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Runaways … Run, Run, Run, Run … Runaways

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, June 4, 2018, 10:44 a.m. This occurred to me even before the Pocono 400 started. Martin Truex Jr.’s victory just underscored it. As in 2017, a recurring pattern has emerged. The one this year is something … Continue reading

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When the Going Gets Tough …

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, May 7, 2018, 9:48 a.m. Week in, week out, Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch drive the fastest cars. Or they are the best drivers. It is undoubtedly a combination of the two. Others drift in and … Continue reading

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Somewhere in Those Trees, There’s Still a Forest

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 10:45 a.m. The past 25 years – the ones that my job led me to follow NASCAR closely – have made the sport much more appealing to the mind than the heart. This … Continue reading

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Ain’t Nobody Knows

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, January 19, 2018, 10:55 a.m. NASCAR fans turn their lonely eyes to the young men streaming into the great speed palaces of the land. Some are wondering if it will ever be the same again. No … Continue reading

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Gleaned from the Borders of My Obsession

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, April 10, 2017, 5:05 p.m. I haven’t blogged here in quite a while. I just haven’t had anything to write. I’ve been overwhelmed with the completion of my new stock car racing novel, Lightning in a … Continue reading

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Nowadays There’s a Heap More to this ‘Writing’

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, August 5, 2016, 10:45 a.m. I get to write about high school football tonight. A game story. Not a real game. A scrimmage matching the Wildcats of Ninety Six against the Red Devils of Clinton. On … Continue reading

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The Miles Used to Be More of a Monster

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, May 29, 2015, 2:46 p.m. From the first time I went there in the early 1990s, I liked Dover. It was Dover Downs back then, but now the downs are just where harness racing is held, … Continue reading

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I Can But Sigh

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, February 16, 2015, 10:20 a.m. NASCAR snuck up on me. I was busy enough that I sort of watched the weekend’s activities fresh. I went out to watch Presbyterian College’s opening baseball game – the Blue … Continue reading

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When To Say When

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, January 23, 2015, 5:02 p.m. I’ve had a day to ruminate since word arrived that Jeff Gordon was winding down his NASCAR career. On Thursday morning, I got up early and wrote a blog, and then, … Continue reading

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It’s Getting Too Weird, Man

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, January 17, 2015, 10:27 a.m. Are you distracted? I am. This morning I thought, Well, it’s time to start thinking about what’s going to happen in NASCAR, and I realized that whether or not Kurt Busch’s … Continue reading

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