Yates feeling better with two fast cars at Daytona

Robert Yates was so upset about his race team last season it affected his health. With two cars running strong in Daytona practice, he might have found a new lease on life, writes David Newton.

Updated: February 12, 2007, 5:59 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Robert Yates thought he was going to die.

The owner of Robert Yates Racing was so stressed over the struggles of his Nextel Cup organization last season that instead of going to the track, he went to the hospital and ask to be checked in.

He was so upset over losing his two drivers -- Dale Jarrett to Michael Waltrip Racing and Elliott Sadler to Evernham Motorsports -- and longtime sponsor UPS that he took "green" pills to help with bodily functions that ...

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