Race Weekend Central

NASCAR Mailbox: What is the Biggest Story Coming Out of Daytona?

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

The first thing to mention this week is we are all glad Ryan Newman is okay after the terrifying wreck on the last lap on Monday’s (Feb. 17) Daytona 500. However, even with the Newman wreck, there were many other storylines that came out of the race, such as manufacturer alliances, lower budgeted drivers scoring …

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NASCAR Mailbox: What Does NASCAR Need to Focus on in 2020?

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It is once again time for a new NASCAR season, and with that always comes some excitement and anticipation as to what the new year will bring. There are so many new things happening in the next few years, and 2020 is just the beginning of it. With a few changes to the cars and …

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2020 NASCAR Cup Series Preseason Power Rankings

(Credit: Christian Koelle, Frontstretch)

For the first time here at Frontstretch, our staff banded together to vote on who it thinks will be the top drivers of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season in a preseason power rankings format. Each participating staff member sent a 30-driver ranking before the beginning of the season, taking into account not only 2019 successes …

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2019 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Corey LaJoie

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

2019 was a big season, both on and off the track, for Corey LaJoie. It was the first full-time season of his young career in the NASCAR Cup Series. Although he was not with a top team, he was out to prove that he belonged in the top level of NASCAR with solid and competitive …

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2019 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Matt DiBenedetto

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Matt DiBenedetto was a driver that many did not expect to be a true contender in 2019 in the NASCAR Cup Series, but the expectation was for a much-improved season compared to his last few at the top level of NASCAR. Throughout the season, he proved himself to be a great driver and showed what …

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NASCAR Mailbox: How to Explain the TV Ratings Gains in 2019

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The 2019 NASCAR season is now officially in the books. We saw so many things happen this year, that it is hard to put everything into words in such a short piece. Whether it was the new package, the surprises, the disappointments, or the ratings, multiple different factors contributed to the “feel” and flow of …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Is This the Most Competitive Championship 4 To-Date?

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This season has been one of the most competitive we have seen in NASCAR’s history. There have been so many drivers across all three series that have had the chance to win week in and week out, and many have done so. The stats may show that only a handful of drivers have dominated the …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Is It Time to Eliminate Playoff Points After a Certain Round?

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The 2019 playoffs have given us some awesome racing, but at the same time, we have seen some drivers who were strong during the regular season have a small decline in performance throughout the last eight races. Two of these drivers are Kyle Busch and Joey Logano. Both carried an enormous amount of playoff points …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Has NASCAR Focused Too Much on the Intermediate Package?

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

It is no secret that NASCAR’s 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series package has changed the type of racing we see on virtually every type of track. Many will argue that intermediate racing is at its best in the last few years and that short track and one-mile racing have both been ruined. Everybody has …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Can Kyle Busch Return to Winning Form Before Homestead?

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

With the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heading to a certain paper-clip shaped venue this weekend, we’d be remiss to remind you that we have seen drivers get very aggressive in the playoff race at Martinsville before. It seems like the last few seasons, the aggression has been escalated just a bit. That leads us …

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