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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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A Farewell to One of the Men in Full

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, July 14, 2017, 11:08 a.m. I paid modest respects to my line coach today. Not much is there to prove it. I signed the register and nodded at the people who were staking out their seats … Continue reading

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I Don’t Never Have Fun Like That No More

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, July 4, 2017, 10:55 a.m. In the early 1970s, the banks of the Little River overflowed in Laurens. A photo on the front page of a newspaper is etched in my mind. A rowboat was making … Continue reading

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Next Time I’m Buying Junior Mints

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, July 2, 2017, 10:45 a.m. I went to bed hoping to find some clarity in the spectacle of the Coke Zero 400 in Daytona Beach, Florida, The Birthplace of Speed! Also, The Cemetery of Race Cars. … Continue reading

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‘You show ’em, Spike!’

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, June 19, 2017, 11:37 a.m. The highlight was the boiled peanuts. Nonetheless, a lot went on over the weekend. For the second time in as many weeks, NASCAR’s Xfinity Series outshone its Monster Cup, or, it … Continue reading

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More Than You Ever Wanted To Know About Boiled Peanuts

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, June 17, 2017, 9:34 a.m. This weekend I have in my possession one of those foods that Southerners consider delicacies and those from other places dismiss as gross, tasteless, backward, and lacking in redeeming value, social … Continue reading

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What’s to Bless and What’s to Blame?

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, June 11, 2017, 11:35 a.m. This week’s NASCAR Monster Cup shindig is at Pocono Raceway. Unsurprisingly, it’s in the Poconos of northeastern Pennsylvania. The mountains aren’t very high compared to the Blue Ridge. They are minuscule … Continue reading

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Same Old Stories, Time After Time

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, June 1, 2017, 9:53 a.m. On Sunday night (and into Monday morning), I sat in a box high above Charlotte Motor Speedway and wrote about the world’s longest stock car race. On Wednesday night, I sat … Continue reading

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Looking at the World Through a Windshield …

Concord, North Carolina, Saturday, May 27, 2017, 11:50 a.m. About 15-20 years ago, one morning, barely light, I was driving up Interstate 85 between Spartanburg and Cowpens when a blue station wagon roared past me in the right lane. It … Continue reading

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A Stop on an Old Road

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, May 22, 2017, 11:15 p.m. I’ve about got the reacquaintance out of the way. Last Saturday and this Thursday have exceeded my Charlotte Motor Speedway budget for handshakes. Huh. It just occurred me. No one bumped … Continue reading

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