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NASCAR returns to North Wilkesboro after decades in ruins

9-thousand, seven-hundred and thirty-one days.

When the NASCAR All-Star Race drops the inexperienced flag on Sunday night, that is how lengthy it’s going to have been for the reason that automobiles of its premiere division, the Cup Sequence, raced for money and prizes at North Wilkesboro Speedway.

Three-hundred nineteen months and 23 days.

That is so many calendar pages ripped off and thrown away that the 25-year-old child who gained that final race, Jeff Gordon, victor of the Tyson Holly Farms 400 of Sept. 29, 1996, is now seven years into retirement and vice chairman of the staff he was driving for when he held off Dale Earnhardt for the nineteenth of his eventual 93 victories.

Twenty-six years, seven months and 23 days.

So way back that 34 of the 37 drivers within the discipline with Gordon on that day are all retired from Cup Sequence racing. The opposite three are not with us. Neither are an enormous chunk of the sponsors that had been on monitor that day, from Hayes Modems to PrimeStar. So way back that seven of the drivers entered in



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