Category Archives: NASCAR

A Monkey on a Rock

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 8:57 a.m. Monday was no holiday. People had to work. Here they’re worried about a hurricane. So many footballs were bouncing around — some spiraling, some tumbling end over end, too many bouncing … Continue reading

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Me, Myself … and Brad Keselowski

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, September 3, 2018, 4:15 p.m. Glory be. I awakened happy on Labor Day morning. It had been a rough weekend. Laurens County’s three football teams lost by a combined score of 142-13 on Friday night. Fortunately, … Continue reading

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They’ve Got Rhythm

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, August 19, 2018, 11:59 a.m. I found a bit of irony in the outcome of Saturday night’s Monster Energy Cup race in Bristol, Tennessee. Kyle Busch gets lusty responses when he is introduced twice yearly to … Continue reading

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Live from Somewhere Else on the Planet

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, August 13, 2018, 9:37 p.m. I’ve probably seen a dozen races like the one Sunday at Michigan International Speedway. A rough estimate is I saw 37 Cup races there in 20 seasons. One of the ones … Continue reading

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What Goes Up … Must Come Down

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, August 6, 2018, 7:30 p.m. Chase Elliott won. Now we can get along with the rest of our lives. I wasn’t that concerned. My basic view was, I’ve watched him race. He’s good. It’s going to … Continue reading

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Home with the Merciful God

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 3:27 p.m. When I arrived as a cadet on the NASCAR touring troupe in 1993, two men were responsible for my relatively quick acceptance. One was Mike Hembree, then as now one of … Continue reading

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A Snowball Headed for Hell

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, July 30, 2018, 2:42 p.m. With every week that passes, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season settles in place. Its concrete hardens. Change becomes more unlikely. The story remains the same. The Chevrolet Camaro is … Continue reading

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It’s All Part of My Bump-and-Run Fantasy

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, July 23, 2018, 2:34 p.m. I like stock car races that go back and forth in relatively quick succession. Too many of them just go forth. In this year of contenders and pretenders, the contenders number … Continue reading

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Here in Topeka

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, July 22, 2018, 8:35 a.m. It’s rainy outside. It’s rainy in New Hampshire, and I’m thinking of the words to Loretta Lynn’s old song, “One’s on the Way.” Then there’s Kris Kristofferson’s “Sunday Morning Coming Down.” … Continue reading

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NASCAR Needs Others to Pick Up the Pace

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, July 15, 2018, 11:04 a.m. Who could possibly dislike Martin Truex Jr.? He’s a pleasant fellow who laughs easily, gives to charity, is kind and agreeable to those around him, and, most pertinent to the subject … Continue reading

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