The Frontstretch 5: NASCAR Feel-Good Stories

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1. A silver lining On a Sunday in March 1997, the Truck Series raced at Homestead Miami Speedway. Late in the event, John Nemechek, the younger brother of Cup driver Joe Nemechek, spun in the first corner and slammed into the wall with the driver’s side. He was taken to the hospital with severe injuries. … Read more

Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX’s Last Lap Coverage Leaves Much to Be Desired

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Talladega brings a lot of interesting things to NASCAR.  Some of the sport’s loudest and rowdiest fans.  Shenanigans.  Stomach churning.  Maybe that last one’s just me. Normally, a superspeedway race in which everyone more or less stays close to each other all race long should not be that difficult to cover.  After Sunday, I’m not … Read more

Frontstretch Podcast: 2019 NASCAR Quarterly Review

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the state of NASCAR at the quarter mark of the 2019 season. With Joe Gibbs Racing and Team Penske claiming all nine Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races, what grade can we give it? How do we think the new aero package has affected the … Read more

5 Points to Ponder: 9 Races Into NASCAR 2019

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ONE: NASCAR 2019 = 2-Team Tandem At The Top Forget NASCAR’s Big Three. This year, it’s the Big Two (owners, that is) leading the way in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Joe Gibbs Racing and Team Penske have flat out dominated the first nine races of the season. Ryan Blaney (Penske) and Erik Jones … Read more

Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Puts on Low-Key Cup Broadcast from Richmond

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Aside from the race Saturday night, one of the biggest stories in NASCAR recently is Jimmie Johnson running the Boston Marathon.  As we know now, he did it in three hours, nine minutes and seven seconds. Note that Boston’s course is considered to be one of the more difficult marathons. However, Johnson is not the … Read more

The Frontstretch 5: Drivers Ready To End Their Winless Streak

1. Paul Menard It has been 277 races since Menard last won a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. Driving the No. 27 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet, Paul Menard won the 2011 Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In that race, he led 27 laps and stretched the fuel in his No. 27 Chevrolet to … Read more

Up to Speed: Jimmie Johnson & Chad Knaus, Post-Breakup

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During Friday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Richmond Raceway, Chad Knaus observed the action from a different vantage point.  Instead of being a crew chief, Knaus tried his hand at broadcasting.  It wasn’t the first time that he had helped to call a race from the booth, and he did a solid job explaining teams’ … Read more

8 Teams Fail Cup Series Pre-Race Inspection At Richmond

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The starting positions for Saturday night’s Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway will differ significantly from after qualifying on Friday. Denny Hamlin, Aric Almirola, Chase Elliott, Daniel Suarez, Jimmie Johnson, Erik Jones, Matt Tifft, and Joey Gase all failed Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pre-race qualifying at Richmond Raceway. These drivers will all forfeit their … Read more

Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2019 Toyota Owners 400

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It’s time for the last Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race before their spring break. The Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway will air Saturday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. ET on FOX. The package at this short track will be the same they ran at Bristol Motor Speedway last week (no aero ducts and … Read more

Did You Notice?: The 2019 NASCAR Playoffs Are Already Coming Into Focus?

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Did You Notice? … The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff picture is taking shape? It’s hard to believe but we’re already eight races into 2019. If the regular season was just one big race, stage one would be wrapping up sometime during the middle of Saturday night’s showdown at Richmond Raceway. What do we know … Read more