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The Prodigal Brother

Clinton, S.C., Monday, March 31, 2014, 8:36 a.m. While perusing the overnight emails, looking for some words to wrap a blog around, these words of Gene Haas advanced to the fore. The co-owner of Kurt Busch’s triumphant Chevy gave the … Continue reading

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In It for the Tweets and Blogs

Clinton, S.C., Saturday, February 22, 2014, 4:49 p.m. The Daytona 500 is tomorrow. Surely I should blog. For NASCAR fans, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. There’ll be comings and goings and crashes and towings, D.W.’s good cheeeerrrrr … Continue reading

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The Jokes Are Biting This Rainy Morning

Clinton, S.C., Friday, February 21, 2014, 10:12 a.m. Down the stretch! During the 20 years I spent Februarys in Daytona Beach, it was always a gathering storm even though it seldom rained. For several years, I was down there for … Continue reading

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I Hate ‘Meeces’ to Pieces

Clinton, S.C., Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 8:45 a.m. Most mornings I take a quick glance at numbers measuring the activity at montedutton.com, Twitter and Facebook. I try not to let that influence what I post. The principal effect isn’t “they … Continue reading

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Don’t Pin All Your Hopes on Daytona

[cb_profit_poster sponsor1]Clinton, S.C., Tuesday, January 7, 2014, 5:31 p.m. I’m going to make a few random observations about NASCAR, the reason being that, at this point of the year, I don’t have many opinions that are fully formed. The baseball … Continue reading

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One Indian Name, and One that Isn’t

Clinton, S.C., Saturday, August 3, 2013, 12:59 p.m. I always thought Daytona was the coolest name. It sort of sounded fast. It epitomized speed, but I never thought about it much until one time when I was driving down there … Continue reading

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There’s Racing, and Then There’s Passing

I’ve been up about three hours now. I’ve had a cup of coffee, gone through the social media feeds, checked the old email and fixed breakfast. I’ve played a few songs on the guitar and talked over the Crown Royal … Continue reading

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How NASCAR Imitates Facebook (and Twitter, Even)

Clinton, S.C., Friday, July 12, 2013, 12:12 p.m. NASCAR is getting more and more like Facebook. There, I’ve written it, and in a size suitable for posting. This occurred to me this morning while filling out forms, perusing social media … Continue reading

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In The Off Chance That You Didn’t Already Know …

Clinton, S.C., Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 10:08 a.m. Although I’m not at the track as in the past 20 seasons, I’m grateful that I still get most team, governing body and manufacturer releases regarding the NASCAR season. I no longer … Continue reading

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Collecting My Highway Thoughts

Clinton, S.C., Monday, July 1, 2013, 11:16 a.m. I just thought of some Elton John/Bernie Taupin lines: I’m back on dry land once again / Opportunity awaits me like a rat in a drain … Okay. It’s not all that … Continue reading

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