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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: After the 2008 Bud Shootout at Daytona

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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Side-By-Side: Whose Fault Was It – Tony Stewart or Kurt Busch?

Editor’s Note: The following is a special edition of Frontstretch’s Side-By-Side? Occasionally throughout the season, two of your favorite Frontstretch writers will duke it out in a debate concerning one of NASCAR’s biggest stories. Don’t let us be the only ones to speak our minds, though… be sure to read both sides and let us …

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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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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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Thompson in Turn 5: NASCAR Rule Changes & Missed Opportunities

If NASCAR’s offseason rule changes are any indication – in addition to Brian France’s preseason quotes – it appears that the sanctioning body is satisfied with how they are currently operating the Sprint Cup Series. But was that the right stance to take? There were no dramatic changes in the point system for the Championship …

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Bubble Breakdown: Previewing NASCAR’s 2008 Battle for the Top 35, Part I

The 50th Daytona 500. It’s an upcoming milestone for everyone in NASCAR – teams and fans alike – but I’m going to go out on a limb and say some are so busy preparing for the first five races of the year that this 50th anniversary thing is a little detail that may be lost …

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Down in Daytona 2008: Drafting Practice Begins on Day 2

Editor’s Note: Mike Lovecchio will be covering testing in a variety of ways for us this January at Daytona. For his Day 1 report, click here. Mark Martin wasn’t shy with his comments about single-car runs following the first day of Winter Testing in Daytona, going as far as to call the session a “waste …

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