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  1. NASCAR - Dale Earnhardt Jr. puts fans first

    Marty Smith

    There's a reason Dale Earnhardt Jr. has won NASCAR's most popular driver award 11 years running. Sure, he's an Earnhardt. But he also caters to who matters: his fans, writes Marty Smith.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2014
  2. NASCAR - Marty Smith on the speed of life and Jimmie Johnson

    Marty Smith

    In this week's Six, Marty Smith writes about the life lesson he learned from a strange old man in a red ball cap. And how Jimmie Johnson is more influential than most of us think.

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2012
  3. NASCAR - Marty Smith wonders how deep NASCAR love can go

    Marty Smith

    In this week's Six, Marty Smith finds a man who takes his NASCAR love deeper than most. Want more? How about Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s media love and the passing of Levon Helm.

    Story | Conversation | April 19, 2012
  4. Two historic tracks are up next for NASCAR, which makes this a cr...

    Marty Smith

    You can't fake greatness in NASCAR, but a track with a long history has that expectation thrust upon it. That's what makes the next two races at Richmond and Darlington so important.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2011
  5. Jerry Caldwell has big shoes to fill at Bristol Motor Speedway

    Marty Smith

    Jerry Caldwell welcomes the unenviable task of following a legend, albeit the legend from whom he learned most everything he knows about auto racing -- how to appreciate it and, certainly, how to promote it. Caldwell is charged with making his ment...

    Blog | Conversation | March 18, 2011
  6. Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin are loyal to a fault

    Marty Smith

    A couple summers ago, I was standing in Victory Lane at Bristol Motor Speedway on an August Saturday, staring into a camera positioned just in front of a packed Turn 3 grandstand. "SportsCenter" was on the other end, licking its chops for all the jui...

    Blog | Conversation | October 01, 2010
  7. Brian Vickers has a fresh perspective on life after battling bloo...

    Marty Smith

    Brian Vickers leaned forward on folded arms toward a microphone in the center of a table, detailing his three-month absence from the Sprint Cup series. It was 2:15 p.m. on a blazing Bristol, Tenn., Saturday. He spoke of the surgery he'd undergone rec...

    Blog | Conversation | September 03, 2010
  8. Sprint Cup driver intro songs at Bristol Motor Speedway? Leave it...

    Marty Smith

    Bristol Motor Speedway officials drummed up a brilliant concept this past fall, one used often in other sports to reveal a bit of a team's personality and the personalities of its players: Let each athlete choose a song, and blare it on the loudspeak...

    Blog | Conversation | March 12, 2010
  9. The key to Kahne's misery in 2008? Plain ol' bad luck

    Marty Smith

    Don't blame Kasey Kahne and the 9 team for not making the Chase. Blame the two heartbreaking DNFs Kahne & Co. had to swallow at Michigan and Bristol, writes Marty Smith.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2008
  10. The Carl & Kyle Show at Bristol exactly what NASCAR needs these d...

    Marty Smith

    Penalize Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch for their postrace dust-up at Bristol? Hardly. Edwards and Busch gave NASCAR Nation exactly what it needs, writes Marty Smith.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2008
  11. Is 12 drivers in the Chase evolution or dilution?

    Marty Smith

    Does having 12 drivers in the Chase dilute the field? What do a 25-year-old Alabama song, Bristol Chaseology and Scott Riggs have in common? Marty Smith has some ideas.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2008
  12. Jarrett fan's odyssey on its final leg in Bristol

    Marty Smith

    Some NASCAR fans show their devotion to a driver with a window sticker. Dale Jarrett fan Cathy Tanner figured she should take a leave of absence from work and travel to her man's final five races, writes Marty Smith.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2008
  13. Harmon takes "Big George's" ashes on ride of a lifetime in Nation...

    Marty Smith

    George Helms was a diehard. He loved NASCAR, dreamed of someday attacking the high-banks at Daytona or Bristol or Darlington. He never got that chance in life, so Mike Harmon gave it to him after "Big George's" death, writes Marty Smith.

    Story | Conversation | March 01, 2008
  14. Greg Newman proud to see son Ryan finally arrive

    Marty Smith

    Maybe Ryan Newman had doubts before winning the Daytona 500. It's safe to say proud papa Greg Newman didn't, writes Marty Smith.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2008
  15. Childress has no plans for legal action against NASCAR to retain ...

    Marty Smith

    Richard Childress told ESPN.com Saturday that he has no current plans to take personal legal action against NASCAR in an effort to retain AT&T as sponsor.

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2007
  16. NASCAR losing patience with AT&T court battle

    Marty Smith

    NASCAR is losing its patience in the court battle with AT&T.

    Story | Conversation | August 24, 2007