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  1. NASCAR - Remembering Lynda Petty

    Ryan McGee

    She was the wife of Richard and the matriarch of Petty Enterprises. And one chance meeting with Lynda Petty in the summer of 2008 produced a memory of a lifetime, writes Ryan McGee.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2014
  2. NASCAR's new playoff structure could stifle Jimmie Johnson - ESPN...

    Ryan McGee

    In ESPN The Magazine, Ryan McGee writes that NASCAR is changing the Chase again (its third tweak in a decade). But is it good for the sport or an attempt to stifle Jimmie Johnson?

    Story | Conversation | February 03, 2014
  3. Six-time Sprint Cup champ Jimme Johnson on his best titles - ESPN...

    Ryan McGee

    In ESPN The Magazine's Interview Issue, six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champ Jimmie Johnson ranks his favorite wins.

    Story | Conversation | December 09, 2013
  4. NASCAR - The silver spoons vs. blue collars debate rages on with ...

    Ryan McGee

    The insult Tony Stewart lofted at Joey Logano may have crackled across media, but calling another driver a spoiled rich kid is older than Stewart, older than NASCAR, and for some ... it gets old.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2013
  5. NASCAR - Petty Blue is back on the No. 43 car

    Ryan McGee

    "Petty Blue" never left NASCAR, because the fans wouldn't let it. The fact the paint scheme is coming back to the track this season means one of the most iconic colors in sports is back in good graces.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2013
  6. Richard Petty bringing back Petty Blue to No. 43 car

    Ryan McGee

    Petty Blue, the hue made famous by NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty, will once again become a fixture at Sprint Cup Series events on the No. 43 car now driven by Aric Almirola.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2013
  7. NASCAR - Back to the future at Racing's North Turn Beach Bar & Gr...

    Ryan McGee

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- For years now, NASCAR execs have struggled with relocating the sport's "core fans." Good news. I found them. On Friday afternoon, as the next-to-last Daytona 500 practice session took place, Racing's North Turn Beach Bar &amp...

    Blog | Conversation | February 23, 2013
  8. NASCAR - Richard Petty vs. Wood Brothers Racing alive and well

    Ryan McGee

    And you thought the Richard Petty-Wood Brothers rivalry was long gone. Thanks to the NASCAR Hall of Fame and recent trips to Victory Lane, the greatest rivalry in American motorsports is back.

    Story | Conversation | January 19, 2012
  9. Classic Track Tour hits North Wilkesboro Speedway, the track that...

    Ryan McGee

    I stood at the start-finish line of the North Wilkesboro Speedway on Thursday afternoon, microphone in hand. "NASCAR Now" host Michelle Bonner was about to toss to me from our Bristol, Conn., studios and I was about to begin my live interview with Al...

    Blog | Conversation | May 20, 2011
  10. STP returning big to NASCAR, tracks with sponsorships

    Ryan McGee

    STP, an iconic brand and logo as recognizable as any in sports, will announce Wednesday a return to big-time racing with sponsorships in NASCAR's Sprint Cup and Nationwide series, at numerous racetracks as well as in the NHRA, sources said.

    Story | Conversation | April 13, 2011
  11. Iconic racing brand STP set to return in big way

    Ryan McGee

    As iconic a brand and logo as any in sports, STP is about to get back into racing in a big way.

    Story | Conversation | April 13, 2011
  12. Has his career pressure been getting to Kasey Kahne? The numbers ...

    Ryan McGee

    Losing Focus? Kasey Kahne's 2010 "Distracted Driver" stats. Date Race Finish Rating % top 15 3/21 Bristol 34th 55.5 2.4 3/29 M'ville 17th 73.4 14.4 4/10 Phoe. 39th 35.6 3.2 4/19 xTexas 5th 91.9 45.5 8/8 Glen 17t...

    Blog | Conversation | October 22, 2010
  13. NASCAR - The last tobacco-sponsored car makes it's final trip

    Ryan McGee

    The last major stock car sponsored by a tobacco company takes it's final run.

    Blog | Conversation | June 08, 2010
  14. Richard Petty is inducted to the first NASCAR Hall of Fame class

    Ryan McGee

    Ryan McGee is granted access to follow around Richard Petty on the day he gets inducted to the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

    Story | Conversation | May 24, 2010
  15. Richard Petty turned STP into a NASCAR icon

    Ryan McGee

    After 28 years and 850 races, Richard Petty finally retired the iconic STP sponsorship from his hood. Ryan McGee was there to watch the historic moment (twice).

    Blog | Conversation | May 20, 2010
  16. Richard Petty's No. 43 STP car isn't just an American icon, it ch...

    Ryan McGee

    Richard Petty was already one of the greatest drivers in NASCAR in 1971, but what he did next changed the sport forever. His sponsorship deal with STP wasn't just groundbreaking, now it's iconic.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2010