NASCAR Race Weekend Central

What Success Do ARCA Champions Find in NASCAR?

20 cantrell kan2 3199

Bret Holmes, driver of the #23 Golden Eagle Syrup Chevrolet celebrates winning the 2020 series championship during the Speediatrics 150 for the ARCA Menards Series at Kansas Speedway on Friday, October 16, 2020. (Barry Cantrell/ARCA Racing)

Entering the NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway on April 10, there has not yet been a two-time winner in the series this year. Parity also exists in the ARCA Menards Series, which completed two races before St. Patrick’s Day. There also has not been a back-to-back champion in the main ARCA series since …

Read more

NASCAR 101: Who Didn’t Come Back to NASCAR This Year?

2014 Texas II CUP Marcos Ambrose helmet CIA

(Photo: CIA Stock Photo, Inc. ©2014)

Here’s an interesting thought: How many drivers who raced in one of NASCAR’s national series in 2014 didn’t in 2015? It’s certainly intriguing to think about. Each year, hundreds of drivers make their way through the top three series, whether it’s as a full-time competitor, a one-off racer or somewhere in between. Of those, most …

Read more

Beyond the Cockpit: Mason Mitchell Adjusting to Life as a Team Owner

mason mitchell

(Credit: Mason Mitchell Motorsports)

Owning a team in stock car racing is quite difficult. But at 20 years old, Mason Mitchell has become a leader for his self-owned ARCA Series team, Mason Mitchell Motorsports.  Don’t be fooled by the alliteration, especially since Mitchell piloted his No. 98 Ford to the winner’s circle once last season en route to the …

Read more

Beyond the Cockpit: Austin Wayne Self Geared up for Title Run in ARCA

Austin Wayne Self

(Photo: Austin Wayne Self Facebook)

From Texas to North Carolina, Austin Wayne Self has always been a top-tier driver. Now running his second full-time season in the ARCA Series, the 19-year-old joined Mason Mitchell Motorsports over the off-season in hopes of winning a championship. With a chance at stardom, he hopes to follow in team owner Mason Mitchell’s footsteps, which …

Read more

Eyes on Xfinity: Gearing Up for the Future with These 8 Drivers

2015 Martinsville I CWTS Cole Custer truck credit Amy Henderson

(Photo Credit: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch)

Through we’re nearly two months into the NASCAR Xfinity Series season, the young guns have joined the race for the title. Reigning champion Chase Elliott, along with Ty Dillon and Chris Buescher, are among those at the top of the standings five events into the 2015 season. But the next set of drivers to join …

Read more

Tracking the Trucks: Ford EcoBoost 200

2014 Homestead CWTS Darrell Wallace Jr Flag CIA

Credit: CIA Stock Photography

Author’s Note: To all of my readers that have stuck by throughout this season that the Truck Series has struggled through: thank you! Your criticisms and praise have challenged me to think outside the box in a year that can only be considered a tough one for the series that featured several short fields, and …

Read more

Pace Laps: Chase Mess, Justin Boston’s Nationwide Debut, Cole Custer Makes History & More

Justin Boston Talladega Candid 2014 ARCA Mike Neff

Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch

Sprint Cup Series: A Hodge-Podge for Chase Drivers – Let’s ignore the fact there were 15 cautions at Loudon, and that most of them happened in the second half of the race, leading to an event that felt like a stop-and-go commute downtown in a major city during rush hour.  The result of all the cautions …

Read more

Pace Laps: Kyle Busch’s Rough Weekend, Driver Errors and Winding Down

2014 Bristol II CUP Kyle Busch damage CIA

Credit: CIA Editorial Photography

Sprint Cup Series: Kyle Busch, Dave Rogers Quarrel – Bristol Motor Speedway is often known for its beating, banging and tempers flaring, and Saturday night’s Irwin Tools Night Race was no different. Several drivers left angry with a fellow competitor for a variety of reasons, but it was a bit of a different scenario for Kyle Busch …

Read more

Pace Laps: Jimmie Johnson Success, First Time Nationwide Winners and Powers’ Power

2014 Michigan II CUP Jimmie Johnson car CIA

Sprint Cup: A normal race at Michigan for Jimmie Johnson usually means that he runs out of fuel in the final laps after leading for most of the day and having the best car.  Johnson, however, did the other Jimmie Johnson thing at Michigan.  That usually means falling way back in the field and then seemingly arriving …

Read more

Going By the Numbers: Five Prospects Who Should Get Major NASCAR Looks

Daniel Suarez

(Credit: NASCAR)

Though it’s been by no means a full news week, one bit that may have fallen between the cracks for many NASCAR viewers pertained to a lesser-known driver making his NASCAR debut later this month. Justin Boston, a full-time competitor in ARCA over the last two years for Venturini Motorsports, will make the leap to …

Read more

Sign up for the Frontstretch Newsletter

A daily email update (Monday through Friday) providing racing news, commentary, features, and information from Frontstretch.com

Frontstretch