Tag Archives: Tony Stewart

Photographs and Memories

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, February 17, 2018, 1:44 p.m. From 1993 through 2012, my home away from home was the NASCAR circuit. As the Daytona 500 thunders up on the horizon, it occurred to me that you might enjoy a … Continue reading

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Who’s a Legend?

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, January 6, 2018, 12:52 p.m. Sam Tiller plays football, basketball, and soccer for the Clinton High School Red Devils. Currently, it’s basketball season. Last night I was at CHS Gymnasium to write about the game between … Continue reading

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It’s Not Over Till We Say It Is

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, December 11, 2017, 10:34 a.m. When I was in college, the career of my favorite NASCAR driver, David Pearson, began to decline. His last victory was right before I graduated. Pearson kept on making occasional appearances … Continue reading

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‘You show ’em, Spike!’

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, June 19, 2017, 11:37 a.m. The highlight was the boiled peanuts. Nonetheless, a lot went on over the weekend. For the second time in as many weeks, NASCAR’s Xfinity Series outshone its Monster Cup, or, it … Continue reading

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They Both Wore Their Own Kinds of Hats

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 11:58 a.m. Here’s what Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards have in common, and it’s not much. Both, when they arrived at NASCAR’s highest level, were a sportswriter’s dream, and some of those then … Continue reading

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Sleighbells Ring-a-ling, Ring-ting-ting-a-ling …

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 11:56 a.m. I needed to get out of the house. I’d been here for most of Monday and Tuesday, writing my next (sixth) novel past 75,000 words and almost to 250 double-spaced pages. … Continue reading

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Tales of Tvlvteke

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, October 23, 2015, 9:03 a.m. Talladega. It must be more than “border town” in Creek, which is the official explanation. According to no less a source than Wikipedia, the Creek (and/or Muscogee) word is “Tvlvteke.” Tvlvteke … Continue reading

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A Loss of Character … and Characters

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, September 19, 2015, 12:55 a.m. One of the reasons I didn’t enjoy covering NASCAR as much in the final few seasons I was traveling with the circus was that it became so formal. More and more, … Continue reading

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Smoke and Mirrors

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, July 17, 2015, 2:33 p.m. Tony Stewart and I go way back. I wrote a book about him years ago, early in his career, but I haven’t talked to him since 2012, and his troubles are … Continue reading

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Up This Hill and Down

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, June 25, 2015, 10:11 a.m. The week brings with it a vague, simple optimism for NASCAR fans, beaten down by rain, strategy, and leaders who run away by virtue of somehow getting in front and pulling … Continue reading

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