Tag Archives: media

Oh, Lord, Grant Me Vision, Oh, Lord, Grant Me Speed

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 5:45 p.m. In 1920, Warren Gamaliel Harding rose to the presidency, using a slogan of “Back to Normalcy.” Harding’s campaign invented that word. It was previously “normality.” Harding, who died in office, is … Continue reading

Posted in NASCAR | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Oh, Lord, Grant Me Vision, Oh, Lord, Grant Me Speed

Most of the Missing Is in the Mind

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, January 3, 2018, 10:54 a.m. Football season is winding down. Alabama clobbered Clemson, 24-6, in the BCS, meaning the Crimson Tide will advance to take on the Georgia Bulldogs for college football’s national championship. Georgia survived … Continue reading

Posted in NASCAR | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Most of the Missing Is in the Mind

Parsons and Poole, Etched in Memory

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, December 27, 2017, 12:09 p.m. I don’t have a lot to write about NASCAR in terms of what is happening now, mostly because not much is happening. A change of makes here. A staff change there. … Continue reading

Posted in NASCAR | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Parsons and Poole, Etched in Memory

Things Have Changed Too Much

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, December 10, 2017, 8:48 a.m. About 48 weeks ago, I had the kind of sleepless, brainstorming night that, yesterday morning, led me to set up a Patreon account for this blog. I decided to write a … Continue reading

Posted in NASCAR | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Things Have Changed Too Much

Next Time I’m Buying Junior Mints

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, July 2, 2017, 10:45 a.m. I went to bed hoping to find some clarity in the spectacle of the Coke Zero 400 in Daytona Beach, Florida, The Birthplace of Speed! Also, The Cemetery of Race Cars. … Continue reading

Posted in NASCAR | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

‘You show ’em, Spike!’

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, June 19, 2017, 11:37 a.m. The highlight was the boiled peanuts. Nonetheless, a lot went on over the weekend. For the second time in as many weeks, NASCAR’s Xfinity Series outshone its Monster Cup, or, it … Continue reading

Posted in NASCAR | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Same Old Stories, Time After Time

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, June 1, 2017, 9:53 a.m. On Sunday night (and into Monday morning), I sat in a box high above Charlotte Motor Speedway and wrote about the world’s longest stock car race. On Wednesday night, I sat … Continue reading

Posted in NASCAR | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in NASCAR | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

When Monte Comes Driving Home Again, Hurrah! Hurrah!

Concord, North Carolina, Saturday, May 20, 2017, 3:12 p.m. I’m back, and it seems relatively normal. Naturally, media parking is farther away. That’s a given. Almost four and a half years later, I’m back at a speedway, the motor one … Continue reading

Posted in NASCAR | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

I Had to Think It Through

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 10:50 a.m. I first saw it on Twitter at roadandtrack.com. I thought it was a fake. I thought it was one of those stories where they made the website look like something reputable … Continue reading

Posted in NASCAR | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments