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‘Those Who Cannot Change their Minds Cannot Change Anything’*

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, May 13, 2018, 10:43 a.m. On Saturday night in the plains of Kansas, a rousing Monster Energy NASCAR Cup conclusion provided an ornate exclamation point to what had been heretofore uneventful. Several times before the KC … Continue reading

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When the Going Gets Tough …

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, May 7, 2018, 9:48 a.m. Week in, week out, Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch drive the fastest cars. Or they are the best drivers. It is undoubtedly a combination of the two. Others drift in and … Continue reading

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Logano’s Turn to Be a Talladega Genius

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, April 30, 2018, 12:16 p.m. Talladega Superspeedway is a moving target in several ways. Metaphors proliferate. A parking lot going 200 miles an hour. High-speed chess. High-speed Tetris. High speed, for sure. After Joey Logano broke … Continue reading

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Never Average, Usually Wild

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, April 29, 2018, 8:32 a.m. Joe Garagiola said baseball is a funny game – once upon a time, I read the book – and Talladega Superspeedway is a funny place. It’s hard to round up the … Continue reading

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A Glorious Anachronism

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, April 28, 2018, 10:57 a.m. I thought about James Harvey Hylton the day before yesterday. Some local hardhead came up, and it made me think of what James called himself when I was wrting a long … Continue reading

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Hail the Conquering Hero

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, April 22, 11:15 a.m. Kyle Busch may be a flawed hero, but, at the moment, he’s the only hope. That may be a consequence of immediacy, which seems to be all that matters anymore. In the … Continue reading

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No Need to Stop the Presses

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, April 20, 2018, 11:45 a.m.   As of the end of 2017, 125,809 Ford Mustangs were registered around the world. The United States had 81,866 of them tooling around. Next year, oh, 10 or so, maybe … Continue reading

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Watch What You Ask for: Kyle Busch Might Just Get It

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 10:01 a.m. Kyle Busch wins a lot, particularly at Bristol Motor Speedway. Monday’s rain-postponed conclusion of the Food City 500 gave a unique flavor to his seventh BMS triumph. Neither Kyle nor his … Continue reading

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Even the Best Has Something to Prove

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, April 13, 2018, 2:27 p.m. Is this the week the mystery of Jimmie Johnson subsides? The dominant driver of his generation hasn’t won in 30 races. He’s won 83 Cup races and seven championships, but his … Continue reading

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Happiness is Hard, but Simple

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, April 9, 2018, 9:59 a.m. I stared at the screen, seeing lucky stars. It was too good to be true. It was what I’ve written dozens of times. After winning the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at … Continue reading

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