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Somewhere in Those Trees, There’s Still a Forest

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 10:45 a.m. The past 25 years – the ones that my job led me to follow NASCAR closely – have made the sport much more appealing to the mind than the heart. This … Continue reading

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Ain’t Nobody Knows

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, January 19, 2018, 10:55 a.m. NASCAR fans turn their lonely eyes to the young men streaming into the great speed palaces of the land. Some are wondering if it will ever be the same again. No … Continue reading

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Gleaned from the Borders of My Obsession

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, April 10, 2017, 5:05 p.m. I haven’t blogged here in quite a while. I just haven’t had anything to write. I’ve been overwhelmed with the completion of my new stock car racing novel, Lightning in a … Continue reading

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The Miles Used to Be More of a Monster

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, May 29, 2015, 2:46 p.m. From the first time I went there in the early 1990s, I liked Dover. It was Dover Downs back then, but now the downs are just where harness racing is held, … Continue reading

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The Season Is Off to a Typically Absurd Start

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, March 23, 2015, 10:44 a.m. Five races into the NASCAR Sprint Cup season, it seems worse than it is. For instance, it seems like the same driver wins every week, when, in fact, four different drivers … Continue reading

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Fame and Fortune and Fate

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, February 20, 2015, 11:38 a.m. I’m digesting the results of Thursday night’s Budweiser Duel(s). And breakfast. The link sausage I bought at Sam’s Club is tasty. I’m delighted David Ragan made the Daytona 500. His was … Continue reading

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When To Say When

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, January 23, 2015, 5:02 p.m. I’ve had a day to ruminate since word arrived that Jeff Gordon was winding down his NASCAR career. On Thursday morning, I got up early and wrote a blog, and then, … Continue reading

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It’s Getting Too Weird, Man

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, January 17, 2015, 10:27 a.m. Are you distracted? I am. This morning I thought, Well, it’s time to start thinking about what’s going to happen in NASCAR, and I realized that whether or not Kurt Busch’s … 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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