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Where He, and We, Always Wanted Him to Be

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, August 4, 2014, 10:45 a.m. Today I awakened thinking of Dale Earnhardt Jr. What a surprise, huh? He just won his third race of the season and swept the summer’s two races at Pocono. Each week’s … 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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Great Is Established; Greatest Is Premature

[cb_profit_poster Travel1]Clinton, S.C., Monday, November 18, 2013, 1:38 p.m. One day, NASCAR fans will stop quibbling about Jimmie Johnson. They won’t be able to withstand the sheer weight of Sprint Cup championships. It’s already subsiding, though the detractors remain. He … Continue reading

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It’s High Noon, and Each Guy Gets Three Shots

[cb_profit_poster Travel1]Clinton, S.C., Monday, October 28, 2013, 12:01 p.m. The Chase for the Sprint Cup isn’t mathematically down to a two-man race, but, mathematically, that’s the way to bet. Then again, one would not bet on Jimmie Johnson and Matt … Continue reading

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Gordon Gets His Due

[cb_profit_poster sponsor1]Clinton, S.C., Sunday, October 27, 2013, 7:59 p.m. Well, the World Series is about to start, but I’m going to try to provide a few observations in the aftermath of Sunday’s Martinsville race, just to tie you over till … Continue reading

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About What I Wasn’t Going to Watch

[cb_profit_poster Lottery1]Clinton, S.C., Monday, September 16, 2013, 10:45 a.m. The Geico 400 was a race that took an extraordinarily long time to accomplish little. Matt Kenseth victories are often masterpieces of precision. Give him the best car, and he usually … Continue reading

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The Night the Lights Stayed On in Georgia

[cb_profit_poster sponsor1]Clinton, S.C., Monday, September 2, 2013, 11:04 a.m. I feel a little left out on Labor Day this year. Does “labor” entail getting paid? Or is it just the actual work? Just to combat the angst, I’m going out … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Champions

[cb_profit_poster sponsor1]Clinton, S.C., Saturday, August 24, 2013, 10:04 a.m. In NASCAR, this is one weird year, the kind that comes along every so often when one era ends and another begins. Regardless of how solid Jimmie Johnson’s fleeting hold on … Continue reading

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He’s Gonna Make It After All!

[cb_profit_poster Beer2]Clinton, S.C., Monday, August 19, 2013, 10:03 a.m. I keep hearing these words: “And remember, Joey Logano is still just 23!” Still? Still? I’m also surprised Logano is 23. Had my job at the county fair been estimating ages, … Continue reading

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Twilight Beckons

Clinton, S.C., Monday, August 5, 2013, 9:18 p.m. It was heartwarming to see Kasey Kahne, a remarkably gifted driver who has had his share of bad breaks, win the GoBowling.com 400, which in addition to being an unexpectedly compelling race, … Continue reading

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