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Voices From the Heartland: Don’t Worry! NASCAR is in Capable Hands for 2009 & Beyond

Yes, you read the headline correctly. And yes, you correctly (I hope) recognized right away that it is probably the best example of literary sarcasm ever written by me. As you read the following words, I want you to remember these two old adages. – It is better to remain silent and appear a fool …

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Voices From the Heartland: Almost on Cue, Bruton Dangles a Carrot & Other NASCAR Tidbits

Last week, this space was solely devoted to what needs to happen for NASCAR, as a sport, to keep from fading into oblivion. At the top of that list was the total removal of Brian France as the head man in Daytona. France’s removal, in my opinion, would be the single most ray of hope …

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Top 10 Possible Reasons Carl Edwards’s Car Got Such Good Gas Mileage

10. According to Ford, Texas Motor Speedway is more akin to “highway driving” than, say, Martinsville. 9. Brian France mandated Jeff Gordon and Carl Edwards were to have slightly bigger tanks than the rest of the field to make the script more exciting. 8. Most of the time, Carl was so far ahead, he was …

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Voices From the Heartland: Why is NASCAR Obvious Always So Hard to See?

I have an extremely low tolerance for “stupid.” Fortunately for me, seeing as how stupid has reached epidemic proportions worldwide, I have a built in antidote. That antidote consists of 50% laughter, 40% wonderment and amazement and 10% humility; as in, there but for the grace of God go I. When it comes to NASCAR, …

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Mirror Driving: Chasing NASCAR’s Chase, Tiring Tires & Flipping the Bird

Welcome to Mirror Driving. Every week, your favorite columnists sit down and give their opinion about the latest NASCAR news and rumors. Love us or hate us, make a comment below and tell us how you feel about what we’ve said! This Week’s Participants: Bryan Davis Keith (Thursdays/Picks ‘N’ Pans & Sundays/Nationwide Series Breakdown) Vito Pugliese (Tuesdays/Voice …

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Voices From the Heartland: Reader’s Comment Inadvertently Reveals the Problem with Jimmie Johnson

If you come to this website looking for a bunch of happy, fluffy, feel good articles about NASCAR and some of its more colorful characters, my writings are probably not your first stop. Even if I do write about some happy, fluffy, feel-good subject (albeit rare), it is still done in my usual, opinionated manner. …

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Top 10: Comparing Jimmie Johnson to Cale Yarborough is Like Comparing…

10. Kumquats to Apples. 9. Mick Jagger’s lips to Angelina Jolie’s. 8. Store bought tomatoes to homegrown. 7. Jimmy Carter to Ronald Reagan. 6. Hillary Clinton to Nancy Reagan. 5. Mike Tyson to Cassius Clay (Mohammad Ali, for you younger folk). 4. Tony Stewart’s body to Brad Pitt’s. 3. A Big Mac to a Hardee’s …

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