NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Pace Laps: The Greatest Day In Racing

IndyCar 2015 Indy Charlie Kimball credit Shawn Gritzmacher

(Photo: Shawn Grtitzmacher)

IndyCar: Charlie Kimball Shows His Worth – Going into the 99th Indianapolis 500, all eyes were on Team Penske and Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) to compete for the win. While Penske ultimately got the upper hand in the battle, one CGR driver came out smiling. Charlie Kimball entered Sunday’s running of “The Greatest Spectacle in …

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Off the Wall With: Fast Jack Beckman

NHRA 2015 Charlotte Jack Beckman Wally

(Photo: Toni Montgomery, Frontstretch)

Welcome to Off the Wall With…, where we ask your favorite drivers five questions that are… well, off the wall! We’ll check in with a different driver each week to get a peek into life outside the racecar. This week, we put 2012 NHRA Funny Car champ Fast Jack Beckman in the hot seat. What’s …

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Nitro Shots: There’s Something You Don’t See Every Day

NHRA 2015 Charlotte Jack Beckman winner credit Toni Montgomery

Photo Credit: Toni Montgomery, Frontstretch

Coming out of the 4-Wide Nationals, you can’t help but take note of all the really odd things you can only see at that race. There were a number of them last weekend, continuing to make Charlotte unique. Pro Stock came out of the box with a twin serving of odd, with a double holeshot …

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Pace Laps: Short-Track Racing, Indy Returns, NHRA 4-Wides & F1

IndyCar 2015 St. Pete Power Montoya Kanaan podium Credit Chris Jones

Photo Credit: Chris Jones

NHRA: 4-Wide Nationals Produce Surprise Winners – It was a good day for Don Schumacher Racing, as they scored Funny Car win No. 100 with Fast Jack Beckman and then completed the Nitro sweep for the 47th time with a Top Fuel win by Antron Brown at the 4-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Charlotte, …

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NASCAR 101: Will David Ragan Win as a Sub? 5 Drivers Who Did Just That

2014 Texas II CUP Jamie McMurray Greg Biffle ICA

(Photo: CIA Stock Photography)

David Ragan and Regan Smith have the opportunities of a lifetime: longer-term rides as substitutes in the Sprint Cup Series. Now, that’s certainly true of Ragan, who will fill in for Kyle Busch in the No. 18 for Joe Gibbs Racing for several races until Busch’s recovers from his Daytona injury. Meanwhile, Smith has been …

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Nitro Shots: Heroes and Zeroes

NHRA 2015 Drew Skillman car shot

Rookie Pro Stock driver Drew Skillman just continues to impress. In his first Pro Stock outing at Pomona two weeks ago, he made it all the way to the finals, defeating teammate and defending world champion Erica Enders-Stevens in the semifinals. He lost to veteran Jason Line that day, but he certainly got everyone’s attention. …

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Nitro Shots: One Bad Week Doesn’t Equal A Season-Long “Drag”

NHRA 2015 Pomona 1 Shawn Langdon Antron Brown

Frontstretch is pleased to announce our expanded NHRA coverage for 2015 and, as part of it, our new Nitro Shots weekly column. Check back every Thursday throughout the season for a new edition. Whether you are a longtime NHRA fan looking for a midweek drag racing fix or a newcomer who is just considering checking …

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NHRA 2015 Preview: Top Fuel and Funny Car

zMax Dragway Carolina Nationals Tony Schumacher 2014 Mike Neff 090

(Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

Days are getting longer, winter is hopefully winding down, and football season has come to an end. What does all that mean? It means it’s time for racing season! The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series hits the track at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona this weekend for the Circle K NHRA Winternationals, so in …

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