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  1. NASCAR - Tony Stewart went too far with Richard Petty remarks

    Ed Hinton

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- We're still concerned about Tony Stewart's mending leg, but clearly his mouth is back to 100 percent -- running wide open, set up real loose, so that the rear end is hanging out. So Smoke wants to set up a match race between Ri...

    Blog | Conversation | February 20, 2014
  2. NASCAR - Familiar names pop up on America's richest people list

    Ed Hinton

    The richest person in or around NASCAR? It isn't even close, in the Forbes 400 Richest Americans released Monday. John Menard, 73, father and primary sponsor of driver Paul Menard, is 57th on the list with a net worth estimated at $7.5 billion. N...

    Blog | Conversation | September 16, 2013
  3. NASCAR - Brad Keselowski still fighting to make Chase

    Ed Hinton

    HAMPTON, Ga. -- Even with his back to the wall, Brad Keselowski loves where he is. Even here on the precipice of failing to make the Chase to get even a shot at defending his 2012 Cup championship, "I'm confident because I started from nothing and ...

    Blog | Conversation | August 31, 2013
  4. NASCAR - Always a mad dash in Daytona summer race

    Ed Hinton

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Will Jimmie Johnson do what hasn't been done in 31 years? Or might Danica Patrick do what's never been done? Probably not. But those are the two hottest questions going into Saturday night's Coke Zero 400. Call them too pop-...

    Blog | Conversation | July 05, 2013
  5. NASCAR - Drivers thinking Dega race will be different than Dayton...

    Ed Hinton

    TALLADEGA, Ala. -- Sunday's -- or Monday's, or Tuesday's, depending on the weather -- Aaron's 499 may not be a replay of the single-file promenade that kept you dozing and grumbling through the Gen-6 car's debut at Daytona in February. "I...

    Blog | Conversation | May 04, 2013
  6. NASCAR - Richard Childress a working man's owner

    Ed Hinton

    It started with a $20 race car and a dream. Today, Richard Childress is a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team owner with 100 race wins and a backstory worthy of Hollywood.

    Story | Conversation | October 26, 2011
  7. Auto Club Speedway may well best reflect the fortunes of NASCAR

    Ed Hinton

    It's hard to believe it has already been 15 seasons since Fontana opened. No track in NASCAR may better exemplify NASCAR's hopes -- and struggles -- than Auto Club Speedway.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2011
  8. Kyle Busch gets last laugh at Bristol Motor Speedway

    Ed Hinton

    They booed him loud and often Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway. But Kyle Busch got the last laugh, sweeping another NASCAR weekend in Thunder Valley.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2011
  9. The Jeff Byrd 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway bears the name of one...

    Ed Hinton

    Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway -- the Jeff Byrd 500 -- bears the name of one of the great nurturers and builders of NASCAR. Yes, JayByrd is sorely missed.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2011
  10. Bobby Allison spun a great tale for Kyle Busch at Daytona

    Ed Hinton

    Bobby Allison is a driver -- now a Hall of Famer -- who can spin a pretty good tale. One story had Kyle Busch eating it up was about intentionally spinning four cars in one race.

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2011
  11. How high is too high on gas prices for NASCAR fans?

    Ed Hinton

    Truthfully, fuel prices aren't much of an issue for NASCAR on the track. But they are a huge issue for the fans who fill tracks, and that begs the question, how high is too high?

    Story | Conversation | March 09, 2011
  12. Bobby Labonte the latest feel-good story in NASCAR

    Ed Hinton

    Lost in the hubbub surrounding Trevor Bayne's coming-out party at Daytona and Jeff Gordon's resurgence at Phoenix is one feel-good story we can't ignore: Remember Bobby Labonte?

    Story | Conversation | March 02, 2011
  13. Is Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne too nice for NASCAR?

    Ed Hinton

    Much of NASCAR Nation is put off by Jimmie Johnson's Mr. Nice Guy image, accusing the five-time champ of being too vanilla. Does the same fate await Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne?

    Story | Conversation | February 24, 2011
  14. Trevor Bayne gave the Wood Brothers a win; old Ford family ties f...

    Ed Hinton

    How did the fabled Wood Brothers team go from barely breathing to Victory Lane in the Daytona 500? It put a 20-year-old driver in the seat and rebuilt a 60-year-old relationship with the Ford family.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2011
  15. Trevor Bayne rocketed onto the NASCAR scene with an unlikely Dayt...

    Ed Hinton

    Trevor Bayne didn't just win the Daytona 500 on Sunday, the 20-year-old rocketed to stardom at a time his sport needs him the most.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2011
  16. Daytona 500: Michael Waltrip still coming to grips with Dale Earn...

    Ed Hinton

    Michael Waltrip spent most of the past 10 years trying not to think about his greatest triumph and the death of the man who made it possible. He knows one thing; nothing's been the same since.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2011