Ever wonder how race teams get great rental car rates? Now you can, too! Find out more.
Enterprise and National: Here to serve your company's needs

NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Bury NASCAR’s Heart at Park Jefferson? Successful Return to Racing Could Force Their Hand

2020 Cup Daytona Hamlin Newman Blaney Buescher Harvick Lajoie Rick Lunkenheimer scaled

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

Amidst the ongoing debate within the NASCAR community on returning to racing, which is raging from social media to the North Carolina statehouse, earlier this week I had a good chat with fellow Frontstretcher Mark Kristl as we worked to edit one of his upcoming columns. Mark, like I, has immediate family members working on …

Read moreBury NASCAR’s Heart at Park Jefferson? Successful Return to Racing Could Force Their Hand

The Kyle Larson Pandemic: Lack of a Cure Proving Worse than the Disease

larson

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Earlier this week, I compared Kyle Larson’s disastrous use of a taboo slur during an iRacing event to the current pandemic that has brought much of the world to its knees. Nearly a week later, it’s still proving an apt comparison. KEITH: LARSON’S SLUR BECOMES NASCAR’S PANDEMIC As my sixth weekend in quarantine comes to …

Read moreThe Kyle Larson Pandemic: Lack of a Cure Proving Worse than the Disease

Kyle Larson’s Slur Becomes NASCAR’s Pandemic Overnight

LARSON

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

“I prefer dangerous freedom to peaceful servitude.” – Thomas Jefferson It has been written since early in the COVID-19 pandemic that American attitudes are perhaps more ill-suited than any other in the world to fight it. Americans, after all, have triumphed against previous existential challenges (World War II, 9/11) with aggressive, defiant, head-on clashes with …

Read moreKyle Larson’s Slur Becomes NASCAR’s Pandemic Overnight

Post-Pandemic America Changes Landscape for Both the Automobile & NASCAR Racing

2019TalladegaMENCSRacingCCK8

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

I’ve got to commend NASCAR for opting to put even iRacing on hold to honor the traditional Easter off weekend this Sunday (April 12). I say that both from a tradition standpoint, as well as a personal relief that the racing community opted for normalcy instead of a continued push to substantiate virtual reality. Having …

Read morePost-Pandemic America Changes Landscape for Both the Automobile & NASCAR Racing

Moving On from 2020, Motor Mile Ahead of the Times

Field Enters Turn Three After Final Restart of Iowa 250 pres. by Enogen

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Motor Mile Speedway is one of the few oval tracks left in my home commonwealth of Virginia that I have yet to visit. That will stay a fact for all of 2020, with Motor Mile taking the pre-emptive step to cancel all scheduled race events for the 2020 season. The track’s press release indicated that …

Read moreMoving On from 2020, Motor Mile Ahead of the Times

A Shrinking World Offers Opportunity to Break Free from NASCAR Hegemony

2020PhoenixNCSRacingRLP4

(Photo: Randy Lanning)

It’s been a struggle to commentate the past few weeks, and not just because there is no racing taking place to commentate on. Since a 2010 season that saw me on the road 35 weekends covering anything and everything I could for Frontstretch, I’ve often found that I do my best thinking on the road. …

Read moreA Shrinking World Offers Opportunity to Break Free from NASCAR Hegemony

2020: Meet the New World

winchester

Unlike most of the staff at Frontstretch, I didn’t watch Sunday’s iRace. I’ve been opposed to the concept of watching other people, be they gamer jocks or racecar drivers, play video games since my youngest brother and South Park filled me in on what (who) Pewdiepie was. No, Sunday was a much more somber day …

Read more2020: Meet the New World

Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 FanShield 500 at Phoenix

2020PhoenixNCSRestartRLP

(Photo: Randy Lanning)

The Headline(s): Holding off Kevin Harvick on two successive late-race restarts, Joey Logano prevailed in overtime to win at Phoenix, his second win of 2020, 25th career Cup Series win and 56th NASCAR national series victory. Fast Fords win races! Proud of our 22 @shell @pennzoil team. We learned a lot today and will be …

Read moreThinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 FanShield 500 at Phoenix

ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: 2020 General Tire 150 at Phoenix

2020 Phoenix ARCA Chandler Smith Checkers Randy Lanning

(Photo: Randy Lanning)

In a Nutshell: A disastrous ARCA night in America came to a merciful end when Chandler Smith held off a physical challenge from dominant Ty Gibbs on the lap 149 restart to win the General Tire 150 at Phoenix Raceway. The win was Smith’s first of 2020 and the eighth of his ARCA career. Michael …

Read moreARCA Racing Series Breakdown: 2020 General Tire 150 at Phoenix

Friday Faceoff: Which Track Will Go Down As Jimmie Johnson’s Best?

2020CaliforniaNCSJimmieJohnsonCarRLP

(Photo: Randy Lanning)

The Next Gen car in the NASCAR Cup Series will feature a single lug nut to be removed during pit stops. Is this a positive move, and what impact will it have? Adam Cheek: I’m very in the middle. It’s positive in that there’s less of a chance for loose wheels to be an issue, since …

Read moreFriday Faceoff: Which Track Will Go Down As Jimmie Johnson’s Best?