NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Happiness Is… The DVR, Will Robinson, Not Mercedes & Long Beach.

One of the easy ways to fill space in a NASCAR column for the past couple years has been to debate the role of Cup drivers in the Nationwide Series. The oft-used comparison in this argument is that drivers who dabble in Nationwide are like Major League Baseball players dropping down into the minor leagues. First, let’s …

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Pace Laps: Who’ll Watch The Rain, Youth, Force, Bahrain, And Icebreakers

Did you miss an event during this busy week in racing? How about a late-night press release, an important sponsorship rumor, or a juicy piece of news? If you did, you’ve come to the right place! Each week, The Frontstretch will break down the racing, series by series, to bring you the biggest stories that …

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Happiness Is…A Story, 6, Power, and Bahrain

Martinsville is just what NASCAR needed, right? It had everything everybody wanted without talk of aero-push or aero-loose. It was like tastes great AND less filling. No way! The first thing it featured was the (somewhat overblown) feud between Kurt Busch and Brad Keselowski, complete with Kes formally addressing the camera in his post-accident interview and letting Busch, who was apparently watching …

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F1 Slipstream Saturday: Malaysia Edition

Well that was quite fun, wasn’t it? After the doom-mongers finished their hand-wringing, predicting no cars finishing, a terrible lack of noise and a championship based on luck… well… we had a pretty good race and a few very interesting elements to consider running up to this weekend in Malaysia. Here’s five points to discuss …

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Happiness Is… FOX, F1, California, and Points

This racing season is off to a fantastic start. Really. Two 12-hour races in Cup. The last three Nationwide races were won by Cup drivers. The Truck Series… wait, do they still race? Even Formula One is rolling hot with derision over its new six-cylinder engine and the lack of noise it produces. And INDYCAR hasn’t even …

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F1 Slipstream Saturday: 2014 Season Preview

So it’s time to say hello once again to this small niche of Frontstretch where we hide away in a corner and talk about the kids from the posh school once more. But what’s this? The kids have changed their uniform completely……they even….well…..sound different. And what’s happened to their noses?? Yep, it’s season preview time …

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Formula 1 Fridays: Building The Best

Over here in the UK we celebrated the day of the country’s patron saint, St George, on Monday. As per tradition, I toasted the dragonslayer’s legacy by stuffing myself with good old English fare and having rather too many real ales to wash it down with.

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