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The Beautiful People

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, June 4, 2015, 10:52 a.m. This morning was normal. I got up, took some medication, and got some coffee brewing. I checked email and social media. I fetched the coffee and sipped it thoughtfully. After a … Continue reading

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If Ever a Wonderful Wiz There Was …

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 8:21 a.m. The regular season is halfway done. In the summer, young men’s hearts turn to thoughts of … The Chase. As these next 13 races unfold, desperation will rise. The winless will … Continue reading

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As Much As I Try, I Just Can’t Say

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, May 11, 2015, 10:55 a.m. Last week I bumped into an old friend in town. He was just back from Talladega, where he had camped in the second turn, and was quite happy at Dale Earnhardt … Continue reading

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A Jedi Wins at Poker

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, May 4, 2015, 11:02 a.m. It’s okay to like restrictor-plate racing. Really. It is. In this age, it’s popular to say fans don’t go to the races to see the wrecks. It’s popular and also untrue. … Continue reading

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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 Usual Suspects Number Two

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, April 13, 2015, 7:15 p.m. I had a bit of a “Eureka moment” this morning. The racing at NASCAR’s intermediate tracks has fallen into disfavor, and I was wondering why. By intermediate track, I’m referring to … 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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