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  1. Panthers' Kuechly enjoys night in fast lane

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly started Saturday night's Sprint All-Star race as the driver of the pace car and coach Ron Rivera finished it in Victory Lane as the guest of winning team co-owner Felix Sabates. Not a ba...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  2. Rivera will keep Panthers on fast track

    David Newton

    Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera began the offseason by spending several hours picking the brain of the most successful coach in professional team sports over the past 10 years. Not Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots. Not Gregg Popovi...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  3. Charlotte not ready to host a Super Bowl

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- An $87.5 million upgrade recently began at Bank of America Stadium that could make the home of the Carolina Panthers worthy of hosting a Super Bowl. But is the city ready? Probably not. There reportedly is a big "football"...

    Blog | February 04, 2014
  4. NASCAR - Can Matt Kenseth recapture the magic?

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Matt Kenseth speaks into the phone in a deep bass voice that sounds more like Barry White than a Sprint Cup driver from Wisconsin. "Hello, Dave," Kenseth says. "Do I sound like Adam?" Adam is the public relations representative...

    Blog | Conversation | August 16, 2013
  5. NASCAR - Pit crew fitness a top priority - Sprint Cup

    David Newton

    NASCAR pit crews of yesteryear consisted of team mechanics and floor sweepers. And now? Highly trained athletes are the norm for today's over-the-wall gang.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2013
  6. NASCAR - NASCAR postponing Chicago race the right call

    David Newton

    Sure, NASCAR could have tried to wait out the rain and open the Chase on Sunday night at Chicagoland, but with no guarantees, postponing it to Monday was the right call.

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2011
  7. Richard Petty, The King of NASCAR, chimes in on the great points ...

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- If you want a king's perspective on the new points system NASCAR is considering for the 2011 season, read on. Richard Petty, otherwise known as The King of NASCAR, won seven championships under five points systems. If anybody is a...

    Blog | Conversation | January 26, 2011
  8. Several NASCAR tracks have reduced seating capacity in this stagn...

    David Newton

    Relax, NASCAR fans. The sky is not falling. Sure, several tracks have reduced seating capacity in this stagnant economy. But in the wacky world of sports cathedrals, sometimes less is more.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2010
  9. Rick Hendrick: Family needs more important than seeing Jimmie Joh...

    David Newton

    As much as Rick Hendrick wanted to be a part of Jimmie Johnson's record-breaking run on Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, his family's needs were more important.

    Story | Conversation | November 24, 2009
  10. Just call David Reutimann 'The Franchise'

    David Newton

    CORNELIUS, N.C. -- The Monday afternoon competition meeting at Michael Waltrip Racing was 10 minutes old after the March 22 Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway race when David Reutimann walked in. "I text him and said, 'I'm glad to see "The Fr...

    Blog | Conversation | April 08, 2009