1. 1985 Bill Elliott won plenty of races and money and even earned a couple really cool nicknames in 1985. But the big prize eluded the red-headed Georgia leadfoot that year. Elliott came into 1985 having won a total of four NASCAR Cup Series races during the previous two seasons, but proved to be almost …
This time every year NASCAR fans are ready for a change of networks. We say farewell to FOX for the season and farewell to Darrell Waltrip forever on television coverage of NASCAR. Just as he did during his racing career, DW moves the needle. Love him or hate him, you will never be bored by …
Editor’s Note: For Part One of Matt’s retrospective on Davey Allison, click “here.”:https://frontstretch.com/mmclaughlin/34578/
Robert Yates Racing and the team’s talented young driver Davey Allison made their official debut at the 1989 Daytona 500. Things got off to an inauspicious start. Davey was running well when Geoff Bodine got into his rear bumper and sent the No. 28 car spinning. The car rolled, but came down on all four wheels, and Allison limped off to the pits, where the crew was able to repair the car well enough to get him back out there for points. Allison finished 25th in that year’s race.
With the Cup Series off this weekend, the pollsters took a look at the recently announced list of nominees for the 2011 Hall of Fame induction class. The mix of names covers all aspects of NASCAR – drivers in various series, crew chiefs, car owners and promoters. Some were there when the first green flag …
Sunday’s race was won with a bump and run from series champion Jimmie Johnson to Kurt Busch in a classic short track battle. But on Friday, Mark Martin and Jeff Burton both commented that lack of respect on the racetrack is becoming a huge problem in NASCAR, changing how the game is played in a bad way. Are they correct, or were the comments just leftover frustration from a wreck-filled race at Sonoma?
The NASCAR Hall of Fame induction ceremony was a star-studded, emotional event that capped a month-long buildup to the inaugural class’s enshrinement.
During the Frontstretch live blog for the Talladega race, one of our participants at the track mentioned that he had taken a ride in the pace car.
ESPN’s David Newton reported that Brian Vickers will be out of the No. 83 Red Bull Toyota for at least three months, with Casey Mears resuming driving duties.
So who should the five drivers inducted into the NASCAR Hall in 2011 be? In my mind there are four drivers that should automatically make the cut.
It’s no secret that over the last five years or so, the face of NASCAR has changed dramatically from what many fans had grown accustomed to.