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Here in Topeka

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, July 22, 2018, 8:35 a.m. It’s rainy outside. It’s rainy in New Hampshire, and I’m thinking of the words to Loretta Lynn’s old song, “One’s on the Way.” Then there’s Kris Kristofferson’s “Sunday Morning Coming Down.” … Continue reading

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It’s Not Over Till We Say It Is

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, December 11, 2017, 10:34 a.m. When I was in college, the career of my favorite NASCAR driver, David Pearson, began to decline. His last victory was right before I graduated. Pearson kept on making occasional appearances … Continue reading

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I Had to Think It Through

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 10:50 a.m. I first saw it on Twitter at roadandtrack.com. I thought it was a fake. I thought it was one of those stories where they made the website look like something reputable … Continue reading

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Indy Is Just All Right with Me

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, July 22, 2016, 10:20 a.m. NASCAR visits Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend, and I remember just how big that used to be. Indy didn’t allow fans in the infield because it didn’t want the crowd to … Continue reading

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A Triumph of Persistence, Not Skill

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, July 16, 2016, 9:38 a.m. I have squandered an early rising. Damn that British Open. So far, I have sipped coffee, wished people happy birthday on Facebook, cooked breakfast, played lots of Hank Williams songs, and … Continue reading

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The Roller Coaster in Daytona Beach

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, February 19, 2016, 10:35 a.m. Sure. I watched the Can-Am Duel, which was dual because there were two, as there have been since there was a Daytona 500, which led to the commonly held opinion that … Continue reading

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In the Cold Arizona Rain

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, November 16, 2015, 2:45 p.m. Sunday didn’t wind up being laid out in the manner I’d envisioned. Sunday missed deadline. Sunday spilled over into Monday. A 312-mile NASCAR race near Phoenix, Arizona, of all places, was … Continue reading

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A Brand-New Wizard

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 11:04 a.m. Another NASCAR year is over. The Sprint Cup Series, by the miracle of the Etch a Sketch, has produced a new champion, Kevin Harvick, and it was a bit overdue. Harvick, … Continue reading

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