NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Full Throttle: Hall of Fame Inductees Were More Than Just Men

The Hall of Fame induction ceremony was a star-studded, emotional event that capped a month-long buildup to the inaugural class’s enshrinement. No one knew what to expect from this first foray into the process of honoring the heroes of the sport, but when it was all said and done the personal side won out. There …

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Holding a Pretty Wheel: The Roots That Gave NASCAR Its Wings – The Story Behind Sunday’s Hall Inductees

“It’s bigger than you. It’s bigger than me.” These words, or words nearly like them were delivered by Bill France Jr. to many a racer who had, in one way or another, raised his ire; and now, six decades into the sport that France’s father, Bill Sr., conceived in Daytona Beach, his words are still …

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Full Throttle: Missing a Hero… Dale Earnhardt

Editor’s Note: Have you heard of our FREE Frontstretch Newsletter, delivering NASCAR news, commentary, trivia and more right to your inbox every morning? If not, well, it’s time to sell you on it. Today, we’re showcasing the popular weekly column Full Throttle that Senior Writer Mike Neff writes for the Wednesday edition of our newsletter. …

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Voice of Vito: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Running the No. 3 at Daytona Riles Some Fans – But Why?

It is both the best of times and worst of times to be a NASCAR driver. On one hand, the cars are more safe than ever before – witness the wrecks of Carl Edwards, Brad Keselowski and Ryan Newman over the last year or so, to say nothing of Michael McDowell’s harrowing tumble at Texas …

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MPM2Nite: Talladega… That’s Entertainment?

Is there anyone left out there who knows I don’t like plate racing? If there is, I don’t. Never cared for it. Never will. I’ll go to my grave considering plate racing dumbed-down competition for the least common denominator type of fans, those ghouls who really do watch races just for the wrecks. There are …

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What’s Vexing Vito: Johnson vs. Gordon the 2nd Coming of Waltrip vs. Wallace?

During the course of this season, I have written articles both for Frontstretch and Athlon Sports suggesting that a burgeoning rivalry is on the horizon for NASCAR. First it was Brad Keselowski and Carl Edwards, then it was Kevin Harvick and Edwards, and following the dust up at Martinsville, the war of words between Jeff …

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Full Throttle: It’s History No Matter How You Look at It

NASCAR has been around for 65 years and there have been quite a few things that have happened over that time that have been rather remarkable. Most every year there is somebody doing something for the first time, or somebody accomplishes something that notches their name in the recordbooks. This past weekend it happened again …

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Did You Notice? The Difference a NASCAR Decade Makes? & Feed the Rich

Did You Notice? What a difference a decade makes? In this slow off week, I figured we’d do something a little different to show how much NASCAR has changed in the past ten years. So I figured, with so much worry over Jimmie Johnson‘s seemingly limitless success as of late, why not take a look …

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What’s Vexing Vito: Doing What’s Right & Doing What Matters – What NASCAR Can Use More & Less Of

With the Martinsville race pushed back to Monday, it shelved Voice of Vito for this week. I know, all of you are crushed… I don’t blame you, since not only am I single and devastatingly handsome, but I can also wield a keyboard like Bill Jordan could a Model 19 Smith & Wesson. All kidding …

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