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  1. NASCAR - Jeff Gordon's greatness was seen early and it's staying ...

    David Newton

    Almost everybody knew Jeff Gordon was special from the time he entered NASCAR. Now that he's third in all-time Cup wins, his greatness is in even sharper focus.

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2011
  2. What you see is what you get in reigning Cup champ Johnson

    David Newton

    Jimmie Johnson never got into this thing wanting to become the greatest personality in NASCAR. Now, becoming the greatest driver ... that's another story, writes David Newton.

    Story | Conversation | February 15, 2008
  3. Franchitti misses his mark

    David Newton

    TALLADEGA, Ala. -- Dario Franchitti has a thing or two to learn about what to do when his spotter says high or low. Not on the track. In front of the microphone. During an interview for ESPN's NASCAR Now on Thursday, the reigning Indianapolis 50...

    Blog | Conversation | October 04, 2007
  4. NASCAR - Win means Kasey Kahne can swing for the fences now

    David Newton

    Kasey Kahne's victory on Sunday means more than another trophy in the case. His second win of the season likely allows him and crew chief Kenny Francis to swing for the fences until the Chase begins.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2013
  5. NASCAR - Pit crew fitness a top priority - Sprint Cup

    David Newton

    NASCAR pit crews of yesteryear consisted of team mechanics and floor sweepers. And now? Highly trained athletes are the norm for today's over-the-wall gang.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2013
  6. 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
  7. NASCAR - Dale Earnhardt Jr. avoiding the drama - Martinsville

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Remember the little kid in kindergarten who stood almost invisible in the corner and smiled while the other kids got in trouble? That's Dale Earnhardt Jr. right now. NASCAR's most popular driver has avoided all of the drama of th...

    Blog | Conversation | April 05, 2013
  8. NASCAR -- The evolution of Kyle Busch

    David Newton

    There was a time when Kyle Busch said what he wanted when he wanted. And it often got him into trouble. Thursday at Daytona, he showed us just how far he has come.

    Story | Conversation | February 21, 2013
  9. NASCAR - Ray Evernham's special Plymouth hitting auction

    David Newton

    CONCORD, N.C. -- Ray Evernham, who won three Sprint Cup titles as Jeff Gordon's crew chief and is considered one of the great innovators of NASCAR, continues to build winning cars. Only now they're street legal. The ESPN racing analyst recently des...

    Blog | Conversation | January 18, 2013
  10. Dale Earnhardt Jr. has own brand of potato chips

    David Newton

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. now has his own brand of potato chips.

    Story | Conversation | January 11, 2013
  11. Rear housing modifications are legal, NASCAR says

    David Newton

    NASCAR officials said mechanical devices the Hendrick Motorsports teams and other organizations in the Sprint Cup Series are using to gain a competitive advantage in the rear housing are legal -- today.

    Story | Conversation | August 24, 2012
  12. NASCAR - Dale Earnhardt Jr. vs. Kyle Busch closer than you think

    David Newton

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. vs. Kyle Busch? It was once considered one of the most lopsided switches in NASCAR -- if not sports -- history. But, who would you want now?

    Story | Conversation | August 03, 2012
  13. NASCAR - Dale Earnhardt Jr. a Sprint Cup championship contender

    David Newton

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. waited four long years to hoist a trophy in Victory Lane at a NASCAR points race. Now, Junior, about that 2012 Sprint Cup championship ...

    Story | Conversation | June 17, 2012
  14. NASCAR - Monday Rundown - Kurt Busch still struggling with anger ...

    David Newton

    Kurt Busch blew his cool again Saturday. Now he's been suspended for this weekend's Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono ... and torn the spotlight away from stories NASCAR would much rather focus on.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2012
  15. 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
  16. NASCAR - Doug Yates is the man in NASCAR right now

    David Newton

    Doug Yates knows engines. His knowledge of electronic fuel injection? Unsurpassed in NASCAR. That combination may be why he's the most influential non-driver in the sport right now.

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2012