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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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A Jedi Wins at Poker

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, May 4, 2015, 11:02 a.m. It’s okay to like restrictor-plate racing. Really. It is. In this age, it’s popular to say fans don’t go to the races to see the wrecks. It’s popular and also untrue. … Continue reading

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I Bat My Brains on Most Mondays

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, April 27, 2015, 9:34 a.m. Every Monday finds me in the same predicament. I’ve written my weekly Bleacher Report column, and I take a look at how many have read it and how it’s been perceived. … Continue reading

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Man in a Hurry

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, October 20, 2014, 11:22 a.m. After Brad Keselowski won the Geico 500 at Talladega, NASCAR’s Kerry Tharp asked the 2012 Sprint Cup champion about his race, which is normal for a moderator, and Keselowski strangely said … Continue reading

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There’s a Soul When You’re There

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, October 19, 2014, 9:30 a.m. It’s a long way to Tallahassee and Talladega, though not with my trusty traveling machine, the fancy-looking, high-definition, satellite-connected television that has been gradually broadening my horizon since the day I … Continue reading

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Talladega by the Grace of God

Clinton, S.C., Sunday, May 4, 2014, 7:19 p.m. Talladega Superspeedway is a track from a different time, a relic of when racers were a lot closer to astronauts and a lot farther from celebrities. Oh, yes. When men were men … Continue reading

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Great Scott! What Happened?

Clinton, S.C., Saturday, May 3, 2014, 2:15 p.m. I just watched TEGWAR – The Exciting Game Without Any Rules – from Talladega Superspeedway. Now I can go to sleep tonight secure in the knowledge that Brian Scott is the favorite … Continue reading

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If the Tide Don’t Roll, the Eagle Goes to War

Clinton, S.C., Friday, May 2, 2014, 10:44 a.m. I can’t help but pine a little for Talladega Superspeedway. I went to every race there for 40 years. Now I’m on a three-race sane streak. In the 1990s, the place scared … Continue reading

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It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

[cb_profit_poster Movies]Clinton, S.C., Monday, January 20, 2014, 12:58 p.m. You’ve heard of the cross between the elephant and the rhinoceros, right? The “hell if I know”? Maybe the helephino. What’s NASCAR going to do? Hell if I know. I read … Continue reading

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For Some, It’s Chase without the Capital ‘C’

[ cb_profit_poster Travel1]Clinton, S.C., Monday, October 21, 2013, 10:59 a.m. Just when it looked as if the Chase for the Sprint Cup was going to settle into a clash of titans, all of a sudden, wrapped around the middle stages, … Continue reading

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