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It’s the World Gone Crazy

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, June 17, 2018, 9:31 a.m. Having no Monster Energy Cup race on Father’s Day seems strange. For many years, Father’s Day was considered to be a prime NASCAR date, not as prestigious as the weekends of … Continue reading

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Just Drinkin’ in the Rain

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, June 11, 2018, 11:30 a.m. It’s almost never a positive when an automobile race falls short of the scheduled distance, but Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 (266) wasn’t without its tactical amusements. Clint Bowyer and crew chief … Continue reading

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Runaways … Run, Run, Run, Run … Runaways

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, June 4, 2018, 10:44 a.m. This occurred to me even before the Pocono 400 started. Martin Truex Jr.’s victory just underscored it. As in 2017, a recurring pattern has emerged. The one this year is something … Continue reading

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‘That Is Exactly What We Do’

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 11:33 a.m. John Andretti is fighting for his life. He has been for a while. The recent news is bad. His cancer has spread. It is a scourge that touches all lives, even … Continue reading

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Opportunity Lost

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, May 28, 2018, 9:58 a.m. If one is a fan of automobile racing, it was hard to go through the Sunday of Memorial Weekend without a vague sense of what might have been. Three of the … Continue reading

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A Voter’s Got a Right to … Vote

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, May 25, 2018, 10:47 a.m. Today’s world is one of absolutes. Most people don’t seem to believe in the right of anyone else’s opinion. They want to limit everything. This week the NASCAR Hall of Fame … Continue reading

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I Guess I Boarded the Rollercoaster

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, May 20, 2018, 10:13 a.m. Never have I more needed a night’s sleep to consider a stock car race. Naturally, I didn’t sleep well. I awakened at 6:30, and, when I yanked at the covers with … Continue reading

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‘Those Who Cannot Change their Minds Cannot Change Anything’*

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, May 13, 2018, 10:43 a.m. On Saturday night in the plains of Kansas, a rousing Monster Energy NASCAR Cup conclusion provided an ornate exclamation point to what had been heretofore uneventful. Several times before the KC … Continue reading

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The Baseball Sense of Deja Vu

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 10:19 a.m. The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees are tied for first place in the American League East. They have played each other four times, and each team has won two. … Continue reading

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When the Going Gets Tough …

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, May 7, 2018, 9:48 a.m. Week in, week out, Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch drive the fastest cars. Or they are the best drivers. It is undoubtedly a combination of the two. Others drift in and … Continue reading

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