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The Endless Variety of Sport

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, July 20, 2017, 11:15 a.m. A lot is going on for a Thursday. Some of that is holdover from last night, when Matt Crafton won the annual indelicacy known as the Camping World Truck Series race … Continue reading

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It’s a Dirty Sport, but Somebody’s Got to Watch It

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, July 23, 2015, 9:44 a.m. My memory is mostly photographic. If you ask about some NASCAR incident, I won’t remember it by fact but by image. I’ll have to look up the facts, but, in my … Continue reading

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Do You Know the Way to San Jose? From Eldora?

Clinton, S.C., Thursday, July 25, 2013, 9:45 a.m. As Maureen McGovern sang, “There’s got to be a morning after.” The morning after NASCAR’s triumphant return to dirt has left me feeling whimsical. Imagine! Racing stock cars (okay, scaled-down pickup trucks) … Continue reading

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Mark the Date Brian France Invents the Dirt Track

Clinton, S.C., Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 10:19 a.m. NASCAR racing has many facets, but there is no greater divide than the gulf between a Wednesday-night Truck race near Rossburg, Ohio, and a Sunday-afternoon Cup race in the aptly-named Indianapolis neighborhood … Continue reading

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It’s a Dirty Track, but Someone’s Got to Clean It

Clinton, S.C., Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 11:15 a.m. Lost in all the hubbub surrounding the Camping World Truck Series’ visit to Eldora Speedway is this. The trucks are running bias-ply tires on the dirt. Here’s an interesting use of the … Continue reading

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Indy Week Gets a Coat of Dirt

Clinton, S.C., Monday, July 22, 2013, 10:08 a.m. In spite of a hefty blast of promotional rocketry from the friendly folks at ESPN/ABC, NASCAR’s annual visit to Indianapolis Motor Speedway seems about as appealing to many fans as colonoscopy prep. … Continue reading

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