Monthly Archives: January 2015

What Do I Know?

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, January 30, 2015, 10:52 a.m. Five men – Bill Elliott, Fred Lorenzen, Wendell Scott, Joe Weatherly, and Rex White – are being inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. At some point in my life, back … Continue reading

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Far from the Madding Tour

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 9:32 a.m. With many of my erstwhile NASCAR colleagues holed up in Charlotte getting quotes, I’ve got a slightly higher dose of that old “Here in Topeka” feeling. It comes from an old … Continue reading

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On Demand and Around the Clock

  Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, January 26, 2015, 9:58 a.m. It’s a car. At speed. Racing. In Daytona Beach, Florida, the so-called “Birthplace of Speed.” Glory be. What a gentle way to wade into the motor racing waters. Those with … Continue reading

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When To Say When

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, January 23, 2015, 5:02 p.m. I’ve had a day to ruminate since word arrived that Jeff Gordon was winding down his NASCAR career. On Thursday morning, I got up early and wrote a blog, and then, … Continue reading

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Gated Communities

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, January 22, 2015, 8:32 a.m. I once prided myself on my ability to read Dr. Seuss to children. It’s been many years now, but I think the good (and late) doctor might’ve made a crack sportswriter … Continue reading

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Perfectionists, Yes; Perfect, No

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 9:52 a.m. Things have changed. Maybe it’s for the better. Over the weekend, a 45-7 victory by the New England Patriots over the Indianapolis Colts was “marred” by the allegation that the Patriots … Continue reading

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The Most Trifling Time of the Year

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, January 19, 2015, 10:30 a.m. NASCAR takes up every month of the year except two. It starts with NBA and NHL playoffs starting to take shape and ends with the football bowls and playoffs within sight. … Continue reading

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It’s Getting Too Weird, Man

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, January 17, 2015, 10:27 a.m. Are you distracted? I am. This morning I thought, Well, it’s time to start thinking about what’s going to happen in NASCAR, and I realized that whether or not Kurt Busch’s … Continue reading

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Kids Gone Wild

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 2:15 p.m. To me, it seems as if my youth was the wild frontier. Davey, Davey Crockett, king of the wild frontier! I was thinking this morning in the aisles of a local … Continue reading

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What a Way to Run a Railroad

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 12:03 p.m. Soon, NASCAR will consist of more than lurid details of lawsuits. Soon, what you will find ascending through your social media feed will be more than the umpteenth list of “Biggest … Continue reading

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