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Danny Peters

In many ways, Danny Peters is the most unlikely NASCAR journalist ever. He grew up in the UK and was weaned on a steady diet of football, football, and more football (or, soccer if you prefer.) Danny moved to Manhattan just six weeks after 9/11 and settled into New York …

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Bryan Davis Keith

“Contact Bryan”:https://frontstretch.com/contact/18454/ Compared to a lot of fans out there, Bryan is a newbie to the ranks of NASCAR, having only started following the sport in 2003. In those five years, however, Bryan has completely immersed himself in the sport of stock car racing, and today considers himself one of …

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Doug Turnbull

“Contact Doug”:https://frontstretch.com/contact/18444/ Doug has been writing for Frontstretch.com, since April, contributing a weekly NASCAR TV column, as well as filling-in for columnists on other pieces. Doug also writes weekly for MotorSportsNews.net, monthly for Motorsport America and Pole Position Magazine, and on occasion for Cox Newspapers’ NASCAR Insider. Doug’s day job …

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Phil Allaway

“Contact Phil”:https://frontstretch.com/contact/18440/ Phil Allaway is Frontstretch.com’s resident road course nut. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on July 23, 1984, but grew up in the Upstate New York town of North Greenbush, which is a small suburb of Albany. In addition to his writing for Frontstretch.com, he works in a …

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John Potts

“Contact John”:https://frontstretch.com/contact/18438/ I grew up in Louisville, Ky., and my father and mother started taking me to what they called the “hardtop” races at the Jeffersonville (Ind.) Sportsdrome when I was ten years old – in 1949. I was hooked from the start. Those hardtops were mostly 1939 and 40 …

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The End of a Classic NASCAR Era

It all seems like it just flew by at this point, but ten years is a long time. More specifically, 338 races—356 by season’s end—is a lot of races.We’ve gotten used to seeing the orange No. 20 car slicing its way through the field, its fiery and extraordinarily skilled pilot guiding it rapidly to the front, going three-wide, occasionally pushing someone out of the way if need be. Now people who both love or despise but sorta respect Tony Stewart suddenly have half a season to get used to a great NASCAR era being over.Joey Logano, the likely replacement for Stewart in the Gibbs No. 20, will do just fine. The kid is enormously talented and looks like he has a great career ahead of him…and he looks to be a driver who will have plenty of fans in a hurry, something NASCAR could definitely use. It’s just that…someone else driving the Home Depot No. 20 car? After ten years of classic races, memorable incidents, and seeing a once-shaky relationship between driver and sponsor grow into one of the most solid in the sport? It doesn’t seem right.

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