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Hail the Conquering Hero

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, April 22, 11:15 a.m. Kyle Busch may be a flawed hero, but, at the moment, he’s the only hope. That may be a consequence of immediacy, which seems to be all that matters anymore. In the … Continue reading

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Even the Best Has Something to Prove

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, April 13, 2018, 2:27 p.m. Is this the week the mystery of Jimmie Johnson subsides? The dominant driver of his generation hasn’t won in 30 races. He’s won 83 Cup races and seven championships, but his … Continue reading

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Happiness is Hard, but Simple

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, April 9, 2018, 9:59 a.m. I stared at the screen, seeing lucky stars. It was too good to be true. It was what I’ve written dozens of times. After winning the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at … Continue reading

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Why Not Share a Little Pain?

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, April 5, 2018, 3:09 p.m. This is an old idea. I proposed it many years ago, before there were playoffs. The late David Poole proposed something similar before I did. Miraculously, even though David and I … Continue reading

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The Future Isn’t the Past

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, April 4, 2018, 9:45 a.m. Are you ready for a rewind? NASCAR doesn’t race on Easter weekend. If such a word as tradition exists practically anymore, this one persists. Every informal, unscientific internet poll I’ve seen … Continue reading

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What Little We Know So Far

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 4:22 p.m. I suppose it’s time to take a breath. Six Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races are in the books. One sixth (.167) of the season is done. Six out of 26 … Continue reading

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Didn’t Have the Money to Waste

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, March 25, 2018, 12:04 p.m. In retrospect, it’s not such a bad thing that I haven’t been able to go back to Martinsville Speedway yet. I can’t afford to make the trip. I damned sure can’t … Continue reading

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Time Changes Slower There

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, March 23, 2018, 12:44 p.m. Every track evokes memories and a feel for the site. Martinsville Speedway makes me think of chilly mornings, law enforcement officers dressed in tan uniforms, trimmed in brown and pine green, … Continue reading

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It Probably Doesn’t Seem as Stupid Out There

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, March 17, 2018, 10:05 a.m. In Friday’s qualifying process at Auto Club Speedway, results were incomplete. Only 22 out of 36 cars made it through inspection in time to participate. Everyone gets to race on Sunday, … Continue reading

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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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