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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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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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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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