Tag Archives: Phoenix

Kevin Harvick’s Outrageous Activity

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, March 15, 2018, 11:45 a.m. One of my favorite lines in a song come from “Rodeo Cowboy” by Dave Gilstrap, popularly recorded by Jerry Jeff Walker: Gimme a beer or two and I’ll be fine / … Continue reading

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Countervailing Themes of Mystery and Wonder

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, March 12, 2018, 9:45 a.m. People are fond of talking and writing about media bias. The greatest bias of the media is against having to write the same things over and over. Thus am I pondering … Continue reading

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For My Clemson Friends, Bound for Phoenix and Brimming with Dreams of Glory

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, January 5, 2016, 10:06 a.m. Based on my social-media feed, I would estimate that approximately 10,000 people from here in town are going to watch Clemson play Alabama for the national college football championship in Glendale, … Continue reading

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In the Cold Arizona Rain

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, November 16, 2015, 2:45 p.m. Sunday didn’t wind up being laid out in the manner I’d envisioned. Sunday missed deadline. Sunday spilled over into Monday. A 312-mile NASCAR race near Phoenix, Arizona, of all places, was … Continue reading

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What I Miss About the Desert

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, March 14, 2015, 3:48 p.m. Phoenix International Raceway is the site of the Sprint Cup season’s fourth race. Flat, odd-shaped and a mile around, it is unique to the circuit and dissimilar to the tracks that … Continue reading

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Odd for the Desert to Offer Relief

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, March 9, 2015, 10:45 a.m. I tried to warn you. I try to warn you every year. The Daytona 500 is one of the world’s memorable and significant sporting events. It just doesn’t have much to … Continue reading

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After two are deuces understandably wild

Clinton, S.C., Monday, March 3, 2014, 11:09 a.m. Kevin Harvick dominated the Sprint Cup race at Phoenix, which, based on all sorts of insider tweets and giggles leading up to the race, was a foregone conclusion. Give them credit. The … 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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For the Champion Who Has Everything

[cb_profit_poster Travel1]Clinton, S.C., Sunday, November 10, 2013, 8:40 p.m. Even though I haven’t been at a NASCAR track in almost a year, several times a week, I still get asked the same familiar question. “Who do you pull for?” (I … Continue reading

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Surfing the Johnson Wave

[cb_profit_poster Lottery1]Clinton, S.C., Monday, November 4, 2013, 9:41 a.m. The overreaction of the week is the conclusion that the Jimmie Johnson’s sixth Sprint Cup championship is foregone. It would seem impossible to overreact to Johnson’s devastatingly efficient Texas Motor Speedway … Continue reading

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