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Opportunity Lost

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, May 28, 2018, 9:58 a.m. If one is a fan of automobile racing, it was hard to go through the Sunday of Memorial Weekend without a vague sense of what might have been. Three of the … Continue reading

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Just Another Small-Town Saturday Night

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, July 26, 2015, 10:38 a.m. As I sat on the hard, fourth-turn concrete of Laurens County Speedway, it occurred to me why I hadn’t been there in so long. My friend Joe VanHoose accompanied me. He … Continue reading

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But That Was Back Before the Fall

Clinton, S.C., Friday, July 25, 2014, 2:30 p.m. I think a lot about the way things used to be. You’ll have that with washed-up sports writers. It’s a consequence of age. One looks back more once there’s more to see. … Continue reading

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Twisted Thoughts on Memorial Racing Day

Clinton, S.C., Sunday, May 25, 2014, 8:03 a.m. Several of my songs begin with waking up in the morning: First thing I saw ,when I woke up this morning … Woke up this morning feelin’ kinda bad … This particular … Continue reading

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Spanning the Racing Globe

Clinton, S.C., Saturday, May 24, 2014, 1:56 p.m. I guess I’m getting ready for the great Memorial Day festival of racing. Last night I played a decent set of music at the local Mexican joint. This morning I wrote the … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, the Brickyard Music Sounds Off Key

Clinton, S.C., Saturday, July 27, 2013, 3:23 p.m. As I settle into today’s blog, I’m sort of torn. It’s already edged past mid-afternoon. I’m still basking in the enjoyment of playing music Friday night. I just got back from a … Continue reading

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Too Much of a Good Thing?

Clinton, S.C., Monday, May 27, 2013, 9:20 a.m. Who didn’t awaken Sunday morning and think, man, this is racing nirvana? Grand Prix of Monaco, Indianapolis 500, Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte … road racing, Indy cars, stock cars … most unique, … Continue reading

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Global Raining

This day reminds me of an old TV commercial hyping the songs of Brook Benton. It aired regularly, oh, 30 or 40 years ago and was common in the days of K-Tel and Wham-O, when records weren’t strictly “old school.” … Continue reading

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