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As Much As I Try, I Just Can’t Say

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, May 11, 2015, 10:55 a.m. Last week I bumped into an old friend in town. He was just back from Talladega, where he had camped in the second turn, and was quite happy at Dale Earnhardt … Continue reading

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The Talladega Frontier

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, May 1, 2015, 9:30 a.m. When I think of Talladega Superspeedway, I wonder if it’s changed since my streak of 40 straight races there ended in 2012. And, if so, how much it’s changed. I’m not … Continue reading

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Back in My Day …

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, March 2, 2015, 9:58 a.m. People don’t pay attention. Sometimes I think about how they’ve changed since I was a kid. No, I think about it all the time. To borrow outrageously from the late John Hartford, … 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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My NASCAR Numbers

Clinton, S.C., Sunday, February 2, 2014, 9:42 a.m. NASCAR is making changes in the way it determines the Sprint Cup champion. I could go into the details, but the changes were announced on Thursday, and they interrupted their normally scheduled … Continue reading

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The Myth of the Good, Safe Race

[cb_profit_poster sponsor1]Clinton, S.C., Sunday, October 20, 2013, 6:15 p.m. Late Saturday afternoon I watched Auburn coach Gus Malzahn, his path to the halftime locker room in College Station blocked by a sideline reporter, say, “… but that’s part of it.” … Continue reading

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Oh, the Poor Little Rich Kid Got His Feelings Hurt

[cb_profit_poster Guitar1]Clinton, S.C., Sunday, September 29, 2013, 11:29 a.m. When a team, or an athlete, gets criticized, or does something wrong, the response is often a retaliatory attack on the messenger. How can Driver X possibly drive his race car … 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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The Overlooked Consequences of Change

On this rainy Sunday, I find myself unable to avoid tackling this issue because I’ve put quite a bit of thought into it. Last night, aerial shots on television revealed that the NASCAR race at Richmond International Raceway was sparsely … Continue reading

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Let the Sunshine In …

During the 20 years that I traveled all over the country writing about stock car racing, criticism of my writing declined almost year to year, though I don’t think my outlook did. I probably built an audience that consisted mostly … Continue reading

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