Tag Archives: Jeff Gordon

A Voter’s Got a Right to … Vote

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, May 25, 2018, 10:47 a.m. Today’s world is one of absolutes. Most people don’t seem to believe in the right of anyone else’s opinion. They want to limit everything. This week the NASCAR Hall of Fame … Continue reading

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The Elusive Measure of Fame

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 9:22 a.m. As luck would have it, more to dwell on than last week’s race has materialized in the wide, wide world of NASCAR. If you’ve an interest in the desperate pursuit of … Continue reading

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It’s Not Over Till We Say It Is

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, December 11, 2017, 10:34 a.m. When I was in college, the career of my favorite NASCAR driver, David Pearson, began to decline. His last victory was right before I graduated. Pearson kept on making occasional appearances … Continue reading

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Indy Is Just All Right with Me

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, July 22, 2016, 10:20 a.m. NASCAR visits Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend, and I remember just how big that used to be. Indy didn’t allow fans in the infield because it didn’t want the crowd to … Continue reading

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Tales of Tvlvteke

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, October 23, 2015, 9:03 a.m. Talladega. It must be more than “border town” in Creek, which is the official explanation. According to no less a source than Wikipedia, the Creek (and/or Muscogee) word is “Tvlvteke.” Tvlvteke … Continue reading

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Charlotte ‘Back in My Day’

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, October 9, 2015, 11:19 a.m. When I was a boy, for some reason, races at Charlotte Motor Speedway were not often featured, via tape delay a week later, on ABC’s Wide World of Sports. I listened … Continue reading

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A Loss of Character … and Characters

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, September 19, 2015, 12:55 a.m. One of the reasons I didn’t enjoy covering NASCAR as much in the final few seasons I was traveling with the circus was that it became so formal. More and more, … Continue reading

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In and Out, Up and Down, Left and Right …

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, June 29, 2015, 10:29 a.m. A few observations from Kyle Busch’s victory in Sunday’s Toyota/SaveMart 350 at Sonoma Raceway, the road course in California’s Wine Country: The chief question raised by the weekend is whether or … Continue reading

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Trying to Reason with the Season to Date

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 12:42 p.m. NASCAR has gotten quite a bit more complicated over the past few weeks. From the very beginning, the Sprint Cup season has been marked by the unexpected, but not in the … Continue reading

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What Mystery Awaits in Sin City?

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, March 7, 2015, 8:45 p.m. Furman, which is where I went to college, just pulled off its second straight upset in the Southern Conference men’s basketball tournament. A part of me wants to take off for … Continue reading

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