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Another Sunday from a Distance

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, February 27, 2017, 8:30 a.m. Four years have passed. I still pay close attention to NASCAR. It’s not the same as being there. I try. Until, well, now, I wrote a Bleacher Report column each Monday … Continue reading

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When I Get Across the Desert, I’ll Look for an Oasis

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, February 12, 2016, 5:42 p.m. This is really a question I ought to be able to answer, but I don’t live and die on the minutiae as much as I used to, and, surprisingly, I couldn’t … Continue reading

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How It Came Alive

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 10:09 a.m. Tuesday took me by surprise. You see, I was holed up in the living room, writing the 24th chapter of my modern western, background provided by a succession of pirate movies … Continue reading

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Back in My Day …

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, March 2, 2015, 9:58 a.m. People don’t pay attention. Sometimes I think about how they’ve changed since I was a kid. No, I think about it all the time. To borrow outrageously from the late John Hartford, … Continue reading

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The Brave New Swirl

Clinton, S.C., Thursday, June 20, 2013, 1:15 p.m. Two decades ago, when I was just getting started writing about NASCAR for a living, I often made the mistake of answering questions honestly. I’m not talking about interactions with my peers. … Continue reading

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Bristol and I Go Back a Ways

The first time I laid eyes on Bristol Motor Speedway, it was Bristol International Raceway and it didn’t seem overly international. It looked like a small-college football stadium, though much larger because a half-mile ribbon of asphalt is twice as … Continue reading

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From a Distance

Missing the NASCAR Media Tour isn’t so bad. What I miss the most, I think, is what I complained about. At least for me, it wasn’t ever a carefree week of schmoozing. In 1993, when I attended it for the … Continue reading

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