Category Archives: NASCAR

The Best There Ever Was

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 10:14 a.m. The first time I met David Pearson was at Spartanburg Downtown Airport. My dad drug me around with him all that summer long. At the time, he was in the fertilizer … Continue reading

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The Right Four Claim the Homestead Exemption

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, November 12, 2018, 11:55 a.m. Perhaps more remarkable than anything else is that the four drivers who have advanced to the NASCAR Monster Cup championship final four are the ones who deserve to be there. Given … Continue reading

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It Was Worth a Shot, and the Bull’s Eye Was Close Enough

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 2:08 p.m. Before the great experiment in NASCAR cross-breeding and language invention, I said on a radio show that the race at Charlotte Motor Speedway (revised) would either be won by a great … Continue reading

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They’re Off to See the Roval …

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, September 28, 2018, 12:55 p.m. NASCAR is looking for a shiny object. The latest is called “a roval.” The word doesn’t sound shiny. It sounds like a dyslexic nickname for Uncle Orville. I understand the need … Continue reading

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A Monkey on a Rock

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 8:57 a.m. Monday was no holiday. People had to work. Here they’re worried about a hurricane. So many footballs were bouncing around — some spiraling, some tumbling end over end, too many bouncing … Continue reading

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Me, Myself … and Brad Keselowski

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, September 3, 2018, 4:15 p.m. Glory be. I awakened happy on Labor Day morning. It had been a rough weekend. Laurens County’s three football teams lost by a combined score of 142-13 on Friday night. Fortunately, … Continue reading

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They’ve Got Rhythm

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, August 19, 2018, 11:59 a.m. I found a bit of irony in the outcome of Saturday night’s Monster Energy Cup race in Bristol, Tennessee. Kyle Busch gets lusty responses when he is introduced twice yearly to … Continue reading

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Live from Somewhere Else on the Planet

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, August 13, 2018, 9:37 p.m. I’ve probably seen a dozen races like the one Sunday at Michigan International Speedway. A rough estimate is I saw 37 Cup races there in 20 seasons. One of the ones … Continue reading

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What Goes Up … Must Come Down

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, August 6, 2018, 7:30 p.m. Chase Elliott won. Now we can get along with the rest of our lives. I wasn’t that concerned. My basic view was, I’ve watched him race. He’s good. It’s going to … Continue reading

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Home with the Merciful God

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 3:27 p.m. When I arrived as a cadet on the NASCAR touring troupe in 1993, two men were responsible for my relatively quick acceptance. One was Mike Hembree, then as now one of … Continue reading

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