Monthly Archives: June 2018

A Wee Bit of Gamesmanship

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, June 25, 2018, 10:49 a.m. The widely anticipated road race in Sonoma, California, on Sunday was compelling, if not notably exciting. For once, the high-speed chess was in neither Daytona Beach, Florida, nor Talladega, Alabama. Martin … Continue reading

Posted in NASCAR | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on A Wee Bit of Gamesmanship

Take Away the Uniqueness and It Loses Some Allure

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, June 23, 2018, 4:11 p.m. I’ve never differed from the basic opinion that road racing is a nice change of pace. It’s like having a junkballer, a submarine pitcher or a knuckleballer in the pitching rotation. … Continue reading

Posted in NASCAR | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Take Away the Uniqueness and It Loses Some Allure

It’s the World Gone Crazy

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, June 17, 2018, 9:31 a.m. Having no Monster Energy Cup race on Father’s Day seems strange. For many years, Father’s Day was considered to be a prime NASCAR date, not as prestigious as the weekends of … Continue reading

Posted in NASCAR | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on It’s the World Gone Crazy

Just Drinkin’ in the Rain

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, June 11, 2018, 11:30 a.m. It’s almost never a positive when an automobile race falls short of the scheduled distance, but Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 (266) wasn’t without its tactical amusements. Clint Bowyer and crew chief … Continue reading

Posted in NASCAR | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Just Drinkin’ in the Rain

Runaways … Run, Run, Run, Run … Runaways

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, June 4, 2018, 10:44 a.m. This occurred to me even before the Pocono 400 started. Martin Truex Jr.’s victory just underscored it. As in 2017, a recurring pattern has emerged. The one this year is something … Continue reading

Posted in NASCAR | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Runaways … Run, Run, Run, Run … Runaways