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The Endless Variety of Sport

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, July 20, 2017, 11:15 a.m. A lot is going on for a Thursday. Some of that is holdover from last night, when Matt Crafton won the annual indelicacy known as the Camping World Truck Series race … Continue reading

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What’s to Bless and What’s to Blame?

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, June 11, 2017, 11:35 a.m. This week’s NASCAR Monster Cup shindig is at Pocono Raceway. Unsurprisingly, it’s in the Poconos of northeastern Pennsylvania. The mountains aren’t very high compared to the Blue Ridge. They are minuscule … Continue reading

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The Roller Coaster in Daytona Beach

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, February 19, 2016, 10:35 a.m. Sure. I watched the Can-Am Duel, which was dual because there were two, as there have been since there was a Daytona 500, which led to the commonly held opinion that … 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 Night the Lights Stayed On in Georgia

[cb_profit_poster sponsor1]Clinton, S.C., Monday, September 2, 2013, 11:04 a.m. I feel a little left out on Labor Day this year. Does “labor” entail getting paid? Or is it just the actual work? Just to combat the angst, I’m going out … Continue reading

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One Indian Name, and One that Isn’t

Clinton, S.C., Saturday, August 3, 2013, 12:59 p.m. I always thought Daytona was the coolest name. It sort of sounded fast. It epitomized speed, but I never thought about it much until one time when I was driving down there … Continue reading

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Do You Know the Way to San Jose? From Eldora?

Clinton, S.C., Thursday, July 25, 2013, 9:45 a.m. As Maureen McGovern sang, “There’s got to be a morning after.” The morning after NASCAR’s triumphant return to dirt has left me feeling whimsical. Imagine! Racing stock cars (okay, scaled-down pickup trucks) … Continue reading

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Mark the Date Brian France Invents the Dirt Track

Clinton, S.C., Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 10:19 a.m. NASCAR racing has many facets, but there is no greater divide than the gulf between a Wednesday-night Truck race near Rossburg, Ohio, and a Sunday-afternoon Cup race in the aptly-named Indianapolis neighborhood … Continue reading

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Indy Week Gets a Coat of Dirt

Clinton, S.C., Monday, July 22, 2013, 10:08 a.m. In spite of a hefty blast of promotional rocketry from the friendly folks at ESPN/ABC, NASCAR’s annual visit to Indianapolis Motor Speedway seems about as appealing to many fans as colonoscopy prep. … Continue reading

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