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Just Another Small-Town Saturday Night

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, July 26, 2015, 10:38 a.m. As I sat on the hard, fourth-turn concrete of Laurens County Speedway, it occurred to me why I hadn’t been there in so long. My friend Joe VanHoose accompanied me. He … Continue reading

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Jeff, Ingrid & the Kids Came in Handy

Clinton, S.C., Monday, July 28, 2014, 1:20 p.m. Jeff Gordon, bless his soon-to-be-forty-three-year-old heart, didn’t save the day, but he and his lovely wife and precocious children sure did warm up the boredom and make it fuzzy. Age gives a … Continue reading

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But That Was Back Before the Fall

Clinton, S.C., Friday, July 25, 2014, 2:30 p.m. I think a lot about the way things used to be. You’ll have that with washed-up sports writers. It’s a consequence of age. One looks back more once there’s more to see. … Continue reading

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There’s Racing, and Then There’s Passing

I’ve been up about three hours now. I’ve had a cup of coffee, gone through the social media feeds, checked the old email and fixed breakfast. I’ve played a few songs on the guitar and talked over the Crown Royal … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, the Brickyard Music Sounds Off Key

Clinton, S.C., Saturday, July 27, 2013, 3:23 p.m. As I settle into today’s blog, I’m sort of torn. It’s already edged past mid-afternoon. I’m still basking in the enjoyment of playing music Friday night. I just got back from a … Continue reading

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Do You Know the Way to San Jose? From Eldora?

Clinton, S.C., Thursday, July 25, 2013, 9:45 a.m. As Maureen McGovern sang, “There’s got to be a morning after.” The morning after NASCAR’s triumphant return to dirt has left me feeling whimsical. Imagine! Racing stock cars (okay, scaled-down pickup trucks) … Continue reading

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Indy Week Gets a Coat of Dirt

Clinton, S.C., Monday, July 22, 2013, 10:08 a.m. In spite of a hefty blast of promotional rocketry from the friendly folks at ESPN/ABC, NASCAR’s annual visit to Indianapolis Motor Speedway seems about as appealing to many fans as colonoscopy prep. … Continue reading

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