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Kirk Shelmerdine’s Fire Sale Symbolic of Death of NASCAR Independents

There is nothing sadder than the death of a race dream, symbolized by the fire sale just announced to liquidate the race assets of Kirk Shelmerdine, the former crew chief and Cup competitor.   Yet in a most sorrowful way, the public auction of Shelmerdine's race shop, cars, and other equipment may be the foreshadowing of things to come for many of NASCAR's independent race teams. Shelmerdine's auction, under the supervision of Iron Horse Auction Company, will be held on Tuesday, September 14th at 11:00 AM on the premises of his race shop in Welcome, North Carolina.  Some of the items that will be sold at auction will be three Cup COT cars, a Featherlite car hauler, pit equipment, shop equipment, and vehicle parts, among others. Th...

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