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‘Oh, the Race is On and Here Comes Pride Up the Backstretch’

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, February 11, 2018, 8:48 a.m. It all worked out perfectly by complete mistake. I went over to Presbyterian College to see the basketball games. I went because I wanted to spend more time with some people … Continue reading

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There’s a Race on Sunday, No Kidding, Honest to Gosh

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, February 8, 2018, 12:09 p.m. At least the Advance Auto Parts Clash has an appropriate title. It’s entirely possible that auto parts will indeed clash in the tumult of a Daytona International Speedway draft. Back when … Continue reading

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We’ll See How It Goes

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, February 2, 2018, 8:38 a.m. Another NASCAR season is about to begin. Some of you contribute to this site by making monthly contributions to a Patreon site. I’m much obliged, but it’s possible you may be … Continue reading

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Living in the Past

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 10:25 a.m. I was just thinking about the old Tom T. Hall song “Spokane Motel Blues.” As you well know, if you read this blog a lot, I call on Tom T. for … Continue reading

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Oh, Lord, Grant Me Vision, Oh, Lord, Grant Me Speed

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 5:45 p.m. In 1920, Warren Gamaliel Harding rose to the presidency, using a slogan of “Back to Normalcy.” Harding’s campaign invented that word. It was previously “normality.” Harding, who died in office, is … Continue reading

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Most of the Missing Is in the Mind

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, January 3, 2018, 10:54 a.m. Football season is winding down. Alabama clobbered Clemson, 24-6, in the BCS, meaning the Crimson Tide will advance to take on the Georgia Bulldogs for college football’s national championship. Georgia survived … Continue reading

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Next Time I’m Buying Junior Mints

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, July 2, 2017, 10:45 a.m. I went to bed hoping to find some clarity in the spectacle of the Coke Zero 400 in Daytona Beach, Florida, The Birthplace of Speed! Also, The Cemetery of Race Cars. … 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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Another Sunday from a Distance

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, February 27, 2017, 8:30 a.m. Four years have passed. I still pay close attention to NASCAR. It’s not the same as being there. I try. Until, well, now, I wrote a Bleacher Report column each Monday … Continue reading

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The Grind Gets Better

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 10:58 a.m. Let’s see. Today is the last day of the month, which means a download of my fourth novel, Forgive Us Our Trespasses, will no longer be 99 cents. Good news and … Continue reading

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