Race Weekend Central

NASCAR, Follow the Rules!

This week’s exciting but controversial races to the checkered flag in both NASCAR’s Daytona 500 and the Chevy Silverado HD 250 Craftsman Truck Series events have left me dumbfounded as how such a successful organization as NASCAR can all too often demonstrate such poor judgment. It seems to me that the organization masquerades as a …

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

Normally, the fireworks in Daytona are reserved for July, but they came out early this year. 2007’s version of NASCAR’s Super Bowl didn’t disappoint in the action department… at least in the final fourth of the race. Kevin Harvick started off his season on fire with a weekend sweep after claiming his first Daytona 500 …

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NASCAR, Start Your Engines Already!

At 3:15 p.m. on Sunday, it’ll all be behind us. Manifolds, illegal substances, aerodynamic enhancements, failed shock mounts; the fines, suspensions and point-dockings. Then, once we get past FOX’s frenzied, frivolous and flighty pre-race show, one that will once again highlight all the craziness of this past week, the main event will finally, finally take …

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Who Wins, Who Gets Fired & Who’s the Best Rookie? Frontstretch 2007 NASCAR Staff Predictions

Now that another new NASCAR season is officially upon us, the time is here for our Frontstretch staff to look like geniuses… or, more likely, make fools of ourselves with our season picks for who takes this year’s title. Read on to find out who your favorite expert picked to not only win the Nextel Cup …

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Scanner Static: Is There a Crew Chief in the House at Daytona?

Happy Daytona Speedweeks, folks! It’s been a wild one so far and they haven’t even dropped the green on the Gatorade Duels. Manifolds, wheel-well vents, suspensions and revitalization have been the stories of the week; with so much going on, allow me to indulge myself for a bit before we get to your questions. First …

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Voices From the Heartland: NASCAR Press Corps Drenched During France’s “State of the Sport” Address? (Part I)

OK, I must admit that the headline is a bit misleading. The members of the NASCAR press that covered Brian France’s state of the sport address didn’t really get wet, but they were showered with something… and I’m sure France would tell them it was rain if he were asked. If you still don’t get …

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