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  1. Steve Smith comfortable in the fast lane

    David Newton

    CONCORD, N.C. -- Steve Smith didn't look particularly comfortable climbing behind the wheel of a top fuel dragster at zMax Speedway on Friday, but the Baltimore Ravens wide receiver is very comfortable with his new NFL team. "The confidence I have...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  2. Antron Brown to test Toyota stock car

    David Newton

    NHRA star Antron Brown wants to give left turns a shot.

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2013
  3. Kyle Busch puts brakes on speeding

    David Newton

    Kyle Busch is doing a good thing. Not because I suggested it in a May column, but because it was the right thing to do. Busch is joining Doug Herbert to promote the B.R.A.K.E.S (Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe) program that the NHRA Top Fuel ...

    Blog | Conversation | July 27, 2011
  4. Kyle Busch to work with B.R.A.K.E.S. teen driving safety program

    David Newton

    Kyle Busch and his foundation have pledged to help 10 schools put more than 300 teens through the B.R.A.K.E.S. program that NHRA Top Fuel drag racer Doug Herbert began in 2008 after his sons were killed in an automobile accident while speeding.

    Story | Conversation | July 27, 2011
  5. Doug Herbert has a shot to win at Charlotte, but he's already a w...

    David Newton

    CONCORD, N.C. -- The bid for the 10-week-old puppy, an adorable mixture of Chihuahua and chocolate Lab, had reached $1,200. "Going once!" the auctioneer yelled. "Twice ..." A voice from a table just off the stage bellowed, "Ten thousand dollars!...

    Blog | Conversation | September 21, 2009
  6. The NHRA has something NASCAR doesn't: diversity

    David Newton

    CONCORD, N.C. -- Top Fuel driver Antron Brown took a few joking jabs at John Force's outrageous personality and then exchanged high fives with the 14-time NHRA Funny Car champion. "You won't see that in NASCAR," Brown said with a laugh. You won't s...

    Blog | Conversation | September 21, 2009
  7. The future of NHRA was finally seen at zMax Dragway, with a pair ...

    David Newton

    If you wanted to see the future of the NHRA, it was on display Sunday at zMax Dragway outside Charlotte. How do you describe four-lane nitro-powered racing? Pretty bitchin'.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2009
  8. Doug Herbert has a shot to win at Charlotte, but he's already a w...

    David Newton

    CONCORD, N.C. -- The bid for the 10-week-old puppy, an adorable mixture of Chihuahua and chocolate Lab, had reached $1,200. "Going once!" the auctioneer yelled. "Twice ..." A voice from a table just off the stage bellowed, "Ten thousand dollars!...

    Blog | Conversation | September 19, 2009
  9. When it comes to Top Fuel dragsters and nitromethane, Jeff Burton...

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- There I was on Wednesday afternoon, standing among several hundred people on the corner of Trade and Tryon streets with an index finger in each ear. We all looked pretty silly, especially the father bent over a stroller with fing...

    Blog | Conversation | August 05, 2009
  10. Is David Ragan still NEXT at Roush Fenway Racing?

    David Newton

    With young hotshots Trevor Bayne and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. nipping at his heels, the pressure is on David Ragan to perform in the Roush Fenway Racing No. 6 Ford.

    Story | Conversation | May 25, 2011
  11. Kevin Harvick puts on a show on the Las Vegas Strip

    David Newton

    LAS VEGAS -- I'm sitting in a tailored black suit on a piece of cracked plastic foam on what has to be the thinnest stadium seat in the history of sports. The chair sits on top of the fuel line on the passenger side of Kevin Harvick's show car. The ...

    Blog | Conversation | December 03, 2010
  12. NASCAR pondering move to fuel injection

    David Newton

    NASCAR is researching the possibility of moving from engines with carburetors to fuel injection.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2009