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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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We’ll See How It Goes

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, February 2, 2018, 8:38 a.m. Another NASCAR season is about to begin. Some of you contribute to this site by making monthly contributions to a Patreon site. I’m much obliged, but it’s possible you may be … Continue reading

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A Fierce Flock of Owls

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, October 2, 2016, 12:05 p.m. My home state is mostly ecstatic. Even the Gamecocks grudgingly acknowledge another great Clemson triumph. I saw about five-eighths of the Tigers’ marvelously exciting resistance of the Louisville invaders. But I’m … Continue reading

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Here’s to Our Old High School, Hail, Hail, Hail …

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, August 19, 2016, 11:20 a.m. Athletes arrive in as many gaits as Tennessee Walking Horses. They saunter. They trot. They amble. Some seem frightened. Some seem self-conscious. Some think the whole affair is hilarious. Everyone gets … Continue reading

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A Storm Destroys a Wall of Memories

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 4:19 p.m. This is my first blog in four days. It may be the biggest gap ever. It’s not like nothing has happened. Too much has happened. I’ve been too busy. A stock … Continue reading

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What It Was Was Football

Complete Supply of Ink and Toner Cartridges Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 9:45 a.m. Maybe these summertime seven-on-sevens are historical rather than newfangled. Perhaps, boys got together in some meadow, recently having cut and baled the hay off … Continue reading

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For God’s Sake, Take It Down

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 8:40 a.m. When I was in college, during my junior year, I decided to add a second major. It was history, and I specialized in the history of the South. I took classes … Continue reading

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When To Say When

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, January 23, 2015, 5:02 p.m. I’ve had a day to ruminate since word arrived that Jeff Gordon was winding down his NASCAR career. On Thursday morning, I got up early and wrote a blog, and then, … Continue reading

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A Trip Back in NASCAR

Clinton, S.C., Saturday, December 7, 2013, 11:29 a.m. Bill McGuire and I used to cover some NASCAR races together, and I’m a fan of his “Mac’s Motor City Garage” website. Today he posted a video of 1963 Daytona 500 coverage … Continue reading

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What Begins with JFK? My Novel …

[cb_profit_poster Storytelling]Clinton, S.C., Friday, November 22, 2013, 10:11 a.m. There’s no great market for me to recall the Kennedy assassination. Everyone alive then is doing it,and I’ve got Kennedy family home movies, courtesy of The History Channel, playing on the … Continue reading

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