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The Best There Ever Was

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 10:14 a.m. The first time I met David Pearson was at Spartanburg Downtown Airport. My dad drug me around with him all that summer long. At the time, he was in the fertilizer … Continue reading

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Throw Caution to the Wind

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, July 8, 2018, 11:45 a.m. Dale Earnhardt once said he could see the air. I remember the time he said so after a victory at Talladega. In the press box, where winners once held their post-race … Continue reading

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Twenty Years Ago, Daytona Beach Was a Fiery Place

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, July 6, 2018, 9:20 a.m. I never wrote about a Firecracker 400 that began at 10 a.m. When I signed up with the NASCAR media gypsies full-time in 1993, the race started at 11 a.m. It … Continue reading

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‘Oh, Doctor, You Have Healed What Ails Me!’

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, July 2, 2018, 11:59 a.m. Fans are unreasonable by nature. If they weren’t fanatical, from which “fan” is derived, all sports would die. Passion and reason are often antithetical. Few of the virtues overlap. If a … Continue reading

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No Need to Stop the Presses

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, April 20, 2018, 11:45 a.m.   As of the end of 2017, 125,809 Ford Mustangs were registered around the world. The United States had 81,866 of them tooling around. Next year, oh, 10 or so, maybe … Continue reading

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They Work Hard for Their Undisclosed Amount of Money

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, February 12, 2018, 10:08 a.m. The Winter Olympics is a passive source of interest for me. Since the Games started in PyeongChang, South Korea — it’s a county, not a city — they have basically served … Continue reading

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Somewhere in Those Trees, There’s Still a Forest

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 10:45 a.m. The past 25 years – the ones that my job led me to follow NASCAR closely – have made the sport much more appealing to the mind than the heart. This … Continue reading

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Have the Nice Guys Gone Out of Style?

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, January 25, 11:09 a.m. I got up this morning – which is something most folks do and the way an inordinate number of old blues songs begin – and, before too long, started sipping coffee and … Continue reading

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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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Things Have Changed Too Much

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, December 10, 2017, 8:48 a.m. About 48 weeks ago, I had the kind of sleepless, brainstorming night that, yesterday morning, led me to set up a Patreon account for this blog. I decided to write a … Continue reading

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