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Turning Back the Clock: 1996 Rolex 24 at Daytona

Hello, race fans. This season, we’re upping the amount of coverage for the Rolex Sports Car Series. I will be in Daytona for the race and plan on spending the entire race at the track. Be sure to follow Frontstretch on Twitter at “@TheFrontstretch”: for up to the minute updates from Daytona Beach this weekend.

The 24 Hours of Daytona traditionally marks the beginning of Speedweeks. Up until recently, the event was held the weekend before the now-Budweiser Shootout. However, the race was moved up a week to avoid a conflict with the Super Bowl. Originally a three hour event dubbed the Daytona Continental, the race expanded to 24 hours for the first time in 1966, has been a major test for sports car teams from around the world. In years past, the entry list would be filled with the best from North America and Europe battling it out for class and overall honors.

Talking NASCAR TV: Why Chase Coverage is Already Turning Into a Problem

Hello, race fans, and welcome back to Talking NASCAR TV, where I look into the race broadcasts that we all watch (or try to watch) and dissect them with a fine-tooth comb. This past weekend, the Sprint Cup and Nationwide series raced at Richmond International Raceway. Also, the Rolex Sports Car Series held their season …

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Full Throttle: Crossing the Line to Avoid Jail Time

Back on October 8th, two young gentlemen in their high-dollar toys were racing across the Seabreeze Bridge in Daytona in the early morning hours, both under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. According to the police report, both were in possession of illicit drugs as well. Police officers noticed them exceeding the speed limit by …

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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 …

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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 …

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Talking NASCAR TV: SPEED Does Well in Daytona, Struggles in Irwindale

Hello, race fans and welcome to entry No. 47 (No. 1 in 2010) in an open-ended series that looks into the broadcasts that we all love to watch. This weekend was the last weekend without action for NASCAR’s top-three series, as Speedweeks starts in less than 72 hours. But first, some late-breaking news (as in …

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Mirror Driving: Was Robby Gordon Saved? Is the Bud Shootout Unfair? & A Testing Wrap-Up – Who Cared?

With CoT testing on the intermediate tracks at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and California Speedway complete, the Toyotas looked strong, while the Hendrick juggernaut appeared to be struggling with setups. How does this change preseason expectations for these teams — as well as their competitors?

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