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For Old Times’ Sake

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, August 16, 2015, 12:34 p.m. It occurred to me recently that the restoration of Darlington to Labor Day weekend means the restoration of what was, for years, my favorite stretch of the season. To be fair, … Continue reading

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Rain Flexes Its Michigan Muscles

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, June 15, 2015, 8:49 a.m. What are you going to do? The race at Michigan International Speedway may have quickened loans, but it didn’t quicken the pulse. It rained. Mother Nature cannot be stopped, only contained. … Continue reading

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Michigan by the Minutes

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, August 17, 2014, 12:52 p.m. I was almost completely separate from NASCAR on Saturday. I talked a bit about it while signing books in Virginia and watching baseball in North Carolina. On the way between the … Continue reading

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Reasonable Expectations for the Longest Day

Clinton, S.C., Sunday, June 15, 2014, 8:59 a.m. It’s race morning in Michigan, not just in the infield and campgrounds around the track but also in neighboring towns from Detroit in the east to Coldwater in the west, Toledo to … Continue reading

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He’s Gonna Make It After All!

[cb_profit_poster Beer2]Clinton, S.C., Monday, August 19, 2013, 10:03 a.m. I keep hearing these words: “And remember, Joey Logano is still just 23!” Still? Still? I’m also surprised Logano is 23. Had my job at the county fair been estimating ages, … Continue reading

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Writing on the Race at the Worst Possible Time

Clinton, S.C., Sunday, August 18, 2013, 12:53 p.m. Here it is again, the Pure Michigan 400 beckoning, and me struggling to come up with something that might amuse, inform or entertain you. Two out of three wouldn’t be bad. I’d … Continue reading

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It’s Not Part of the Job Anymore

[cb_profit_poster Travel1]Clinton, S.C., Thursday, August 15, 2013, 8:46 a.m. Today is a travel day. Many of my former colleagues are flying to Detroit or, perhaps, Toledo, Ohio, for the weekend’s NASCAR race at Michigan International Speedway. The majority will check … Continue reading

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Missing Captain Chuck’s … and Other Friday Thoughts

Clinton, S.C., Friday, June 14, 2013, 10:24 a.m. If you’re at Michigan International Speedway this weekend, do me a favor. Stop by Captain Chuck’s Sandbar & Grill, which is on Devil’s Lake, in Addison, about 10 miles southwest of the … Continue reading

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