Category: Motorsports

More Than One Hero

People often wonder how I, a professed atheist, ardent purveyor of leftist wisdom, can also be a hard-core fan of NASCAR. I guess I fell in love with cars going fast long before I understood politics or religion. So, in the midst of redneck rabble-rousers and Jesus freaks with agendas Evangelical you’ll find me, your…


Dale Jr.: Leader of the Pact

This piece was originally published in 2001 on several websites. It was written in response to a bunch of conspiracy theories making the rounds at the time… 7/09/01 In the shadow of Saturday night’s Pepsi 400, there are more than a few debates going on as to the legitimacy of Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s storied victory. In…


The Sporting News = The F.A.T.S. Device

This appeared in the Sporting News in a Dave Kindred coumn. This was written amidst the hubbub durrounding Earnhardt’s death and the HANS device… 3/16/01 I envision a device. This device would save lives. It would be the Food, Alcohol and Tobacco Suppression device, or FATS. There are risks in eating unhealthy foods, drinking too…