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Out and About

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, February 16, 2018, 8:22 a.m. Last night I was pleasantly surprised by the Can-Am Duel(s) in Daytona Beach. They were in Daytona Beach because there is no city in Florida merely named Daytona, but they were … 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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Living in the Past

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 10:25 a.m. I was just thinking about the old Tom T. Hall song “Spokane Motel Blues.” As you well know, if you read this blog a lot, I call on Tom T. for … Continue reading

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The Racing World According to Barrie Jarman

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 7:48 p.m. It was just about a year ago that Barrie Jarman was born. Amazingly, he is now nineteen years old. Barrie is the hero of two novels I’ve written in the past … Continue reading

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Parsons and Poole, Etched in Memory

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, December 27, 2017, 12:09 p.m. I don’t have a lot to write about NASCAR in terms of what is happening now, mostly because not much is happening. A change of makes here. A staff change there. … Continue reading

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It’s Christmas, No NASCAR, and I Am Obsessed

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 10:05 a.m. I guess all is not lost. Tyrone Power and Dana Andrews are about to depart aboard a submarine to fight the Nazis. The Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl will pit … Continue reading

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Two Trains after the Last Football Game

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, November 20, 2017, 12:45 p.m. On Saturday night, something occurred that I had never seen before in my hometown. Maybe it’s because I’m not often out driving on Saturday nights. I had been at Presbyterian College … Continue reading

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Truth Leads to Fiction

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 11:41 a.m. Football time’s a-comin’ comin’. Rain, too, unfortunately. I’m scheduled to write about a “jamboree” (a heap of teams show up and match up against one another as planned for either a … Continue reading

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When Monte Comes Driving Home Again, Hurrah! Hurrah!

Concord, North Carolina, Saturday, May 20, 2017, 3:12 p.m. I’m back, and it seems relatively normal. Naturally, media parking is farther away. That’s a given. Almost four and a half years later, I’m back at a speedway, the motor one … Continue reading

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Surprise, Surprise

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, April 22, 2017, 11:14 a.m. Spring is full of surprises. Maybe that’s true in general. Growing up on a farm makes me think of newborn fillies and calves at the thought of spring. The major surprises … Continue reading

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