Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Vagaries of History

Clinton, S.C., Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 12:24 p.m. This morning I didn’t have electricity. If I had, I’d have written this sooner, but I spent the idle time paying bills and reading by the window light, and somewhere amid the … Continue reading

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It’s So Different, It’s the Same

Clinton, S.C., Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 1:15 p.m. Another month, the fourth, is about to end. I’m mildly saddened by its passing in that it was the one in which I was born, but that was a long time ago, … Continue reading

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The Gravy’s Great, But It Gets Too Much Attention

Clinton, S.C., Sunday, April 27, 2014, 9:25 a.m. Baseball players refer to the big leagues as “the show.” Old men look back warmly to “having a cup of coffee in the bigs,” which means they made it but not for … Continue reading

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Who Knew?

Clinton, S.C., Friday, April 25, 2014, 10:15 a.m. One opportunity the NASCAR schedule seldom affords is simply “to take a breath.” It’s not easy to pause and consider. Most often the talk turns to speculation when NASCAR takes a siesta. … Continue reading

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The Distance Ain’t Half Bad

Clinton, S.C., Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 1:04 p.m. Things around here have been stable. A friend called this morning to check on me, noting that I haven’t been blogging much. I have. Just not here. Sometimes I relate to the … Continue reading

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The Track That Matters

  Clinton, S.C., Sunday, April 13, 2014, 9:08 a.m. I can’t judge a NASCAR race at Darlington Raceway. I love it too much. It dissolves me in emotion. Memories flood back of Cotton Owens, Dale Earnhardt, Neil Bonnett and Tim … Continue reading

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A Diamond Off the Old Block

Clinton, S.C., Saturday, April 12, 2014, 10:24 a.m. I started attending races at Darlington Raceway in 1970 – and stopped in 2013 – but the first time I wrote about one was the CRC Chemicals Rebel 500 in 1981. Darrell … Continue reading

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The Track Too Tough To Cover

Clinton, S.C., Thursday, April 10, 2014, 5:33 p.m. Darlington Raceway is my favorite track. This is only in part because it is great, though it undeniably is. It has to do with it being the place where my daddy took … Continue reading

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It Stands On Its Merits

Clinton, S.C., Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 10:45 a.m. The NASCAR season to date has been spectacular in that something memorable has happened in each of the seven Sprint Cup races. A different driver has won each. Some of the excitement … Continue reading

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Who’ll Stop the Rain?

Clinton, S.C., Sunday, April 6, 2014, 9:45 a.m. It’s raining in Texas. It’s cloudy here and is supposed to rain tomorrow. That’s the news, sports fans. Texas Motor Speedway has lights, which could make this yet another long day’s journey … Continue reading

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