Race Weekend Central

Thompson in Turn 5: An Indomitable Spirit Prevails at Hendrick Motorsports

Jimmie Johnson‘s win this Sunday at Martinsville, Va. for Hendrick Motorsports was not just your average Nextel Cup win. It may very well have been a case of Divine Providence, especially when one considers the shocking circumstances Johnson encountered following his last victory at the famed .526-mile track. Circumstances that day turned what should have …

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Voices From the Heartland: No Track is TOO Fast

Earlier this week, it was suggested by Frontstretch‘s Managing Editor Thomas Bowles that racetracks in general and Lowe’s Motor Speedway specifically may have been made, or re-made, too fast for NASCAR Nextel Cup racecars. At the risk of being fired, hung, drawn and quartered, chopped into little bits and the little bits jumped upon until …

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Fantasy Picks ‘N’ Pans: 2006 Subway 500 at Martinsville Edition

This weekend’s race at Martinsville kicks off the second half of NASCAR’s playoffs, the Chase for the Championship. The first five races have been kind to some of us (Mike), while others are struggling to make up lost ground from early miscues (Cami). On the track, Jeff Burton has made the biggest gain, moving from …

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Thompson in Turn 5: Misguided Loyalties for NASCAR Fans

I have tried in recent years to humor some NASCAR fans’ fantasy-based loyalty to one automobile manufacturer or another, much like I did with my children when they were young and checking under the pillow in the morning to see if that tooth had been replaced with some kind of monetary compensation. My philosophy back …

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