Monthly Archives: December 2017

It’s a Long Way from New Orleans to Here

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, December 29, 2017, 8:08 a.m. I could grouse about there being too many bowl games. Everyone else does. It’s fashionable, and I’m not wild about a pair of 6-6 teams playing each other in front of … Continue reading

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Parsons and Poole, Etched in Memory

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, December 27, 2017, 12:09 p.m. I don’t have a lot to write about NASCAR in terms of what is happening now, mostly because not much is happening. A change of makes here. A staff change there. … Continue reading

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It’s Christmas, No NASCAR, and I Am Obsessed

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 10:05 a.m. I guess all is not lost. Tyrone Power and Dana Andrews are about to depart aboard a submarine to fight the Nazis. The Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl will pit … Continue reading

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‘Hey, Let’s Me and You Run Us a Dirt Track’

  Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, December 17, 2017, 9:00 a.m. It’s quite possible that the future of NASCAR is tied to the future of tracks that aren’t part of it. Many of the nation’s short tracks are aligned with the … Continue reading

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Boyhood Memories of Rapid Richard and Ol’ Wendell

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, December 15, 2017, 8:02 a.m. Greenville-Pickens Speedway was the primary NASCAR venue of my boyhood. Twice a year, the half mile in the South Carolina foothills hosted Grand National (which became Winston, then Nextel, then Sprint, … Continue reading

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Among the First of the Dutton Deals

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 8:58 a.m. Was that only yesterday or 50 years ago? Fifty-two. A little more. Racing-reference.info says it was July 25, 1965. I was seven years old when I attended my first NASCAR race, … Continue reading

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It’s Not Over Till We Say It Is

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, December 11, 2017, 10:34 a.m. When I was in college, the career of my favorite NASCAR driver, David Pearson, began to decline. His last victory was right before I graduated. Pearson kept on making occasional appearances … Continue reading

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Things Have Changed Too Much

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, December 10, 2017, 8:48 a.m. About 48 weeks ago, I had the kind of sleepless, brainstorming night that, yesterday morning, led me to set up a Patreon account for this blog. I decided to write a … Continue reading

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Reluctant, but Righteous, Bucks

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, December 9, 2017, 5:25 p.m. This is a result of a sleepless night. Sleepless nights have often formed the basis of works of fiction. A sleepless night led directly to the two novels I have published … Continue reading

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A Little Something To Brag About

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 12:10 p.m. The news around here hasn’t been the best. I was away for most of 20 years, though not technically. I was home on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for three quarters of … Continue reading

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