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Jet Lag Requires No Jets

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, September 6, 2015, 12:31 p.m. I’m proud of myself. I managed to sleep until 10 this morning. This morning person has been doing lots of work at night. A high school football game Friday night (and … Continue reading

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For Old Times’ Sake

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, August 16, 2015, 12:34 p.m. It occurred to me recently that the restoration of Darlington to Labor Day weekend means the restoration of what was, for years, my favorite stretch of the season. To be fair, … Continue reading

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The Buddy Baker Way

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 7:35 a.m. One of many ironies about Elzie Wylie Baker Jr. is that, the first time I met him, he asked me a question. “You ain’t seen a ball, have you?” “No, sir.” … Continue reading

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All Hot and Bothered

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 1:30 p.m. Times change, but the Constitution changes with them. That’s the way the Founders intended it. To some extent, we all wish things were the way they used to be. Two nights … Continue reading

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Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, April 17, 2015, 2:56 p.m. A dry spell is ahead for those who love NASCAR short-track racing. It’s all the more reason to savor these next two weekends. Not only is it “Bristol, baby.” The following … Continue reading

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On 57’s in General

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 12:42 p.m. The first race driver I ever considered a friend was Jason Keller. He drove No. 57. I am 57 today. Small world, huh? No. Not really. It’s just the first one … Continue reading

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Back in My Day …

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, March 2, 2015, 9:58 a.m. People don’t pay attention. Sometimes I think about how they’ve changed since I was a kid. No, I think about it all the time. To borrow outrageously from the late John Hartford, … Continue reading

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Okay, Fine, but It Still Doesn’t Add Up

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 7:04 p.m. I’ve got a few thoughts about the Sprint Cup schedule announced officially on Tuesday. It still doesn’t add up to me. I don’t see as how a month warmer weather at … Continue reading

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The Track That Matters

  Clinton, S.C., Sunday, April 13, 2014, 9:08 a.m. I can’t judge a NASCAR race at Darlington Raceway. I love it too much. It dissolves me in emotion. Memories flood back of Cotton Owens, Dale Earnhardt, Neil Bonnett and Tim … Continue reading

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A Diamond Off the Old Block

Clinton, S.C., Saturday, April 12, 2014, 10:24 a.m. I started attending races at Darlington Raceway in 1970 – and stopped in 2013 – but the first time I wrote about one was the CRC Chemicals Rebel 500 in 1981. Darrell … Continue reading

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