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Twenty Years Ago, Daytona Beach Was a Fiery Place

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, July 6, 2018, 9:20 a.m. I never wrote about a Firecracker 400 that began at 10 a.m. When I signed up with the NASCAR media gypsies full-time in 1993, the race started at 11 a.m. It … 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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Kevin Harvick’s Outrageous Activity

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, March 15, 2018, 11:45 a.m. One of my favorite lines in a song come from “Rodeo Cowboy” by Dave Gilstrap, popularly recorded by Jerry Jeff Walker: Gimme a beer or two and I’ll be fine / … Continue reading

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Somewhere in Those Trees, There’s Still a Forest

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 10:45 a.m. The past 25 years – the ones that my job led me to follow NASCAR closely – have made the sport much more appealing to the mind than the heart. This … Continue reading

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Ain’t Nobody Knows

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, January 19, 2018, 10:55 a.m. NASCAR fans turn their lonely eyes to the young men streaming into the great speed palaces of the land. Some are wondering if it will ever be the same again. No … Continue reading

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Trying to Reason with a New Season

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 11:54 a.m. So far I’ve written a NASCAR column (it will appear later in the week, as if by magic, or even a website) and the first three paragraphs of a chapter, and … Continue reading

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The Talladega Frontier

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, May 1, 2015, 9:30 a.m. When I think of Talladega Superspeedway, I wonder if it’s changed since my streak of 40 straight races there ended in 2012. And, if so, how much it’s changed. I’m not … Continue reading

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Trying to Reason with the Season to Date

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 12:42 p.m. NASCAR has gotten quite a bit more complicated over the past few weeks. From the very beginning, the Sprint Cup season has been marked by the unexpected, but not in the … Continue reading

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The Latest Big News from Danica Patrick

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, March 30, 2015, 11:45 a.m. Last week someone on social media – I forget whether it was Twitter, or Facebook, or Google+ — asked a question I hear from time to time. It went – and … Continue reading

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The Season Is Off to a Typically Absurd Start

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, March 23, 2015, 10:44 a.m. Five races into the NASCAR Sprint Cup season, it seems worse than it is. For instance, it seems like the same driver wins every week, when, in fact, four different drivers … Continue reading

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