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Bob Costas reporter's road to success paved with drive, focus and hustle

Alan Cavanna grew up in Marlborough, Conn. which is roughly between New York City and Boston so he grew up around boys who wanted to be Roger Clemens, or Patrick Ewing, or Drew Bledsoe or Mark Messier. The only child of George Cavanna and Sue Crawford, Alan was quite possibly the only kid in that quiet Hartford suburb who idolized NASCAR star Rusty Wallace. But his dream wasn't to be the 1989 Winston Cup Champion; his dream, really, was to interview him. To talk to lots of race car drivers, in fact, as well as crew chiefs and team owners; to tell stories about them, in front of a camera; and to get paid to do it. Today, Cavanna is just shy of his second anniversary with...