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FYI WIRZ: NASCAR’s Top 3 at the Coca-Cola 600 Talk Marathon Surprise

Memorial Day is by definition a great tribute to all of our military who have served and sacrificed.  The weekend is also about picnics and racing—the Indianapolis 500 in Indianapolis, Ind., and the Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte, N.C. Those races normally consume an entire Sunday and night.  In 2011, both devoured the winning hopes of J.R. Hildebrand in IZOD IndyCar and Dale Earnhardt Jr. in NASCAR.    It was an alphabetical nightmare for the letters J and R. J.R. Hildebrand crashed on the final turn of the final lap of the venerable Indy 500 and bounced down the wall to finish second to Dan Wheldon.  Dale Earnhardt Jr. led some late laps in the marathon Coca-Cola 600, desperately trying to conserv...

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