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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Sprint Cup: 2008 NASCAR Preview Edition

The last time we were in Florida for a NASCAR race, Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 team were basking in a sea of confetti after winning their second consecutive Sprint Cup title at Homestead-Miami Speedway. A lot has changed since that historic day in November; there’s been a powerful addition to the Toyota camp, …

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Racing at the Beach: Tragedy, Triumph & Controversial Finishes at Daytona, 2001-07

Editor’s Note: With the 50th running of the Daytona 500 just days away, we’re proud to present Frontstretch Senior Writer Matt McLaughlin’s “History of Daytona” series. McLaughlin has profiled all 49 Daytona 500s – and whether it’s Pearson and Petty spinning through the grass or Earnhardt finally getting the monkey off his back, he’ll have …

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Who’s the Champ, Who’s the Chump & Who’s in the Chase: 2008 NASCAR Staff Predictions

Now that another new NASCAR season is officially upon us, the time is here for our Frontstretch staff to look like geniuses… or fools… with our picks for who makes the Chase – and most importantly, who takes this year’s title. So, read on to find out who your favorite expert picked to bring home …

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Mirror Driving: Was Robby Gordon Saved? Is the Bud Shootout Unfair? & A Testing Wrap-Up – Who Cared?

Will the Robby Gordon/GEM technical alliance be a lifeline for Gordon’s single-car team, or is there no place Foran independent owner/driver in today’s NASCAR?

Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: 2008 Preseason Top 15

Editor’s Note: In our ongoing quest to make our site bigger and better, Frontstretch is proud to expand our power rankings to a full website feature. We do our rankings similar to the Associated Press for basketball and football… each staff member that votes ranks the drivers on a 20-19-18-17-16-15-14… 3-2-1 basis, with the first-place …

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Down in Daytona 2008: Speeds Up in Final Day of Session 1

Editor’s Note: Mike Lovecchio will be covering testing in a variety of ways for us this January at Daytona. To read his reports from earlier in the week, be sure to click the links below: Cup Testing, Day 1 Cup Testing, Day 2 The first session of NASCAR Sprint Cup testing is over, and after …

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Down in Daytona 2008: Change is the Story After Day 1 of Winter Testing

Editor’s Note: Mike Lovecchio will be covering testing in a variety of ways for us this January at Daytona. His first installment, on day one, comes from a fan’s perspective – before going down to the garage later this week. It seemed like only yesterday that the Nextel Cup series crowned Jimmie Johnson the 2007 …

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