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  1. Panthers' Kuechly enjoys night in fast lane

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly started Saturday night's Sprint All-Star race as the driver of the pace car and coach Ron Rivera finished it in Victory Lane as the guest of winning team co-owner Felix Sabates. Not a ba...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  2. Rivera will keep Panthers on fast track

    David Newton

    Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera began the offseason by spending several hours picking the brain of the most successful coach in professional team sports over the past 10 years. Not Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots. Not Gregg Popovi...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  3. Charlotte not ready to host a Super Bowl

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- An $87.5 million upgrade recently began at Bank of America Stadium that could make the home of the Carolina Panthers worthy of hosting a Super Bowl. But is the city ready? Probably not. There reportedly is a big "football"...

    Blog | February 04, 2014
  4. Former NFL star Bill Romanowski buys ownership stake of Swan Raci...

    David Newton

    Former NFL linebacker Bill Romanowski has joined Swan Racing as a minority owner.

    Story | Conversation | January 31, 2013
  5. NASCAR -- Golden Tate coming around on drivers as athletes

    David Newton

    Golden Tate admits maybe he would have been better off not commenting at all about drivers as athletes, but since he did, he's starting to realize he may have been wrong.

    Story | Conversation | July 21, 2011
  6. Bobby Allison's Coke car tops list of coolest NASCAR paint scheme...

    David Newton

    ESPN.com likes lists and polls -- a lot. We recently had a poll on what NFL team has the best helmet. I'm partial to the Minnesota Vikings' purple lids myself. But it got me thinking: Who has the best paint scheme -- or as most are these days, wrap ...

    Blog | Conversation | May 20, 2011
  7. Would Danica Patrick be the No. 1 pick in a NASCAR draft?

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- And with the first pick of the 2011 NASCAR draft ... Wouldn't it be fun if NASCAR had a draft like the NFL? It would give race-starved fans something to talk about during the offseason. It would give non-Sprint Cup drivers we ...

    Blog | Conversation | April 28, 2011
  8. Sprint Cup team owners Joe Gibbs, Richard Childress and Rick Hend...

    David Newton

    CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Joe Gibbs has been around too many NFL deals where you get a first-round draft pick for a player or pick to be named later. He opened Wednesday's conference call with the three owners of the Sprint Cup Chase contenders by offer...

    Blog | Conversation | November 17, 2010
  9. David Newton: There's nothing wrong with NASCAR fining drivers fo...

    David Newton

    In 2008, the NFL fined Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark $5,000 for wearing eye black with the No. 21 etched into it in honor of former Washington Redskins teammate Sean Taylor, who had been murdered in his home. After a 2002 NFL game in which t...

    Blog | Conversation | July 27, 2010
  10. Is Jimmie Johnson a product of the system at Hendrick Motorsports...

    David Newton

    Is Jimmie Johnson a product of the system at Hendrick Motorsports or is the three-time defending Sprint Cup champ just that good? The debate continues ...

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2009
  11. Brad Keselowski should be lauded for racing Juan Pablo Montoya ha...

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- In the NBA, officials typically let players get away with contact in the playoffs that might be called a foul in the regular season. It's the same way in the NFL and NHL. Officials don't want a coach, owner or anybody else claimin...

    Blog | Conversation | October 08, 2009
  12. Jeremy Mayfield's argument for dismissal of suspension would be a...

    David Newton

    One of the primary issues Jeremy Mayfield's attorneys are using to get their suspended client back on the track would not hold up in the National Football League or the Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | June 01, 2009
  13. Super Bowl and Daytona 500 on the same day would mean 500 has to ...

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- If you don't understand the power of the NFL, you will after you read this piece. Owners at the NFL's league meetings this past week discussed lengthening the regular season by a few games, likely by the 2011 season. That means th...

    Blog | Conversation | March 27, 2009
  14. Blackout threat would sell tickets

    David Newton

    CONCORD, N.C. -- Blackouts. I probably shouldn't suggest this, since this directly impacts the mother ship, but this might be what NASCAR track promoters need to get back to sellouts, or at least near-sellouts. If it's good enough for the NFL, as S...

    Blog | Conversation | January 20, 2009
  15. Jimmie Johnson is the Sprint Cup champion, say the Las Vegas odds...

    David Newton

    Jimmie Johnson is the Sprint Cup champion. OK, it hasn't actually happened yet, but Las Vegas oddsmakers are so confident, they've taken the championship proposition off the board, writes David Newton.

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2008
  16. Why watch the Atlanta race on a busy weekend? The drivers will te...

    David Newton

    The World Series is on, and so are a bunch of NFL games. Why watch Sunday's Cup race at Atlanta? We'll let the drivers make their case, writes David Newton.

    Story | Conversation | October 25, 2008