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A Monkey on a Rock

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 8:57 a.m. Monday was no holiday. People had to work. Here they’re worried about a hurricane. So many footballs were bouncing around — some spiraling, some tumbling end over end, too many bouncing … Continue reading

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Jeff, Ingrid & the Kids Came in Handy

Clinton, S.C., Monday, July 28, 2014, 1:20 p.m. Jeff Gordon, bless his soon-to-be-forty-three-year-old heart, didn’t save the day, but he and his lovely wife and precocious children sure did warm up the boredom and make it fuzzy. Age gives a … Continue reading

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Consequences of the Curving Road

[cb_profit_poster Travel1] Clinton, S.C., Monday, August 12, 2013, 8:50 a.m. The Rise of the Road Course continues. The winds have shifted. The crowd at Watkins Glen International was up, though, sight unseen, I would bet lots of money there weren’t … Continue reading

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One Indian Name, and One that Isn’t

Clinton, S.C., Saturday, August 3, 2013, 12:59 p.m. I always thought Daytona was the coolest name. It sort of sounded fast. It epitomized speed, but I never thought about it much until one time when I was driving down there … Continue reading

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There’s Racing, and Then There’s Passing

I’ve been up about three hours now. I’ve had a cup of coffee, gone through the social media feeds, checked the old email and fixed breakfast. I’ve played a few songs on the guitar and talked over the Crown Royal … Continue reading

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The Upgrade’s in the Middle, not the Top

Clinton, S.C., Sunday, July 28, 2013, 10:17 a.m. Jimmie Johnson, as hard as this may be to believe, hasn’t won either of the past two Sprint Cup championships. Tony Stewart in 2011 and Brad Keselowski in 2012 notwithstanding, Johnson has … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, the Brickyard Music Sounds Off Key

Clinton, S.C., Saturday, July 27, 2013, 3:23 p.m. As I settle into today’s blog, I’m sort of torn. It’s already edged past mid-afternoon. I’m still basking in the enjoyment of playing music Friday night. I just got back from a … Continue reading

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Do You Know the Way to San Jose? From Eldora?

Clinton, S.C., Thursday, July 25, 2013, 9:45 a.m. As Maureen McGovern sang, “There’s got to be a morning after.” The morning after NASCAR’s triumphant return to dirt has left me feeling whimsical. Imagine! Racing stock cars (okay, scaled-down pickup trucks) … 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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Indy Week Gets a Coat of Dirt

Clinton, S.C., Monday, July 22, 2013, 10:08 a.m. In spite of a hefty blast of promotional rocketry from the friendly folks at ESPN/ABC, NASCAR’s annual visit to Indianapolis Motor Speedway seems about as appealing to many fans as colonoscopy prep. … Continue reading

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