Tag Archives: Kevin Harvick

Countervailing Themes of Mystery and Wonder

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, March 12, 2018, 9:45 a.m. People are fond of talking and writing about media bias. The greatest bias of the media is against having to write the same things over and over. Thus am I pondering … Continue reading

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Harvick Breeze Cools the Desert

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, March 9, 2018, 2:59 p.m. Kevin Harvick looks nothing like an elephant, and ISM (nee Phoenix) Raceway is ill described as a room, but all eyes are on the driver as NASCAR converges on the Valley … Continue reading

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Harvick Pours It On

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, March 5, 2018, 9:07 a.m. This is known of Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It’s a lesson that lingered for a week and shows no signs of abatement. It’s not Kevin Harvick’s job … Continue reading

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The Wrenches in the Trenches

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, March 1, 2018, 9:30 a.m. Perhaps my favorite Jimmy Buffett song is “Manana,” in which he sings, “Don’t ever forget that you just may wind up being wrong.” He also hopes Anita Bryant “never, ever does … Continue reading

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In Lieu of Notable Excitement

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, February 26, 2018, 9:59 a.m. Sometimes a race is exciting. Sometimes it’s interesting. Races that are neither exciting nor interesting are rare, not to mention monotonous. The Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 was interesting for a … Continue reading

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Memories Are Made of These

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, September 25, 2015, 9:44 a.m. I’m fond of walking into a tumultuous atmosphere, looking around, and proclaiming, satirically, “Another … big … day.” My days and nights are generally pretty calm now. Writing fiction is like … Continue reading

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If Ever a Wonderful Wiz There Was …

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 8:21 a.m. The regular season is halfway done. In the summer, young men’s hearts turn to thoughts of … The Chase. As these next 13 races unfold, desperation will rise. The winless will … Continue reading

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Save the Goose!

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, May 25, 2015, 11:53 a.m. On May 21, at Charlotte Motor Speedway in what NASCAR officials call “a driver availability,” i.e., a media conference, Kevin Harvick, the reigning Sprint Cup champion, said, “Wait a second. Let’s … Continue reading

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The Usual Suspects Number Two

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, April 13, 2015, 7:15 p.m. I had a bit of a “Eureka moment” this morning. The racing at NASCAR’s intermediate tracks has fallen into disfavor, and I was wondering why. By intermediate track, I’m referring to … Continue reading

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Trying to Reason with the Season to Date

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 12:42 p.m. NASCAR has gotten quite a bit more complicated over the past few weeks. From the very beginning, the Sprint Cup season has been marked by the unexpected, but not in the … Continue reading

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