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The Season Is Off to a Typically Absurd Start

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, March 23, 2015, 10:44 a.m. Five races into the NASCAR Sprint Cup season, it seems worse than it is. For instance, it seems like the same driver wins every week, when, in fact, four different drivers … Continue reading

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Back in My Day …

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, March 2, 2015, 9:58 a.m. People don’t pay attention. Sometimes I think about how they’ve changed since I was a kid. No, I think about it all the time. To borrow outrageously from the late John Hartford, … Continue reading

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A Contradiction in Terms

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, September 18, 2014, 11:08 a.m. There’s no crying in baseball. I’ll concede that point and raise you one. There’s no press in the press box. I got that message this morning from a high school athletic … Continue reading

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Listen to the Rhythm of the Falling Rain

Clinton, S.C., Sunday, July 6, 2014, 12:03 p.m. I’m a little late because I’ve been sketching again. Fortunately – wait, that’s not the right word, oh, maybe, opportunistically – it started sprinkling in Daytona Beach shortly after the Coke Zero … Continue reading

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Fond Hopes and Fun Numbers

Clinton, S.C., Friday, March 7, 2014, 1:54 p.m. What I wish for the NASCAR weekend: At Las Vegas Motor Speedway, I want to see as many lead changes as sugar cookies offered by Tony Stewart to Jensen Button. A driver … 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 … Continue reading

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A Trip Back in NASCAR

Clinton, S.C., Saturday, December 7, 2013, 11:29 a.m. Bill McGuire and I used to cover some NASCAR races together, and I’m a fan of his “Mac’s Motor City Garage” website. Today he posted a video of 1963 Daytona 500 coverage … Continue reading

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Great Is Established; Greatest Is Premature

[cb_profit_poster Travel1]Clinton, S.C., Monday, November 18, 2013, 1:38 p.m. One day, NASCAR fans will stop quibbling about Jimmie Johnson. They won’t be able to withstand the sheer weight of Sprint Cup championships. It’s already subsiding, though the detractors remain. He … Continue reading

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Getting a Few Things Off My Chest

[cb_profit_poster Travel1]Clinton, S.C., Thursday, November 14, 2013, 10:40 a.m. Here’s an idea. On Sunday, let’s just watch the race. Jimmie Johnson almost has the Sprint Cup championship wrapped up. Big deal. Maybe there’s not much of a Chase, but there’s … Continue reading

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Love in the Time of Jimmie

[cb_profit_poster Lottery1]Clinton, S.C., Monday, November 11, 2013, 11:09 a.m. Jimmie Johnson’s sixth Sprint Cup Series championship, now all but a fait accompli, will be analyzed and celebrated in all the same ways it was ballyhooed five times before. What might … Continue reading

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