Race Weekend Central

Tearing Apart the Trucks: A Look Back at the Summer Stretch

When the Truck Series rolled into Iowa, the drivers were refreshed and ready to race after a month off. Austin Dillon started out the weekend well, scoring his third consecutive pole position, and throughout the garage, everyone pointed at the No. 3 team as the one to beat. When Sunday rolled around, Dillon proved those predictions to be correct. Just as he had all weekend, the 20-year-old dominated, leading 154 of 205 circuits on the way to his first career victory.

Mirror Driving: Funding Jeff Gordon, Driver vs. Team & Steve Park, Please Come Back!

Jeff Gordon, a four-time champion and one of NASCAR’s most popular drivers is currently without a full-time sponsor for 2011. Just how troubling is that in the context of the sport as a whole? And who will end up on the side of his car next year?

Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 Up & Coming NASCAR Stars

During the final off week of the NASCAR season, despite a year where rookies are few and far between in the Cup Series, we’re taking a look at some stars of tomorrow who could potentially make an impact down the road. There are a multitude of racers spread all over the country, and thousands of …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2010 NAPA Auto Parts 200 at Montreal Edition

Oh la la! What a race in Montreal on Sunday, the type where the fans gave a standing ovation longer than some stayed in the stands at Chicagoland this year. That French kiss of fresh energy has everyone buzzing about a second-tier division whose ratings have quietly risen 6% during a year where NASCAR’s sky is falling.

Talking NASCAR TV: Montreal Has Great Action, But TV Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story

Hello, race fans. Welcome back to another edition of Talking NASCAR TV. Between the normal column and The Critic’s Annex for our Frontstretch Newsletter, this is the 100th critique I’ve written for Frontstretch. Last weekend, the Nationwide Series was in Montreal for the fourth running of the NAPA Auto Parts 200 at the Circuit Gilles …

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Tearing Apart the Trucks: ESR Set to Make Truck Series Debut

With just nine races remaining to determine the 2010 championship, the Camping World Truck Series rolls into Chicagoland Speedway for the EnjoyIllinois.com 225 Friday night. Todd Bodine holds a healthy lead over Aric Almirola in second, but the top five is all but decided despite so much action remaining this season. While the rest of …

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