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Harvick Breeze Cools the Desert

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, March 9, 2018, 2:59 p.m. Kevin Harvick looks nothing like an elephant, and ISM (nee Phoenix) Raceway is ill described as a room, but all eyes are on the driver as NASCAR converges on the Valley … Continue reading

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The Land of Hopes and Dreams

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, March 2, 2018, 9:40 a.m. Ooh, Las Vegas. Ain’t no place for no poor boy like me. Those are the words of the late Gram Parsons, a favorite songwriter of mine. He wrote another song, quite … Continue reading

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The Wrenches in the Trenches

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, March 1, 2018, 9:30 a.m. Perhaps my favorite Jimmy Buffett song is “Manana,” in which he sings, “Don’t ever forget that you just may wind up being wrong.” He also hopes Anita Bryant “never, ever does … Continue reading

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A Really Big Show

Sumter, South Carolina, Saturday, February 24, 2018, 2:37 p.m. This is my first use of this word in print ever. It was popular thirty years ago. I hated it the way I hate such modern redundant terms as “arguably” (i.e., … Continue reading

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Keep on Rolling with the Flow

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, February 23, 2018, 1:48 p.m. “See, there are two levels of trouble I can get in. The trouble I can get in with NASCAR and the trouble I can get in with my wife. One is … Continue reading

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The Olympics Leaves Me Cold

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 10:50 a.m. The Winter Olympics is big. Or perhaps they are big. I believe Olympics is singular, but I’ve seen it both ways. It’s (they’re) bigger than I think. I watch them almost … Continue reading

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Photographs and Memories

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, February 17, 2018, 1:44 p.m. From 1993 through 2012, my home away from home was the NASCAR circuit. As the Daytona 500 thunders up on the horizon, it occurred to me that you might enjoy a … Continue reading

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Out and About

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, February 16, 2018, 8:22 a.m. Last night I was pleasantly surprised by the Can-Am Duel(s) in Daytona Beach. They were in Daytona Beach because there is no city in Florida merely named Daytona, but they were … Continue reading

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What Are They Supposed to Say?

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, February 15, 2018, 8:25 a.m. This morning I’m perusing the transcripts streaming out of Daytona Beach, Florida, in advance of the Can-Am Duel (that are really duels because they’re dual), and I feel some sympathy for … Continue reading

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Silliness in the Lull

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 11:30 a.m. The Advance Auto Parts Clash won’t be remembered for long without a quick glance at racing-reference.info. The name will only be remembered until the next time its name changes. Only for … Continue reading

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