Race Weekend Central

Driven to the Past: Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures

Once again, something I read on the website Dayton Speedway Lives brought back some memories. A photographer named Scott McIlwain wrote about his experience attending the last Dayton 500 in 1979, and mentioned that Glenn Ohlmann was the winner. Ohlmann was from Louisville, and was a regular competitor at the old Fairgrounds Motor Speedway as …

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Scott Speed Driver Diary: ARCA Revenge, Sprint Cup Debut, Bull Riding & Mohawks

It’s been yet another eventful month in the life of Scott Speed. Speed entered the ARCA series finale at Toledo with a sizable points lead, before a memorable altercation with his closest rival, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., ended his chances of taking home the crown. The following week, the rookie made his much-anticipated Sprint Cup debut at …

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Tires at Talladega: What Caused the Failures?

Editor’s Note: Our regular rookie columnist Danny Peters is off this Tuesday, so we filled his spot with another freshman! Newsletter contributor Philip Allaway writes in his place. However, look for your favorite British expert to be back online next week! This past weekend’s on-track action at Talladega Superspeedway will be remembered for three notable …

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Driven to the Past: Relieving Shorty/Charley Glotzbach & the Wasps

John “Shorty” Miller was a transplanted Pennsylvania Dutchman who was an outstanding flagman/starter. Like all good men in this position on short tracks, and I hope I’m including myself in this group, he took a real interest in the drivers and their welfare. He was also very tough with the rules and would have blackflagged …

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Scott Speed Diary: Bristol, Dirt-Track Racing & Chasing a Championship

It’s our pleasure to welcome a new, fourth Driver Diary contributor to Frontstretch – Scott Speed. This season has seen the former Formula 1 driver from Team Red Bull burst onto the stock car scene, winning races in both the ARCA and Craftsman Truck series as he prepares for a possible move up the ladder to …

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Holding a Pretty Wheel: Ken Schrader a Lot Like a Rock

It was very nearly perfect. Stock car racing returned to the too-long-silent Rockingham (formerly North Carolina) Speedway last week on a picture perfect early summer day. All eyes were on Joey Logano, the rookie phenom who won easily from the pole in his ARCA Re/Max Series debut, but it was a veteran who truly epitomized …

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