1960 – Born on January 12th.
1982 – Received his B.A. in Creative Writing from East Carolina University.
1986 – Received his M.A. in English Literature from North Carolina University.
1992 – Won the Golden Wheel Award, Detroit Press Club Foundation.
2002 – He was selected for Houghton Mifflin’s Best American Sports Writing.
2003 – He is an automobile columnist in the Los Angeles Times.
2004 – Won a Pulitzer Prize for criticism.