Marc and Harry Davis doing it their way

Not even Joe Gibbs could secure Marc Davis a full-time ride in this depressed economy. What's an 18-year-old prodigy to do? It's dear ol' Dad to the rescue, writes Ed Hinton.

Updated: January 8, 2009, 2:01 PM ET
By Ed Hinton | ESPN.com

Didn't I tell you? Didn't I say the crash of the economy, hard as it is on NASCAR, would show a silver lining? Show us who the real racers are? Open the way for the return of rugged individualism, self-reliance, can-do spirit?

Here they come already: the Davises. Driver Marc, 18, and his father, Harry, are doing it the old-fashioned way. They're fielding a family-owned, barely sponsored, one-car team, fighting the odds and the big money.

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