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Grassroots racin' alive and well

Updated: April 8, 2009, 4:48 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

STANLEY, N.C. -- A man wearing a T-shirt and blue jeans approached the small wooden credentials building at the entrance of the garage, where men covered in grease and red clay were fine-tuning cars identified as the "Albino Rhino" and "XX."

"Hey, Cooter here?" the man asked.

This wasn't Texas Motor Speedway, where NASCAR's top two series competed last weekend. Not even close. There were no paved garages with stalls or fancy suites. There were no big-time sponsor names on the ...

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