NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Windows 10 400 at Pocono

2015 Pocono Raceway NSCS Matt Kenseth victory lane credit NASCAR via Getty Images

(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

Who’s in the headline – For the first time in month, Kyle Busch is not the main story coming out of a Cup race. He was half a lap from taking another trophy, but it was his teammate Matt Kenseth who came home with the hardware. In a crazy race that featured seven cautions in the first …

Read more

State Favorites KFC Joins Front Row Motorsports for Kentucky Speedway

2015 Martinsville I CUP Cole Whitt racing credit Amy Henderson

Photo Credit: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch

With NASCAR heading to Kentucky for a weekend of night racing, one team has picked up the state’s most popular restaurant as a sponsor. Kentucky Fried Chicken will return with Front Row Motorsports for the July 11 Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway. The well-known red and white KFC colors will grace the team’s No. 35 Ford …

Read more

Beyond the Cockpit: Cole Whitt Emerging as a Leader for Front Row Motorsports

2015 Michigan I CUP Brett Moffitt Alex Bowman Cole Whitt Trevor Bayne CIA

(Photo: CIA Stock Photo, Inc. ©2015)

It’s been quite the journey to NASCAR’s premier division for Cole Whitt. The talented driver started out as a developmental driver for the now-defunct Red Bull Racing, rising through the rankings after impressive stints in the K&N Pro Series East and Camping World Truck Series. After the team shut down, he was left searching for …

Read more

The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Toyota/SaveMart 350 at Sonoma

2015 Sonoma CUP pack racing II CIA

(Photo: CIA Stock Photo, Inc. ©2015)

Looking for the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How behind Sunday’s race? Amy Henderson has you covered each week with the answers to six race-day questions, covering all five Ws and even the H… the Big Six. Who… gets my shoutout of the race? The result wasn’t quite there, but the old fire was. …

Read more

Did You Notice? The Key to Qualifying, Sophomore Slumps & Quick Hits

2015 Dover I CUP Jimmie Johnson wins CIA

(Photo: CIA Stock Photo, Inc. ©2015)

Did You Notice? Qualifying has become a point of emphasis for top teams? None other than Dover winner Jimmie Johnson spoke about his struggles in that department, one of only three drivers this season to win a race after starting outside the top 10. “Raw speed hasn’t been our strong suit,” he admitted in the …

Read more

NASCAR Driver Report Cards: Part III

2015 Dover I CUP Tony Stewart car CIA

Photo Credit: CIA Stock Photography

So you might remember a few weeks ago when I graded the Sprint Cup full-timers through Driver Report Cards… and promptly stopped at the letter K. No, I don’t have a weird idea of what the alphabet should be, nor am I protesting the use of the letters L through Z. The third part just …

Read more

Cole Whitt, Front Row Motorsports Announce 2-Race Sponsor

Cole Whitt4

(Photo by Sarah Glenn/NASCAR via Getty Images)

Front Row Motorsports and Cole Whitt announced a new primary sponsor on Tuesday. Tweaker Energy Shot will adorn the hood of Whitt’s No. 35 Ford this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway and again at Watkins Glen International in the summer. This will be Tweaker’s first primary sponsorship in the Sprint Cup Series, and the Dallas-based …

Read more

Holding A Pretty Wheel: Front Row Motorsports On Path to Improvement

2015 Martinsville I CUP David Gilliland car credit Amy Henderson

(Photo: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch)

There’s a different world on the backside of the Sprint Cup garage. That’s where the sport’s smaller teams usually reside. Teams are assigned to the garage based on points, so while one side — the side where the big, powerful teams are parked — is often a circus of fans and media on top of …

Read more

Off the Wall With… Cole Whitt

2014 Michigan II CUP Cole Whitt Austin Dillon CIA

(Credit: CIA Stock Photography)

Welcome to Off the Wall, where we ask your favorite drivers the same five questions that are… well, off the wall! We’ll check in with a different driver each time to get a peek into life outside the racecar. In this edition, Sprint Cup driver Cole Whitt dishes the answers. What’s fun besides racing? Whitt: …

Read more

Did You Notice? … The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

2014 Talladega II CUP Tony Stewart spin CIA

(Photo: CIA Stock Photography)

Did You Notice? … Two races into 2014, Kevin Harvick is the only Stewart-Haas Racing car with either a top-5 or top-10 finish? SHR’s struggle has been notable as Tony Stewart was off the pace at Atlanta, uncompetitive long before getting caught up in a mid-race accident. Regan Smith has run admirably, keeping the No. 41 …

Read more

Sign up for the Frontstretch Newsletter

A daily email update (Monday through Friday) providing racing news, commentary, features, and information from