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‘That Is Exactly What We Do’

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 11:33 a.m. John Andretti is fighting for his life. He has been for a while. The recent news is bad. His cancer has spread. It is a scourge that touches all lives, even … Continue reading

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Why Not Share a Little Pain?

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, April 5, 2018, 3:09 p.m. This is an old idea. I proposed it many years ago, before there were playoffs. The late David Poole proposed something similar before I did. Miraculously, even though David and I … Continue reading

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Time Changes Slower There

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, March 23, 2018, 12:44 p.m. Every track evokes memories and a feel for the site. Martinsville Speedway makes me think of chilly mornings, law enforcement officers dressed in tan uniforms, trimmed in brown and pine green, … Continue reading

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Kevin Harvick’s Outrageous Activity

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, March 15, 2018, 11:45 a.m. One of my favorite lines in a song come from “Rodeo Cowboy” by Dave Gilstrap, popularly recorded by Jerry Jeff Walker: Gimme a beer or two and I’ll be fine / … Continue reading

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In Lieu of Notable Excitement

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, February 26, 2018, 9:59 a.m. Sometimes a race is exciting. Sometimes it’s interesting. Races that are neither exciting nor interesting are rare, not to mention monotonous. The Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 was interesting for a … Continue reading

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Racing Gets Real Now

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, February 22, 2018, 10:13 a.m. I hope it doesn’t rain. Weather Nation lists Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway as a sixty percent chance. Experience tells me that may change. The rain may come sooner or later. … Continue reading

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The State of the Art

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 10:09 a.m. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series — second year in and I’m still having to think MENCS to put the words in the right order — is off to a rip-roaring … Continue reading

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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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What Are They Supposed to Say?

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, February 15, 2018, 8:25 a.m. This morning I’m perusing the transcripts streaming out of Daytona Beach, Florida, in advance of the Can-Am Duel (that are really duels because they’re dual), and I feel some sympathy for … Continue reading

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Silliness in the Lull

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 11:30 a.m. The Advance Auto Parts Clash won’t be remembered for long without a quick glance at racing-reference.info. The name will only be remembered until the next time its name changes. Only for … Continue reading

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