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  1. NASCAR crew profile: Former college fullback now carries the gas

    Brett Borden

    Mike Metcalf, a former football player at Appalachian State University, still gets in the thick of the competition as the gas man for the No. 84 team in Sprint Cup.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2008
  2. Waltrip Racing jackman thrives on team aspect of his job

    Brett Borden

    Speed, of course, is important for the jackman, but Michael Waltrip Racing's Mitch Lash says safety is number one when he's quarterbacking the pit stop.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2008
  3. No. 18 team has a special agent as a fuel runner

    Brett Borden

    Greg Martin, a former federal agent, is the fuel runner for the No. 18 car and is a prime example of the teamwork that has helped push Kyle Busch to the top of the standings.

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2008
  4. Drivers have fun, find unexpected benefits from their radio shows...

    Brett Borden

    More Sprint Cup drivers reach out to their fans by serving as hosts of satellite radio shows, and they gain more than just exposure.

    Story | Conversation | May 22, 2008
  5. Spotters, crew chief always have their driver's ear

    Brett Borden

    A smooth line of clear communication among members of race teams can make a big difference in the results on race days.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2008
  6. Contingency stickers fill front fenders and help with bottom line...

    Brett Borden

    Those little stickers, also known as contingency decals, on the front fender of NASCAR Sprint Cup cars can bring in some big cash for drivers and teams.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2008
  7. Generation gap seen as having little to do with friction within t...

    Brett Borden

    Sometimes the communication gap between drivers on the same Sprint Cup team can be a bigger obstacle to achieving harmony than a gap in the teammates' ages.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2008
  8. Tales of the King, Intimidator, Awesome Bill and more

    Brett Borden

    As Jimmie Johnson tries to fend off Jeff Gordon in the final race of the Nextel Cup season, here's a look at the five best finishes in recent NASCAR history.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2007
  9. Where you win makes a difference over how many times you win

    Brett Borden

    Is winning everything? Kevin Harvick hasn't won since February's frantic finish in the Daytona 500, but he's piled up more than $7 million and ranks second in earnings.

    Story | Conversation | November 09, 2007
  10. Driving increasingly becomes a younger man's game

    Brett Borden

    Experience counts greatly in NASCAR, just as in any profession. But results and trends show that fortysomething drivers aren't as successful as they used to be.

    Story | Conversation | October 26, 2007
  11. Thirty-one other drivers still have plenty to win

    Brett Borden

    Drivers who are not in the Chase are still doing their best to win races, but they also want to build some momentum to carry into next season.

    Story | Conversation | October 12, 2007
  12. Kansas helps youngsters close gap on experienced drivers

    Brett Borden

    Drivers, you're not in Daytona anymore. As one of the newer tracks on the Nextel Cup series, Kansas Speedway presents an opportunity for younger drivers to close the gap on veterans with more experience and data at their disposal.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2007
  13. Panthers, drivers share mutual admiration

    Brett Borden

    Nextel Cup drivers and NFL players for the Carolina Panthers have formed close friendships over the years, but the bond between driver Casey Mears and quarterback David Carr goes back further.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2007
  14. Road race twists bring out new faces

    Brett Borden

    Upcoming right turns and hills at Infineon and Watkins Glen mean some regular drivers will get bumped for road course specialists.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2007
  15. One is the loneliest number for Nextel Cup teams

    Brett Borden

    NASCAR's current wave of merger mania among Nextel Cup teams means the small, single-car teams will have an even harder time to compete with the increased resources and manpower of the big teams.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2007
  16. Similarities with COT will help truck series drivers even more

    Brett Borden

    With star graduates such as Kurt Busch, Kevin Harvick and Carl Edwards, NASCAR's Craftsman truck series continues to supply quality drivers for the Nextel Cup.

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2007