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Terence Newman, NASCAR Fan

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DALLAS - AUGUST 22: Cornerback Terence Newman #41 of the Dallas Cowboys during a preseason game against the Houston Texans at Texas Stadium on August 22, 2008 in Irving, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

When veteran cornerback Terence Newman visited Texas Motor Speedway for a NASCAR race after his rookie season in Dallas, it changed his life irrevocably. Which is to say, after that fateful day, he joined the large fraternity of people who call themselves diehard fans of the sport. Charean Williams chronicled Newman’s passion for racing in Monday’s edition of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, providing an interesting and curious, if not brief, look at the Pro Bowler’s passion for racing.

"I became an instant redneck out there,” Newman said in the piece, “and I'm not poking fun at anybody when I say that.”

Indeed, Newman may have also found a second career on that day. The corner said he wants to try his hand at the sport when his playing days are through.

"I want to drive," Newman continued. "I might need to get behind the wheel and see what I've got. Test my skills."

Newman’s lists his top five favorite drivers as Jimmie Johnson (1), Kasey Kahne (2), Ryan Newman (“Because he’s my cousin,” Newman joked) (3), Tony Stewart (4) and Greg Biffle (5).

Why Jimmie Johnson?

“First of all, he's a good sport,” said Newman. “He's also a proven winner. He's good for the sport of NASCAR.”

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