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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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What I Miss About the Desert

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, March 14, 2015, 3:48 p.m. Phoenix International Raceway is the site of the Sprint Cup season’s fourth race. Flat, odd-shaped and a mile around, it is unique to the circuit and dissimilar to the tracks that … Continue reading

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The Talented Mister Busch (Well, the Elder One, That Is)

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, February 21, 2015, 9:53 a.m. The long arm of the law has hung over Kurt Busch ever since the NASCAR weekend at Dover International Speedway that culminated in the AAA 400 on Sept. 28. The older … Continue reading

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Fame and Fortune and Fate

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, February 20, 2015, 11:38 a.m. I’m digesting the results of Thursday night’s Budweiser Duel(s). And breakfast. The link sausage I bought at Sam’s Club is tasty. I’m delighted David Ragan made the Daytona 500. His was … Continue reading

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