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  1. Drivers like Kevin Harvick work harder to win in new Chase format...

    Ryan McGee

    In ESPN The Magazine, Ryan McGee writes that a new win-and-you're-in Chase format has drivers gunning even harder for the checkered flag.

    Story | Conversation | April 30, 2014
  2. NASCAR at Christmastime? Oh, yeah

    Ryan McGee

    December largely is considered the offseason in NASCAR, but it didn't used to be that way. Engines once roared to life at Christmastime thanks to such past greats as Curtis Turner and Fireball Roberts.

    Story | Conversation | December 23, 2013
  3. NASCAR - Ben Kennedy working his way up

    Ryan McGee

    Ben Kennedy looked like any other happy winner at Pensacola's 5 Flags Speedway earlier this month. But being part of the France family -- even if he doesn't advertise it -- makes him stand out.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2013
  4. NASCAR - A new points system has yielded the right Chase formula ...

    Ryan McGee

    In an article in ESPN The Magazine's College Basketball Preview, Ryan McGee writes that NASCAR finally gots its Chase formula right, as evident in its streamlined points system and star-packed field.

    Story | Conversation | November 02, 2011
  5. NASCAR - Mike Wallace has Cowboys & Aliens on his side

    Ryan McGee

    Indiana Jones. James Bond. Mike Wallace. Yes, it's an odd lineup. But that's the team that spent the first half of summer riding around the circuits of the NASCAR Nationwide Series together, searching for checkered flags and box-office gold. And i...

    Blog | Conversation | August 04, 2011
  6. As Tony Stewart showed at Texas, you can't argue with the compute...

    Ryan McGee

    Arguing with NASCAR on a pit-road speeding penalty is a time-honored tradition. With the new computerized timing and scoring mechanism, it is now also a waste of time.

    Story | Conversation | April 13, 2011
  7. Ryan McGee: Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch didn't fight Saturday ...

    Ryan McGee

    Nothing stokes NASCAR passions -- and ticket sales -- like a good old-fashioned fight, but the threat of one between Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch on Saturday night really came close.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2010
  8. F1 drivers start thinking about NASCAR

    Ryan McGee

    F1 drivers have a surprising interest in NASCAR and stock car racing.

    Blog | Conversation | June 15, 2010
  9. NASCAR - The Talladega-to-Richmond journey of Joe Gibbs Racing

    Ryan McGee

    From the Travel Issue of ESPN The Magazine: Ryan McGee tags along with Joe Gibbs Racing on their three-team Talladega-to-Richmond turnaround. This photo-text partnership deals with 47,000-pound trucks, also known as "haulers."

    Story | Conversation | May 24, 2010
  10. NASCAR -- From Dale Earnhardt's debut to Ricky Rudd's epic crash ...

    Ryan McGee

    From Dale Earnhardt's debut to Ricky Rudd's epic crash at pit row, Ryan McGee ranks the wildest moments in Speedweek history.

    Blog | Conversation | February 05, 2010
  11. NASCAR -- Ryan McGee -- With the announcement of the 2010 USAR Pr...

    Ryan McGee

    With the announcement of a new USAR Pro Cup schedule for 2010, a slew of forgotten racetracks -- including North Wilkesboro -- will get a second life.

    Blog | Conversation | November 10, 2009
  12. NASCAR overhauls its diversity program, plus, settling the Bobby ...

    Ryan McGee

    NASCAR begins another year of its diversity program with a new plan. Plus, settling the Bobby Allison career wins debate. Kind of.

    Blog | Conversation | October 21, 2009
  13. Danica Patrick is still NASCAR's biggest prize, and it'll do what...

    Ryan McGee

    Danica Patrick is still NASCAR's biggest prize, and it'll do what it can to land her. Plus, NASCAR hits DWS and the Hollywood race connection

    Blog | Conversation | October 08, 2009
  14. Ryan McGee: Did Helio Castroneves evade taxes?

    Ryan McGee

    Innocent victim or calculated schemer? That's the $5.5 million question lawyers are grappling with as Helio Castroneves' tax-evasion trial heats up in Miami.

    Story | Conversation | March 19, 2009
  15. Racers in agreement that Olympics and motorsports should mix

    Ryan McGee

    Racers spend their lives going for the checkered flag. The International Olympic Committee should come to its senses and let them go for the gold, too, writes Ryan McGee.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2008
  16. Is speedway another boulevard of broken dreams in California?

    Ryan McGee

    Ontario Speedway died a slow death in the 1970s despite a who's who winner's list. Ryan McGee wonders if Auto Club Speedway is on the same track.

    Story | Conversation | February 21, 2008