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Photographs and Memories

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, February 17, 2018, 1:44 p.m. From 1993 through 2012, my home away from home was the NASCAR circuit. As the Daytona 500 thunders up on the horizon, it occurred to me that you might enjoy a … Continue reading

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Somewhere in Those Trees, There’s Still a Forest

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 10:45 a.m. The past 25 years – the ones that my job led me to follow NASCAR closely – have made the sport much more appealing to the mind than the heart. This … Continue reading

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Have the Nice Guys Gone Out of Style?

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, January 25, 11:09 a.m. I got up this morning – which is something most folks do and the way an inordinate number of old blues songs begin – and, before too long, started sipping coffee and … Continue reading

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Ain’t Nobody Knows

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, January 19, 2018, 10:55 a.m. NASCAR fans turn their lonely eyes to the young men streaming into the great speed palaces of the land. Some are wondering if it will ever be the same again. No … Continue reading

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Atlanta on TV and in Memory

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, March 4, 2017, 2:17 p.m. I love Atlanta. I love Griffin, where I stayed in the Best Western for most of 20 years, and I love Hampton, where Atlanta Motor Speedway is, and where I used … Continue reading

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Trying to Reason with a New Season

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 11:54 a.m. So far I’ve written a NASCAR column (it will appear later in the week, as if by magic, or even a website) and the first three paragraphs of a chapter, and … Continue reading

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A Jedi Wins at Poker

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, May 4, 2015, 11:02 a.m. It’s okay to like restrictor-plate racing. Really. It is. In this age, it’s popular to say fans don’t go to the races to see the wrecks. It’s popular and also untrue. … Continue reading

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The Talladega Frontier

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, May 1, 2015, 9:30 a.m. When I think of Talladega Superspeedway, I wonder if it’s changed since my streak of 40 straight races there ended in 2012. And, if so, how much it’s changed. I’m not … Continue reading

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The Damned Hot Dog Is the Least of It

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, March 27, 2015, 10:54 a.m. One of the smaller reasons why I love Martinsville Speedway is the hot dogs, which is not to say I don’t like them. The beauty of the Martinsville hot dog is … Continue reading

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The Season Is Off to a Typically Absurd Start

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, March 23, 2015, 10:44 a.m. Five races into the NASCAR Sprint Cup season, it seems worse than it is. For instance, it seems like the same driver wins every week, when, in fact, four different drivers … Continue reading

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