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What a Way to Run a Railroad

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 12:03 p.m. Soon, NASCAR will consist of more than lurid details of lawsuits. Soon, what you will find ascending through your social media feed will be more than the umpteenth list of “Biggest … Continue reading

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No One Loves Bowling This Much

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, January 2, 2015, 10:30 a.m. After another exhausting day of short-story writing, book reading, guitar playing, snack eating, and, most notably, football watching, I am ready to face another week. Oh, wait. It’s already Friday. Check … Continue reading

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Why Johnny Can’t Race

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, December 20, 2014, 11:02 a.m. One of the first lessons I learned about the NASCAR beat was away from the track, and I was slow on the draw. I should have already known it by then. … Continue reading

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Chase of Fools

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, November 3, 2014, 10:18 a.m. Okay, first things first. As to the sordid affair that occurred last night after the race in No Limits, Texas, let’s make a few points A number of observers believe a … Continue reading

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Kansas Is ‘Tiring’

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, October 5, 2014, 1:22 p.m. Few have been the times I’ve started watching a NASCAR race with less advance information. I’ve been covering football games since Thursday. I know a little. Kevin Harvick’s starting on the … Continue reading

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Chase Expectations

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, September 11, 2014, 1:01 p.m. Chicagoland, which must seem a bit more like McDonaldland this week, is far, far away, and I’m grateful. Mayor McCheese has rolled out his Battle of the Nations campaign, and heavy … Continue reading

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Michigan by the Minutes

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, August 17, 2014, 12:52 p.m. I was almost completely separate from NASCAR on Saturday. I talked a bit about it while signing books in Virginia and watching baseball in North Carolina. On the way between the … Continue reading

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Edwards the Overachiever

Clinton, S.C., Friday, June 27, 2014, 4:14 p.m. Take a look at the Sprint Cup point standings, and it’s hard to make a case that Carl Edwards’ team is off. He has two victories and is sixth in the rankings, … Continue reading

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Fine by Me

Clinton, S.C., Saturday, June 21, 2014, 5:39 p.m. Since I stopped going to the track – or since my going was stopped, whatever – I’ve grown increasingly ambivalent, not about NASCAR, specifically, but about what NASCAR does. I don’t know … Continue reading

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It Takes a Leap

Clinton, S.C., Monday, June 16, 2014, 4:36 p.m. My original plan, first thing this morning, was to write about Sunday’s Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway, but, unfortunately, I didn’t have much to write. I preempted myself. Before the … Continue reading

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