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Live from Somewhere Else on the Planet

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, August 13, 2018, 9:37 p.m. I’ve probably seen a dozen races like the one Sunday at Michigan International Speedway. A rough estimate is I saw 37 Cup races there in 20 seasons. One of the ones … Continue reading

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As Fate Would Have It …

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, August 10, 2018, 3:09 p.m. How’d that song go? I was in the right place, but it must have been the wrong time … On Wednesday night, I got an email from the boss (at GoLaurens/GoClinton) … Continue reading

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What Goes Up … Must Come Down

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, August 6, 2018, 7:30 p.m. Chase Elliott won. Now we can get along with the rest of our lives. I wasn’t that concerned. My basic view was, I’ve watched him race. He’s good. It’s going to … Continue reading

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Home with the Merciful God

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 3:27 p.m. When I arrived as a cadet on the NASCAR touring troupe in 1993, two men were responsible for my relatively quick acceptance. One was Mike Hembree, then as now one of … Continue reading

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It’s the Best Cure for What Ails Me

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, July 28, 2018, 3:08 p.m. It’s a shame I didn’t feel better. Mookie Betts belted a game-winning, 10th-inning homer to beat the Minnesota Twins, and I felt like death warmed over, which is a hard phrase … Continue reading

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It’s All Part of My Bump-and-Run Fantasy

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, July 23, 2018, 2:34 p.m. I like stock car races that go back and forth in relatively quick succession. Too many of them just go forth. In this year of contenders and pretenders, the contenders number … Continue reading

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Here in Topeka

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, July 22, 2018, 8:35 a.m. It’s rainy outside. It’s rainy in New Hampshire, and I’m thinking of the words to Loretta Lynn’s old song, “One’s on the Way.” Then there’s Kris Kristofferson’s “Sunday Morning Coming Down.” … Continue reading

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, July 20, 2018, 3:51 p.m. I hate the All-Star Break. The game’s fine, though I didn’t get to watch it this year because I was watching Laurens City Council go into executive session and then two … Continue reading

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NASCAR Needs Others to Pick Up the Pace

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, July 15, 2018, 11:04 a.m. Who could possibly dislike Martin Truex Jr.? He’s a pleasant fellow who laughs easily, gives to charity, is kind and agreeable to those around him, and, most pertinent to the subject … Continue reading

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Close to Home and Far, Far Away

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, July 13, 2018, 8:27 a.m. I really wanted England to reach the World Cup finals. It was like everything else now that my job responsibilites keep me preoccupied. I’m forever editing, choosing photos, and interviewing someone … Continue reading

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