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Dustin Long
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How an unanswered changed phone call changed a driver's life ...
Thirteen years after a fateful phone call, Jamie McMurray, a former Daytona 500 and Brickyard 400 champion, is set to make his 450th career Sprint Cup start.
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Swift action by IndyCar's safety team in saving James Hinchcliffe's life has some NASCAR drivers taking notice ... 
Kevin Harvick expresses confidence in safety crews NASCAR has at races, but Jimmie Johnson and a few others say they see the benefit of a having a safety team similar to IndyCar.
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ESPN report raises questions about how Kurt Busch's ex-girlfriend has run Armed Forces Foundation ...
Former girlfriend of Kurt Busch faces numerous questions from ESPN report.
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How one person helped Bruton Smith get selected for the 2016 NASCAR Hall of Fame Class. You might not expect who it came from ...
After being on less than 30 percent of the ballots last year, Bruton Smith was selected on 68 percent of the ballots Wednesday - more than any other candidate.
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I was asked to pick a memorable moment of a NASCAR driver on David Letterman. I chose this visit by Dale Earnhardt in 1998. Check out the video ...
Dale Earnhardt's memorable appearance came after winning the 1998 Daytona 500.
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My column: As a former Hall of Fame voter, I take you behind closed doors and how voting could go today for the next NASCAR Hall of Fame Class ...
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Can Kyle do it? Challenges remain for Busch to become Chase eligible. Vote in the poll ... 
He needs a win in the next 15 races and to be in the top 30 in points when the Chase begins in September to compete for the title.
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Jeff Gordon joins Mike Joy and Darrell Waltrip in the booth for Fox races (and practices and qualifying) in 2016 ... 
Jeff Gordon will join Mike Joy and Darrell Waltrip in the booth in 2016 for Fox's broadcast of NASCAR Sprint Cup races.
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Schedule for the weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway with practice, qualifying times and radio and TV info ... 
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Friday - no on-track activities? why not run the Truck series, K&N or ARCA?
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Daytona has begun work to install SAFER barriers where Kyle Busch hit
Daytona International Speedway has begun safety improvements following Kyle Busch's February wreck.
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Thankfully....it's been long enough ...it should have been completed by now !
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Brad Keselowski becomes a father with birth of his daughter ... 
Birth follows birth of boy to Kyle and Samantha Busch earlier this week.
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NASCAR penalizes JR Motorsports for its winning Truck failing post-race inspection. Team keeps win.
NASCAR levels P2 penalty against JR Motorsports for post-race infraction with winning Truck.
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Greg Engle's profile photo
Patti A's profile photo
Sara P's profile photo
Ed Coombs's profile photo
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I cover the NASCAR circuit for SI.com
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  • Landmark Newspapers
    Sports writer, 1996 - 2011
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Senior writer for MRN.com, covering NASCAR for Motor Racing Network
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I'm a Midwestern native who lives in the South and travels across the country. You can follow me on Twitter @dustinlong for more NASCAR news.

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I've been surfing in Hawaii, dog-sledding in Alaska, snorkeling off Key West and got engaged in New York City's Central Park
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  • Indiana University Bloomington
    Journalism, 1987 - 1991
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