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  1. Junior: Credit DEI crew

    David Newton

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- From when he first met Jeff Gordon to what it meant to win the 2004 Daytona 500 to what it was like living with his dad before he won the "Great American Race" 10 years ago, Dale Earnhardt Jr. spent a lot of time on Monday talking ...

    Blog | Conversation | January 28, 2008
  2. Camels, T-shirts and cops

    David Newton

    CONCORD, N.C. -- Wednesday's visit to Hendrick Motorsports was by far the most bizarre in three days of the Sprint Cup media tour. It began with a local police officer pulling over the No. 83 Team Red Bull show car at the entrance of Rick Hendrick's...

    Blog | Conversation | January 23, 2008
  3. Kurt Busch's garage stall haul

    David Newton

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- At the far end of the garage at Daytona International Speedway -- where next month obscure Sprint Cup teams fighting for a spot in the Daytona 500 will unload -- sits a Penske Racing test hauler. Not far away is the No. 2 Pens...

    Blog | Conversation | January 07, 2008
  4. A special hat for a special son

    David Newton

    CONCORD, N.C. -- Kyle Petty hopped on the trunk of his No. 45 Sprint Cup car during a recent commercial shoot and began telling a story about his hat. Actually, it was about the love of a father for a son. Those huddled around the son of seven-time...

    Blog | Conversation | December 18, 2007
  5. Helicopters and Penske's plans

    David Newton

    AVONDALE, Ariz. -- "Oh, s---!" came a voice from the back of the helicopter. That was the reaction from a fellow reporter who realized I was in the co-pilot's seat of the helicopter that flew us on Saturday night from Phoenix International Racewa...

    Blog | Conversation | November 11, 2007
  6. Sexy NASCAR stars snubbed?

    David Newton

    Once again the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series gets no respect. In an America Online pole of the Hottest Men in Sports only Kasey Kahne and Carl Edwards made the field for this elite tournament. Both were eliminated in the first round, meaning nobody with ...

    Blog | Conversation | August 17, 2007
  7. Want a chunk of Darlington?

    David Newton

    It won't be like getting a piece of the parquet floor from the old Boston Garden or one of the original seats from Yankee Stadium. But if you're a stock car racing fan, it's about as close as you can get. Darlington Raceway, NASCAR's oldest Super...

    Blog | Conversation | August 16, 2007
  8. Kennedy will be missed by many

    David Newton

    JOLIET, Ill. -- Dr. Bruce Kennedy didn't have a title in NASCAR and he wasn't somebody that stood out in the garage on race weekends like this one at Chicagoland Speedway. But the husband of NASCAR board member and International Speedway Corporation...

    Blog | Conversation | July 15, 2007
  9. The human touch

    David Newton

    SONOMA, Calif. -- A woman wearing a backpack walked up Saturday as I stood outside of Jeff Gordon's hauler waiting for team owner Rick Hendrick to talk about the penalties levied against his two Nextel Cup teams. "Can I touch it?" she asked. "Excus...

    Blog | Conversation | June 24, 2007
  10. End plates a blank canvas

    David Newton

    BRISTOL, Tenn. -- For rent. That should have been sign on the end plates of the spoilers on NASCAR's Car of Tomorrow that debuted on Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway. Some teams already are taking advantage of what could become a semi-prime piece ...

    Blog | Conversation | March 25, 2007
  11. Who will miss IROC? The drivers

    David Newton

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Many drivers and crew chiefs had their bags packed and ready to leave when they arrived at Daytona International Speedway on Wednesday for the third day of preseason testing. They didn't care that the track would be open for h...

    Blog | Conversation | January 10, 2007