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  1. NASCAR - Excitement on the rise for new season

    David Newton

    Is NASCAR ready to break out of its recent doldrums and get some swagger back? There are still challenges, but things are looking up.

    Story | Conversation | January 15, 2013
  2. Brad Keselowski won't fight in-car cell phone ban

    David Newton

    Don't look for Brad Keselowski to challenge NASCAR's authority and carry a cellphone in his car on Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2012
  3. NASCAR - It's good to be Rick Hendrick

    David Newton

    The past three weeks have been like a "birthday every day" for Rick Hendrick. The icing on the cake? If one of his drivers wins Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

    Story | Conversation | May 24, 2012
  4. Kasey Kahne had eye on $5M GoDaddy Challenge Dan Wheldon took

    David Newton

    Kasey Kahne came to Charlotte on Monday with a heavy heart, grieving over the death of Dan Wheldon and knowing that just as easily could have been him in Sunday's tragic crash at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2011
  5. Marcos Ambrose puts Infineon Raceway gaffe in rearview

    David Newton

    Marcos Ambrose is giving little thought to the monumental mistake that cost him a Sprint Cup victory at Sonoma in 2010, thanks to some young fans who face even bigger challenges.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2011
  6. Jimmie Johnson's No. 48 team exploring new options for faster pit...

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Look no further than Ron Malec if you want to know how much NASCAR's Pit Crew Challenge has changed. For almost half a dozen years, the car chief for five-time defending Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson was a competitor in the e...

    Blog | Conversation | May 20, 2011
  7. David Newton gets ready for the Mark Martin diet challenge by pig...

    David Newton

    FAR AWAY FROM FRIDGE -- Jeff Gordon will win the Sprint Cup championship, NASCAR will change the Chase format after the season and Dale Earnhardt Jr. will win one of the final 10 races. I wanted to get those out of the way now so when Four-Time beco...

    Blog | Conversation | September 19, 2010
  8. NASCAR Sprint Cup stars such as Carl Edwards and Jeff Burton have...

    David Newton

    NASCAR's finest have a million reasons to win Saturday night's All-Star Challenge at Charlotte Motor Speedway. But first they have to get into the show. And that's no easy task.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2010
  9. If there's one driver in position to challenge defending four-tim...

    David Newton

    If there's one driver in position to challenge defending four-time Cup champ Jimmie Johnson, it's Denny Hamlin. Or Kyle Busch. 2010 is brimming with promise for Joe Gibbs Racing.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2010
  10. New challenges await NASCAR Sprint Cup mainstay John Darby

    David Newton

    CONCORD, N.C. -- It was time for one-on-one interviews at NASCAR's Research and Development Center on Thursday and John Darby was nowhere to be found. "He's probably out having a cigarette," joked one reporter. Robin Pemberton, NASCAR's vice presid...

    Blog | Conversation | January 21, 2010
  11. Turning Dale Earnhardt Jr. around is owner Rick Hendrick's job, a...

    David Newton

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. is going through the worst stretch of his career. If you believe what Rick Hendrick said when he signed NASCAR's most popular driver in 2007, it's Hendrick's fault -- and now his toughest challenge.

    Story | Conversation | October 21, 2009
  12. Jeremy Mayfield's court case delayed two weeks by move to federal...

    David Newton

    Jeremy Mayfield will have to wait at least two more weeks before his challenge of an indefinite suspension for violating NASCAR's drug policy can be heard in court.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2009
  13. Back-to-back wins at Lowe's give No. 9 Dodge team confidence boos...

    David Newton

    What's better than a victory in the Coca-Cola 600? Ask Kasey Kahne, who won Sunday's race at Lowe's Motor Speedway just eight days after pocketing a cool million in the All-Star Challenge.

    Story | Conversation | May 25, 2008
  14. Gordon challenges NASCAR to examine rear housing

    David Newton

    Jeff Gordon would like NASCAR to look into the way Roush Fenway Racing is adjusting the rear housing on Carl Edwards' car to create a competitive advantage.

    Story | Conversation | May 09, 2008
  15. Adding Earnhardt to the mix ups the complexity for a Hendrick rep...

    David Newton

    Owner Rick Hendrick, fresh off his second title in a row with Jimmie Johnson, now faces his toughest challenge. Not only will he strive to win it all again, but he has to figure out how to fold Dale Earnhardt Jr. into the operation, too, writes David Newton.

    Story | Conversation | November 19, 2007
  16. Kyle Busch says Gibbs gives him shot to contend now

    David Newton

    Kyle Busch wanted to go where he could immediately challenge for a championship and work for an owner who will stand behind him during bad times as well as good. So he chose Joe Gibbs Racing.

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2007