Tag Archives: Jimmie Johnson

Logano’s Turn to Be a Talladega Genius

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, April 30, 2018, 12:16 p.m. Talladega Superspeedway is a moving target in several ways. Metaphors proliferate. A parking lot going 200 miles an hour. High-speed chess. High-speed Tetris. High speed, for sure. After Joey Logano broke … Continue reading

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Watch What You Ask for: Kyle Busch Might Just Get It

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 10:01 a.m. Kyle Busch wins a lot, particularly at Bristol Motor Speedway. Monday’s rain-postponed conclusion of the Food City 500 gave a unique flavor to his seventh BMS triumph. Neither Kyle nor his … Continue reading

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Even the Best Has Something to Prove

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, April 13, 2018, 2:27 p.m. Is this the week the mystery of Jimmie Johnson subsides? The dominant driver of his generation hasn’t won in 30 races. He’s won 83 Cup races and seven championships, but his … Continue reading

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Countervailing Themes of Mystery and Wonder

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, March 12, 2018, 9:45 a.m. People are fond of talking and writing about media bias. The greatest bias of the media is against having to write the same things over and over. Thus am I pondering … Continue reading

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Have the Nice Guys Gone Out of Style?

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, January 25, 11:09 a.m. I got up this morning – which is something most folks do and the way an inordinate number of old blues songs begin – and, before too long, started sipping coffee and … Continue reading

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A Few Remarks from the Grand Tour

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 11:26 a.m. No, I’m not off at the NASCAR Media Tour, hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway, for decades. Hell, I went to it for two of them. Decades. I’m here at the house, … Continue reading

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The Dimming of the Stars

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, May 19, 2017, 10:01 a.m. I’m not going to reminisce about past NASCAR all-star memories. Most of them are distant. I was in the grandstands the first time it was run at night. I’ve told that … Continue reading

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Football Is a Deep Fade

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, November 26, 2016, 10:14 a.m. My first thought this morning, upon awakening, was … … Gee, whiz, I have to use the bathroom. Emphasis on “whiz.” My second thought was, well, football’s over. Hahahaha. Football is … 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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The Beautiful People

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, June 4, 2015, 10:52 a.m. This morning was normal. I got up, took some medication, and got some coffee brewing. I checked email and social media. I fetched the coffee and sipped it thoughtfully. After a … Continue reading

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