Race Weekend Central

NASCAR Mailbox: What Constitutes a 2019 Failure for Hendrick Motorsports?

(Photo: NKP)

The NASCAR Xfinity Series has given us three breakout stars this season in Tyler Reddick, Cole Custer and Christopher Bell. Two of those three, and potentially all of them, will be moving up the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series next season. With that said, the star power in the series spirals downward and it raises …

Read more

NASCAR Mailbox: Will Retirements Increase in the Next 1-2 Years?

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

With many aging veterans in NASCAR right now, the dreaded retirement topic is starting to come to the surface. While many are still extremely competitive, there are still some persistent rumors that a few of the sport’s superstars are hanging it up in the next year or two. Who do you think will be hanging …

Read more

NASCAR Mailbox: Is it Time for Local Cautions on Road Courses?

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

There was a lot of controversy surrounding the officiating during Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the ROVAL at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Cautions were thrown at untimely portions of the race, and some were frustrated with NASCAR as to why. One rule that can help this argument is the utilization of local cautions. …

Read more

NASCAR Mailbox: Should the ROVAL Be a Cutoff Race?

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After Saturday night’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond, many drivers complained, once again, that passing was very difficult with the current racing package. Clint Bowyer had some interesting ideas, saying maybe a new package should be put into place for short tracks or that PJ1 should be used at Richmond. Has this …

Read more

NASCAR Mailbox: Should Sunday Night NASCAR Be a Thing More Often in the Future?

Kyle Busch pacing the field (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After Sunday night’s controversy between Kyle Busch and Garrett Smithley, a debate has sparked about who was at fault and what it should take to become a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver. Smithley has been racing in NASCAR’s national series for years, and has had some solid runs and success there. What should NASCAR …

Read more

NASCAR Mailbox: Is it Possible for a Winless Driver to Win a Championship

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Since the beginning of the playoffs back in 2004, we have seen a handful of drivers outside of the top 10, 12 and then 16 win a race or two in the final 10. However, since there have been 16 drivers in the playoffs, it seems to be rarer that a driver outside of that …

Read more

NASCAR Mailbox: Should the Truck Series Host an Official Throwback Weekend?

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After another successful throwback weekend in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup and Xfinity series, there is always talk of why the Gander Outdoors Truck Series does not have an official throwback weekend. We have seen some Truck Series drivers run schemes that honor different eras but it has not been an official thing ever. Should …

Read more

NASCAR Mailbox: How Aggressive is Too Aggressive?

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

If you think about it, the most exciting racing occurs as a result of driver aggression, with drivers dive-bombing their cars into corners, not sure if they will make it out the other end. If drivers get after it, and are constantly aggressive and making daring moves throughout the event, this always makes the race …

Read more

NASCAR Mailbox: What Could be the Biggest Reason for Jimmie Johnson’s Struggles?

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Jimmie Johnson has had his fair share of struggles in the 2019 season. Even though he opened the year with a win in The Clash, it has not been easy ever since. After having Chad Knaus as a longtime crew chief his entire career prior to 2019, he is now working with his second crew …

Read more

NASCAR Mailbox: Are Short Tracks or Road Courses Better at the Cup Level?

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Road courses and short tracks are two of the best track layouts in NASCAR. The handful of races on the schedule that make up these track types are fan favorites, producing some of the best on-track action we will see. Which track layout is better, short tracks or road courses? Which provide us the best …

Read more

Sign up for the Frontstretch Newsletter

A daily email update (Monday through Friday) providing racing news, commentary, features, and information from Frontstretch.com