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    Brandon' Blog - I Can't Think of a Good Title!

    Thursday, June 15, 2017

    Hemby Bridge, NC – From previous articles, everyone by now is pretty aware of my work schedule, but if you aren’t aware, here’s the deal.  I’m required to work weekends because the job demands it.  Every fifth weekend, my boss will send me an email saying “Hey, if you want off more »

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    Brandon's Blog - Teacher's Pet?

    Saturday, April 29, 2017

    Morgan’s, Tennessee – Like…. So… Ok… Like… There’s this teacher at our school… I think they teach, you know like… English or something… Well, apparently he wins lots of dirt track races around here…. Seriously? more »

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    Brandon's Blog - Teacher's Pet?

    Saturday, April 29, 2017

    Morgan’s, Tennessee – Like…. So… Ok… Like… There’s this teacher at our school… I think they teach, you know like… English or something… Well, apparently he wins lots of dirt track races around here…. Seriously? more »

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    Bubba's

    Sunday, April 2, 2017

    Hemby Bridge, NC – The Winter Nationals back in February was considered a racing vacation. Visiting one of the most gorgeous regions in the country for a few days while participating in one of the greatest sports to ever exist will always be a dream to continually come true. If you more »

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    Bubba's

    Sunday, April 2, 2017

    Hemby Bridge, NC – The Winter Nationals back in February was considered a racing vacation. Visiting one of the most gorgeous regions in the country for a few days while participating in one of the greatest sports to ever exist will always be a dream to continually come true. If you more »

  • King of the 360

    King of the 360's!

    Monday, February 27, 2017

    Hemby Bridge, NC – I’m googling the succession of royalty in nations that are ruled by monarchy to see where I stand in the grand scheme of events held this weekend overlooking the bays of Tampa.  At first, I pictured myself as the middle-aged peasant pressed up against the barricades more »

  • King of the 360

    King of the 360's!

    Monday, February 27, 2017

    Hemby Bridge, NC – I’m googling the succession of royalty in nations that are ruled by monarchy to see where I stand in the grand scheme of events held this weekend overlooking the bays of Tampa.  At first, I pictured myself as the middle-aged peasant pressed up against the barricades more »

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    Brandon's Blog - North and South Carolina

    Monday, October 3, 2016

    Hemby Bridge, NC – Usually I try to find a story within a story even when I’m trying to write the greatest story of all time… Me winning… But there weren’t any awesome, amazing, sad, exciting, depressing, truly inspirational stories that went on in the Carolinas this weekend when the more »

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    Brandon's Blog - Mean Joe Victorious!

    Tuesday, September 20, 2016

    Swanee, GA – I was in my shop Saturday evening cleaning the fuel system on my beat-up sprinter eagerly waiting for my Note 4 to vibrant violently alerting me that Wesley Outland of the USCS was live on Facebook streaming Pete’s races from Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, FL.  Next more »

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    Brandon's Blog - Carolina Sprints/Friendship Speedway, Elkin, NC

    Sunday, August 14, 2016

    Elkin, NC – Last time I was at Friendship Speedway in Elkin, NC, I had some official screaming over the Raceceiver, “Get that guy off the track!  That’s three spinouts in the same corner.  He’s holding up the show.”  Unfortunately, that guy was me.  Push Truck Pro Marvin would more »

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    Brandon's Blog - Perfect

    Sunday, July 31, 2016

    Hemby Bridge, NC – Three hundred and twenty-seven miles to go. You’re already tired and look over at dad snoring up a storm. Wanting to wake him up and tell him to drive, but you also want him to get as much sleep as possible so he can get you the more »

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    Brandon's Blog - Georgia

    Tuesday, July 19, 2016

    Hemby Bridge, NC – For a weekend this past weekend, I had the chance to feel like a professional race car driver. And I’m not going to lie... It felt pretty freaking awesome. A month and one half month ago, I accepted a position as a new home sales consultant more »

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    Brandon McLain - Emma

    Sunday, June 26, 2016

    Hemby Bridge, NC – The USCS Friday night portion of the Randy Helton Memorial at East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, AL came to a sudden halt when a dangerous lightning storm came barreling through town demanding that everyone seek cover or else… With everyone running to their toterhomes more »

  • Brandon McLain - From Janitor to Racer...

    Brandon McLain - From Janitor to Racer...

    Thursday, June 9, 2016

    Hemby Bridge, NC – A few days before Nascar’s All-star weekend, my best friend from college who manages a janitorial company called me up begging for help cleaning the suites at the Speedway all weekend, including the infield media center.  Low on cash and needing a little tow money, I gave more »

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    Brandon's Blog - I Need More!

    Sunday, May 15, 2016

    Need More? Hemby Bridge, NC – On Friday morning, the two car team of McLain Motorsports hit the road for Needmore Speedway in Southern Georgia.  The J Team of Jake and Jimmy left around 6AM for some reason.  I guess they wanted to get there on time and maybe have more »

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    Brandon's Blog - Haulin' Butt to Momma's House...

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

    Hemby Bridge, NC – Wednesday morning around midnight, I rolled into my brother’s driveway just east of Charlotte to start another long adventure as KKR delivery men. First stop found us in Mooresville to trade in a 1992 F-150 that pisses oil over neighboring highway travelers for a 2018 Chevy more »

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    Brandon's Blog - Knoxville Nationals

    Sunday, April 24, 2016

    Knoxville Nationals… Hemby Bridge, NC – Every year Pete and the United Sprint Car Series schedule a Friday and Saturday night show, usually in mid-April, in towns South of Knoxville, Tennessee. Every year heading that way, I have to hear dad tell me of the time him and his dad more »

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    Brandon's Blog - Terry Gray...

    Wednesday, April 20, 2016

    Terry Gray… Hemby Bridge, NC – Showed up at Anderson Speedway in South Carolina on Friday afternoon for the general purpose of selling some asphalt front ends and tires from my 2014 USCS asphalt campaign to other local sprinters who wanted to take their talents from the dirt to asphalt more »

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    Brandon's Blog - The Streak is Over!

    Sunday, April 10, 2016

    The Streak is Over! Hemby Bridge, NC – Brandon McLain, me, has been coming to the “Speedway of the Carolinas”, aka Carolina Speedway, since 2003 and never once, not even one time, seen the feature checkered flag. Since his Junior year of college, Brandon (myself) has blown a tire more »

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    Brandon's Blog - The 16 Days of Yuma...

    Wednesday, January 13, 2016

    The16 Days of Yuma… Hemby Bridge, NC – As of now, everyone concerned about the races at Cocopah Speedway in Yuma, Arizona over the last two weeks know about the races at Cocopah Speedway in Yuma, Arizona over the last two weeks. Today, I’m writing about mine and my more »

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