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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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Reasonable Expectations for the Longest Day

Clinton, S.C., Sunday, June 15, 2014, 8:59 a.m. It’s race morning in Michigan, not just in the infield and campgrounds around the track but also in neighboring towns from Detroit in the east to Coldwater in the west, Toledo to … Continue reading

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Turf War

Clinton, S.C., Monday, June 2, 2014, 5:56 p.m. A good portion of life is based on patronage. At its base, one good turn leads to another. It’s human nature. The novel I’m writing is an examination of how patronage is … Continue reading

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