Tag Archives: race

Boyhood Memories of Rapid Richard and Ol’ Wendell

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, December 15, 2017, 8:02 a.m. Greenville-Pickens Speedway was the primary NASCAR venue of my boyhood. Twice a year, the half mile in the South Carolina foothills hosted Grand National (which became Winston, then Nextel, then Sprint, … Continue reading

Posted in NASCAR | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Boyhood Memories of Rapid Richard and Ol’ Wendell

Spanning the Coast

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, October 1, 2015, 10:10 a.m. I don’t know what I’m doing. Okay, okay, people have said this about me before. I haven’t said it often, and when I did, it was generally way too late. But … Continue reading

Posted in Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Frustration Gets Plenty of Exercise

Clinton, S.C., Sunday, May 19, 1:23 p.m. Are you familiar with Georges Clemenceau’s quote, “War is too serious a matter to be left to soldiers”? Well, now you are. Clemenceau is not angling for a ride in the Camping World … Continue reading

Posted in NASCAR | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

He Didn’t Give a Damn in a Good Way

Clinton, S.C., Friday, May 17, 2013, 9:32 a.m. The first time I had an extended conversation with Dick Trickle was early in 1995. He was about to begin his only season in Bud Moore’s No. 15 Quality Care Ford. Bud’s … Continue reading

Posted in NASCAR | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments