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My family has spent a lifetime in racing, starting with my father driving in the 1950s and progressing through fabricator, mechanic and crew chief to my more than 40 years writing about the sport.
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We’ve been watching the racing action from afar this summer, as we’re a triple risk factor for the COVID-19 virus and have been staying away from crowds as much as possible. 
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Regular readers will recall that we’ve been looking at the past in a manner borrowed from comedian Jeff Foxworthy, whose routines always began, “You might be a redneck if…” 
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As we while away the hours in relative isolation from the world, we got to thinking about some more signs that you might be an old timer, a topic we’ve enjoyed looking at before.
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Since our initial look at the past highlighting signs that you might be an old timer, a number of other standards have come to mind.
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Someone asked me recently how old you have to be to be considered an old timer. My answer was that it’s not a number, it’s a state of mind.
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Anyone who races has to enjoy it.  Otherwise the never-ending work and time spent going down the highway wouldn’t be worth it.
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The question we’ve fielded most often over our years with SPEED SPORT is “How did you get to be a writer with them?”  
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With the holidays over and the first races of the new season already in the books, it’s time to wrap up last year with our annual SuperFans contest.
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Ever since Jeff Gordon burst on the national scene and parents nationwide learned his fabulous career started in sprint cars at age 13, we’ve seen a steady upswing in teenagers running full-size race cars.

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