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  1. NASCAR - Jimmie Johnson's greatness undeniable

    Ed Hinton

    Quit your bellyaching, NASCAR Nation. Ed Hinton has some advice for all you Jimmie Johnson haters: Appreciate his greatness for what it is, and just enjoy the ride.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2013
  2. NASCAR - Memories of Rockingham's Ray Melton

    Ed Hinton

    As the trucks began their race at Rockingham on Sunday, one remark by Speed TV analyst Michael Waltrip -- that fans were right up by the fence -- triggered a whole, delightful set of memories about one man. And it added to my list of somewhat forgot...

    Blog | Conversation | April 14, 2013
  3. NASCAR - Brad Keselowski is a new kind of Sprint Cup champion

    Ed Hinton

    Did you see the new face of NASCAR? The guy with the big grin staging his own victory party on national TV? Welcome to the top of the world, Brad Keselowski.

    Story | Conversation | November 18, 2012
  4. NASCAR - Ricky Stenhouse Jr. the next Mississippi great?

    Ed Hinton

    Ival Cooper died in 1984, three years before Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was born. Cooper became Mississippi's first great driver. Will Stenhouse become its greatest?

    Story | Conversation | September 19, 2012
  5. NASCAR - Monday Rundown - Kyle Busch couldn't be caught at end

    Ed Hinton

    Kyle Busch won on Friday and won again Saturday. The first came as a Nationwide owner and thanks to brother Kurt. The Cup win as a driver? Know when to take a gift and run with it.

    Story | Conversation | April 28, 2012
  6. Is Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne too nice for NASCAR?

    Ed Hinton

    Much of NASCAR Nation is put off by Jimmie Johnson's Mr. Nice Guy image, accusing the five-time champ of being too vanilla. Does the same fate await Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne?

    Story | Conversation | February 24, 2011
  7. NASCAR: It's hard to put a finger on what's making fans so unhapp...

    Ed Hinton

    It's hard to put a finger on what's making NASCAR fans so unhappy, even when they themselves try to describe what's ailing them. Let's just call it NASCARmyalgia.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2010
  8. Martinsville offers high-octane made-for-TV racing

    Ed Hinton

    Strange things can happen when you race 3,400-pound cars on two parallel drag strips connected by hairpin turns. Which makes Martinsville Speedway must-see TV on the Cup tour.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | October 24, 2009
  9. Chad Knaus says he doesn't worry too much about NASCAR penalties,...

    Ed Hinton

    Chad Knaus produces some of the fastest race cars anywhere. NASCAR likes to make sure he does it within the rules. It's that high-stakes game that is the real wild card in this year's Chase.

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2009
  10. NASCAR was built on great rivalries, but a lack of them now is hu...

    Ed Hinton

    Any decent English teacher will tell you conflict makes the story. The fact that NASCAR has forgotten this -- and has proved it by squelching rivalries -- is at the root of the sport's problem.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2009
  11. Chasing history down U.S. Highway 1

    Ed Hinton

    GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Just got home from a lovely day trip into the past two centuries. Destination was the 20th century, down in Darlington, S.C., home of NASCAR's first big track -- and to this day its most difficult. We were shooting some TV advan...

    Blog | Conversation | April 01, 2009
  12. Ed Hinton: Welcome to Casino de Daytona

    Ed Hinton

    Don't call the Daytona 500 NASCAR's version of the "Super Bowl." Call it what it is: a big-budget, made-for-TV exhibition that disappoints more than it delivers.

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2009
  13. Ed Hinton: Raymond Parks taught Big Bill France a thing or two

    Ed Hinton

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Deity strolled gracefully, for age 94, through the paddock here Sunday morning, hardly noticed by the crowd. If the throngs had had any idea who he was and what he did, they would have mobbed him. Television crews would have ...

    Blog | Conversation | February 15, 2009
  14. Ed Hinton: Leave us alone, NASCAR bashers

    Ed Hinton

    They lurk under the cloak of ignorance. They strike with the precision of a 12-gauge shotgun sprayed from 100 yards. They laugh at us. They mock us. They are the NASCAR bashers, and they are out of control, writes Ed Hinton.

    Story | Conversation | November 26, 2008
  15. Waltrip's career may not be storied, but there are some good stor...

    Ed Hinton

    So Michael Waltrip is making his 1,000th career NASCAR start. Is that cause for celebration or wonder at his perseverance? Whichever, Waltrip has enjoyed the ride, and even if his career isn't storied, there are some fine stories to tell, writes Ed Hinton.

    Story | Conversation | October 25, 2008