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September 18, 2014

Racing amid life

Back in May, I argued my point via my blog on this very website that Winchester (Tenn.) Speedway should have more special events. I don’t expect the track to rival what Bob Harris has been able to do over at Duck River Raceway Park, some 60 miles away, but I wanted to see Winchester host more than one special event each season. My wish was granted when track owner Jimmy Nowlin announced in late June that the track would host the Freedom 40 on July 3.

Great news, right? Wrong. As it turns out, MORE

July 17, 2014

Those covered grandstands


Growing up, I just assumed that watching a race at a track with a covered grandstands was a special event.

The first time I encountered a racetrack with a covered grandstand, I was at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds in Fayetteville, Tenn. The racing I was watching way back then was of the four-legged nature and limited to a max of one horsepower per competitor. There were wheels involved, as the Lincoln County (Tenn.) Fair — which will open for the 110th time this September — annually hosts MORE

June 26, 2014

Questions and answers


Taking a youngster to the races — which everyone should do at least once for the sake of our sport — can yield a bevy of emotional results. It can be gratifying, definitely interesting and at times downright taxing.

It can also go a long way towards altering your perspective of the entire experience. | Complete Summernationals coverage

My 10-year-old son is just getting to the point where he knows different drivers, recognizes their cars and understands that some are simply better than others. MORE