NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Scanner Static: Cup Veterans Fed Up With Ragan-omics

Q: I may be the last Ken Schrader fan standing, and I was really hoping he would have taken that piece of bumper he was holding and knock David Ragan‘s block off Sunday. What a mess Martinsville turned out to be, thanks to that kid. Does Jack Roush not have anyone better to put in …

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Fantasy Picks ‘N’ Pans: 2006 Bass Pro Shops 500 at Atlanta Edition

With only four races remaining this season, the Nextel Cup drivers and teams can see the light at the end of the tunnel. As the series heads back into the Southern hospitality of Atlanta, who are the drivers that can right your fantasy ship, leading you straight from the emergency room to the trophy room?

Mirror Driving: Are NASCAR Rookies Out of Control?

With a number of inexperienced rookies coming into the Cup Series next year, should there be a higher standard set by NASCAR before a driver is allowed to race in Nextel Cup? Two very inexperienced rookies took out some big contenders Sunday.

Thompson in Turn 5: An Indomitable Spirit Prevails at Hendrick Motorsports

Jimmie Johnson‘s win this Sunday at Martinsville, Va. for Hendrick Motorsports was not just your average Nextel Cup win. It may very well have been a case of Divine Providence, especially when one considers the shocking circumstances Johnson encountered following his last victory at the famed .526-mile track. Circumstances that day turned what should have …

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That’s History: Never Prewrite NASCAR’s History

I was looking for some notes in the abyss that is my hard drive when I came across a historical document of great significance. What’s the document of which I speak? None other than my preseason picks for the 2006 NASCAR Chase for the Nextel Cup.

Bowles-Eye View: NASCAR’s Future is Worrying Me

As always this time of year, NASCAR’s Chase is gobbling up most of the press, submersing some controversial subplots for 2007 into the background while predictions for the championship and the constant twists and turns of each week distract us from the big picture of the sport. I’m just as guilty as anyone else in …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2006 Kroger 200 at Martinsville

Jack Sprague finally got the proverbial monkey off his back Saturday afternoon in the Kroger 200 at Martinsville. In his 13th career start, he finally took a checkered flag at a track that’s given him more than his share of bad luck through the years.

Voices From the Heartland: No Track is TOO Fast

Earlier this week, it was suggested by Frontstretch‘s Managing Editor Thomas Bowles that racetracks in general and Lowe’s Motor Speedway specifically may have been made, or re-made, too fast for NASCAR Nextel Cup racecars. At the risk of being fired, hung, drawn and quartered, chopped into little bits and the little bits jumped upon until …

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