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  1. NASCAR - Dale Earnhardt Jr. longs for a Sprint Cup championship -...

    Marty Smith

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. has one goal checked off on his bucket list: He's a two-time Daytona 500 champion. For true fulfillment, though, he'll need to realize one more: a Cup title, writes Marty Smith.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2014
  2. NASCAR - Door-to-Door - Tony Stewart so over being hurt - Daytona...

    Marty Smith

    Tony Stewart is downright done talking about The Accident and his rebuilt right leg. He's through talking about the pain and recovery. It's time for him to do what he loves to do: drive a race car.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2014
  3. NASCAR - Former Army chopper crew chief Chris Clayton is living t...

    Marty Smith

    Chris Clayton went from being a crew chief on a CH-47 Chinook to crewing on race cars for Hendrick Motorsports. It's a dream come true for Clayton, who thinks of his military brothers often.

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2013
  4. NASCAR - Big winners in track-dryer explosion - Daytona 500

    Marty Smith

    The big winners in the 2012 Daytona 500? Besides race winner Matt Kenseth, it had to be ServiceMaster Clean and Tide -- two brands that scored big in the infamous jet dryer incident.

    Story | Conversation | February 24, 2013
  5. Sterling Marlin, two-time Daytona 500 champ, has Parkinsonism

    Marty Smith

    Sterling Marlin revealed that he has developed Parkinsonism.

    Story | Conversation | October 28, 2012
  6. NASCAR - On Davey Allison, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and good old shoes

    Marty Smith

    What's on Marty Smith's mind? The importance of sneakers, how much he'd like to interview Davey Allison, Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s season and much more. "The Six" is back.

    Story | Conversation | March 16, 2012
  7. NASCAR - Ode to Daytona

    Marty Smith

    Note: My bosses on the television side charged me with capturing the essence of the annual pilgrimage to Daytona for a new season. The piece will air throughout Daytona 500 weekend. I wanted to share the script with you: Only the rarest of pillars ...

    Blog | Conversation | February 26, 2012
  8. Trevor Bayne still riding high on Daytona 500 win, but wants to d...

    Marty Smith

    Early success can mean trouble for some. Trevor Bayne could have let his unlikely Daytona 500 victory go to his head, but that wouldn't have been much like the real Trevor Bayne.

    Story | Conversation | April 13, 2011
  9. Trevor Bayne, Jeff Gordon are what's right with NASCAR

    Marty Smith

    Throughout Sunday morning, Feb. 20, the Daytona Beach air was electric, buzzing with an anticipation not felt, at least to that degree, in years. Many felt it, mentioned it. The grandstand was packed and the prerace entertainment decidedly Southern. ...

    Blog | Conversation | February 28, 2011
  10. Davey Allison had makings of a NASCAR champion

    Marty Smith

    AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Standing in Victory Lane at the Daytona 500, Trevor Bayne took time to shake every single hand that tightened every single bolt on the No. 21 Ford in the weeks leading up to that moment. It was genuine appreciation. He was complete...

    Blog | Conversation | February 26, 2011
  11. Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Life goes on

    Marty Smith

    In one tragic, unbelievable moment on Feb. 18, 2001, Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s life changed forever. Ten years later, life goes on for the son of The Intimidator.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2011
  12. Door-To-Door: The Cale Yarborough-Bobby Allison fight at the 1979...

    Marty Smith

    It was the shot heard 'round the world. The sports world, that is. Cale Yarborough's postrace scuffle with Bobby Allison at the 1979 Daytona 500 put NASCAR on the nation's radar.

    Story | Conversation | May 13, 2010
  13. Marcos Ambrose dominated Montreal again, but he's still looking f...

    Marty Smith

    Marcos Ambrose has little to show for three years of Montreal dominance in the Nationwide Series. He has plenty to be proud of in his rookie year in Sprint Cup, though.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2009
  14. Marty Smith's Door-To-Door: One fan offers hope to others even af...

    Marty Smith

    Wayne Guttormson dreamed of making it to the Daytona 500. He never did, but it's his family's dream to make sure others do in his honor.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2009
  15. Marty Smith: Did fans get their money's worth out of the Daytona ...

    Marty Smith

    Did fans get their money's worth from the Daytona 500? The Six seems a tad skeptical, but NASCAR made the right call, writes Marty Smith.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2009
  16. Greg Newman proud to see son Ryan finally arrive

    Marty Smith

    Maybe Ryan Newman had doubts before winning the Daytona 500. It's safe to say proud papa Greg Newman didn't, writes Marty Smith.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2008