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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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The Last of the Red-Hot Racers

[cb_profit_poster sponsor1] Clinton, S.C., Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 9:31 a.m. First must it be understood that Tony Stewart is a race driver, which means that, while he must tenuously conform to the standards of acceptable behavior, they are basically alien … Continue reading

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Virginia Daydreaming

Winchester, Va., Friday, June 21, 2013, 8:10 p.m. I wish I had been on my way back today. I wanted so badly to stop along the road – drive Skyline Drive, see a battlefield, visit the Natural Bridge – but … Continue reading

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Lots of Character (and Characters) in this Class

The NASCAR Hall of Fame is holding its grand induction tonight, honoring in person the careers of Rusty Wallace and Leonard Wood and posthumously the grand memories of Buck Baker, Cotton Owens and Herb Thomas. What can one write about … Continue reading

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‘What Did He Ever Do?’

Herb Thomas is being inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Friday night. The driver most famous for driving No. 92, the “Fabulous Hudson Hornet,” passed away on Aug. 9, 2000, at the age of 77. I talked to … Continue reading

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