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Looking at the World Through a Windshield …

Concord, North Carolina, Saturday, May 27, 2017, 11:50 a.m. About 15-20 years ago, one morning, barely light, I was driving up Interstate 85 between Spartanburg and Cowpens when a blue station wagon roared past me in the right lane. It … Continue reading

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Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, April 17, 2015, 2:56 p.m. A dry spell is ahead for those who love NASCAR short-track racing. It’s all the more reason to savor these next two weekends. Not only is it “Bristol, baby.” The following … Continue reading

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The Latest Big News from Danica Patrick

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, March 30, 2015, 11:45 a.m. Last week someone on social media – I forget whether it was Twitter, or Facebook, or Google+ — asked a question I hear from time to time. It went – and … Continue reading

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Winning Is Still Why They Race

? Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, October 27, 2014, 12:15 p.m. Nothing is wrong with NASCAR that Martinsville Speedway can’t fix. Add in a Dale Earnhardt Jr. victory, and it makes a fan want to go buy a keg of beer … Continue reading

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Bee Gees, Bee Bees, Other Silliness …

Clinton, S.C., Sunday, March 30, 2014, 9:28 a.m. I started a blog, which started the whole world … blogging. I’m sure you all remember the early Bee Gees hit. Bee Gees stood for Brothers Gibb. That’s why I’ve sometimes called … Continue reading

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Gordon Gets His Due

[cb_profit_poster sponsor1]Clinton, S.C., Sunday, October 27, 2013, 7:59 p.m. Well, the World Series is about to start, but I’m going to try to provide a few observations in the aftermath of Sunday’s Martinsville race, just to tie you over till … Continue reading

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High Expectations and Hype

At the end of Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway — where I wasn’t, as usual — I felt a wee bit ashamed of myself. It was a perfectly good race, just the type one expects at the glorious … Continue reading

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Invisible Cable Slinging

As I sit in the living room, I’m thinking about all those drives to Martinsville over the past 20 years. I just finished playing two of the songs I will perform on Saturday at Avid Bookshop in Athens, Ga., which … Continue reading

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Missing My Shayona

I’ve been staying at the Days Inn in Eden , N.C., so long that when I started staying there, it was the Knights Inn. This is literally true, or was until a couple years ago, when the Days Inn miraculously … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Road

A few observations, mostly born of amusement, from my first venture out onto the campaign trail to promote The Audacity of Dope, my novel: … The novel actually was published more than a year ago, but until recently, I was … Continue reading

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