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A Greasy Breakfast Tale

As a traveling family with two young children we have had to resign ourselves to the reality that our schedules are meant to be broken. If there is one thing we can continually plan on, it is that our plans will change. While this has the potential to drive us crazy at times, we’ve come…

NASCAR Night of Champions Awards Gala

Remembering Why – NASCAR Night of Champions

On Saturday evening, as I stood behind the podium awaiting my introduction prior to the invocation, I looked across the audience at NASCAR’s Night of Champions Touring Awards attempting to capture mental pictures in my mind as I had been doing all day long. NASCAR’s Night of Champions Touring Awards has always been a special experience…

The Great Santa Debate

The Great Santa Debate

Earlier this week we took the boys to see the jolly man in the big red suit at Bass Pro Shop, one of our annual Christmastime traditions. Throughout our house you will find several ‘tips of the hat’ to Santa Claus, from ornaments and decorations to half a drawer of our entertainment center devoted to fun…

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A Season of Change

Nine years ago Michelle and I walked into a tiny oval in Asheboro, North Carolina to spend a day at the track with a group of complete strangers. It was an awkward, uncomfortable day in the hills of North Carolina that afternoon. The race cars were different than anything we knew and there was not…

Christmas in November

It’s not even Thanksgiving yet…

It is early November and Christmas is already here. Shopping malls have decked their halls and stores are aglow with Christmas decor and trimmings. Inboxes and mailboxes are overflowing with holiday advertisements and the consumerism of Christmas is pushing forward. Yet, it is not even Thanksgiving.   We haven’t even stuffed our turkeys or tasted our…

It Is Well.

It Is Well.

I want to introduce you to the story of a man named Horatio Spafford (b.1828 – d.1888). Horatio was a well-known, prominent lawyer in the Chicago area in the 1860’s. In 1870 a series of events began to unfold that sent Horatio into the darkest of days. In 1870 the Spafford’s experienced unspeakable tragedy when…

Mr Megaphone LP Field

Mr. Megaphone

The other night my family and I went to our first NFL game, a pre-season matchup between the Tennessee Titans and the Minnesota Vikings. Dear friends of ours had tickets and invited us to come along with them. Three things really stuck out to me about our experience. For starters, it was pouring down rain for the…

#Jet at Bristol Motor Speedway

Tap the Brakes

Speed is the very fabric of competitive auto racing. Ever since the onset of gasoline-fueled automobiles racers have been trying to one-up each other competitively. The first recorded organized contest of speed took place on April 28, 1887. Just one competitor showed up for that first race, but he was there to go fast (relatively…

Social Media…the Great Tease

Hitting ‘enter’ on social media does not create change. It provokes thought, but not change. Change happens when we transition from talking to doing. The great danger of social media is that it ‘teases’ us to make us think we are making a difference by hitting enter, while in reality it is distracting us from…

Bowman Gray Stadium

Our Other Family

For almost 9 years Michelle and I have been a part of an incredible community, the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour. For almost 9 years this community of people has transitioned from strangers to friends, and from friends to our racing family. We are a diverse bunch of people, yet each person in our family is…