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  1. Chase for the Sprint Cup - March Madness, NASCAR style

    Marty Smith

    Everybody loves a good comeback story. And AJ Allmendinger putting JTG Daugherty Racing in the Chase -- NASCAR's title tourney -- is just one Cinderella story we're following.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2014
  2. Chase Rice just chasing his dream

    Marty Smith

    Sports have a distinct way of teaching important, lasting life lessons: Teamwork, selflessness in the quest for the greater good, the value of sacrifice and hard work and perseverance, triumph, failure, passion and the like. Those lessons are forever...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  3. Country music star Chase Rice a real-life Forrest Gump

    Marty Smith

    Chase Rice beat ridiculous odds to play Div. I college football ... to join a NASCAR pit crew ... to almost win "Survivor: Nicaragua" ... and to write a monster hit record. Oh, and all by the age of 27, writes Marty Smith.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2014
  4. Grassroots racing is what defines Tony Stewart

    Marty Smith

    Many folks who don't consume motorsports have asked me in recent days why Tony Stewart would compete at nowhere tracks, for no money, with so much risk. The best analogy I could muster was Kevin Durant at Rucker Park. When Durant showed up at Rucker ...

    Blog | Conversation | August 12, 2014
  5. Boy confined to wheelchair gets King-sized surprise from Richard ...

    Marty Smith

    Best story you'll see today. pic.twitter.com/Eygjfjb7DI - Marty Smith (@MartySmithESPN) July 25, 2014 INDIANAPOLIS -- I saw freedom in a boy's smile today. Samuel Sawyer is 11 years old and confined to a wheelchair. He is sweet. His smile is shy. ...

    Blog | Conversation | July 25, 2014
  6. NASCAR - Long-lost treasures in Granny's attic - Door-to-Door

    Marty Smith

    Marty Smith brushed away layers of dust in his granny's attic to unearth some pretty cool motorsports memorabilia -- invaluable family treasures from generations gone by.

    Story | Conversation | July 15, 2014
  7. NASCAR - SAFER barrier issues in NASCAR have officials, drivers t...

    Marty Smith

    Many think SAFER barriers -- the so-called soft walls -- should be on every inch of a track. For myriad reasons, it's not so simple. Marty Smith writes the question remains, is NASCAR SAFER enough?

    Story | Conversation | July 03, 2014
  8. NASCAR - The business of being Kevin Harvick is growing - Door-to...

    Marty Smith

    When Kevin Harvick and his wife DeLana sold off their race teams, they didn't know what was next. Now Kevin Harvick Inc. is taking off in a new direction, representing athletes and artists, and it's going well, writes Marty Smith.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2014
  9. NASCAR kids say the darndest things - Father's Day

    Marty Smith

    Did you know that Jeff Gordon's favorite song is "I Like To Move It"? Or that Matt Kenseth's favorite food is key lime pie? In honor of Father's Day, some NASCAR kids offer insight into their driver dads, writes Marty Smith.

    Story | Conversation | June 13, 2014
  10. NASCAR - Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn remember Dale Earnhardt - Doo...

    Marty Smith

    Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn were larger-than-life stars in the music business. Their friendships with Dale Earnhardt meant much to them then, and even more now, writes Marty Smith.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2014
  11. NASCAR - Hindsight haunts Casey Atwood - Door-to-Door

    Marty Smith

    Regret is a horrible thing. It's something Casey Atwood -- one of the hottest prospects in NASCAR 15 years ago -- lives with every day, writes Marty Smith.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2014
  12. NASCAR - Shawna Robinson facing cancer fight with a smile - Door-...

    Marty Smith

    Shawna Robinson has fought to overcome so many things in her life, but this time it's different. With a breast cancer diagnosis and no hair on her head, she's coping with a smile, writes Marty Smith.

    Story | Conversation | April 30, 2014
  13. 2014 Boston Marathon was a spiritual experience for ESPN's Marty ...

    Marty Smith

    2014 Boston Marathon was a spiritual experience for ESPN's Marty Smith.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2014
  14. NASCAR - The story behind Eric Church's song 'Talladega' - Door-t...

    Marty Smith

    The Eric Church country anthem "Talladega" isn't about auto racing. It's about good buddies piling into Daddy's old Winnebago and making memories that'll last a lifetime, writes Marty Smith.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2014
  15. 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
  16. NASCAR - Talking to Donnie Allison always worth the time -- Door-...

    Marty Smith

    There are just some folks in NASCAR you have to take time to talk to. Whether it's about an eye-opening Indy 500 run, old-school NASCAR or the way things ought to be, Donnie Allison is one of them, writes Marty Smith.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2014