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  1. NASCAR - Door-to-Door - Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Marty Smith have F...

    Marty Smith

    When Dale Earnhardt Jr. won his first Sprint Cup race in four years, Marty Smith was right where he wanted to be: back home, cradling his month-old daughter.

    Story | Conversation | June 22, 2012
  2. Matthew Hansen demonstrates true fighting spirit

    Marty Smith

    I was very late. I had a date in Victory Lane at Richmond International Raceway with Matthew Hansen, the Marine for whom the Sprint Cup race later that evening was named, and I was double-booked. So I quickly wrapped up an interview with NASCAR presi...

    Blog | Conversation | May 13, 2011
  3. AJ Allmendinger signs extension with RPM

    Marty Smith

    AJ Allmendinger has signed a multiyear contract extension with Richard Petty Motorsports to drive the No. 43 Ford.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2010
  4. Elliott Sadler to sub for sidelined Brian Vickers

    Marty Smith

    Elliott Sadler will drive the No. 55 Toyota in each of the final four races of the 2013 Sprint Cup Series schedule, Michael Waltrip Racing announced Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2013
  5. NASCAR - Door-to-Door - Andrew Collier proud of his late brother ...

    Marty Smith

    It has been nearly a month since Hendrick Motorsports employee Andrew Collier lost his brother, slain MIT police officer Sean Collier. The hurt is still there. But so are so many fond memories.

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2013
  6. NASCAR - Full speed ahead for Gen-6 race car

    Marty Smith

    Thanks to the new Gen-6 race car, brand identity in NASCAR is back. The big question: Will the new car drive the sport's brand-loyal consumers back to the showroom?

    Story | Conversation | January 24, 2013
  7. NASCAR - Jay Frye joins Hendrick juggernaut

    Marty Smith

    More often than not over the past several years, when I picked up the phone to call Jay Frye the voice on the other end was exhausted, frustrated and borderline disgusted. For 15 years Frye had run a race team at the Sprint Cup level. There was MB2. ...

    Blog | Conversation | January 06, 2012
  8. Maybe we'll look back at Texas someday and see it as a watershed ...

    Marty Smith

    FORT WORTH, Texas -- Nov. 7, 2010, was a good day for NASCAR. It may well have been a landmark day. In a time when we hear incessant complaints about boring races and vanilla drivers and runaway points championships, the Sprint Cup Series put on a ...

    Blog | Conversation | November 07, 2010
  9. NASCAR is considering an elimination Chase format for the 2011 Sp...

    Marty Smith

    NASCAR is methodically informing Sprint Cup teams that it is strongly, legitimately considering an elimination Chase format, backing up what chairman Brian France said at Indianapolis -- that he and his team would discuss the topic with race teams, w...

    Blog | Conversation | September 09, 2010
  10. Marty Smith: Debate about Cup drivers racing in Nationwide won't ...

    Marty Smith

    It's a tough call for drivers and owners, such as Kevin Harvick, but the age-old debate about Cup drivers racing in Nationwide won't get settled until NASCAR itself makes a decision.

    Story | Conversation | July 27, 2010
  11. Marty Smith blog: Since Marty Smith keeps getting mistaken for Br...

    Marty Smith

    SPEEDWAY, Ind. -- Given that the Brickyard 400 is ESPN's first Sprint Cup Series race broadcast of each season, we studio types are asked to do many more live interviews than normal for "SportsCenter" and ESPNEWS and the like, to supplement the broad...

    Blog | Conversation | July 24, 2010
  12. Getting "The Message" on the track from a veteran is key to any y...

    Marty Smith

    NASCAR has always had a way of handling the hotshots who come up to the Sprint Cup Series for the first time, and that's to let the veterans teach the kids a lesson. And it's a lesson everybody gets.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2010
  13. Yates Racing to replace Bobby Labonte in No. 96 car for 7 races

    Marty Smith

    Yates Racing will replace 2000 Cup champion Bobby Labonte in its No. 96 Ford with Roush Fenway Nationwide Series driver Erik Darnell.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2009
  14. The Sprint Cup Series race at Infineon Raceway didn't disappoint

    Marty Smith

    High drama and nail-biting action at a road course race? Thanks to the new double-file restart rule, Sunday's Cup race at Sonoma didn't disappoint.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2009