NASCAR Race Weekend Central

4 Burning Questions: Are the NASCAR Playoffs Too Long?

2019HomesteadMENCSKyleBuschVictoryLaneCCK

(Credit: Christian Koelle, Frontstretch)

Are the NASCAR playoffs too long? The NASCAR playoffs truly begin this weekend; the past six weeks have been more-or-less preliminary events. The NASCAR playoffs in general have always been too long. 10 weeks just makes the playoffs drag way too long. If I didn’t have to watch them for this column, I’m probably not …

Read more

Power Rankings: Ridiculous ROVAL Edition

2020 CharlotteROVAL NCS Chase Elliott Face NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Last week, King Richard Petty caused a bit of a ruckus calling dirt racing “unprofessional.” Do you know what is really unprofessional? Having turn 1 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL contribute to the outcome of the NASCAR playoffs. Speaking of unprofessional, how about racing on a wet track not because of rain but because …

Read more

Power Rankings: ‘Dega Dominos Edition

2020 Talladega playoff Cup Chase Elliott leads in pack racing Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

You can’t win the clichés during the fourth race of the 10-race playoff schedule, but you can sure lose the cliché battle at Talladega Superspeedway. Unfortunately, drivers pushed the rules envelope on Sunday (Oct. 4), causing NASCAR to actually make a ruling on their beloved “Yellow Line Rule.” For those new to NASCAR, a driver …

Read more

Power Rankings: Luck of the Vegas Native Edition

2020 Las Vegas NCS Kevin Harvick Championship NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In Las Vegas, some times it’s better to be lucky than good at the games of chance. On Sunday night (Sept. 27), Kurt Busch hit the jackpot when a caution flew during a cycle of green flag pit stops. That timely caution helped one of Vegas’ own win, but it was an impressive finish that …

Read more

Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: 2020 South Point 400

2020MichiganNCSBradKeselowskiCarNKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Four down, 12 drivers remain in the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs! Who will secure their spot into the Round of 8, and in turn help you cash your FanDuel contests? Read on to see my picks for Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The Round of 12 consists of three very different tracks, starting with the 1.5-mile …

Read more

Power Rankings: Dirty Dozen Edition

Kevin Harvick racing with Kyle Busch in 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Bristol Night race, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Bristol Motor Speedway is considering importing dirt? If this isn’t an indictment of the current template for NASCAR as it applies to short track racing, I am not sure what else it would be. Since Speedway Motorsports Inc., has decided to add traction compound at the bottom of this track, the racing has gotten much …

Read more

The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol

2020 Bristol NCS Kevin Harvick Checkers NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Who… should you be talking about after the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race? Kevin Harvick snagged his ninth NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season at Bristol Motor Speedway, but it didn’t come easy.  He absolutely earned the spoils, coming out on top of a great battle with Kyle Busch for the last 50 …

Read more

Stock Car Scoop: Starting Lineups for Bristol Motor Speedway

2019 Bristol MENCS Brad Keselowski Car NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

All three lineups were revealed for the upcoming NASCAR races at Bristol Motor Speedway this upcoming weekend. Who will lead the field to the green? Find out in the latest edition of Stock Car Scoop. Frontstretch‘s newest podcast focused on the motorsports news of the week also reveals that Daniel Suarez will not return to …

Read more

Brad Keselowski on Pole for Cup Bristol Race

2019 Bristol MENCS Brad Keselowski Car NKP1

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Cup Series’ final race in the Round of 16 is at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 19. Brad Keselowski will lead the field to green at the half-mile track. The No. 2 Team Penske driver snagged the pole after winning last week’s event at Richmond Raceway and posting the fastest lap of …

Read more

Frontstretch Podcast: Tyler Ankrum Previews Truck Playoffs, Long Green Flag Runs in Richmond

Tyler Ankrum Daytona 2020

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Subscribe: iTunes In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss all the long green flag racing at Richmond Raceway across the three national touring series. Some hated it, while Albino and Neff enjoyed it. Brad Keselowski won the NASCAR Cup Series race in dominant fashion. Albino and Neff break down his chances of making …

Read more

Sign up for the Frontstretch Newsletter

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

Frontstretch