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Turn Back the Clock: 1993 NASCAR Season

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

While the 1992 NASCAR season is seen as the most pivotal year in the modern era of NASCAR, what followed in 1993 set the stage for the next two decades of competition, thrusting the sport from burgeoning regional underground sport to one of national prominence. Key events, new tracks, personalities and accomplishments help define the …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 All-Time NASCAR Drivers

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(Photo: Donald Miralle)

The Sprint Cup Series had its final off weekend before the run to Homestead. So we thought it’d be fun to stir the pot a little and ask the question, “who are the top NASCAR drivers of all time?” This question has been debated for many years and the lists are quite different depending on who …

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NASCAR 101: Most Dominating Coca-Cola 600 Performances

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Photo Credit: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch

This weekend marks the 56th running of the Coca-Cola 600, or, for longtime fans of the sport, the World 600. The premise of the race when it first began was simple: pit man against machine. What would tire first: an overworked engine or a weary driver? 400 laps of exhausting wrestling of the steering wheel …

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Rusty Wallace to Compete at 2015 X-Games

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Rusty Wallace Inc. has announced that 55-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winner Rusty Wallace will drive in the Off-Road Truck Racing event at X-Games Austin. “I may be retired from driving but that doesn’t mean I don’t have the itch to get back behind the wheel,” Wallace said. “I love to compete, plus the X-Games …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After NASCAR Acceleration 2013

Leave it to Bristol Motor Speedway to capitalize on its rough-and-tumble reputation in what was perhaps the most creative game of the day in terms of the actual racing at that track. Everyone has seen the carnival games where someone has to launch a beanbag or a ball through a deceptively small hole to win a prize. But for Bristol, could there be a more appropriate version of this one than a helmet toss, paying homage to, among other incidents, Tony Stewart’s display of anger toward Matt Kenseth last summer? Apparently not, because in order to win Bristol’s prizes, fans had to fire a miniature helmet smack through the driver’s side windshield of a cardboard racecar. Sometimes things are simply right, and this game was one of those times.

Did You Notice? Charlotte Indy Double Duty, A Boring 600 & Retiring With Dignity

Did You Notice? Bruton Smith’s $20 million offer for 2011 and beyond to any driver who wins both the Indy 500 and Coca-Cola 600 in the same day? That’s opened up a whole other can of worms and stirred the pot for a handful of drivers anxious to get their hands on that money. In …

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Dialing It In: NASCAR Legends In Love With What Hall Can Give Fans

On Tuesday, a day many had marked on their calendars for years finally became a reality. Before a gathered crowd of racing legends, politicians, dignitaries, and fans, executive director Winston Kelley declared the NASCAR Hall of Fame open to the public. After years of planning, construction and anticipation, the nearly $195 million facility welcomed its …

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What’s Vexing Vito: Johnson vs. Gordon the 2nd Coming of Waltrip vs. Wallace?

During the course of this season, I have written articles both for Frontstretch and Athlon Sports suggesting that a burgeoning rivalry is on the horizon for NASCAR. First it was Brad Keselowski and Carl Edwards, then it was Kevin Harvick and Edwards, and following the dust up at Martinsville, the war of words between Jeff …

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Did You Notice? The Difference a NASCAR Decade Makes? & Feed the Rich

Did You Notice? What a difference a decade makes? In this slow off week, I figured we’d do something a little different to show how much NASCAR has changed in the past ten years. So I figured, with so much worry over Jimmie Johnson‘s seemingly limitless success as of late, why not take a look …

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Thompson in Turn 5: Complaining Aside, Restrictor-Plate Racing is Here to Stay

Wow, has the anti-NASCAR restrictor plate hating crowd had a heyday this week following more than the usual uneventful laps that were run and the not so unusual spectacular wrecks Sunday during the running of the AMP Energy 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Once again drivers criticized the restrictor-plate form of racing that results in them …

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