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  1. NASCAR does the right thing by adding Jeff Gordon to the Chase

    Ed Hinton

    By adding a 13th driver -- Jeff Gordon -- to the 2013 Chase, NASCAR did the best thing it could under these chaotic circumstances.

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2013


    An insider's up-close-and-personal chronicle of the France family, the most powerful lineage in American sports

    Eticket | Conversation | July 22, 2013
  3. NASCAR - New dryers a godsend for NASCAR Nation

    Ed Hinton

    If I could have back all the time I've spent at racetracks in the rain and waiting for the drying process, I would be a young man today. And I've had it easy, compared to you, the ticket-buying fan, who had to brave the elements and get home in the ...

    Blog | Conversation | January 23, 2013
  4. NASCAR - Anne B. France is more than deserving of NASCAR Hall of ...

    Ed Hinton

    I agree with many NASCAR pundits that Anne Bledsoe France shouldn't go into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in the fourth group. I think she should have gone in before her husband, NASCAR founder Bill France Sr., and her elder son, the second czar, Bill Fran...

    Blog | Conversation | April 12, 2012
  5. NASCAR - Big Bill France's deal finally ran out

    Ed Hinton

    For 53 years the Daytona 500 was run on the day it was intended to. The first rainout of the race is more than historic, it's maybe a little eerie.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2012
  6. NASCAR's hodgepodge of racetracks is all we know

    Ed Hinton

    Imagine if every racetrack on the NASCAR Sprint Cup tour were built identically like, say, beloved Richmond International Raceway. Too much of a good thing?

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2011
  7. Ed Hinton: Ron Dennis, the McLaren F1 boss, came calling on NASCA...

    Ed Hinton

    The E-word -- electronics -- is an evil one in NASCAR. But McLaren F1 boss Ron Dennis came courting NASCAR this past weekend, and the systems he's offering up could revolutionize the sport -- or open Pandora's box.

    Story | Conversation | July 29, 2010
  8. As the American open-wheel war dragged on, CART ultimately implod...

    Ed Hinton

    Tony George succeeded in killing CART as the American open-wheel war dragged to its conclusion, but the win was costly for him, his speedway and the IRL. One question still resonates: Could it all have been avoided?

    Story | Conversation | May 25, 2010
  9. American open-wheel racing fell further into depression by the en...

    Ed Hinton

    By 1999, the American open-wheel split was dragging down both sides as the IRL and CART could not settle their differences. Worse, the fatalities were starting to mount ... on both sides of the fence.

    Story | Conversation | May 25, 2010
  10. NASCAR Hall of Famers Bill France Sr., Bill France Jr., Richard P...

    Ed Hinton

    From "The Intimidator" to "The King," Ed Hinton knew them all. He knew them well. If you're a fan of Hall of Famers Earnhardt, Petty, Johnson or the France boys, you've gotta read this.

    Story | Conversation | May 19, 2010
  11. CART said it had the "cars and stars" of Indy racing while the IR...

    Ed Hinton

    In 1996, CART said it had the "cars and stars" of Indy racing while the IRL had the Indy 500 itself. What both were losing was the racing fan's patience -- and NASCAR was ready.

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2010
  12. What is the aftermath of the American open-wheel civil war 15 yea...

    Ed Hinton

    The 94th Indy 500 looms, still one of the biggest events in the world. What looms over the 500 and Indy racing? Ed Hinton writes honor, pride, greed and open warfare for control have left a lone winner: NASCAR.

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2010
  13. The question for NASCAR's next Hall of Fame class is not who will...

    Ed Hinton

    Filtering in NASCAR's Hall of Fame electees to five per year means 2010 is likely to be as controversial as the inaugural class. Who's next? Let's say Pearson, Allison and Yarborough are locks, but that hardly scratches the surface of who's deserving.

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2009
  14. Some advice for NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series, a fair-weather sport ...

    Ed Hinton

    Big Bill France, who had the vision to found NASCAR, also had enough common sense not to defy the weather. In July, he would start the Firecracker 400 at 10 a.m., knowing full well that if he went up against the afternoon thunderstorms along Daytona...

    Blog | Conversation | August 13, 2009
  15. American racing a three-family affair of Frances, Georges and Smi...

    Ed Hinton

    Three families rule American racing, with the head of one -- Tony George -- recently rolling. It raises the question: Is the current generation of Frances, Smiths and Georges capable of maintaining its empires?

    Story | Conversation | July 20, 2009
  16. NASCAR talking to other foreign automakers

    Ed Hinton

    NASCAR continues to have contact with foreign-based carmakers who are not yet involved in stock car racing but have manufacturing plants in the United States and may want to market through NASCAR, sanctioning body chairman Brian France said Sunday.

    Story | Conversation | June 14, 2009