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  1. NASCAR - Dreams come true at Eldora Speedway - Camping World Truc...

    David Newton

    If NASCAR doesn't go back to Eldora Speedway following its triumphant return to dirt Wednesday night, it would be a mistake. A huge one.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2013
  2. Military spending cuts could limit future NASCAR flyovers

    David Newton

    The military flyover for Sunday's Daytona 500 may be a rarity at NASCAR events -- and sporting events in general -- moving forward.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2013
  3. NASCAR - Top-35 rule has run its course

    David Newton

    How would NASCAR Nation react if one of the sport's megastars failed to qualify for a Cup race? That could happen if the league banishes the ever-controversial top-35 rule.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2012
  4. NASCAR - Give All-Star Race crew chiefs a free pass

    David Newton

    Wanna know how to kick the competition up a notch at the Sprint All-Star Race? Turn the crew chiefs loose. Just this once. We'd get one heckuva show.

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2012
  5. NASCAR - Danica Patrick joins Coca-Cola Racing Family

    David Newton

    CONCORD, N.C. -- There's a certain aura, a rock star quality, around Danica Patrick. You can see it in the way she carries herself around the racetrack, and you can hear it in the way she speaks with great confidence -- even when it's about things sh...

    Blog | Conversation | May 10, 2012
  6. NASCAR - Steve Addington enjoying the ride

    David Newton

    CONCORD, N.C. -- The happiest face at Charlotte Motor Speedway for Tuesday's press conference to announce tweaks to the May 19 Sprint All-Star race didn't belong to track president Marcus Smith, who hopes the changes will spark a more competitive rac...

    Blog | Conversation | March 27, 2012
  7. Dale Earnhardt Jr. says NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race means plenty

    David Newton

    Many consider Dale Earnhardt Jr. a lock to win the fan vote to make Saturday night's All-Star Race at Charlotte. But NASCAR's most popular driver would rather get in the old-fashioned way -- by winning the Showdown.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2011
  8. NASCAR's resident bad boy Kyle Busch relishing the hero role

    David Newton

    A press conference in uptown Charlotte featured NASCAR's resident bad boy Kyle Busch -- on a horse and wearing a white cowboy hat -- playing the hero. What's wrong with this picture?

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2011
  9. Having Bruton Smith and John Force in same place at once is recip...

    David Newton

    Want to make sure you have a good time in auto racing? One way to achieve that is to make sure you're in the same place as track owner Bruton Smith and NHRA legend John Force.

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2011
  10. Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne needs sponsorship for All-Star ra...

    David Newton

    Daytona 500 champion Trevor Bayne will not compete in the May 21 All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway unless sponsorship is found.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2011
  11. The future of NASCAR was unveiled at Charlotte Motor Speedway

    David Newton

    CONCORD, N.C. -- I just saw the future of NASCAR. Fans keep saying the best place to watch a NASCAR race is on television, from the den couch, where you get instant replays, driver interviews and a running leaderboard, and the beer doesn't cost an a...

    Blog | Conversation | September 21, 2010
  12. David Newton: Atlanta is losing a Sprint Cup race in 2011, but th...

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The phone rang at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday. It was Ed Clark, the president of Atlanta Motor Speedway, and, as with most conversations, I began by asking how things were going. "I've had better days," Clark said. You could hear the d...

    Blog | Conversation | August 05, 2010
  13. Carl Edwards turning Brad Keselowski in the Nationwide Series rac...

    David Newton

    CONCORD, N.C. -- The Legends Million had just ended Saturday night, with Daniel Hemric making a clean pass for the win in the closing laps at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Track President Marcus Smith was feeling good about the event as he discussed it o...

    Blog | Conversation | July 19, 2010
  14. 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
  15. An Indy 500 weekend double by Danica Patrick would be a boon for ...

    David Newton

    CONCORD, N.C. -- Marcus Smith was finishing a chicken quesadilla at the Speedway Club atop Lowe's Motor Speedway on Tuesday afternoon when the conversation turned to Danica Patrick. The president of LMS was asked what it would mean to NASCAR if the ...

    Blog | Conversation | October 06, 2009
  16. John Force vs. Tony Pedregon moves the meter for the NHRA

    David Newton

    It'd take a pretty big story to upstage a victory by Ashley Force Hood at the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals. John Force's toe-to-toe run-in with Tony Pedregon was such a story.

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2009