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Next Time I’m Buying Junior Mints

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, July 2, 2017, 10:45 a.m. I went to bed hoping to find some clarity in the spectacle of the Coke Zero 400 in Daytona Beach, Florida, The Birthplace of Speed! Also, The Cemetery of Race Cars. … Continue reading

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Those All-Important, Cliche-Ridden Bonus Points

Clinton, S.C., Friday, March 28, 2014, 12:53 p.m. “Quite frankly,” Buddy Baker likes Tony Stewart “to be honest.” Those are two NASCAR luminaries’ favorite clichés. I enjoy listening to Buddy on SiriusXM, and I listen to him enough to know … Continue reading

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More of Life on the Road’s Greatest Hits

Somerset, Pa., Thursday, June 27, 2013, 7:54 a.m. The road is finally getting old, and I’m starting to feel the call of home, though I’ve several more days between here and there. It’s been enjoyable and relaxing, touring the countryside … Continue reading

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Darlington a Long Time Ago

Clinton, S.C., Friday, March 10, 10:04 a.m. The NASCAR race at Darlington Raceway means more to me than any other. If there ever was any doubt, now the venerable track only has one race a year. I love Darlington the … Continue reading

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Lots of Character (and Characters) in this Class

The NASCAR Hall of Fame is holding its grand induction tonight, honoring in person the careers of Rusty Wallace and Leonard Wood and posthumously the grand memories of Buck Baker, Cotton Owens and Herb Thomas. What can one write about … Continue reading

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