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  1. NASCAR - Ode to Daytona

    Marty Smith

    Note: My bosses on the television side charged me with capturing the essence of the annual pilgrimage to Daytona for a new season. The piece will air throughout Daytona 500 weekend. I wanted to share the script with you: Only the rarest of pillars ...

    Blog | Conversation | February 26, 2012
  2. Danielle Frye decided to mobilize her own tornado relief effort

    Marty Smith

    It was sometime around midnight on Thursday, April 28, and Danielle Frye, former NASCAR publicist and wife of Red Bull Racing general manager Jay Frye, couldn't sleep. So she went to the couch and turned on the television. Channel-by-channel, horri...

    Blog | Conversation | May 19, 2011
  3. Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Life goes on

    Marty Smith

    In one tragic, unbelievable moment on Feb. 18, 2001, Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s life changed forever. Ten years later, life goes on for the son of The Intimidator.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2011
  4. Aric Almirola's rise from the NASCAR ashes to Camping World Truck...

    Marty Smith

    It's not a storybook ending by any means. But Aric Almirola's rise from the ashes to Truck series contender is a work in progress that many can appreciate.

    Story | Conversation | June 16, 2010
  5. Kevin Harvick versus Carl Edwards: an insider's perspective

    Marty Smith

    I was going to leave this alone. It seemed as played out as Bret Michaels' reality TV career. But it's not. Obviously. Kevin Harvick versus Carl Edwards is a festering sore. So let's analyze it. Harvick says Edwards is fake, that he "can't be the...

    Blog | Conversation | March 26, 2010
  6. Martin Truex Jr. is feeling right at home at Michael Waltrip Raci...

    Marty Smith

    Martin Truex Jr. can barely contain his enthusiasm. For the first time in a long time, he feels like he's got a legitimate shot to make some noise in the Cup series.

    Story | Conversation | January 29, 2010
  7. NASCAR has a point to prove at the Brickyard

    Marty Smith

    Don't let the 2008 tire debacle at Indy fool you. The Allstate 400 at the Brickyard is still must-see TV -- especially if you're a Tony Stewart fan.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2009
  8. Darlington Raceway should be NASCAR's Augusta

    Marty Smith

    Golf has Augusta National. NASCAR has Darlington. Where would you rather spend a relaxing weekend? That's what we figured. It's high time the Lady in Black get a makeover.

    Story | Conversation | May 07, 2009
  9. Marty Smith's Door-To-Door: One fan offers hope to others even af...

    Marty Smith

    Wayne Guttormson dreamed of making it to the Daytona 500. He never did, but it's his family's dream to make sure others do in his honor.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2009
  10. The real Tony Stewart; not one who often shows up on TV

    Marty Smith

    Tony Stewart is as polarizing a figure as NASCAR has. Gruff, even mean, at the track, there's a different side of him few get to see. Stewart's fine with that, writes Marty Smith.

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2007
  11. Mears OK with being the other guy at Hendrick Motorsports

    Marty Smith

    Don't worry about Casey Mears, the other Hendrick driver. Being teammates with Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson -- and Dale Earnhardt Jr. in '08 -- has its advantages, Marty Smith writes in Door-To-Door.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2007
  12. From small screen to the big time for McCumbee

    Marty Smith

    Chad McCumbee portrayed Dale Earnhardt Jr. in a made-for-TV movie in 2004. This weekend, he'll make his Nextel Cup Series debut driving for Kyle Petty in the Pocono 500.

    Story | Conversation | June 08, 2007
  13. Hamilton left plan in place for race team to follow

    Marty Smith

    Bobby Hamilton was a hands-on owner until he died. Despite the defection of his son, Bobby Jr., the truck team carries on, writes Marty Smith.

    Story | Conversation | February 05, 2007