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Vito is one of the longest-tenured writers at Frontstretch, joining the staff in 2007. With his column Voice of Vito (monthly, Fridays) he’s a contributor to several other outlets, including Athlon Sports and Popular Speed in addition to making radio appearances. He forever has a soft-spot in his heart for old Mopars and presumably oil-soaked cardboard in his garage.

2-Headed Monster: Should Drivers Be Penalized For Field-Killing Crashes?

Jimmie Johnson’s win in The Clash on Sunday afternoon (Feb. 10) capped off an eventful afternoon for Hendrick Motorsports. The four-car powerhouse finished 1-2-3-4 in Daytona 500 qualifying prior to Johnson rolling into Gatorade Victory Lane for his first win with new sponsor Ally Financial. While winning is nothing new …

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Kevin Harvick Penalty Sets Stage for Classic Comeback or Championship Black Cloud

With Kevin Harvick and the No. 4 SHR team saddled with a wallop of a 40-point fine, loss of his pass to the final four, and suspension of his crew chief Rodney Childers for the final two races, following R&D inspection after their Texas win, the refrain from the NASCAR …

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Talk Dirt-y to Me: Pros & Cons of Expanding Eldora Dirt Derby

Anybody watch any good races this week? Following the sixth installment of Tony Stewart’s salute to sediment, the racing world, fans particularly, are clamoring for an expansion of the midweek, new summer classic at Eldora Speedway. What started as a novelty event when Stewart acquired the facility back in 2008 …

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