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Let Them Race and See What Happens

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, February 10, 2018, 9:39 a.m. The Daytona 500 is never predictable. Every time anything changes, some of it is unexpected. The first opportunity for insight is Sunday’s Advance Auto Parts Clash. Pay close attention. The good … Continue reading

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There’s a Race on Sunday, No Kidding, Honest to Gosh

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, February 8, 2018, 12:09 p.m. At least the Advance Auto Parts Clash has an appropriate title. It’s entirely possible that auto parts will indeed clash in the tumult of a Daytona International Speedway draft. Back when … Continue reading

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It’s the ‘Superest’ Night of the Year

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, February 5, 2018, 10:39 a.m. The 52nd Super Bowl – LII if you’re as overly formal as the National Football League is – is over, and as, in a memory that makes me more inclined to … Continue reading

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Get Ready to Rumble!

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, February 3, 2018, 1:39 p.m. Super Sunday! As the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots prepared to take to the artificial indoor field in Minnesota for America’s greatest and most hyped sporting event, I can … Continue reading

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We’ll See How It Goes

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, February 2, 2018, 8:38 a.m. Another NASCAR season is about to begin. Some of you contribute to this site by making monthly contributions to a Patreon site. I’m much obliged, but it’s possible you may be … Continue reading

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Somewhere in Those Trees, There’s Still a Forest

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 10:45 a.m. The past 25 years – the ones that my job led me to follow NASCAR closely – have made the sport much more appealing to the mind than the heart. This … Continue reading

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I’m Still Poor, but I’ve Got Aspirations

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, January 29, 2018, 7:52 a.m. What am I up to? Let me use the preferred grammar no one uses anymore. To what am I up? I’m trying to sell a new novel. In a participatory way. … Continue reading

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Have the Nice Guys Gone Out of Style?

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, January 25, 11:09 a.m. I got up this morning – which is something most folks do and the way an inordinate number of old blues songs begin – and, before too long, started sipping coffee and … Continue reading

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A Few Remarks from the Grand Tour

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 11:26 a.m. No, I’m not off at the NASCAR Media Tour, hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway, for decades. Hell, I went to it for two of them. Decades. I’m here at the house, … Continue reading

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Living in the Past

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 10:25 a.m. I was just thinking about the old Tom T. Hall song “Spokane Motel Blues.” As you well know, if you read this blog a lot, I call on Tom T. for … Continue reading

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