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It Probably Doesn’t Seem as Stupid Out There

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, March 17, 2018, 10:05 a.m. In Friday‚Äôs qualifying process at Auto Club Speedway, results were incomplete. Only 22 out of 36 cars made it through inspection in time to participate. Everyone gets to race on Sunday, … Continue reading

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Countervailing Themes of Mystery and Wonder

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, March 12, 2018, 9:45 a.m. People are fond of talking and writing about media bias. The greatest bias of the media is against having to write the same things over and over. Thus am I pondering … Continue reading

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Harvick Breeze Cools the Desert

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, March 9, 2018, 2:59 p.m. Kevin Harvick looks nothing like an elephant, and ISM (nee Phoenix) Raceway is ill described as a room, but all eyes are on the driver as NASCAR converges on the Valley … Continue reading

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The Elusive Measure of Fame

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 9:22 a.m. As luck would have it, more to dwell on than last week’s race has materialized in the wide, wide world of NASCAR. If you’ve an interest in the desperate pursuit of … Continue reading

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Harvick Pours It On

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, March 5, 2018, 9:07 a.m. This is known of Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It’s a lesson that lingered for a week and shows no signs of abatement. It’s not Kevin Harvick’s job … Continue reading

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They Say They Know, but They Don’t

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, March 3, 2018, 2:01 p.m. Well, what do you know? The Red Sox are hosting the Yankees on TV this afternoon. I think I’ll keep the game on until the Xfinity Series race in Las Vegas … Continue reading

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The Wrenches in the Trenches

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, March 1, 2018, 9:30 a.m. Perhaps my favorite Jimmy Buffett song is “Manana,” in which he sings, “Don’t ever forget that you just may wind up being wrong.” He also hopes Anita Bryant “never, ever does … Continue reading

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In Lieu of Notable Excitement

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, February 26, 2018, 9:59 a.m. Sometimes a race is exciting. Sometimes it’s interesting. Races that are neither exciting nor interesting are rare, not to mention monotonous. The Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 was interesting for a … Continue reading

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Keep on Rolling with the Flow

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, February 23, 2018, 1:48 p.m. “See, there are two levels of trouble I can get in. The trouble I can get in with NASCAR and the trouble I can get in with my wife. One is … Continue reading

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The State of the Art

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 10:09 a.m. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series — second year in and I’m still having to think MENCS to put the words in the right order — is off to a rip-roaring … Continue reading

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