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Tuesday January 3 2017, 7:30 PM Legendtorials
Legendtorial for January 3, 2017 Although the reference to a thundering dawn has been used many times by many folks, it was probably Rudyard Kipling who made that saying poignant in the last line of his poem "Mandalay".  Indeed, I am guessing...
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Tuesday December 20 2016, 7:45 PM Legendtorials
Legendtorial for December 20, 2016 Yes, this is a racing history radio show.  We all know that.  However, I wanted to pause here, these five days before Christmas, to talk about the spirit of the season, or, perhaps more appropriate the "Ghosts...
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Tuesday August 20 2013, 11:00 AM
I cannot say, with any certainity, that my first trip to a race track in the late summer of 1952, started my dream to become a race driver. I can say, without reservation of any kind, that it was on that night that my love affair with stock car...
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Thursday August 8 2013, 10:32 AM
I am sure this story already appears, in some form, or perhaps several forms, in things I have written for the site previously, but in as much as I so much enjoy remembering and re-living events from the past, I thought I would add it to the...
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Saturday May 11 2013, 11:55 PM
My uncle Bobby, who got me hooked on racing one night when I was not yet quite 6 years old, was never one to plan ahead, or, if he did, he never let me in on it. I remember all the years I went to races with him I never knew until a day or two...
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JUST ONE TIME!!!!!!! I will, at some point this weekend, write a blog post about the visit of 9 of us Racers Reunion folks to the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte Friday, November 18th. I will preface that with this very short statement: I had...
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No, this is not The New Yorks Times and neither am I a writer for said daily rag that makes considerable impact on the world of writers trying to make a living. I am, however, a race fan with 58 years of the sport behind me, and a reader who...
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*** Note: I was asked by someone to post my opening remarks at the Ceremony in Mooresville on October 17th in which we inducted Fifteen new members into our Hall of Fame. Without the "ad libs" which I do not recall, the text of the opening...
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Sunday October 10 2010, 9:10 AM
Jim Utter, motorsports writer for The Charlotte Observer, a newspaper also owned by the McClatchy News Group, had a short piece in The State Newspaper sports this morning, no small feat as the Gamecock v. 'Bama news filled the rest of the paper....
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Friday July 30 2010, 9:42 AM
For your consideration: 1950-NASCAR's Strickly Stock Division is a year old. Winner of the first Strictly Stock race was disqualified because of "beefed up" sus- pension. 2010-There is nothing on the current cup car that can even remotely be...
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Thursday May 27 2010, 9:30 PM
Here we are again. The end of May. Race weekend in Charlotte, Indy, short tracks around the country. Cookouts, boating, beach trips, mountain trips, just "trips" period. A free day off work for most. Family time. Family reunions. You get the...
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Saturday April 10 2010, 10:29 AM
The Statler brothers had a song out years ago asking about all the thing's you could remember. "Do You Remember These?" as best I recall, was the title. Everytime I listened to that song I would think back over all the wonderful things of my...
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Thursday March 25 2010, 9:56 PM
During the broadcast of "Racin' The Way It Was" on Tuesday night, March 23rd, there was a discussion about the reaction of a specific sponsor of a specific driver who to the actions taken by that driver in the Atlanta race earlier in the month....
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Wednesday March 10 2010, 8:40 AM
Kenny Irwin. Adam Petty. Dale Earnhardt. Three NASCAR drivers killed by impact with the wall. Little or nothing was done when it was Irwin or Petty. NASCAR rolled on as if "too bad, so sad". Earnhardt is killed at Daytona and massive effort is...
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Thursday February 18 2010, 2:33 PM
Ok, do I have your attention now? I know people who see the word "free" and it really doesn't matter what's "free", they are going to drive 40 miles to get it. That word seems to be big in the advertising industry for sure. But, the "Free" I'm...
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