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  1. NASCAR - Austin Dillon is ready for this big moment

    David Newton

    Austin Dillon has the background, temperament and skill to be a success in NASCAR. Hand picked to sub for the injured Tony Stewart is just the next big step.

    Story | Conversation | August 15, 2013
  2. NASCAR - Chase Elliott chasing his own dream

    David Newton

    Bill Elliott's racing career assuredly will culminate in the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Will rising star Chase Elliott, the 1988 Cup champion's 17-year-old son, follow a similar path?

    Blog | Conversation | July 11, 2013
  3. NASCAR - Maurice Petty 'the complete package' - Hall of Fame

    David Newton

    Richard Petty wheeled the race car. Maurice Petty built the engines that helped "The King" win seven titles. Now they're both in the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

    Story | Conversation | May 22, 2013
  4. 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
  5. Dale Jarrett highlights nominees for NASCAR Hall of Fame

    David Newton

    A mixture champions, engine builders and innovators highlight the five newest nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2013
  6. NASCAR - Blocking in NASCAR here to stay

    David Newton

    Tony Stewart should know more than anyone the role blocking plays in the late stages of a Cup race. His last-lap block at Dega in October triggered a 25-car "big one."

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2013
  7. NASCAR - Danica Patrick, Daytona 500 pole winner?

    David Newton

    Richard Petty isn't alone when he says Danica Patrick is dominating the headlines for all the wrong reasons. But that could change if the Cup rookie wins the Daytona 500 pole.

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2013
  8. NASCAR - Storytellers make Hall of Fame special

    David Newton

    With only two living members -- Rusty Wallace and Leonard Wood -- in its 2013 class, some worry the Hall of Fame lacks luster. But as Friday showed, great storytellers make it special.

    Story | Conversation | February 09, 2013
  9. NASCAR - New cars not as important as stars who will drive them

    David Newton

    NASCAR has its new "Gen 6" cars on a barnstorming tour ahead of the start of the season. That's fine, but you have to believe it's the stars in the cars that still matter.

    Story | Conversation | February 06, 2013
  10. Richard Petty calls Brad Keselowski phone fine 'hypocritical'

    David Newton

    Hall of Fame driver Richard Petty says NASCAR was "hypocritical" in fining point leader Brad Keselowski for carrying a cell phone in his car last weekend at Phoenix.

    Story | Conversation | November 17, 2012
  11. NASCAR - Jimmie Johnson applying the pressure to Brad Keselowski

    David Newton

    Finishing off a Sprint Cup championship is never easy. Just ask Denny Hamlin (2010) and Carl Edwards (2011). Will Brad Keselowski experience a similar fate? Jimmie Johnson hopes so.

    Story | Conversation | October 25, 2012
  12. NASCAR - Chasing relevance in NASCAR

    David Newton

    Matt Kenseth gets it. So does Jeff Gordon. Kurt Busch? Not so much. Being relevant -- and staying relevant -- in NASCAR's top series is no easy task.

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2012
  13. NASCAR - Cotton Owens was David Pearson's hero

    David Newton

    Cotton Owens couldn't really speak last month when he was named to the NASCAR Hall of Fame's class of 2013. He couldn't move the right side of his body. But he knew he'd been selected. Oh, he knew. "Oh, yeah," fellow Hall of Fame member and Spart...

    Blog | Conversation | June 07, 2012
  14. NASCAR - Monday Rundown - Competition becoming an issue

    David Newton

    The cars on the track go round and round. The best drivers in the world at what they do -- drive stock cars -- may just be too good now. So what does NASCAR do to fix it?

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2012
  15. NASCAR - Hall of Fame gets it right with Herb Thomas, Leonard Woo...

    David Newton

    The 2013 NASCAR Hall of Fame class was about preserving a sense of history, a sense of respect for the racing pioneers who paved the way. Mission accomplished.

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2012
  16. NASCAR - Wendell Scott nominated for Hall of Fame class of 2013

    David Newton

    The NASCAR Hall of Fame nominating committee got it right Wednesday by making Wendell Scott one of five first-time nominees for the class of 2013. But what about the other four?

    Story | Conversation | April 11, 2012