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  1. Formula One - Circuit of the Americas course in Austin, Texas, co...

    Ryan McGee

    Building a world-class road course in Texas may have seemed like a tall order. The Circuit of the Americas is looking like more than a test of skill for Formula One and lower series, it's potentially a true gem.

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2013
  2. Vitor Meira is an IndyCar Series cult hero after catching on fire...

    Ryan McGee

    Was it the wild crash on Turn 1 where he broke his back? Or the pit fire that engulfed him in flames? Any way you look at it, the 2009 Indy 500 made a cult hero out of Vitor Meira.

    Story | Conversation | May 18, 2010
  3. Finely tuned athletes replace traditional grease monkeys on NASCA...

    Ryan McGee

    Beer bellies are gone from pit road. Crew members are now well-conditioned athletes with backgrounds in college football, minor league baseball and even pro wrasslin'.

    Story | Conversation | May 13, 2008
  4. 2014 Power Rankings: Sonoma

    Ryan McGee

    Jimmie Johnson is one bad episode on pit road away from likely being a winner in four straight races. That puts him atop Ryan McGee's Sprint Cup Power Rankings.

    Power Ranking | Conversation | June 19, 2014
  5. 2013 Power Rankings: Pocono

    Ryan McGee

    Jimmie Johnson was just one bad pit stop away from kissing the bricks for the fifth time at Indy. His consolation prize? He keeps the top spot in Ryan McGee's Power Rankings.

    Power Ranking | Conversation | July 28, 2013
  6. espnw -- Christmas Abbott making waves on NASCAR's pit row as she...

    Ryan McGee

    Christmas Abbott could become the first full-time female crew pit member for a Sprint Cup Series racing team, but she's drawn plenty of cheers and jeers for the way she's come into the sport.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2013
  7. espnW -- Janet Guthrie outraced insults to make auto racing histo...

    Ryan McGee

    Janet Guthrie made history in NASCAR and IndyCar three decades before Danica Patrick, overcoming obstacles and insults even worse than those female racers face today.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2013
  8. ESPN The Magazine: Five-time NASCAR champ Jimmie Johnson avoids a...

    Ryan McGee

    ESPN The Magazine's Ryan McGee writes that five-time NASCAR champ Jimmie Johnson avoids altercations on Pit Road because of a lesson he learned long ago.

    Story | Conversation | June 02, 2011
  9. As Tony Stewart showed at Texas, you can't argue with the compute...

    Ryan McGee

    Arguing with NASCAR on a pit-road speeding penalty is a time-honored tradition. With the new computerized timing and scoring mechanism, it is now also a waste of time.

    Story | Conversation | April 13, 2011
  10. NASCAR: Heading into Daytona, Ryan McGee previews the best and th...

    Ryan McGee

    Heading into Daytona, Ryan McGee previews the best and the rest of NASCAR's Sprint Cup garages.

    Story | Conversation | February 09, 2011
  11. 2011 NASCAR Preview: Former college football stars find work in N...

    Ryan McGee

    From the February 21, 2011 issue of ESPN The Magazine: Ryan McGee looks at several former athletes -- college football players and the like -- who became members of Hendrick's pit crew after surviving the daunting Pit Crew Combine.

    Story | Conversation | February 09, 2011
  12. Larry Pearson is 'still hurting' five months after crashing at Br...

    Ryan McGee

    When we were last in Thunder Valley, there was as much excitement the day before the Cup series race as there was for the main event itself. On Saturday, March 20, Bristol Motor Speedway's pit road was crawling with motorsports demigods. They had ret...

    Blog | Conversation | August 20, 2010
  13. The NASCAR Pit Crew Challenge shows how crews are changing stock ...

    Ryan McGee

    The NASCAR Pit Crew Challenge shows how crews are changing the face of stock car racing.

    Blog | Conversation | May 19, 2010
  14. NASCAR -- After three years, NASCAR finally says good riddance to...

    Ryan McGee

    After three years, NASCAR finally bids adieu to its fabled "wing."

    Blog | Conversation | March 19, 2010
  15. Glen Wood has been around a few races in his time, and watching a...

    Ryan McGee

    There aren't many owners more important to the sport than Glen Wood, one of the famed Wood Brothers, which is now NASCAR's oldest team. There aren't many better ways to watch a race than with Wood, either.

    Story | Conversation | February 13, 2010
  16. NASCAR -- From Dale Earnhardt's debut to Ricky Rudd's epic crash ...

    Ryan McGee

    From Dale Earnhardt's debut to Ricky Rudd's epic crash at pit row, Ryan McGee ranks the wildest moments in Speedweek history.

    Blog | Conversation | February 05, 2010