Category Archives: NASCAR

How I learned to stop hating Jeff Gordon

I hated Jeff Gordon. Fifteen years later, I don’t. Continue reading

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What the crowd at Martinsville was cheering for

On Sunday we got to see some bite in sport that has a lot of bark. Continue reading

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Jeff Gordon prepares for final road-course race at Watkins Glen

My NBC Sports story on Jeff Gordon’s final NASCAR road-course race, today at Watkins Glen.

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Chris Pratt and his ‘phantasmagorical’ career moment

With the rumors that Chris Pratt could one day crack Indiana Jones’ whip, I revisited the day last July when I asked the actor what it was like during a very special moment in his career. He called it “phantasmagorical.” Continue reading

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Keselowski and Gordon is what the sport needs … sort of

“There’s a fight! Between Cale Yarborough and Donnie Allison. The tempers overflowing, they’re angry, they know they have lost.” – Ken Squire, Feb. 18, 1979. One of the most famous moments in NASCAR history is a fight. It was the Daytona 500. … Continue reading

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NASCAR Fight Night: All down hill from here

There was a fight. I missed it. But I still had an interesting night at the races. Continue reading

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Tony Stewart and my journalism kick in the pants

In the wake of the Tony Stewart-Kevin Ward Jr. incident and an article I wrote, I received my first-career batch of hate mail. One them actually proved meaningful to me. Continue reading

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Roll with the Life Changes

A lot can change in 11 months.
In August 2013, there was quite a bit I hadn’t done career wise. I had never covered, let alone attended, a NBA or WNBA game. I had never written about a college football or basketball game that had any lasting impact outside the Sun Belt Conference.
Even though I hope to someday be a regular reporter in the auto racing world, I had never had the opportunity to write about IndyCar or NASCAR outside the confines of this meager blog.
A lot can change in 11 months. Especially my resume. Continue reading

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Speed

A special guest post by my father By Patrick McFadin I thoroughly enjoy the thrill of speed. I love the feel of acceleration. I love racing, the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. As long as I can … Continue reading

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‘The Greatest Feeling You Can Feel’: 2014 Daytona 500

This was completely and utterly his win. After years of struggling to reestablish the success experienced at DEI with Hendrick Motorsports while teammate Johnson won six championships in eight years, the strongest emotion felt Sunday was relief. Continue reading

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