Colorful Sabates always good for a story

Felix Sabates isn't just any NASCAR owner. With a lifetime of stories and the gift to tell them well, Sabates is one of the most interesting to talk to, writes David Newton.

Updated: April 6, 2007, 10:17 AM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- The roar of driver introductions reverberated through the walls of Reed Sorenson's hauler before last Sunday's Nextel Cup race at Martinsville Speedway, but Felix Sabates wasn't fazed.

The minority owner of Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates was on a roll, talking about everything from the legacy of former NASCAR chairman Bill France Jr. to what he believes is the sad state of the NBA to his plan to retire in five years.

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