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The Serfs Are Restless

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, June 13, 2015, 11:40 a.m. I used to be there, man. For 20 years, I was “at the track” most weekends of the NASCAR season. Some years I went to every race. The last few years … Continue reading

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NASCAR: A Ridiculously Brief History

Clinton, S.C., Thursday, January 16, 2014, 8:31 a.m. NASCAR these days is just a whirling dervish, which naturally leads to the question, “What is a dervish?” I mean, besides something that whirls. The whirling dance, or Sufi whirling, that is … Continue reading

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It’s An Entirely Different Circus Now

[cb_profit_poster Travel1]Clinton, S.C., Thursday, December 5, 2013, 1 p.m. Little snap judgments based on the snippets leaking back across social media from the Empire’s posh celebration in Las Vegas: NASCAR chairman Brian France wants more passing on intermediate tracks. As … Continue reading

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Buffaloes in the West

Clinton, S.C., Friday, August 2, 2013, 9:52 a.m. Isn’t the inability to anticipate the future sort of … incredible? The biggest epidemic in this country right now is wishful thinking. As a general, if informal, policy, Americans are buffalo hunters in the West. … 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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The Empire Strikes Back

Thank goodness for baseball. NASCAR is a mess. There’s no good time to be unemployed, but at least I’m not covering this circus. Oh, I’m as busy as an endurance juggler – selling one novel, editing another, writing a third … Continue reading

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