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No Need to Stop the Presses

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, April 20, 2018, 11:45 a.m.   As of the end of 2017, 125,809 Ford Mustangs were registered around the world. The United States had 81,866 of them tooling around. Next year, oh, 10 or so, maybe … Continue reading

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Things Change

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, February 19, 2018, 9:29 a.m. When the Daytona 500 ends, the men and women there to describe it go into what can best be described as an assembly line. They process, decipher, and otherwise attempt to … Continue reading

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Let Them Race and See What Happens

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, February 10, 2018, 9:39 a.m. The Daytona 500 is never predictable. Every time anything changes, some of it is unexpected. The first opportunity for insight is Sunday’s Advance Auto Parts Clash. Pay close attention. The good … Continue reading

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Oh, Lord, Grant Me Vision, Oh, Lord, Grant Me Speed

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 5:45 p.m. In 1920, Warren Gamaliel Harding rose to the presidency, using a slogan of “Back to Normalcy.” Harding’s campaign invented that word. It was previously “normality.” Harding, who died in office, is … Continue reading

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It’s a Long Way from New Orleans to Here

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, December 29, 2017, 8:08 a.m. I could grouse about there being too many bowl games. Everyone else does. It’s fashionable, and I’m not wild about a pair of 6-6 teams playing each other in front of … Continue reading

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Things Have Changed Too Much

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, December 10, 2017, 8:48 a.m. About 48 weeks ago, I had the kind of sleepless, brainstorming night that, yesterday morning, led me to set up a Patreon account for this blog. I decided to write a … Continue reading

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A Storm Destroys a Wall of Memories

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 4:19 p.m. This is my first blog in four days. It may be the biggest gap ever. It’s not like nothing has happened. Too much has happened. I’ve been too busy. A stock … Continue reading

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Back in My Day, We Got Our Brains Beat Out and Were Damn Glad to Lose Them

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 9:56 a.m. A lot has changed in the 40 years since I played football. Some is harder. Some is easier. It’s still time-consuming. On the one hand, practices were longer, and contact was … Continue reading

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Let Freedom Sparkle

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, July 1, 2016, 9:22 a.m. Independence Weekend! America steps boldly into the second half of another eventful year. The stock cars are roaring in Daytona Beach. The baseball teams are wearing all sorts of star-spangled pajamas. … 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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