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For Old Times’ Sake

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, August 16, 2015, 12:34 p.m. It occurred to me recently that the restoration of Darlington to Labor Day weekend means the restoration of what was, for years, my favorite stretch of the season. To be fair, … Continue reading

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Time to Redraw Some Lines

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, April 19, 2015, 2:53 p.m. Last night I dreamed of Hillbilly Heaven / Oh, what a beautiful sight … Actually, it wasn’t Hillbilly Heaven. It wasn’t beautiful. It wasn’t a dream. I just couldn’t sleep. Bristol … Continue reading

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Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, April 17, 2015, 2:56 p.m. A dry spell is ahead for those who love NASCAR short-track racing. It’s all the more reason to savor these next two weekends. Not only is it “Bristol, baby.” The following … Continue reading

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Okay, Fine, but It Still Doesn’t Add Up

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 7:04 p.m. I’ve got a few thoughts about the Sprint Cup schedule announced officially on Tuesday. It still doesn’t add up to me. I don’t see as how a month warmer weather at … Continue reading

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Bristol’s Duhg Bites

Clinton, S.C., Monday, March 17, 2014, 10:02 a.m. Carl Edwards’ victory in the NASCAR endurance race at Bristol Motor Speedway was strictly on the level. The Long Day’s Journey Into Night (officially Food City) 500 was a considerably more humorous … Continue reading

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What to Do with the Rain

Clinton, S.C., Sunday, March 16, 2014, 12:36 p.m. What in the name of Jerry Jeff Walker is it doing raining at Bristol Motor Speedway? Doesn’t Mother Nature know about the Vortex, that great modern example of mythology? God didn’t make … Continue reading

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The Track It Used To Be

Clinton, S.C., Friday, March 14, 2014, 9:35 a.m. This morning I noticed that Darrell Waltrip compared driving around Bristol Motor Speedway to riding a bucking bull, and my first thought was, I never knew D.W. rode bulls! I mean, I … Continue reading

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Baseball Is Glorious, Even in Defeat

[cb_profit_poster Guitar1]Clinton, S.C., Sunday, October 27, 2013, 12:19 p.m. It’s early Sunday afternoon. As usual, I didn’t go to church, but I did spend most of the morning visiting my mother, which is righteous in its own way. My mother … Continue reading

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There’s the Rub … That Wasn’t

[cb_profit_poster Travel1]Clinton, S.C., Sunday, August 25, 2013, 1:25 p.m. When it came “right down to it” on Saturday night, and the Irwin Tools Night Race was “there for the taking,” Matt Kenseth won it because he was capable of what … Continue reading

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A Bit of Thunder in the Valley

One of the luxuries of writing without any deadline pressure – I watched the Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway from the privacy and comfort of home – is the convenience of, oh, thinking things through before having to … Continue reading

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