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  1. NASCAR - Bruton Smith's Hall of Fame nomination long overdue

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Bruton Smith was in one of the downstairs offices of his Ford dealership two years ago when I asked if fear, jealousy and politics once again played a role in his not being nominated for the NASCAR Hall of Fame. "Probably, probabl...

    Blog | Conversation | April 10, 2013
  2. NASCAR - Phoenix Racing: The little team that could

    David Newton

    FONTANA, Calif. -- Finding the Phoenix Racing hauler used to be easy when arriving at Auto Club Speedway -- or any Sprint Cup track. Just go to the back of the garage and count forward. In case you didn't know, haulers are parked according to where...

    Blog | Conversation | March 22, 2013
  3. NASCAR - H.A. "Humpy" Wheeler gets achievement award

    David Newton

    CONCORD, N.C. -- H.A. "Humpy" Wheeler was in the middle of one of his classic behind-the-scenes race stories on Monday night when he interjected: "Well, we had another drink." Those do make for some of the best stories -- and Wheeler has a ton of th...

    Blog | Conversation | January 29, 2013
  4. NASCAR - Eddie Gossage says pull plug on start-and-parkers

    David Newton

    CONCORD, N.C. -- Want to hear a disgusting number? According to Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage, NASCAR paid approximately $17 million of its combined purses to start-and-park Sprint Cup teams in 2012. Gossage actually thinks the numbe...

    Blog | Conversation | January 22, 2013
  5. NASCAR - Regan Smith's crazy week gets crazier

    David Newton

    CONCORD, N.C. -- What's it like to step into the seat of NASCAR's most popular driver? Regan Smith is about to find out. Smith was picked on Thursday to replace Dale Earnhardt Jr., who is out for at least the next two races to recover from multiple...

    Blog | Conversation | October 11, 2012
  6. NASCAR - Matt Kenseth kick-starts Silly Season

    David Newton

    NASCAR free agency wasn't supposed to get silly in 2012, what with all of the top Cup drivers expected to return to their teams in '13. Then Matt Kenseth dropped a bombshell.

    Story | Conversation | July 05, 2012
  7. NASCAR - Humpy Wheeler and Bruton Smith in lights-out disagreemen...

    David Newton

    CONCORD, N.C. -- Speedway Motorsports, Inc. chairman Bruton Smith and ex-employee associate H.A. "Humpy" Wheeler are at war again. When Charlotte Motor Speedway sent out a press release on Tuesday promoting the 20th anniversary of the first race und...

    Blog | Conversation | May 05, 2012
  8. NASCAR - Give Bruton Smith credit for trying at Bristol

    David Newton

    Bruton Smith announced the changes he intends to make at Bristol Motor Speedway to improve racing. Did he listen to fans? Absolutely. Will it work? We'll find out in August.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2012
  9. NASCAR - Bruton Smith makes right call at Bristol Motor Speedway

    David Newton

    Bruton Smith is one of the richest and most powerful people in NASCAR. He usually tells people what he wants to do, not the other way around. When he doesn't get his way he's been known to threaten with lawsuits, or as was the case in 2007 when he t...

    Blog | Conversation | March 28, 2012
  10. NASCAR - Is Bristol Motor Speedway taking a backseat to Martinsvi...

    David Newton

    SMI boss Bruton Smith is weighing the $1 million question: Can Bristol Motor Speedway, once the crown jewel of short-track racing in NASCAR, recapture the magic?

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2012
  11. NASCAR - Kyle Busch Speedo question par for Speedweeks

    David Newton

    Do you want to see Kyle Busch splashed across a glossy magazine cover wearing nothing but a Speedo? That idea was just one of the awkward moments spawned in Daytona Speedweeks.

    Story | Conversation | February 17, 2012
  12. Bruton Smith likes being where the action is

    David Newton

    Track mogul Bruton Smith shows no signs of slowing down at age 84. What keeps him going? He craves action, and he'll have it this weekend at his Kentucky Speedway.

    Story | Conversation | July 07, 2011
  13. As Matt Kenseth and Regan Smith showed in recent weeks, strategy ...

    David Newton

    Make a two-tire pit stop at Dover only a few years ago and you were a sitting duck. Matt Kenseth did just that Sunday and won. You have to love how strategy is evolving.

    Story | Conversation | May 18, 2011
  14. Regan Smith's win may accelerate NASCAR little-guy trend

    David Newton

    While NASCAR's baddest boys were having at it, Regan Smith struck another blow for the little guys last week. And that's a trend he can see continuing headed to Sunday's race in Dover.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2011
  15. Saturday night at Darlington -- despite all the added drama -- re...

    David Newton

    There were tempers flaring, stripes applied aplenty and so much more. But Saturday night at Darlington -- despite all the added drama -- really belonged to surprise winner Regan Smith.

    Story | Conversation | May 07, 2011
  16. 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