Race Weekend Central

Thompson in Turn 5: The 2008 Sprint All-Star Challenge a Dud!

You would think that after 23 previous All-Star Races under NASCAR’s belt they would pretty much have a formula in place that guaranteed an exciting and fun evening of racing entertainment. But last Saturday night’s Sprint All-Star Challenge demonstrated just how little it is possible to learn in almost a quarter century. The truth is, …

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Holding a Pretty Wheel: Convenient NASCAR Crashes – Karma or Coincidence?

How many times did your mother tell you to treat people the way you want to be treated? You probably laughed and stuffed your little brother in the laundry chute anyway. Maybe you went outside to play in the yard a few days later, and stepped right where the same brother walked the family dog …

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Fanning the Flames: Busting Brackets, Splitters & NASCAR Comeback Dreams

What a perfect time for an off-week. Let’s be honest; who among us is not thinking NCAA Tournament? In fact, the presence of March Madness actually brings me to my annual mid-March rant as to how to improve the Chase without actually eliminating it. In short, cut the Chase races to five so it truly …

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Side by Side: Is It Fair for NASCAR Teams to Transfer Owner Points for Past Champions?

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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Driven to the Past: When Darrell Waltrip Was the 1 Missing a Part

Had one of those moments on Friday when you suddenly remember something that happened 20 or 30 years ago, and connect it with what was just said. Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds were talking about the fact that chrome wheels aren’t allowed in NASCAR competition, with DW explaining that his brother’s wheels had …

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Bowles-Eye View: Scraping Up Respect For a NASCAR Champion & Other Atlanta Odds ‘N’ Ends

As the smoke cleared from a wild and wacky Atlanta finish, I noticed a great story buried amongst the rubble of torn-up tires, terrifying restarts and tough luck for about a dozen drivers that should have won the race. So, instead of turning towards the mayhem, my eyes drifted instead to a man that had …

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Voice of Vito: Where’s the Beef? Chase for NASCAR Championship a Far Cry From Past Battles

With only one race remaining before the start of NASCAR’s 2007 Chase for the Nextel Cup, the race for 12th place has all been but decided, with Kevin Harvick needing to only finish 32nd or better to solidify his place in the Championship dash. While the Daytona 500 winner will start the race a whopping …

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