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Dave Despain Q&A Part One

“The Dave Despain Show,” debuts on April 25 at 8 p.m. on MAVTV

Dave Despain has spent his entire career interviewing racing folks. Now he is embarking on the latest chapter in his career, a new show on MAVTV.

KERCHNER: Marty Little Loved Racing

Mike Kerchner

Marty Little loved auto racing. He spent most of his life involved in the sport in one way or another

Skittles Gets Two Races On No. 18

Kyle Busch's Joe Gibbs Racing crew was able to repair his No. 18 Toyota after Busch was involved in a multi-car crash on Friday at Daytona Int'l Speedway. (NASCAR Photo)

The Skittles brand — made by Wrigley, a subsidiary of Mars, Inc. — will make its comeback to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as part of Mars, Inc.’s longtime partnership with Joe Gibbs Racing

NCMA Honors Jarrett Family

Jerry Punch (left) is pictured with the Jarrett family Glenn, Patti, Martha, Ned and Dale following Monday night's North Carolina Motorsports Industry Ceremony in Concord, N.C. (Adam Fenwick photo)

Stock car racing’s renowned Jarrett family was recognized Monday night during the eighth annual North Carolina Motorsports Industry Award Ceremony presented by Fifth Third Bank at the Embassy Suites Hotel

Argabright Writes His Way Into History

Dave Argabright signs copies of one of his books. (Linda Mansfield photo)

Dave Argabright has written books about National Sprint Car Hall of Famers Jack Hewitt, Chris Economaki, Bill Smith, Doug Wolfgang, Brad Doty and Earl Baltes…

Waiting Finally Over For Pittman & KKR

Daryn Pittman locked up the 2013 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship on Saturday in Concord, N.C. (Justin Leedy Photo)

Tom Petty once sang, “The waiting is the hardest part.”

Pittman Is WoO Champion As McMahan Wins

Daryn Pittman (Justin Leedy photo)

Daryn Pittman won the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship by a mere 14 points over Donny Schatz, while Paul McMahan won Saturday night’s World of Outlaws World Finals feature at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Schatz Romps To No. 23 At World Finals

Donny Schatz will travel back to Australia for the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic at the end of January. (Chris Owens Photo)

Donny Schatz grabbed his 23rd World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory of the season Friday night during the seventh annual World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte

Hearn Claims 115th Super DIRTcar Victory

Brett Hearn (20) leads the Super DIRTcar Series field during a restart on Friday night at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. (Dave Dalesandro Photo)

The winningest driver in Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block history put another trophy on the shelf Friday night at The Drit Track at Charlotte

Shane Stewart Finds A New Home

Shane Stewart became the first four-time winner of the Knoxville 360 Nationals in 2012 at Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway. (Frank Smith photo)

After several seasons of splitting his time among multiple sprint car rides, Shane Stewart will have a home for the 2014 season.

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