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Mirror Driving: Atlanta’s Fan Frenzy, Picking the Chasers & Morgan Shepherd’s Swan Song?

Swapping Atlanta Motor Speedway’s date to Labor Day weekend certainly improved attendance at AMS. But did the quality of racing match the fans’ enthusiasm?

Voices from the Heartland: Looking Back at How Fun NASCAR Was Not That Long Ago – Part 1

Remember when NASCAR used to be fun? After doing this here writing gig for Frontstretch almost six years, I sometimes lose sight of the fact on just how much fun it was, say, five years ago. Nowadays, it seems like we are all just bitchin’ about this and/or that and it really gets mundane after …

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Mirror Driving: Montreal to Cup?, Atlanta Angst & Where Have All The Rookies Gone?

The Nationwide Series ran a wild and crazy race at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on Sunday, with rain tires and a roller-coaster running order jumbling up the finish. Was the competition overall better than last year, and is this a venue where NASCAR should explore sending the Cup teams at this point?

Voices from the Heartland: No Need to Switch to Fuel Injection

Lately there has been a lot of talk about switching to a fuel injection system versus a carburetor in NASCAR. The question I have is; why? Why do we have to mess with one more ‘tradition’ of this great sport? Advocates of fuel injection cite numerous reasons such as better fuel mileage, better performance, “everyone …

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Mirror Driving: Fuel-Injection Firestorm, Tackling Team Orders & Why Bash Bristol?

Saturday’s race at Bristol featured green-flag passing as well as several on-track run-ins, although many fans still said afterward that the race was boring. So was it boring, or are fans’ expectations out of line?

Phil: It wasn’t boring. I just think the fans are still used to constant bump and running at Bristol.
Jeff: 99 percent of the fans that say that are watching it on TV.

Voices from the Heartland: Turn Your Head & CotH?

Wow, who’d have thunk it? First we were given the “Car of Tomorrow,” but now we have the “Car of the Heartland?!” For those wondering, the Car of the Heartland is the head-scratching brainchild of Furniture Row Racing and Farm Bureau. Furniture Row Racing, which ran full Cup schedules in ‘06, ‘07 and ’08 but …

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Voices from the Heartland: While I May Have Sympathy for Jason Myers, If I Were the Judge…

I’m sure I’m going to take a lot of flak for this one, but nonetheless, here goes… Jason Myers, former car chief for the No. 99 Aflac Ford, was fired back on February 17th of this year by Roush Fenway Racing for failure to show up for work, failing to notify anyone that he would …

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