Hampton a longtime NASCAR fan

May 28, 2002
By Jim Benton
When Mike Hampton was growing up in Florida, his head was being filled with NASCAR lore.

Hampton, the Colorado Rockies' Opening Day pitcher, has been a Winston Cup aficionado for a long time.

"I was about 8 years old when my family and I started going to the Daytona 500,'' Hampton said. "I'm a big-time NASCAR fan. I watch it all the time. I'm trying to get some of these guys (Rockies) to follow it, but I haven't got any takers yet. There's a couple country boys in here. Brent ...

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