Race Weekend Central

Tracking the Trucks: 2010 WinStar World Casino 400K at Texas

Todd Bodine took the checkered flag 1.007 seconds ahead of Johnny Sauter to win the WinStar World Casino 400K at Texas Motor Speedway Friday night. Bodine held the lead through one green-white-checkered finish to score his sixth career win at the mile-and-a-half track. Rookie Austin Dillon, Mike Skinner and Ken Schrader rounded out the top five.

Tearing Apart the Trucks: Kyle Closes Half His Truck Team – What Now?

As the Camping World Truck Series rolls into Texas Motor Speedway this weekend for the WinStar World Casino 400K, they’ll do so without Tayler Malsam and the No. 56 Toyota, fielded for the the first seven races this season by Kyle Busch Motorsports. But for Malsam, that’s a good thing. Earlier this week, Malsam joined …

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Tearing Apart the Trucks: Looking Ahead to Kansas

As I sat in front of my computer last night, I drew a blank on what to write about this week. After all, the Camping World Truck Series has just entered yet another long break before their next race at Kansas Speedway on Sunday, May 2nd. In preparation for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 250 in …

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Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2010 Budweiser Shootout at Daytona

Kevin Harvick is probably feeling pretty darn good after his second consecutive Shootout win. Harvick was so sick on Thursday that he wasn’t even in Daytona – Clint Bowyer and Jeff Burton practiced for him – but bounced back to win in classic Harvick fashion.

Talking NASCAR TV: A Last Look at Together: The Hendrick Motorsports Story

Hello, race fans. It’s been a long winter, but I’m back for another season of critiques, commentary, TV news and other random musings. But, before we start, there are a couple of things that I need to discuss. First off, some Frontstretch news. I am expanding my areas of critique for 2010. Non-stock car racing …

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Talking NASCAR TV: Punch Mails in the Nationwide Race While TNT Shines

Welcome, race fans. For nearly 50 years, the 4th of July weekend at Daytona has marked the ceremonial, and in the case of this season, the physical halfway point. The Truck Series took the week off, so it was the Cup and Nationwide series competing at the World Center of Racing this weekend. The Cup …

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Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off: Like a Rock – Where Real Racing Still Exists

The first night race of the 2009 Cup season offered fans a rare Sunday off. I hope most of you were able to enjoy the same beautiful weather that we had here in the Northeast, as Spring finally made its long overdue arrival. My plans for Sunday were pretty simple; I slept in a bit. I rode the Harley. I did a little (very little, I assure you) yardwork, then cracked a beer and sat down to enjoy the ARCA race from Rockingham. Because I can’t always follow the ARCA series the way I’d like, I’d circled Sunday’s date on the calendar in red.

Full Throttle: Petty’s Better Choice for the Indianapolis 500

After hearing that John Andretti is going to drive a car fielded by Richard Petty to try and make the Indianapolis 500, the thought crossed my mind: Why not give someone else a chance who isn’t in a Cup ride right now? In his long and storied career of racing almost everything that has wheels, Ken Schrader has never raced in the Indianapolis 500. Petty would gain a lot of support and attention if he would give Schrader one more shot to make the greatest spectacle in racing.

Bowles-Eye View: At Phoenix, out With the Old, in With the Who?

For so many millions of us, favorite athletes become so much more. Role models for our kids, our communities, ourselves; they’re put on a pedestal of success we can only wish to achieve. Through them, we choose to live our wildest dreams, placed in a fantasy world in which a larger-than-life persona can show us …

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