Monthly Archives: February 2018

In Lieu of Notable Excitement

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, February 26, 2018, 9:59 a.m. Sometimes a race is exciting. Sometimes it’s interesting. Races that are neither exciting nor interesting are rare, not to mention monotonous. The Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 was interesting for a … Continue reading

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A Really Big Show

Sumter, South Carolina, Saturday, February 24, 2018, 2:37 p.m. This is my first use of this word in print ever. It was popular thirty years ago. I hated it the way I hate such modern redundant terms as “arguably” (i.e., … Continue reading

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Keep on Rolling with the Flow

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, February 23, 2018, 1:48 p.m. “See, there are two levels of trouble I can get in. The trouble I can get in with NASCAR and the trouble I can get in with my wife. One is … Continue reading

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Racing Gets Real Now

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, February 22, 2018, 10:13 a.m. I hope it doesn’t rain. Weather Nation lists Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway as a sixty percent chance. Experience tells me that may change. The rain may come sooner or later. … Continue reading

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The Olympics Leaves Me Cold

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 10:50 a.m. The Winter Olympics is big. Or perhaps they are big. I believe Olympics is singular, but I’ve seen it both ways. It’s (they’re) bigger than I think. I watch them almost … Continue reading

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The State of the Art

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 10:09 a.m. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series — second year in and I’m still having to think MENCS to put the words in the right order — is off to a rip-roaring … Continue reading

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Things Change

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, February 19, 2018, 9:29 a.m. When the Daytona 500 ends, the men and women there to describe it go into what can best be described as an assembly line. They process, decipher, and otherwise attempt to … Continue reading

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Photographs and Memories

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, February 17, 2018, 1:44 p.m. From 1993 through 2012, my home away from home was the NASCAR circuit. As the Daytona 500 thunders up on the horizon, it occurred to me that you might enjoy a … Continue reading

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Out and About

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, February 16, 2018, 8:22 a.m. Last night I was pleasantly surprised by the Can-Am Duel(s) in Daytona Beach. They were in Daytona Beach because there is no city in Florida merely named Daytona, but they were … Continue reading

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What Are They Supposed to Say?

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, February 15, 2018, 8:25 a.m. This morning I’m perusing the transcripts streaming out of Daytona Beach, Florida, in advance of the Can-Am Duel (that are really duels because they’re dual), and I feel some sympathy for … Continue reading

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