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The Memorials Are Different

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, May 24, 2015, 1:04 p.m. I attended the Indianapolis 500 for five consecutive years, 1988-92, before I wrote about 20 consecutive Coca-Cola 600s. Perhaps as a result, I was always struck by the differing visions of … Continue reading

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Twisted Thoughts on Memorial Racing Day

Clinton, S.C., Sunday, May 25, 2014, 8:03 a.m. Several of my songs begin with waking up in the morning: First thing I saw ,when I woke up this morning … Woke up this morning feelin’ kinda bad … This particular … Continue reading

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Spanning the Racing Globe

Clinton, S.C., Saturday, May 24, 2014, 1:56 p.m. I guess I’m getting ready for the great Memorial Day festival of racing. Last night I played a decent set of music at the local Mexican joint. This morning I wrote the … Continue reading

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Halfway to Charlotte

Clinton, S.C., Friday, May 23, 2014, 4:54 p.m. The most identifiable place to meet in my native state is a gigantic peach that borders Interstate 85 near Gaffney. It also happens to be midway between Charlotte, North Carolina and my … Continue reading

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Quite the Fan Experience

Jackson, Miss., Thursday, May 15, 2014, 7:04 a.m. NASCAR is far away. Books and music are much closer. The Sprint All-Star Race is at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday night. I’ll be emceeing the Concert for VISTO in Gainesville, Texas. … Continue reading

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Ready … Set … Write!

Clinton, S.C., Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 9:19 a.m. Charlotte seems as far away as Sochi, and likely as cold, on this last week of January. For 20 years, the hustling-and-bustling, head-‘em-up-move-‘em-out NASCAR Media Tour occupied my time damn near completely. … Continue reading

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Keselowski Comes in from the Cold

[cb_profit_poster sponsor1]Clinton, S.C., Sunday, October 13, 2013, 12:02 p.m. I just got finished with a nice, long guitar session, the kind where I play songs I haven’t played in so long that I’m about to lose them, some of which … Continue reading

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Alas, Poor Football, I Knew It Well

  [cb_profit_poster Travel1]Clinton, S.C., Saturday, September 28, 2013, 4:55 p.m. I love football. Until this year, it liked me. Last night I watched Clinton lose again, 34-12 in Abbeville. The highlight of that excursion was supper at Yoder’s Dutch Kitchen. … Continue reading

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The British Open, the Charlotte Knight and the Young Tom Morris

Clinton, S.C., Saturday, July 20, 2013, 12:38 p.m. I really enjoy watching golf’s major championships, and I truly couldn’t care less about any of the other tournaments. I watch like Angel Cabrera plays. Perhaps it’s because I don’t play the … Continue reading

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Too Much of a Good Thing?

Clinton, S.C., Monday, May 27, 2013, 9:20 a.m. Who didn’t awaken Sunday morning and think, man, this is racing nirvana? Grand Prix of Monaco, Indianapolis 500, Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte … road racing, Indy cars, stock cars … most unique, … Continue reading

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