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  1. 5 things to watch as Panthers return to field

    David Newton

    Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen and half a dozen of his teammates spent Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway signing autographs, posing for pictures and getting a behind-the-scenes look at stock car racing during the Coca-Cola 600. Now it's b...

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  2. NASCAR - Big changes in Sprint Cup headlines

    David Newton

    Josh Wise more popular than Danica Patrick? Dale Earnhardt Jr. killin' it on Twitter? Jimmie Johnson still winless? My, NASCAR, how you've changed, writes David Newton.

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2014
  3. NASCAR suspends use of aerial camera systems that hang over track...

    David Newton

    NASCAR has suspended the use of aerial camera systems that hang over tracks until the investigation into what caused a failure that interrupted the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May is complete.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2013
  4. NASCAR - Kevin Harvick survives Charlotte chaos - Coca-Cola 600

    David Newton

    Kevin Harvick dodged falling television cables and wrecking race cars to win his second Coca-Cola 600 in three seasons.

    Story | Conversation | May 26, 2013
  5. Fans hurt, Coca-Cola 600 halted after cable falls

    David Newton

    Ten fans were injured and several Sprint Cup cars were damaged on Sunday night when a rope cable from the Fox television skycam above Charlotte Motor Speedway fell over the track and grandstands in Turn 4.

    Story | Conversation | May 26, 2013
  6. NASCAR - Supporting the troops really does mean something

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Confession: After 30 years of covering live sporting events, I sometimes get desensitized to patriotic symbols. It happens when you've heard, by my math, the national anthem more than 5,000 times and seen countless more military m...

    Blog | Conversation | May 25, 2013
  7. NASCAR's Brian France doesn't back moving Charlotte race to Las V...

    David Newton

    NASCAR chairman Brian France is not in favor of moving a Sprint Cup race from Charlotte Motor Speedway to Las Vegas.

    Story | Conversation | May 25, 2013
  8. Danica Patrick to start in back of field at Coca-Cola 600

    David Newton

    Danica Patrick wasn't optimistic about her chances in Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 before the weekend, and now she will start from the back.

    Story | Conversation | May 25, 2013
  9. NASCAR - Quit hatin' on Jimmie Johnson

    David Newton

    CONCORD, N.C. -- For most of his career Jimmie Johnson has been called vanilla and boring even though he is neither. Now some are calling him arrogant. He's not that, either. But the five-time Sprint Cup champion was called that by some of you ...

    Blog | Conversation | May 23, 2013
  10. Michael Annett back 9 races after Daytona wreck

    David Newton

    Michael Annett has been medically cleared to return for Saturday's Nationwide Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway after being sidelined for eight races.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2013
  11. Report -- Bruton Smith discusses moving Charlotte race to Las Veg...

    David Newton

    The chairman of Speedway Motorsports Inc. is so determined to get a second Sprint Cup race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway that he may be willing to give up a date at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2013
  12. NASCAR - Jimmie Johnson up to his old tricks - All-Star Race

    David Newton

    Some people just love to hate Jimmie Johnson. Well, the five-time Sprint Cup champ -- who won his record fourth All-Star Race -- has a message for his critics: Whatever.

    Story | Conversation | May 18, 2013
  13. NASCAR - Danica Patrick wants to drive way in to All-Star Race

    David Newton

    CONCORD, N.C. -- Danica Patrick was well into her media availability Friday when asked about her name being connected to a clarification in the fan vote that likely will get her into Saturday night's Sprint All-Star Race if she doesn't race her way i...

    Blog | Conversation | May 18, 2013
  14. NASCAR - Kyle Busch isn't dirty, he's just up front

    David Newton

    Kyle Busch may be accused of being aggressive, but dirty? No. But as one Hall of Famer points out, if you're running up front all the time -- and Busch does -- "you'll get accused of everything."

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2013
  15. NASCAR lifts pit road speed limits during Sprint All-Star race

    David Newton

    Speeding on pit road is now legal -- at least in qualifying for Saturday's Sprint All-Star race.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2013
  16. Bruton Smith offers $1 million bonus for All-Star race winner

    David Newton

    Winning the Sprint All-Star race could be worth twice as much as the normal million-dollar prize after Charlotte Motor Speedway owner Bruton Smith offered a $1 million bonus if a driver can win all five of the race's segments.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2013