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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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For the Champion Who Has Everything

[cb_profit_poster Travel1]Clinton, S.C., Sunday, November 10, 2013, 8:40 p.m. Even though I haven’t been at a NASCAR track in almost a year, several times a week, I still get asked the same familiar question. “Who do you pull for?” (I … Continue reading

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Surfing the Johnson Wave

[cb_profit_poster Lottery1]Clinton, S.C., Monday, November 4, 2013, 9:41 a.m. The overreaction of the week is the conclusion that the Jimmie Johnson’s sixth Sprint Cup championship is foregone. It would seem impossible to overreact to Johnson’s devastatingly efficient Texas Motor Speedway … Continue reading

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Oh, Just Another Miracle …

[cb_profit_poster Guitar1]Clinton, S.C., Thursday, October 31, 2013, 9:56 a.m. It’s over. The ordeal has ended in triumph. It was a sound investment, this seven months of attention to a baseball team. The Boston Red Sox, who failed to win any … 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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The Myth of the Good, Safe Race

[cb_profit_poster sponsor1]Clinton, S.C., Sunday, October 20, 2013, 6:15 p.m. Late Saturday afternoon I watched Auburn coach Gus Malzahn, his path to the halftime locker room in College Station blocked by a sideline reporter, say, “… but that’s part of it.” … Continue reading

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The Miracle of Koji … and Dr. Strangelove

[cb_profit_poster Travel1]Clinton, S.C., Friday, October 18, 2013, 11:19 a.m. If only Koji Uehara could start … He’d pitch a complete game, and based on his unerring ability to throw strikes, it’d only take 80 pitches or so. Okay, so Uehara … Continue reading

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Some Fine Cards Wound Up in the ‘Discard’ Pile

[cb_profit_poster Beer1] Clinton, S.C., Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 10:38 a.m. Funny, but what watching Carl Edwards appear on “The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson” prompted in me was a bit of remorse at the drivers who aren’t in the … Continue reading

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Does Money Make a Difference? Duh!

[cb_profit_poster sponsor1]Clinton, S.C., Thursday, September 12, 2013, 10:21 a.m. It’s just what your mother always told you about multi-car teams. She warned you about hanging out with those NASCAR tycoons. She said, “Son, you fraternize with them rich folks, and … Continue reading

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Friends Called Him ‘Dutch,’ and Surprising No One, It Fit

[cb_profit_poster Storytelling]Clinton, S.C., Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 10:06 a.m. Yesterday Jim McLaurin, fast becoming a regular character in these epistles, predicted that I would write my blog about Elmore Leonard, who died at 87. Jim knows me too well. He … Continue reading

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