Tag Archives: Chicagoland

‘Oh, Doctor, You Have Healed What Ails Me!’

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, July 2, 2018, 11:59 a.m. Fans are unreasonable by nature. If they weren’t fanatical, from which “fan” is derived, all sports would die. Passion and reason are often antithetical. Few of the virtues overlap. If a … Continue reading

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A Loss of Character … and Characters

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, September 19, 2015, 12:55 a.m. One of the reasons I didn’t enjoy covering NASCAR as much in the final few seasons I was traveling with the circus was that it became so formal. More and more, … Continue reading

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Matt Kenseth the Dad

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, June 19, 2015, 8:40 a.m. The trucks are racing in Iowa. The Xfinity Series is in Chicagoland, which I think might include Iowa because Joliet is Chicagoland to the extent that there are tall structures in … 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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About What I Wasn’t Going to Watch

[cb_profit_poster Lottery1]Clinton, S.C., Monday, September 16, 2013, 10:45 a.m. The Geico 400 was a race that took an extraordinarily long time to accomplish little. Matt Kenseth victories are often masterpieces of precision. Give him the best car, and he usually … Continue reading

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