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Nuts ‘N’ Bolts: Hey Baby, It’s NASCAR!


Remember the TV commercial last season for the NASCAR.com Superstore — the one where all the gifts at a young bride’s wedding shower were NASCAR items?

If the Madison Avenue types decide to follow up this season with a baby shower ad, I have discovered the perfect gift for the expectant mother to unwrap: Team Baby Entertainment’s “NASCAR BABY” DVD.

Mirror Driving: Does Daytona 500 Qualifying Mean ANYTHING?

The top-five qualifiers for this year’s Daytona 500 had a whopping zero top-10 finishes in 2006. Is the strength of teams like Robert Yates Racing and Chip Ganassi a good sign for the upcoming season, or are these qualifying times simply a flash in the pan?

Daytona Speedweeks: The End of Winter

Daytona Speedweeks arrives every year with a roar. Unlike the beginning of any other pro sports, NASCAR does not start a season at a slow, deliberate pace and gradually build up to a climatic, frenzied season-ending crescendo. Instead, it slaps you right in the face to announce its arrival. Last Saturday night’s Budweiser Shootout marked, …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Nextel Cup: Pre-2007 Daytona 500 Edition

This week kicks off a brand new season for the Nextel Cup Series. For all the drivers and teams, points reset at zero and the slate is wiped clean, as 51 teams battle for the championship trophy that will be handed out in nine months. But just because everyone’s points are the same right now …

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Bubble Breakdown: The 2007 Top-35 Battle Begins at Daytona

Whether you like it or not, the Top 35 in car owner points from last season are now locked into the field for the 49th Annual Daytona 500. While those teams can rest easy, the rest find themselves a nervous wreck from the minute they arrive in Florida. With Toyota stepping into the NASCAR’s elite …

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The Busch Series: Cup Lite?

Carl Edwards, Greg Biffle, Matt Kenseth, Clint Bowyer and Kevin Harvick. Hmm, where have we seen these names before? They’ve all been through the Busch Series the first time, but they’ve come back for more. Why?

BSNews! Daytona Beach P.D. Named “Official Security Attachment” of NASCAR (and More!)

Daytona Beach, Fla. – From a press conference held outside his Daytona Beach condominium, NASCAR CEO Brian France announced today that the entire Daytona Beach Police Department will serve as NASCAR’s own private security force. The new force will be formally known as the “Official Security Attachment For Racing” or OSAFR, (pronounced ‘oss-a-fer’). OSAFR will begin …

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Scanner Static: NASCAR Fans, Let’s Talk

Well, I guess introductions are in order. My name is Matt Taliaferro, and I’ll be one of your guides through a predictably unpredictable NASCAR Nextel Cup season here on Frontstretch. I’m a “newbie” around here, a term the rest of the Frontstretch staff seems to love, as they’ve taken great joy in throwing the word …

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Mirror Driving: Is Crocker’s Career Cracked to Pieces? Does Montoya Take Pressure Off Everyone Else?

It was officially announced this week that Erin Crocker is scaling back her schedule to run only 12 ARCA races and four Busch Series races this year. Is this the begininng of the end, or can she make it back and become a success after all that happened this year?

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