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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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For Old Times’ Sake

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, August 16, 2015, 12:34 p.m. It occurred to me recently that the restoration of Darlington to Labor Day weekend means the restoration of what was, for years, my favorite stretch of the season. To be fair, … Continue reading

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Time to Redraw Some Lines

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, April 19, 2015, 2:53 p.m. Last night I dreamed of Hillbilly Heaven / Oh, what a beautiful sight … Actually, it wasn’t Hillbilly Heaven. It wasn’t beautiful. It wasn’t a dream. I just couldn’t sleep. Bristol … Continue reading

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Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, April 17, 2015, 2:56 p.m. A dry spell is ahead for those who love NASCAR short-track racing. It’s all the more reason to savor these next two weekends. Not only is it “Bristol, baby.” The following … Continue reading

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Okay, Fine, but It Still Doesn’t Add Up

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 7:04 p.m. I’ve got a few thoughts about the Sprint Cup schedule announced officially on Tuesday. It still doesn’t add up to me. I don’t see as how a month warmer weather at … Continue reading

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Bristol’s Duhg Bites

Clinton, S.C., Monday, March 17, 2014, 10:02 a.m. Carl Edwards’ victory in the NASCAR endurance race at Bristol Motor Speedway was strictly on the level. The Long Day’s Journey Into Night (officially Food City) 500 was a considerably more humorous … Continue reading

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What to Do with the Rain

Clinton, S.C., Sunday, March 16, 2014, 12:36 p.m. What in the name of Jerry Jeff Walker is it doing raining at Bristol Motor Speedway? Doesn’t Mother Nature know about the Vortex, that great modern example of mythology? God didn’t make … Continue reading

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The Track It Used To Be

Clinton, S.C., Friday, March 14, 2014, 9:35 a.m. This morning I noticed that Darrell Waltrip compared driving around Bristol Motor Speedway to riding a bucking bull, and my first thought was, I never knew D.W. rode bulls! I mean, I … Continue reading

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Baseball Is Glorious, Even in Defeat

[cb_profit_poster Guitar1]Clinton, S.C., Sunday, October 27, 2013, 12:19 p.m. It’s early Sunday afternoon. As usual, I didn’t go to church, but I did spend most of the morning visiting my mother, which is righteous in its own way. My mother … Continue reading

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