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Next Time I’m Buying Junior Mints

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, July 2, 2017, 10:45 a.m. I went to bed hoping to find some clarity in the spectacle of the Coke Zero 400 in Daytona Beach, Florida, The Birthplace of Speed! Also, The Cemetery of Race Cars. … Continue reading

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A Stop on an Old Road

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, May 22, 2017, 11:15 p.m. I’ve about got the reacquaintance out of the way. Last Saturday and this Thursday have exceeded my Charlotte Motor Speedway budget for handshakes. Huh. It just occurred me. No one bumped … Continue reading

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Trying to Reason with a New Season

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 11:54 a.m. So far I’ve written a NASCAR column (it will appear later in the week, as if by magic, or even a website) and the first three paragraphs of a chapter, and … Continue reading

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A Glut of Games

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, January 3, 2016, 12:13 a.m. I’m watching West Virginia play Arizona State in the Motel 6 Cactus Bowl, which is aptly sponsored, and I feel I can say this with fairness because I’ve stayed in a … Continue reading

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Tales of Tvlvteke

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, October 23, 2015, 9:03 a.m. Talladega. It must be more than “border town” in Creek, which is the official explanation. According to no less a source than Wikipedia, the Creek (and/or Muscogee) word is “Tvlvteke.” Tvlvteke … Continue reading

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As Much As I Try, I Just Can’t Say

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, May 11, 2015, 10:55 a.m. Last week I bumped into an old friend in town. He was just back from Talladega, where he had camped in the second turn, and was quite happy at Dale Earnhardt … Continue reading

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A Jedi Wins at Poker

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, May 4, 2015, 11:02 a.m. It’s okay to like restrictor-plate racing. Really. It is. In this age, it’s popular to say fans don’t go to the races to see the wrecks. It’s popular and also untrue. … 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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Let’s See How Harvick Putts

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, March 16, 2015, 9:37 a.m. Kevin Harvick has lots of fans, and they’re happy today, as they’ve been happy for quite a while, and they’ve always liked that word. Their favorite driver has won twice this … 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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