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Higgins' Scuffs: ‘Spin-gate’ Will Never Die In NASCAR Infamy

Posted at 12:37pm on Sep. 11, 2013

I like all the principals embroiled in the NASCAR controversy, but I condemn as wrong in the extreme what the Waltrip contingent did in an attempt to alter the outcome of the Richmond race.

Higgins' Scuffs: Will history repeat an uproar at Richmond?

Posted at 12:41pm on Sep. 4, 2013
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Pandemonium and confusion reigned. I know this is cliché, and I loathe that. However, there are few other sufficient ways to describe what took place in NASCAR’s Miller 400 on Feb. 23, 1986.

Higgins' Scuffs: Junior Johnson and the banana-mobile

Posted at 8:39am on Aug. 22, 2013

No variations are tolerated in NASCAR's specifications nowadays. Junior Johnson's banana-mobile never would fly today.

Higgins' Scuffs: Would Earnhardt have passed the corporate image test?

Posted at 11:34am on Aug. 15, 2013

Some star drivers of the past probably couldn’t get rides nowadays for the sorriest of reasons.

Higgins' Scuffs: Bogged Down At Watkins Glen

Posted at 5:02pm on Aug. 8, 2013

The wild antics during race eves in the infields at Darlington and Talladega were infamous to the point of notoriety several years ago. But neither track ever equaled the insanity which once took place at Watkins Glen.

Higgins' Scuffs: Give Buddy a break

Posted at 12:40pm on Jul. 31, 2013

Buddy Baker would be a good analyst; Ryan Newman is just a good guy, and he deserves a win at the Brickyard; and farewell to Randy Earnhardt.

Higgins' Scuffs: Brickyard memories linger

Posted at 2:25pm on Jul. 24, 2013

Rick Mast had won the pole position for NASCAR's inaugural Brickyard 400 at historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He beat far more famous drivers such as Dale Earnhardt, Darrell Waltrip, Rusty Wallace and Bill Elliott.

An off weekend led to a great 1980s fishing trip

Posted at 4:16pm on Jul. 17, 2013

Just the same as now, an off-weekend was on schedule for the NASCAR Cup Series in the mid-1980s summer. Several of us who traveled the circuit of 30 races had planned a big fishing trip.

Higgins' Scuffs: A tribute to Davey Allison

Posted at 12:23pm on Jul. 10, 2013

The haunting, somber memory is back in mind again. It returns each July when the NASCAR Cup Series teams gather at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, as they have this weekend for the Camping World 301.

Higgin's Scuffs: Strangers In The Pits

Posted at 4:10pm on Jul. 17, 2013

Surely, most NASCAR fans have seen television features or read stories about how elite the pit crews of top Cup Series teams have become.