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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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What to Do with the Rain

Clinton, S.C., Sunday, March 16, 2014, 12:36 p.m. What in the name of Jerry Jeff Walker is it doing raining at Bristol Motor Speedway? Doesn’t Mother Nature know about the Vortex, that great modern example of mythology? God didn’t make … Continue reading

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The Track It Used To Be

Clinton, S.C., Friday, March 14, 2014, 9:35 a.m. This morning I noticed that Darrell Waltrip compared driving around Bristol Motor Speedway to riding a bucking bull, and my first thought was, I never knew D.W. rode bulls! I mean, I … Continue reading

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Making Believe

[cb_profit_poster Storytelling]Clinton, S.C., Friday, January 24, 2014, 12:22 p.m. Fortunately, in this weekend bereft of football, I will manage to occupy myself for at least part of it on the road. I’m going to be making a long drive early … 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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The Old Side of Town

[cb_profit_poster Speak1]Clinton, S.C., Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 11:27 a.m. What an exhilarating morning. I’ve been running copies since I awakened. It’s a publicity brochure for my upcoming novel, The Intangibles. I designed the brochure. I’m printing it at home. It’s … 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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