Race Weekend Central

Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 NASCAR Tracks

With no reason to update the rankings (unless you think going on vacation messes up Jimmie Johnson‘s mojo), we thought we’d do something a little different this week. There are nearly 30 tracks on the schedules of the three major touring series of NASCAR. But just as they’re all sorts of shapes and sizes, every …

Read more

Talking NASCAR TV: IndyCar Blues & Fast Track to Nowhere… Er, Fame

Hello, race fans and welcome to the weekly critique, my 55th. Since NASCAR’s three major series were off last weekend, it makes picking out something to look at just that much harder. However, the Izod IndyCar Series had their season opener on Sunday in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Since I like all kinds of motorsports and …

Read more

Mirror Driving: G-W-C Disaster & Does NASCAR Need Earnhardt to Win?

Atlanta saw two attempts at a finish before the race was decided, and leader Kurt Busch expressed his displeasure at having to hold off the field twice while many cars were wrecked on the first attempt at a green-white-checkered finish. After a couple of races with multiple attempts, was the “three-attempt rule” the way to go?

Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta

The No. 2 car of Kurt Busch managed to win a race, but it was two other stories that stole the show this weekend at Atlanta. Carl Edwards made payback on superspeedways an acceptable behavior, while Goodyear once again brought a tire to the track that failed to perform as expected for nearly one-third of …

Read more

Talking NASCAR TV: Tire Problems Atlanta Crisis FOX Didn’t Cover Enough

Hello race fans, and welcome to my small corner of the internet, the weekly recap of the telecasts that we all watch on television. Before I get into the normal critique, one bit of news needs to passed across: Adam Alexander Named as TNT’s Play-by-play Commentator Last Wednesday, The Charlotte Observer reported that Adam Alexander …

Read more

Weekend Lowdown: 2010 Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta

Race No. 4 of the Sprint Cup Series and Race No. 2 of the Camping World Truck Series take us to Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga. Unlike Las Vegas and Fontana, success at Atlanta has been a mixed bag in recent years. Since 2004, drivers from Roush, Gibbs, Hendrick, Penske and most recently RPM …

Read more

Mirror Driving: Is Jimmie’s Success NASCAR Suicide? Grading Danica, And…

Jimmie Johnson won his second race of the season Sunday, with ratings plummeting 25% along with it. Many fans say that one driver winning so much is bad for NASCAR, but can one athlete winning really be that bad for an entire sport?

Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Shelby American at Las Vegas

A weekend in Las Vegas turned out lucky for Jimmie Johnson, who took a four-tire gamble on the last pit stop and rode it to victory number two in as many weeks. Just like that, second-place Kevin Harvick saw the race slip away – along with his hold on the top spot in our Power …

Read more

Talking NASCAR TV: Pizzi Problematic, But Vegas Very Good For FOX

Hello, race fans. Hope you had a great weekend. Welcome to my 51st entry in Frontstretch‘s weekly TV critique series, where I look into the racing shows and telecasts making their way across our airwaves. This past weekend, the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series were in Las Vegas, Nev. for the Shelby American and Sam’s …

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