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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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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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Odd for the Desert to Offer Relief

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, March 9, 2015, 10:45 a.m. I tried to warn you. I try to warn you every year. The Daytona 500 is one of the world’s memorable and significant sporting events. It just doesn’t have much to … Continue reading

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