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A Wee Bit of Gamesmanship

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, June 25, 2018, 10:49 a.m. The widely anticipated road race in Sonoma, California, on Sunday was compelling, if not notably exciting. For once, the high-speed chess was in neither Daytona Beach, Florida, nor Talladega, Alabama. Martin … Continue reading

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Take Away the Uniqueness and It Loses Some Allure

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, June 23, 2018, 4:11 p.m. I’ve never differed from the basic opinion that road racing is a nice change of pace. It’s like having a junkballer, a submarine pitcher or a knuckleballer in the pitching rotation. … Continue reading

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It’s the World Gone Crazy

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, June 17, 2018, 9:31 a.m. Having no Monster Energy Cup race on Father’s Day seems strange. For many years, Father’s Day was considered to be a prime NASCAR date, not as prestigious as the weekends of … Continue reading

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Runaways … Run, Run, Run, Run … Runaways

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, June 4, 2018, 10:44 a.m. This occurred to me even before the Pocono 400 started. Martin Truex Jr.’s victory just underscored it. As in 2017, a recurring pattern has emerged. The one this year is something … Continue reading

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‘That Is Exactly What We Do’

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 11:33 a.m. John Andretti is fighting for his life. He has been for a while. The recent news is bad. His cancer has spread. It is a scourge that touches all lives, even … Continue reading

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Opportunity Lost

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, May 28, 2018, 9:58 a.m. If one is a fan of automobile racing, it was hard to go through the Sunday of Memorial Weekend without a vague sense of what might have been. Three of the … Continue reading

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A Voter’s Got a Right to … Vote

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, May 25, 2018, 10:47 a.m. Today’s world is one of absolutes. Most people don’t seem to believe in the right of anyone else’s opinion. They want to limit everything. This week the NASCAR Hall of Fame … Continue reading

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I Guess I Boarded the Rollercoaster

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, May 20, 2018, 10:13 a.m. Never have I more needed a night’s sleep to consider a stock car race. Naturally, I didn’t sleep well. I awakened at 6:30, and, when I yanked at the covers with … Continue reading

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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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