Race Weekend Central

Talking NASCAR TV: Rough Weekend for Racing Broadcasters Across the Board

Hello, race fans. Sunday saw the fourth weekend of the Cup Series’ Chase for the Sprint Cup at a new location, as the race at Auto Club Speedway moved from Labor Day weekend to Columbus Day weekend as part of three-way switch between Atlanta, Auto Club (Fontana), and Talladega. This was designed to both improve …

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Mirror Driving: The Fallout of No Testing at Daytona, Dueling For… What? & Avoiding Short Fields

Welcome to Mirror Driving. Every week, your favorite columnists sit down and give their opinion about the latest NASCAR news and rumors. Love us or hate us, make a comment below and tell us how you feel about what we’ve said! This Week’s Participants: Vito Pugliese “(Wednesdays/Voice of Vito) Beth Lunkenheimer (Tuesdays/Running Your Mouth & Various/Frontstretch …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not: 2009 Budweiser Shootout at Daytona Edition

Considering the fact that a points-paying race has not yet taken place, gauging the true momentum of drivers and teams is a bit more of a daunting task than it is between races. So much flux and change has occurred in the garages of all three of NASCAR’s top series this offseason, mainly because of …

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Matt McLaughlin’s Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2009 Bud Shootout at Daytona Race Recap

The Key Moment: Kevin Harvick assumed the lead milliseconds before the caution flag flew, signaling the end of the race. In a Nutshell: With the convoluted new format and dearth of attendance and excitement Saturday night, is it time to just call this Shootout silliness off? Dramatic Moment: Waiting to see who was going to …

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Martin Truex Jr. Claims Pole for 2009 Daytona 500

The Daytona 500 has what may be the quirkiest system for setting the field of any race in all of professional motorsports. On Sunday, it was Pole Qualifying day at Daytona. Pole qualifying for the Daytona 500 only sets the front row for the race, though. It also sets the starting lineups for the two …

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2008 ARCA Re/Max Series Preview

Perhaps one of the most underrated racing tours in the U.S. today is the 56-year old ARCA Re/Max series. Known for its competitiveness, diverse schedule, and ability to produce future Sprint Cup stars, this series is one of the best options for fans who love old school racing. Today, Frontstretch will provide a 2008 season …

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Bowles-Eye View: If France Wants NASCAR “Back to Basics,” Getting There Starts With Daytona Dreams

It’s been nearly two weeks since Brian France spoke the words that made everyone covering NASCAR do a double take. “We’re going to minimize change the best we can,” he said of the upcoming season ahead. “Change is good to a certain point – but we’ve done all the changing we think the sport can …

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Scanner Static: Is There a Crew Chief in the House at Daytona?

Happy Daytona Speedweeks, folks! It’s been a wild one so far and they haven’t even dropped the green on the Gatorade Duels. Manifolds, wheel-well vents, suspensions and revitalization have been the stories of the week; with so much going on, allow me to indulge myself for a bit before we get to your questions. First …

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