35 Cup races and 47 Busch races, driven for top-notch teams and pulled down an amazing five IROC championships. And how many drivers have finished …

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Fanning the Flames: “Smack” Talk, Engine Issues & NASCAR’s Damn Gopher Cam

Thanks to all the guys and gals out there who are sending a wide range of questions. You all manage to keep the input timely and (sometimes) challenging, but that’s a good thing. By the way, could someone tell me who won that Yankees/Red Sox game last Saturday night? I was watching a ballgame that …

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Side-By-Side: Should Sam Hornish Jr. Leave NASCAR?

Editor’s Note: The following is a special edition of Frontstretch‘s Side-By-Side. Occasionally throughout the season, two of your favorite Frontstretch writers will duke it out in a debate concerning one of NASCAR’s biggest stories. Don’t let us be the only ones to speak our minds, though… be sure to read both sides and let us …

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BSNews! NASCAR Snippets From the Cutting Room Floor

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – In what can only be described as a shocking admission, Brian France revealed today that he has, in fact, used Coke on a daily basis for a few years now… even on days that he was scheduled to make important decisions regarding how NASCAR is run. Fans may remember that a few …

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Rick Crawford Driver Diary: Another Crawford on Track Soon?

Since the last time we talked, our team did a NASCAR official Truck Series test at Martinsville. The Ford Powerstroke Diesel ran well for two days, and the Maxx Force Diesel ran well for two days with Brendan Gaughan. Even Adam got a shot at driving the Ford Powerstroke Diesel for the first time, and …

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Thompson in Turn 5: Random Drug Testing – Harvick, Earnhardt, Stewart & Granny! Form a Line Over Here!

Recent shocking revelations that former Craftsman Truck and Nationwide series driver Aaron Fike not only concealed a painkiller addiction from NASCAR officials, but competed in CTS events after using heroin on race day has renewed criticism of the sanctioning body’s present drug-testing policies. At the moment, NASCAR does not have a random drug-screening policy like …

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