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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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What a Way to Run a Railroad

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 12:03 p.m. Soon, NASCAR will consist of more than lurid details of lawsuits. Soon, what you will find ascending through your social media feed will be more than the umpteenth list of “Biggest … Continue reading

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One More One More Time

  Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, January 12, 2015, 10:00 a.m. The weekend included NFL playoff games. That means Monday is an overreaction day. Today, close your eyes and listen to what commentators are saying about Peyton Manning. You will visualize … Continue reading

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No One Loves Bowling This Much

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, January 2, 2015, 10:30 a.m. After another exhausting day of short-story writing, book reading, guitar playing, snack eating, and, most notably, football watching, I am ready to face another week. Oh, wait. It’s already Friday. Check … Continue reading

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Why Johnny Can’t Race

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, December 20, 2014, 11:02 a.m. One of the first lessons I learned about the NASCAR beat was away from the track, and I was slow on the draw. I should have already known it by then. … Continue reading

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