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NASCAR through the eyes of a first timer

SPARTA, Ky. –– For years my friends at Murray State University begged me to attend a NASCAR race. Every time I said no. Who wants to spend money to watch a bunch of stock cars drive in circles for three or four hours?

But in May I finally agreed to shell out 60 bucks to attend my first Sprint Cup race at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, a small community 55 miles from my hometown.

Going into race weekend, I didn’t expect much. I planned to enjoy the social aspect of the event

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