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David Poole's advance of track reunion

Posted at 10:49am on Sep. 17, 2009

Jeff Gilder has seen the light. He has seen it in the eyes of men who cut their racing teeth on the half-mile of dirt that was Columbia Speedway.

Poole's Best: Fans run flat out, too

Posted at 5:16pm on Apr. 28, 2009

Driving to the N.C. Motor Speedway in Rockingham on a chilly Sunday morning in March, I saw the rising sun filtered through the smoke from campfires as a fan village stirred to life. I rolled down the window and smelled the bacon frying. Had I stopped, I have no doubt I could have shared breakfast with almost anybody I spoke to.

Poole's Best: Memorial draws thousands to honor Earnhardt

Posted at 5:20pm on Apr. 28, 2009

"Thank you." Of all the words spoken and sung during a memorial service for Dale Earnhardt on Thursday, those were the most powerful.

Poole's Best: On the death of Dale Earnhardt Sr.

Posted at 7:25pm on Apr. 28, 2009

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - It was always right there in his eyes. Sometimes Dale Earnhardt didn't say much. But his eyes never stopped talking.

Poole's Best: NASCAR lost one of its best drivers in Fireball Roberts' fiery crash

Posted at 4:38pm on Apr. 28, 2009

You hear the name and picture a wild man.

Poole's Best: A life interrupted is hard to understand

Posted at 5:14pm on Apr. 28, 2009

Adam Petty's car rolled to a stop in the garage at Lowe's Motor Speedway Tuesday afternoon.

Poole's Best: Winning after a profound loss

Posted at 5:11pm on Apr. 28, 2009

There were times, Dale Earnhardt Jr. admits, when he thought it might all come crashing down.

Poole's Best: Hendrick: Pain doesn't go away

Posted at 5:00pm on Apr. 28, 2009

Rick Hendrick's corner office in a new building at his NASCAR teams' complex opens into a conference room connected to another office. It was going to be his son Ricky's.

Poole's Best: Dale Earnhardt's last gift 5 years after the crash

Posted at 4:57pm on Apr. 28, 2009

Dale Earnhardt's iconic black No. 3 Chevrolet careened up the 31-degree banking into a concrete wall in Turn 4 during the 2001 Daytona 500. And five years later, NASCAR still feels the impact.

Poole's recent posts on Facebook

Posted at 5:26pm on Apr. 28, 2009

I do not consider myself a race fan. To be a fan, you have to be willing to put up with hardships like high ticket prices, ridiculous hotel rates and obscene concession prices to follow the sport. Unless and until I do that, I am not worthy of that title.

Poole's Best: Petty still true blue

Posted at 5:21pm on Apr. 28, 2009

Weathered like a favorite leather jacket, crinkled with lines of experience but resilient to the ravages of age, Richard Petty still stands tall.

Poole's Best: Measure of a Man

Posted at 5:22pm on Apr. 28, 2009

It's Friday, May 2, 2003. Jerry Nadeau starts practice for a NASCAR race at Richmond International Raceway, climbing into a new No. 01 Pontiac his team has built for him to drive in the Pontiac 400.

Poole's Best: Friends for life, however short

Posted at 4:49pm on Apr. 28, 2009

My cellular phone rang just before 7 p.m. Monday. Steve Hummer, a columnist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, said hello. I knew something was wrong. Hummer wouldn't call just to chat. I am beginning to hate that cell phone.

Some of David Poole's best

Posted at 9:31pm on Apr. 28, 2009

Race fans want to be in the middle of everything. And, face it, we can't always be. But we could count on David Poole being there.

Service, family and charities

Posted at 11:19am on Apr. 30, 2009

When he took up a cause, it was because he knew in his heart he was on the right side. And you knew he believed in it, with a passion.

What people are saying

Posted at 10:34pm on Apr. 28, 2009

Many in racing considered David Poole to be family. Here's what some of them are saying.

Poole legacy: Fans' writer

Posted at 10:06pm on Apr. 28, 2009

Tom Sorensen: David Poole was loud, opinionated, hilarious, gutsy, and smarter than you are, and I don't care who you are.