Race Weekend Central

Tracking the Trucks: 2009 Toyota Tundra 200 at Nashville

In a Nutshell: Ron Hornaday Jr. took the checkered flag 0.944 seconds ahead of Brian Scott to win the Toyota Tundra 200 Saturday night (Aug. 1) at Nashville Superspeedway. Hornaday Jr. again appeared to have the most dominant truck on the track and easily held on to lead through a green-white-checkered finish. Colin Braun, Timothy …

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Talking NASCAR TV: ORP Good, IMS Bad as ESPN Jumps Back Into Double-Duty

I know that the beginning of this week’s title sounds like something out of the 2001 movie Zoolander, starring Ben Stiller (Martial Arts good; Prime Minister bad), but it essentially drives home my point in this critique. Indianapolis is likely the biggest race weekend for NASCAR in the second half of the season. As a …

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5 Points to Ponder: 2009 Brickyard 400 Edition

Each week, Frontstretch hosts a live blog during the Sprint Cup race. It’s a great way for readers to interact alongside their favorite Frontstretch writers with videos, live commentary, and live polls. Each of this week’s “Five Points” were polls taken during the Brickyard 400 live blog. ONE: Should the Nationwide and Truck series run …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2009 AAA Insurance 200 at IRP

In a Nutshell: Ron Hornaday Jr. took the checkered flag 0.202 seconds ahead of Mike Skinner to win the AAA Insurance 200 presented by J.D. Byrider Friday night (July 24) at O’Reilly Raceway Park. Hornaday Jr. held off a late-race charge from Skinner, who had a fresh set of tires, to score his record fourth …

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Tearing Apart the Trucks: A Look at the Halfway Point of the Season, Hornaday Chases a Milestone & Caitlin Shaw Set to Debut

This weekend, the Camping World Truck Series heads to O’Reilly Raceway Park for the 13th race on the 25-race schedule. At this point each year, I like to take a look back at the season so far and ahead to what we can expect for the remainder of the season. Like most seasons, this year …

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Mirror Driving: Gauging the Importance of Indy While Sorting Out Title Contenders in Cup, Nationwide & Trucks

Indy is a race that any driver would love on his resume, but does the Brickyard 400 live up to the hype?

Talking NASCAR TV: Nationwide Shines but SPEED Fails to Recognize Start & Park Presence

Hello, race fans. I hope you enjoyed your weekend. I certainly did. I had fun, not just critiquing races but relaxing, sleeping in and hanging out with a group of employees at the local YMCA. Going into this weekend, I had planned on only covering the Truck and Nationwide series races. However, I had not …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2009 Built Ford Tough 225 at Kentucky

In a Nutshell: Ron Hornaday Jr. took the checkered flag 0.135 seconds ahead of Mike Skinner to win the Built Ford Tough 225 Saturday night (July 17) at Kentucky Speedway. Hornaday Jr. held off a hard-charging Skinner long enough to score his third consecutive and fourth win of the season. Matt Crafton, Timothy Peters and Aric …

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