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  1. NASCAR - Jeff Gordon's greatness was seen early and it's staying ...

    David Newton

    Almost everybody knew Jeff Gordon was special from the time he entered NASCAR. Now that he's third in all-time Cup wins, his greatness is in even sharper focus.

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2011
  2. After engine failure last week, Denny Hamlin's team apprehensive ...

    David Newton

    RICHMOND, Va. -- An engine failure last weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway is cause for concern on Denny Hamlin's Sprint Cup team heading into the Chase, where the No. 11 team saw its championship hopes end last season with two blown motors.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2010
  3. Bruton Smith looks to bring back second race to Atlanta, but not ...

    David Newton

    Bruton Smith, the chairman of Speedway Motorsports Inc. hasn't given up on the idea of having two Sprint Cup races at Atlanta Motor Speedway again one day.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2010
  4. Rick Hendrick: No plans to split Dale Earnhardt Jr., crew chief L...

    David Newton

    The owner of Hendrick Motorsports has no plan to separate Dale Earnhardt Jr. from crew chief Lance McGrew going into the Chase or next season.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2010
  5. David Newton: Atlanta is losing a Sprint Cup race in 2011, but th...

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The phone rang at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday. It was Ed Clark, the president of Atlanta Motor Speedway, and, as with most conversations, I began by asking how things were going. "I've had better days," Clark said. You could hear the d...

    Blog | Conversation | August 05, 2010
  6. Atlanta Motor Speedway losing date in 2011, clearing way for Kent...

    David Newton

    Atlanta Motor Speedway will lose one of its two NASCAR Sprint Cup racing dates next season, clearing the way for Kentucky Speedway to finally secure a long-sought Sprint Cup race.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2010
  7. Goodyear gets a grip in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series

    David Newton

    We interrupt our coverage of the Brad Keselowski-Carl Edwards feud to bring you an important update on ... tires. Congratulations, Goodyear, for removing that bull's-eye from your back.

    Story | Conversation | March 12, 2010
  8. Brad Keselowski says his aggressive driving is excuse for others ...

    David Newton

    Brad Keselowski says his aggressive driving style has become an excuse for retaliation and there is a deeper reason why Carl Edwards intentionally wrecked him late in Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

    Story | Conversation | March 11, 2010
  9. Brad Keselowski is not very likely to dial down his driving style...

    David Newton

    If you want to know what makes Brad Keselowski tick, what shaped him into the driver he is, you may need to start with middle school bullies and one kid's ability to rise above.

    Story | Conversation | March 10, 2010
  10. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers are mixed on the punishment Carl...

    David Newton

    Some drivers say Carl Edwards did the right thing by punting Brad Keselowski in a retaliation move Sunday at Atlanta. Others say Edwards crossed the line.

    Story | Conversation | March 09, 2010
  11. What Carl Edwards did to Brad Keselowski at Atlanta wasn't what N...

    David Newton

    NASCAR told its drivers in the offseason to "have at it" on the track this year. What Carl Edwards did to Brad Keselowski at Atlanta -- clear retaliation for an earlier crash -- was over the top, and should end in a suspension.

    Story | Conversation | March 07, 2010
  12. Kurt Busch won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta, but ...

    David Newton

    Brad Keselowski got his bell rung when he landed upside down going 190 mph. Carl Edwards got parked by NASCAR. Steve Addington got revenge. Oh, and Kurt Busch got a Cup win at Atlanta.

    Story | Conversation | March 07, 2010
  13. Jimmie Johnson shows no signs of letting up soon, so it's up to h...

    David Newton

    As in all sports, you have to beat the best to be the best in NASCAR. So if Jimmie Johnson isn't going to let up, what can the other drivers do about it? Step up. And many want to.

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2010
  14. Atlanta sets up crazy regular-season finale at Richmond

    David Newton

    Kasey Kahne got a big win at Atlanta, but will it be enough to vault him into the Chase? There are going to be some tense times for at least 10 drivers trying to secure the final eight spots.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | September 07, 2009
  15. Carl Edwards breaks foot, plans to race this weekend in Atlanta

    David Newton

    Carl Edwards may have to forgo a backflip if he wins this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2009
  16. Bobby Labonte to attempt to qualify in No. 71 car for TRG Motorsp...

    David Newton

    Bobby Labonte, who was pulled from the No. 96 Hall of Fame/Yates Racing car earlier this week, will drive the No. 71 Chevrolet for TRG Motorsports in Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, according to the latest entry list.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2009