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It Was Worth a Shot, and the Bull’s Eye Was Close Enough

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 2:08 p.m. Before the great experiment in NASCAR cross-breeding and language invention, I said on a radio show that the race at Charlotte Motor Speedway (revised) would either be won by a great … Continue reading

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A Snowball Headed for Hell

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, July 30, 2018, 2:42 p.m. With every week that passes, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season settles in place. Its concrete hardens. Change becomes more unlikely. The story remains the same. The Chevrolet Camaro is … Continue reading

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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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