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At Least I Got My Laps In

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, May 9, 2015, 7:30 p.m. Today two lawns got mowed, and my iPhone died a slower death than I thought. Now there’s a NASCAR race scheduled, and I’m supposed to write about it. It’s in Kansas … 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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In the Merry, Merry Month of May

Clinton, S.C., Sunday, May 11, 2014, 9:27 a.m. The Five-Hour Energy Drink 400, which almost required the full range of the stimulating beverage, was important for two reasons. If the Sprint Cup points leader is winless when the Chase commences, … Continue reading

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Paradise to Parking Lot

Clinton, S.C., Saturday, May 10, 2014, 12:30 p.m. Sunflowers. Wide, open spaces. “Across the wide Missouri.” The old-fashioned conservatism, the real kind, of Alf Landon and Bob Dole. The Jayhawks and a place called Phog Allen Fieldhouse. “I’m going to … Continue reading

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Harvick: Ordeal and Triumph

[cb_profit_poster Beer2]Clinton, S.C., Monday, October 7, 2013, 9:52 a.m. The places – Joliet, Dover, Loudon, Kansas City, Charlotte – change along with the shapes and distances, but much like the greater season, even the Chase boils down to a 10-week … Continue reading

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Boys, Tweet at It

[cb_profit_poster sponsor1]Clinton, S.C., Sunday, October 6, 2013, 12:37 p.m. It’s another NASCAR Sunday here in the living room, my attention undivided by the existence of a Boston Red Sox playoff game today. They are en route to St. Petersburg, and … Continue reading

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It’s Not Part of the Job Anymore

[cb_profit_poster Travel1]Clinton, S.C., Thursday, August 15, 2013, 8:46 a.m. Today is a travel day. Many of my former colleagues are flying to Detroit or, perhaps, Toledo, Ohio, for the weekend’s NASCAR race at Michigan International Speedway. The majority will check … Continue reading

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Understated and Underrated

Few race drivers have taken as many bum raps as Matt Kenseth. Cut to a scene from “Animal House”: “Thank you, sir, may I have another?” Because he won the last Winston Cup championship (2003)  while winning only once, he … Continue reading

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